Grant Worker A - Accounting Services Coordinator
Pinellas County, FL - Clearwater, FL

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This is work funded by grants and provides assistance to the manager or managers of a specific department or departments of Pinellas County. An employee in this classification will be assigned duties in conformance with the grant. These duties and responsibilities may involve staff work or line operations. Incumbent performs work under the general supervision of a responsible county official and the incumbent is evaluated based on results of tasks completed. Persons may be appointed to these positions by the Appointing Authority with the concurrence of the Director of Human Resources and without the requirement to establish and hire from an eligible register. The employee will be considered a part of the permanent classified service, but will be excluded from the layoff provisions in Rule XXIII, may not appeal a termination, and may not use the bumping rights afforded by this rule. Benefits available to the employee are either outlined in the grant application or, if not so outlined, the same as those provided permanent employees. The employee will be informed of the beginning date of the employment and the anticipated date that the job will end. Any need to extend the appointment beyond the original date must be approved by the Appointing Authority with the concurrence of the Director of Human Resources. Rate of pay is established by the Appointing Authority with the concurrence of the Director of Human Resources.

The incumbent in this role will serve the functions of an Accounting Services Coordinator. The Accounting Services Coordinator position is professional accounting work in the development, implementation and maintenance of financial accounting management systems to include processes and/or databases. An employee in this class performs more difficult accounting duties in financial and operational accounting management within assigned areas. The incumbent promotes accounting and regulatory policies and procedures to guide employees in their assigned tasks. Independent professional accounting expertise and judgment are required. Minimum Qualifications: • 8 years experience in progressively responsible professional accounting work covering a complex computerized accounting system that include 1 year of supervisory training or experience, or
  • Associate's degree in accounting, finance, or a related field with course work in computer science and accounting, plus 6 years professional experience that include 1 year of supervisory training or experience, or
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field, plus 4 years professional experience that include 1 year of supervisory training or experience, or
  • Master's degree in accounting or a related field, plus 2 years professional experience that include 1 year of supervisory training or experience, or
  • an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
Appointing Authority May Also Require: • Florida Driver's License or Florida Commercial Driver's License and endorsement, if any.
  • Assignment to work a variety of work schedules including compulsory work periods in special, emergency, and/or disaster situations.
  • Other highly desirable knowledge, skills, abilities, and credentials relevant to a position.
Highly Desirable Strong knowledge and ability to implement governmental accounting principles, practices and specialized federal, state and industry related accounting policies, practices, and procedures is essential. Knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems is desirable (Oracle based ERP application knowledge/experience) is preferred. Areas within the ERP system that will be utilized daily include, but are not limited to, projects & grants, general ledger, financials (A/R, A/P and assets), time and labor (OTL), in addition to procurement and budgeting (Hyperion). Work Performed • Implements, monitors and maintains policies and procedures, trend analysis, process review, financial statement analysis, procurement oversight, and regulatory requirements.
  • Implements, monitors, and maintains a financial account and management information system, which may include computer, relational data bases for internal controls; data integrity and the safeguarding of assets.
  • Assists operating divisions to identify information processing needs; troubleshoots application problems, produces statistical reports and graphs, for management review.
  • Assists in budget preparation.
Conducts internal accounting and system audits; prepares reports and submits recommendations for management review.
  • Compiles data to produce end user, documentation and application procedures manuals; trains staff.
  • Develops accounting policies, procedures and automation standards.
  • Researches and recommends expenditures of departmental funds, monitors contracts and consultants; administers contracts for payments to vendors.
  • May supervise accounting staff; conducts performance reviews; recommends discipline when appropriate.
  • Performs related work as assigned or required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Knowledge of accounting principles and skill to implement such knowledge.
  • Knowledge of internal accounting controls.
  • Knowledge of and skill in use of data processing and word processing computer software, including data collection, input, analysis and dispersal.
  • Knowledge of public administration principles and practices.
  • Skill to apply basic computer applications.
  • Ability to plan, assign, supervise, and evaluate the work of assigned personnel; establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, employees, and others.
  • Ability to develop, update, and collate data for procedure and operation manuals.
  • Ability to communicate technical information in a manner understandable to superiors, subordinates, and the interested public.
  • Ability to produce reports from multiple software applications.