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Accountant I

  • Job Code: W0902
  • Pay Grade:WM
  • Pay Scale:$20.60-$37.28 Hourly; $42,848.00-$77,542.40 Annually
  • Exempt:No

Overview

Perform entry level professional accounting duties involving the maintenance and review of accounting and fiscal records and preparation of financial statements.

Duties & Responsibilities

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

  • Maintain financial records, accounts, ledgers, and journals.
  • Analyze and audit accounting and fiscal data, records, and reports for a smaller department/agency or as part of a functional business unit.
  • Prepare standard journal entries, and post transactions to proper accounts.
  • Prepare summaries, trial balances, and related reports and statements for the assigned functional business unit.
  • Oversee the preparation and maintenance of time and leave reports, payroll records, and pay vouchers.
  • Receive funds, prepare deposits, and reconcile bank statements.
  • Conduct field audits within the scope of the assigned functional business unit.
  • Reconcile and balance financial statements and accounting records and ledgers.
  • Prepare operating budgets.
  • Compose correspondence.
  • Direct, supervise, and review the work of assigned staff.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of governmental 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 develop computer based spreadsheets, graphs, summaries, and reports.
  • Ability to post, balance, and reconcile financial accounts and records.
  • Ability to learn supervisory principles, practices, and procedures.

Minimum Education & Experience

  • A high school diploma or possession of a GED certificate.
  • Four 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.
  • Three 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 related field.
  • 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 accounting or finance.

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