Requisition No: 236621 

Agency: Department of Corrections


Position Number: 70035954 

Salary:  $40,000.22 Annually 

Posting Closing Date: 09/30/2020 


Professional Accountant – 70035954

This advertisement is for a Career Service position located at Central Office in the Bureau of Finance & Accounting.

Salary Rate: $40,000.22 Annually


  • Receives, reviews and analyzes retirement variance documents for input into the computerized accounting system. 
  • Receives, reviews and analyzes various types of payroll documents for automated input into the computerized accounting system. Prepares journal transfers when necessary for insufficient payroll accounts. Manually inputs source documents into the computerized accounting system when they fail to post electronically.
  • Prepares disbursement voucher packages for completeness, submits vouchers for audit to DFS, responds timely to DFS communications.
  • Reconciles Retirement Variance Statements and provides monthly status reports to management.
  • Orders and reviews weekly RDS reconciliation reports and also reviews and reconciles the monthly reconciliation report of payroll accounts and determines and inputs the type of necessary correcting entries where needed for both. Prepares upload files for EFT Cancellations and monthly FCOR payrolls for posting to FLAIR.
  • Primary Access Control custodian for FLAIR and Nassam users.
  • Assists in payroll distribution on an as needed basis.
  • Assists in the application of new payroll accounting methods to existing accounting systems/procedures.


  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, theory, and concepts.
  • Knowledge of accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing practices.
  • Knowledge of internal control concepts.
  • Knowledge of computer systems concepts.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.
  • Ability to research and interpret accounting literature, rules, and pronouncements.
  • Ability to perform cost/benefit analyses.
  • Ability to prepare financial statement workpapers and schedules.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate accounting systems.
  • Ability to prepare audit reports.
  • Ability to review, analyze and evaluate financial and operational data.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


Please note, when submitting a college/university degree, if selected for this position official transcripts will be required.

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting; or
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a business major and 24 semester hours of upper level accounting coursework; or
  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting.

Note: Answers must be supported by education and employment history detailed on the employment application.  Transcripts/degrees will be requested for verification.

Support of knowledge, skills, and abilities should be demonstrated on the application, in the education, in the work experience, in the work sample, in the interview and/or during reference checks.

If you are interested in this position and meet the above indicated qualification and have the desired education, knowledge and experience, please submit a State of Florida Application and resume through the People First system. If you experience problems applying on-line, please call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the closing date.

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.