Accounting Manager

  • Job Code: W0959
  • Pay Grade:WU
  • Pay Scale:$34.10-$62.12 Hourly; $70,928.00-$129,209.60 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, 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.

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