ACCOUNTANT IV – 50009740

Company Name: State of Florida

Location: LARGO, FL, US - 33778


Requisition No: 234901 

Agency: Veterans Affairs

Working Title: ACCOUNTANT IV – 50009740

Position Number: 50009740 

Salary:  $32,696.82 + CAD 

Posting Closing Date: 09/17/2020 

Requisition #234901

Accountant IV


Head Quarters, Mary Grizzle State Office Building

Largo, Pinellas County

Annual Salary $32,696.82 + Competitive Area Differential (CAD)

Paid Bi-Weekly

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


Excellent health, vision, dental benefits. Paid vacation and sick leave. Paid holidays and personal day. Retirement package. 

Education and employment history must be verifiable. 



  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite
  • English language proficiency (Reading, Writing, Speaking)
  • Accounts payable experience
  • Successful completion of a Level 2 Criminal Background Screening


Preference given to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with processing travel trip forms in Statewide Travel Management System (STMS).
  • Experience with FLAIR.
  • Experience with My Florida Market Place.
  • Four (4) years of accounting and/or accounts payable in a professional setting.
  • Proficiency working with web-based accounting software.
  • Proficiency conducting work-related internet research.
  • Ability to determine work priorities and ensure proper and timely completion of work assignments, including multiple and complex projects.


This is professional accounting work involving the independent application of accounting and auditing concepts, principles, theory, and technical skills in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS), independently performing accounting work that is highly specialized and requires the design and development of financial policies, procedures, and programs used by the agency including the preparation of reports and analyses in accordance with applicable standards. This position is located in the Fiscal Office and reports to the Accounting Services Administrator. This position is involved in the payroll process and in overall accounts payable process of the Department. Performs accounting and payroll functions in FLAIR, People First and utilizes MFMP for invoice processing, reconciliation and approval. 

Essential Functions/Job Standards

Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), preferably in a state government environment.

Ability to communicate ideas, findings and recommendations in a clear, concise manner both verbally and in writing in a timely manner.

Ability to analyze trends and to research and assimilate data from various detailed record sources for the development of analyses and reports.

Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with officials, employees in state agencies, and DFS auditors.

Ability to research, understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following knowledge:

Working knowledge of accounts payable and payroll experience with the State of Florida government or county/city experience. 


English proficiency, verbal and written.

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures; knowledge of accounts payable, payroll and 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. 


Ability to: prepare and maintain a variety of accounting records; analyze and interpret accounting and payroll 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. Ability to research, understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. 

Examples of Work

Statewide Travel Management System (STMS)

Accountant will be training FDVA staff on the STMS.

Processing of trip forms in the STMS system for agency staff travel reimbursement.

Assist with problems, monitor, maintaining user approval groups, adding new users, deleting users upon termination.

Answers questions from employees concerning travel policy and STMS transactions.

Creates and updates Standard Operating Policies.

Timely completion of all daily activities/responsibilities.

Accounts Payable

Process of Agency Vendor Invoices which includes, but is not limited to, Contracts, Journal Transfers, Reimbursements and Travel Vouchers for payment in My Florida Market Place and FLAIR.

Answers calls from Vendors/Staff concerning various questions and problems. 

Researches and provides necessary documentation for correcting entries.

Contacts employees, DFA auditing, facility staff and other departments to clarify issues as needed.

Works on special research and analysis projects (including monthly review of Encumbrance Report & Reconciliation of vendor statements) as required. 

Perform other duties as assigned.


This position is a Career Service position. 

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.