About Position

Perform entry level professional accounting duties involving the maintenance and review of accounting and fiscal records and preparation of financial statements. Work is of a standardized nature that may involve a variety of accounting duties. The work in this class is at the full-performance level and of a greater complexity and/or volume than that performed at the level of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Accounting Clerk III.

Duties & Responsibilities

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

  • Maintain financial records, accounts, ledgers, and journals.
  • Analyze and audit accounting and fiscal data, record, and report for a smaller department/agency or as part of a functional business unit.
  • Prepare standard journal entries and post transactions to proper accounts.
  • Prepare summaries, trial balances, and related reports and statements for assigned functional business unit.
  • May oversee the preparation and maintenance of time and leave reports, payroll records, and pay vouchers.
  • Receive funds, prepare deposits, and reconcile bank statements.
  • Conduct field audits within the scope of assigned functional business unit.
  • Reconcile and balance financial statements and accounting records and ledgers.
  • Prepare operating budgets.
  • Compose correspondence.
  • May direct, supervise, and review the work of subordinate staff.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of governmental accounting principles, practices, procedures, methods, and theory.
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, and policies governing assigned functional accounting area.
  • Knowledge of computer operations using accounting and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to develop computer based spreadsheets, graphs, summaries, and reports.
  • Ability to post, balance and reconcile financial accounts and records.
  • Ability to learn supervisory principles, practices, and procedures.

Required Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Four years of experience in bookkeeping or financial record-keeping.
OR
  • An associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in accounting.
  • Three years of experience in bookkeeping or financial record-keeping.
OR
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in any business related field.
  • Two years of experience in bookkeeping or financial record keeping.
OR
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in accounting or finance.

Required Pre-Employment Testing

  • A passing score on pre-employment testing.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Experience with self insured health plans and employee benefits. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and other computer applications used to track, analyze and reconcile large volumes of data.

Additional Job Requirements

  • 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. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 24 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 criminal background investigation including polygraph; reference, employment, and neighborhood checks; 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.