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About Position

Perform complex or specialized project work under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer, or designee. The position responsibilities include evaluating, reconciling, and solving problems as it relates to accounting, budgeting, and internal control processes within the Financial Services Division (FSD).

Duties & Responsibilities

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

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

  • Develop and utilize analytical tools for the review of financial data.
  • Implement and maintain compliance with applicable standards (Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), single Audit, etc.)
  • Prepare journal entries.
  • Prepare fund financial statements and notes to the Special Purpose Financial Statements.
  • Complete a wide variety of special projects as they relate to FSD using independent judgment and decision-making in completing the tasks within given parameters.
  • Actively participate in year-end close and audit processes.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of governmental accounting and auditing principles, practices, procedures, methods, and theory.
  • Considerable knowledge of budgetary procedures and controls.
  • Considerable knowledge of the specific accounting and reporting requirements and the complete accounting cycle of the area to which assigned.
  • Working knowledge of computerized accounting systems and database functionality to include automated accounting systems and their applications.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, interpret, and apply job related laws, rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to prepare accounting and audit records, statements, and reports.
  • Skill in researching and analyzing data.
  • Ability to present ideas and information effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use considerable initiative, think independently, and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to develop computer based spreadsheets, graphs, summaries, and reports.

Required Minimum Education & Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year degree granting college or university with a major in accounting, business administration, or related field.
  • Four years of relevant work experience performing professional accounting level functions.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • A Certified Public Accountant license and/or other certifications (e.g., Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO), etc.).
  • Work experience in a governmental or non-profit agency.

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.