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FINANCIAL SERVICES ACCOUNTANT - 55003119

Date: Dec 7, 2017

Location: BARTOW, FL, US, 33830

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Requisition No: 25664 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: FINANCIAL SERVICES ACCOUNTANT - 55003119

Position Number: 55003119 

Salary:  $29,093.02 - $37,649.79 

Posting Closing Date: 12/14/2017 

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

 

JOB POSTING DESCRIPTION

 

122 / Financial Services Office

 

OPEN COMPETITIVE

 

CAREER SERVICE

 

 

 

CONTACT PERSON:  Joanna Reall

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: 863-519-2506

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.

 

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.  QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.  

 

In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities.  Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities may be provided.  Interested persons should contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Equal Opportunity Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-4747 for assistance.  

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Audit payment documents including utility invoice transmittals, right of way invoices, purchasing card transactions, travel and individual reimbursement vouchers, and MyFlorida MarketPlace (MFMP) for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, directives, policies, procedures, and generally accepted accounting principles.

 

Audit electronic invoices processed in the MyFlorida MarketPlace (MFMP) system and reconcile each exception line prior to approval for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, directives, policies, procedures, and generally accepted accounting principles.  Monitor outstanding invoices and notify requestors to ensure compliance with Florida Statute 215.422 and resolve any invoice discrepancy identified by the Department of Financial Services.

 

Audit and process purchasing card charges daily in compliance with Purchasing Card Procedure #350-030-010-f, by verifying and validating approved transactions for payment in the Florida Accounting Information Resource (FLAIR) system and applying credits against the same account and category for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, directives, policies, procedures, and generally accepted accounting principles.

 

Audit travel expense reimbursements for compliance with Florida Statute 112.061 and Department guidelines for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, directives, policies, procedures, and generally accepted accounting principles.  Ensure that all necessary documents, approvals, signatures and mission official documents are obtained.  Provide customer service to internal customers and conduct periodic training on travel guidelines.

 

Audit electronic contract invoices and review new contracts, processed in the Contract Invoice Transmittal System (CITS), for mathematical accuracy, and compliance with Florida Statutes, and Department of Financial Services and Department of Transportation policies and procedures.

 

Secure, transmit and deposit receipts to the Cashier’s Office using the Receipt Processing System (RPS) and according to departmental guidelines.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures;  Knowledge of an accounts payable system and payment processing;  Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel;  Skilled in performing work that requires a high level of attention to detail; Skilled in auditing; Ability to organize and file materials;  Ability to research unidentifiable invoices/documents;  Ability to follow oral and written instructions;  Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with customers;  Ability to work in a team environment with shared tasks; Ability to work independently and prioritize work assignments to meet deadlines;  Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

 

OTHER JOB RELATED REQUIREMENTS: Responsible for adhering to the provisions and requirements of Section 215.422, Florida Statutes (FS), related to State Comptroller's rules and Department of Transportation (DOT) invoice processing and warrant distribution.

Employee will be required to be responsive to emergency situations within a very short timeframe and serve on the Transportation Emergency Management Team. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  An Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university.  Professional accounting experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required Associates Degree.

 

As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY, college transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.

 

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES THE SERVICE VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE GIVEN TO OUR COUNTRY AND SUPPORTS THE HIRING OF RETURNING SERVICE MEMBERS AND MILITARY SPOUSES.

 

If you are a preference-eligible applicant who receives notice of a hiring decision and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, you may file a written complaint within 60 calendar days from the date you receive the notice, requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Boulevard, Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708.

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. 


Nearest Major Market: Lakeland