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Accounting Clerk III

  • Job Code: W0916
  • Pay Grade:WJ
  • Pay Scale:$17.25-$31.14 Hourly; $35,880.00-$64,771.20 Annually
  • Exempt:No

Overview

Perform clerical accounting work reviewing, processing, and maintaining basic accounting or fiscal records with some varied work assignments and latitude to set work priorities subject to supervisor approval.

Duties & Responsibilities

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

  • Compile data for preparation of operating budgets.
  • Analyze and audit accounting and fiscal data, records, and reports.
  • Prepare accounting and fiscal reports, statements, and summaries.
  • Reconcile and balance financial statements and accounting records.
  • Receive funds, prepare deposits, and reconcile bank statements.
  • Post transactions to correct accounts.
  • Schedule, assign, monitor, review, train, evaluate, and coordinate the work of assigned staff.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of 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 read, comprehend, and apply job related rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to prepare accounting, financial, and statistical reports.
  • Ability to compile, analyze and/or audit accounting, budgetary, fiscal, payroll, and leave data.
  • Ability to use accounting software, word processing, spreadsheet, and related software applications.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Three years of experience in bookkeeping or financial recordkeeping.
OR
  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Successful completion of a vocational/technical program in bookkeeping or financial recordkeeping.
  • Two years of experience in bookkeeping or financial recordkeeping.
OR
  • An associate's degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in accounting.
  • Two years of experience in bookkeeping or financial recordkeeping.
OR
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in any business field.
  • One year of experience in bookkeeping or financial recordkeeping.

Required Pre-Employment Testing

  • A passing score on pre-employment testing.
  • 30 net words per minute on a typing test; or 100 gross keystrokes per minute with 90% accuracy on a data entry test.

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. 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 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.

General Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training