About Position

Perform full range professional accounting duties involving a wide variety of accounting tasks in an agency or department with limited fiscal programs or participating in the work of a unit within a large centralized accounting operation.

Duties & Responsibilities

Note: Depending on assigned responsibilities, employees may perform some or all of the duties below.

  • Create, establish, maintain, and audit financial records, accounts, ledgers, and journals.
  • Develop new and modify existing accounting procedures.
  • Analyze accounting and fiscal data, record, and report for a large department/agency or as a lead worker for a functional business unit.
  • Prepare complex journal entries and post transactions to proper accounts to include moving funds across functional business units within assigned department/agency.
  • Prepare summaries, trial balances, and related reports and statements including those department/agency wide in scope.
  • Conduct field audits and prepare comprehensive reports department/agency wide in scope.
  • Reconcile and balance financial statements and accounting records and ledgers.
  • Direct, supervise, and review the work of assigned staff.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of governmental accounting and auditing principles, practices, procedures, methods, and theory.
  • Knowledge of laws, rules and policies governing payroll, leave, fiscal, and accounting books, records, and accounts.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of personal computers using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and various accounting software.
  • Ability to collect, organize, and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to schedule, assign, monitor, and review the work of subordinates.
  • Ability to analyze and audit accounting, fiscal, payroll, and leave data and reports.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and apply job related rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to develop computer based spreadsheets, graphs, summaries, and reports.

Required Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Four years of experience in bookkeeping or financial recordkeeping.
  • Two years of experience as a professional accountant.
OR
  • An associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in accounting or finance.
  • Three years of experience in bookkeeping or financial recordkeeping.
  • Two years of experience as a professional accountant.
OR
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in any business related field.
  • Three years of experience as a professional accountant.
OR
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in accounting or finance.
  • Two years of experience as a professional accountant.
OR
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in accounting or finance.
  • One year of experience as a professional accountant.
  • Certification as a Certified Public Accountant.
OR
  • A master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in an accounting or finance field.
  • One year of experience as a professional accountant.

Required Pre-Employment Testing

  • A passing score on pre-employment testing.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience using Microsoft Access.
  • Extensive experience using Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience recording capital asset transactions.
  • Experience reconciling capital asset accounts.
  • Experience maintaining, creating and analyzing reconciliations of journals, ledgers and other records.
  • Experience coordinating and scheduling annual physical inventory.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Attendance at the specified Sheriff's Office work location is required.
  • Depending on assignment, employees may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face, head, and neck. Tattoos determined to take away from the professional appearance of the Sheriff's Office must be covered with an appropriate white, black, or neutral covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 12 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • No dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation including criminal, reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; polygraph; medical evaluation; and drug screening.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our applicants and employees is critical to our success as a community partner. We seek to offer employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical/mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, and military/veteran status. We proudly recognize veterans' preference and are committed to a drug-free and tobacco-free workplace. Job information is updated daily at noon.