ACCOUNTANT IV – 50450059

Company Name: State of Florida

Location: LARGO, FL, US - 33778

Overview

Requisition No: 234921 

Agency: Veterans Affairs

Working Title: ACCOUNTANT IV – 50450059

Position Number: 50450059 

Salary:  $32,696.82 + CAD 

Posting Closing Date: 09/29/2020 

Requisition #234921

Accountant IV 

FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS

Agency Headquarters, Mary Grizzle State Office Building

Largo, Pinellas County

Annual Base Salary $32,696.82 plus current Competitive Area Differential (CAD)

Paid Bi-Weekly

 

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

Education and employment history must be verifiable. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Three years of professional employment experience in accounting, fiscal and/or financial management areas, inlucidng but not limited to, participation in the preparation and reconciliation of revenue and analysis work in applications of cost reporting.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.
  • Accounts payable or revenue management experience.
  • Successful completion of the due diligence process, to include a Level 2 Criminal Background Screening. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Preference given to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Experience with FLAIR
  • Experience with MFMP
  • Two (2) years of accounting, accounts payable and/or revenue management, professional experience in a governmental organization.
  • 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

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This is professional accounting work involving the independent application of accounting and auditing concepts, principles, theory, and tehcnical 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 responsible for various accounting duties which may include, but not limited to, maintain reconciliation of FLAIR deposits and treasury accounting, tracking, reporting, and reconciling various revenue accounts and/or accounts payable invoice processing, reconciliation and approval in FLAIR and MFMP for the department. 

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 detialed 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 effectively commnunicate verbally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. 

Language

English proficiency, verbal and written.

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures; knowledge of accounts payable, revenue and excellent communications 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 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. Ability to research, understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. 

Examples of Work May Include

Revenue

Working knowledge of FLAIR, MATRIXCare and Treasury.

Verifies recording of deposits in FLAIR, MATRIXCare and reconciles to State Treasury records.

Ensures an accurate recording of revenue by type.

Enters all bank deposits from Largo office in FLAIR and ensures the deposits are in compliance with policies and procedures. 

Keeping records and data input of reporting amounts required for the annual cost report.

Compiles and updates monthly VA per diem spreadsheet and match with FLAIR.

Compiles and reconciles all Daily Activity Deposits for all nursing homes between FLAIR, MATRIXCare accounting systems. Ensures an accurate recording of revenue by type. Submits report to Accounting Services Administrator bi-weekly, monthly or as requested. Verify FLAIR and MATRIXCare transactions and justification for difference.

Contacts individuals who are outstanding on their deposits beyond 3 days to ensure we are in compliance wiht Departmnet of Treasury's guidelines for timeliness of documentation of deposits. 

Add vendor information (Vendor ADD) for employee refunds in FLAIR.

Assists Accounting Services Administrator with various revenue projections.

Updates tracking spreadsheets as required. 

Assists in annual recording of year-end receivables. 

Creates and updates Standard Operating Policies.

Back up for Accountant III and Accountant IV as needed. 

Accounts Payable

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

Processes payments and reconciles various state contracts in FACTS, FLAIR, and MFMP.

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. 

Assists in annual recording of year-end payable. 

Assists Accounting Services Administrator with various expense projections.

Creates and updates Standard Operating Policies.

Back up for Accountant III and Accountant IV.

Perform other duties as assigned.

 

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.