Accountant – Accounts Payable
Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority - Saint Petersburg, FL

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WORK SCHEDULE: Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WAGE: $18.25 - $22.60

PAY GRADE: 13

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Performs accounts payable duties such as verifying invoices for payment, including but not limited to the reviewing for appropriate authorizations and back up documentation. Review to ensure that expenditures are charged to appropriate accounts by authorizing party.

Reviews status of delinquent vendor accounts and makes calls to resolve problems and works with purchasing and various department directors if necessary to keep accounts current.

Prepares routine financial reports, including but not limited to the annual 1099 forms, the State of Florida fuel tax reimbursement forms, and other State of Florida reports.

Prepares electronic detail reports for the ICMA, Bond, State of Florida Child Support and other programs required with periodic payments.

Required to stay current on rules and regulations related to the reporting listed in the two above items.

Prepares accounts payable checks and disbursements reports.

Prepares audit schedules related to accounts payable.

Reconcile general ledger and other related accounts monthly.

Revises, develops, and submits to Supervisor of Accounting and Financial Reporting or Budget and Accounting Manager suggestions for changes to policies and procedures that will benefit the authority with compliance and efficiency issues.

Performs additional duties as assigned to assist the Supervisor of Accounting and Financial Reporting, Budget and Accounting Manager or the Director of Finance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education : Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university in Accounting or Finance (This requirement may be waived if the candidate has completed two years of college in Accounting or Finance and has three additional years of experience above the experience requirement below). Will also accept a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with Finance or Accounting minor.

Experience : Three (3) years progressively responsible professional accounting experience in accounts payable or general ledger accounting. Must be proficient in Excel. Prefer experience working with a purchase order system. Experience in a grant-funded environment is a plus.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge : Accounting principles, practices and procedures, data processing capabilities including the use of personal computers and computer networks; regulatory agency reporting requirements; cash disbursement procedures; modern office procedures.

Skilled In : Strong organizational skills; use and application of personal computers and software including all Microsoft Office or equivalents; use of modern office equipment.

Abilities : Communicate both orally and written; develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of employees; prepare a variety of financial statements, reports and analyses; work independently; meet established deadlines; perform a volume of numerical detail with speed and accuracy; demonstrate independent judgment and initiative.

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