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Accounting Manager

  • Job Code: W0959
  • Pay Grade:WU
  • Pay Scale:$33.60-$61.20 Hourly; $69,888.00-$127,296.00 Annually
  • Exempt:Yes

Overview

Perform managerial, administrative, and supervisory duties in planning, organizing, directing, or assisting in the direction of accounting activities.

Duties & Responsibilities

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

  • Manage assigned accounting and financial functions, programs, and systems.
  • Establish operational priorities and coordinate operations with other agency functions to ensure program objectives and standards are established, attained, and consistent with overall agency goals.
  • Lead specialized accounting projects and studies.
  • Schedule, assign, monitor, review, and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
  • Develop and recommend new and revised statutes, rules, policies, and procedures based on operational program needs, objectives, and priorities.
  • Determine and request staff, material, and equipment needs to contribute to the formulation and justification of budgetary requests for the agency.
  • Analyze and audit accounting and fiscal data, records, and reports.
  • Direct and coordinate the preparation of various accounting and financial statements, summaries, and reports.
  • Direct the maintenance of subsidiary and general ledgers of assigned programs.
  • Direct the development, modification, and installation of accounting and internal auditing systems.
  • Direct pre-auditing functions and other related accounting and clerical accounting activities.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of governmental accounting and auditing principles, practices, procedures, methods, and theory.
  • Working knowledge of the specific accounting and reporting requirements and complete accounting cycle.
  • Knowledge of management methods, techniques, and practices.
  • Working knowledge of budgetary procedures and controls.
  • Working knowledge of computerized accounting systems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective internal and external working relations.
  • Ability to schedule, assign, monitor, review, and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
  • Ability to analyze and audit accounting, fiscal, payroll, and leave data, reports, and statements.
  • Ability to interpret accounting and auditing principles and procedures.
  • Ability to develop advanced 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.
  • Four years of experience as a professional accountant in a supervisory capacity.
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.
  • Four years of experience as a professional accountant in a supervisory capacity.
OR
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in accounting or finance.
  • Four years of experience as a professional accountant in a supervisory capacity.
OR
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a major in accounting or finance.
  • Certification as a Certified Public Accountant.
  • Three years of experience as a professional accountant in a supervisory capacity.
OR
  • A master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in an accounting or finance.
  • Three years of experience as a professional accountant in a supervisory capacity.

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