ACCOUNTANT IV – 50009182

Company Name: State of Florida

Location: LARGO, FL, US - 33778

Overview

Requisition No: 235681 

Agency: Veterans Affairs

Working Title: ACCOUNTANT IV – 50009182

Position Number: 50009182 

Salary:  $32,696.82 plus CAD 

Posting Closing Date: 09/17/2020 

Requisition #235681
Accountant IV – 50009182
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS
Mary Grizzle State Office Building
Largo, Pinellas County
Starting Annual Base Salary: $32,696.82, plus current Competitive Area Differential (CAD), $644.80 yearly
Paid Bi-weekly

***This is an internal Agency advertisement.  Only current FDVA employees will be considered.***

Excellent retirement package and optional deferred compensation plan.  Health, vision, dental, disability, and other supplemental insurance available at reasonable premium rates.  Paid vacation and sick leave.  Nine (9) paid holidays and personal day.  Tuition waiver available for State Universities and Community Colleges (up to 6 credits per semester).

Responses to qualifying questions must be verifiable and clearly supported in your State of Florida Employment Application.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Three (3) years of professional employment experience in accounting, fiscal and/or financial management areas.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer applications; Microsoft Office and Internet.
  • Successful completion of a Level II Criminal Background Screening.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with Government accounting and FLAIR.
  • Advanced skill in Microsoft Excel.
  • Participation in the preparation and reconciliation of trial balance accounts and property items.
  • Intermediate level proficiency with performing fiscal studies, analyzing acquired data, and making recommendations on course of action based on that study.
  • Ability to determine work priorities and ensure proper and timely completion of work assignments, including multiple and complex projects.
  • Working knowledge and/or accounting experience with the State of Florida government or county/city experience.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
This is a professional and independent accounting position performing work involving independent application of a variety of accounting skills to a major phase of the financial/accounting and general program of Florida Is For Veterans, Inc. (FIFV).  The incumbent is responsible for performing state financial/accounting and general activities for FIFV, as required to ensure compliance with state and federal applicable laws.  This position also supports other fiscal activities and property accounting of the agency.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND JOB STANDARDS
Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
Support Florida is for Veterans, Inc. (FIFV) staff as it relates to the operational budget allocated to our department.
Coordinate and process the annual advance payment and monthly invoices to FIFV.
Assist in special research and analysis projects as required.
Assist in preparation of fiscal month end and year-end analysis and reconciliations.
Perform as back up to Professional Accountant for grant and CIP-related responsibilities.
Back up the division My Florida Market Place Requester – Ordering of office supplies and other miscellaneous purchase (seminars, furniture, training, etc.).
Maintain and update monthly Cash Flow spreadsheets for the agency.
Prepare cash position reports and related month end cash balance reports.
Prepare General Revenue 8% Service Charge quarterly.
Post Investment Interest by 15th of the month.
Assist the Professional Accountant for property accounting maintenance; new property, property asset tags, property transfers, surplus property and general property and attractive asset account maintenance.
Perform other duties as assigned.
LANGUAGE
English proficiency, verbal and written.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures; knowledge of the property (asset) accounting; excellent communication skills (written and verbal); excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; excellent computer skills (Excel, Word, etc.); highly motivated and works well in a team environment; strong organizational skills.
ABILITIES
Ability to: prepare financial statements and reports; to design and implement accounting systems; prepare and maintain a variety of accounting records; analyze and interpret accounting data; understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to an accounting program; plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; communicate effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; work independently; and utilize problem-solving techniques.

This position is in the Career Service System.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement.