Accountant II
Polk County - Bartow, FL

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ACCOUNTANT II
(Social Services)

Must have the physical, developmental and mental ability to perform job tasks, work efforts, responsibilities and duties of the job illustrated below:

MAJOR FUNCTION

Responsible work coordinating the fiscal management/accounting activities and functions, auditing governmental tracking and/or accountability and administrative supervisory work for the respective division in the Department of Social Services.

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

Responsibilities include fiscal accountability for division fiscal records. Maintains current knowledge of all County, State, and Federal Regulations pertaining to financial responsibilities, property, purchasing, labor standards, etc.

Prepares journal vouchers for the reallocation of payroll costs to other grants. Participates in the preparation of regular and special financial and statistical statements and reports. Supervises the pre-audit of vouchers. May plan and/or supervise the work of a group of clerical/fiscal employees engaged in preparing and maintaining ledgers and budgetary control accounts. Answers questions of subordinates regarding policy questions which do not follow prescribed patterns and procedures.

Oversees expenditures for proper allocations and services accountability. Oversees property and purchasing procedures ensuring accountability of material and equipment utilized. Prepare end of year Working Trial Balances for all of the Division’s Grants.

Responsible for planning, implementing and overseeing the use of a financial fiscal and accounting database and system programming needs for the division.

Responsible for preparation of annual budgets. Develop comprehensive monthly reports, for the Division Director, to be used as a management tool for the Division’s grants and programs.

Performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of the practices and procedures of purchasing, financing, auditing, grant accounting and expenditure control regulations, procedures and systems.

Ability to learn applicable regulations, procedures, processes and laws in the receipt, custody and expenditure of the monies of the assigned Division.

Ability to prepare complex financial forms, statements and reports. Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of others. Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with employees, officials and the public. Skillful writing, reporting, communicating and record keeping abilities. Ability to research, investigate, detect, verify, recognize and recommend solutions. Ability to speak in a manner that can be understood.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook Word processing software and Microsoft Outlook Excel spreadsheet software on equipment utilized by the assigned work unit. Must have the capability to learn the new Accounting System ORACLE.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate of an accredited four (4) year college or university with a degree in accounting, and have a minimum of three (3) years of accounting, governmental administrative accounting, grant accounting, or related business administration experience which included budgeting preparation, analysis and forecasting experience and one (1) year of supervisory responsibilities;
or
have a minimum of seven (7) years of accounting, governmental administrative accounting, grant accounting, or related business administration experience which included budgeting preparation, analysis and forecasting experience and one (1) year of supervisory responsibilities.

Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to secure a valid Florida driver’s license at the time of employment within this classification.

JOB LOCATION : Social Services, Elderly Services, Bartow, FL

WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

HIRING RATE : $39,332.00 - $48,339.00 (Pay Grade 21)

Interested applicants and employees should apply by creating an application profile as detailed below. Apply no later than the closing date indicated above.

APPLICATIONS MAY ONLY BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY ON THIS WEBSITE.

POLK COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, HUMAN RESOURCES (863) 534-6030

POLK COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IT IS OUR POLICY TO PROVIDE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL QUALIFIED PERSONS, REGARDLESS OF RACE, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER CATEGORY PROTECTED BY LAW.

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