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invites applications for the position of:

Accountant I

SALARY: $18.01 - $27.01 Hourly
$37,455.43 - $56,183.14 Annually
DEPARTMENT: Accounts Receivable
OPENING DATE: 04/06/22
CLOSING DATE: 04/21/22 11:06 AM

Responsible for various functions within the Finance Department Accounts Receivable Division to include processing and recording of revenue and cash receipts for both the Clerk of the Court and the Board of County Commissioners.  This position will also assist with other various accounts receivable and revenue accounting and reporting functions within the Finance Department. This position is a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exempt position and may be required to perform work outside and beyond normal working hours to include weekends, holidays, times of critical deadlines, projects, and/or other time-sensitive duties and or responsibilities.          
Representative duties and tasks expected of this Accountant I position are listed below. This list does not include marginal tasks that are also performed but are incidental to the primary functions.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.   
  • Responsible for the end of day closeout process with the Front Desk Administrative Assistant who takes in daily cash. 
  • Serve as a backup to the Front Desk Administrative Assistant as necessary.
  • Responsible for managing/coordinating the input of transactions into the Accounts Receivable Module.
  • Assist the other Accountants within the Accounts Receivable Division in the reconciliation of cash receipts from all revenue sources against bank statements and make necessary reconciling entries.
  • Prepare and inputs reconciling items for bank reconciliations.
  • Assist the other Accountants within the Accounts Receivable Division in coordinating activities associated with non-sufficient funds checks.
  • Assist the Accounts Receivable Manager in managing the escrow accounts.
  • Assist the Accounts Receivable Manager with any applicable financial reporting requirements.
  • Research and respond to revenue/cash receipt related inquiries and issues in a professional manner;
  • Monitor/Reconcile various general ledger funds.
  • Assist in the preparation of year end revenue related audit and CAFR schedules.
  • Research, analyze and understand applicable Florida Statutes, GASB and operational accounting policies and procedures.
  • Support other accounting functions within the Office as necessary to include the Treasury Division as necessary.
  • Processes receipt of customers’ checks; prepare bank deposits; enter transactions into a financial system and or database.   
  • Attendance at work is required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or other related field. Minimum of one (1)  year of accounting experience.  

Knowledge of general office policies and procedures.  Good knowledge of business English, spelling and punctuation and have the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Applicant must have the ability to interpret and apply applicable laws, regulations and policies.    Must have the ability to work independently, work well with others and manage time effectively.  Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.  Ability to establish effective working relationships with co-workers.    Ability to perform routine administrative support activities.  
Ability to read.   Ability to understand policies. Ability to document procedures.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups or individuals to include: directors, managers, supervisors, co-workers, and the internal customers

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to resolve routine and non-routine problems in a professional, standardized manner.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, proportions and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.
General PC skills and use of software programs such as BANNER and Excel.   Proficient use of the calculator, printer, copy machine and fax.   Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines..  Strong work ethic and team player. Possess integrity and honesty sufficient to properly manage confidential information. Ability to get along with and work closely with other employees in an open office environment.
While performing the duties and tasks of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time.  Some filing is required which would cause the employee to be able to lift up to 25 lbs. Be able to open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a step-stool/ladder as necessary.  Be able to see details/objects that are less than a few feet away.  Understand the speech of another person. Speak clearly so that listeners can understand.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include: color vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. Minimal safety hazards and general office working conditions.

  • Possess and maintain a valid Driver's License.
  • Complete Background Check of Florida Crime Information Center (FCIC)/ National Crime Information Center (NCIC).
  • Past Employment Verification.
  • Education Verification.
  • Pre-employment drug test at County designated test location.
  • E-Verify Eligibility to Work in United States.
  • 90-Day Introductory Period.
ADAAA Compliance:  The Leon County Clerk of Courts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Reasonable accommodations may be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable performance of the essential mental and physical functions.  Applicants and current employees may request any accommodations they may need in order to perform the essential functions of the position they hold or are seeking.
Working Conditions:  Work is conducted primarily in an office environment.  This position frequently requires working within strict deadlines, under stressful conditions, and with a variety of personalities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The Leon County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Accountant I Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. What is your highest level of education?

* 2. Do you wish to claim Veterans Preference?
Yes Yes    No No
* 3. Human Resources may contact any previous employer to verify periods of employment and your job duties. Do you object to your current employer being contacted?
Yes Yes    No No
* 4. Do you have any relatives who are employed with the Leon County Clerk of Courts? If so, please list their name and position.

* Required Question