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Accountant II

  • Job Code: W0904
  • Pay Grade:WO
  • Pay Scale:$23.30-$42.23 Hourly; $48,464.00-$87,838.40 Annually
  • Exempt:No

Overview

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.

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.

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