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ACCOUNTANT II - 48008012

Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32084

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Requisition No: 292822 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: ACCOUNTANT II - 48008012

Position Number: 48008012 

Salary:  $22,453.60 - $25,453.60 

Posting Closing Date: 01/28/2021 



POSITION TYPE:  Career Service


DEPARTMENT:  Comptroller / Accounting


FSDB SALARY RANGE - 260 Days:  $22,453.60 - $25,453.60 annually.  This range is inclusive of verified experience and education.


REQUIREMENTS:  A high school diploma or its equivalent and three years of bookkeeping or clerical accounting experience.


CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  Applicants under consideration for employment at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind will be required to complete background investigation.  Fingerprints will be taken and sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a background check of your criminal history record(s) at the state and national level.


WORK LOCATION: Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, 207 North San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, Florida


WORK HOURS:  Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm (40 hours per week).


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent of this position reports directly to the Comptroller of FSDB.  Distributes State warrants and EFT receipts to vendors and employees, which includes verifying the correct vendor name, the payment amount with vendor, vendor address, etc.  Sorts, date-stamps and distributes mail.  Maintains voucher and duplicate files.  Compiles data for reports, which includes, but is not limited to, the monthly packet for the Comptroller.  Processes journal entries in FLAIR.  Prints, assembles and audits disbursement vouchers, as required for distribution to the State CFO.  Audits various types of disbursements invoices and contracts for compliance with state statutes, Department of Financial Services Rules, and proper coding for FLAIR and/or MyFlorida MarketPlace, as required.  Independently processes entries in FLAIR for the Clearing Fund.  Reconciles monthly the Clearing Fund bank account.  Initiates EFT from the Clearing Fund Bank Account to the State Treasurer's Concentration Account.  Maintains spreadsheets and reports of deposits and entries of the Clearing Fund.  Researches records and compiles data for reports as needed.  Posts General Revenue and Grant payrolls in FLAIR.  Reconciles payroll data and compiles proper coversheets.  Maintains payroll files for Accounting Department.  Posts Accounts Payable data to FLAIR.  Records miscellaneous accounts receivable in FLAIR.  Enters journal transactions for adjustments to payroll and workers' compensation, salary warrant cancellations, grants, indirect costs, SWCAP and payroll/insurance refunds.  Initiates FLAIR transactions to record receipt of funds transferred to/from other State agencies and divisions.  Assists with the reconciling of the due to/from accounts each quarter.  Enters journal transactions for employee insurance and other adjustments as assigned.  Responsible for RDS system administration.  Orders computer reports and schedules recurring report printing.  Updates passwords in RDS, RACF and FLAIR, as assigned.  Retrieves files from archives for audits and investigations and generates reports from the MRE System.  Communicates with vendors and staff regarding vouchers, warrants and accounting matters.  Assists FSDB Comptroller in financial and accounting matters of the Endowment Fund/Student Bank, as assigned. Assists in preparing reports for the Endowment Fund/Student Bank, as assigned.  Participates in cross-training opportunities.  Other Duties as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:   Skilled in the use of a calculator, typewriter, personal computer, facsimile machine, digital copier/scanner and telephone and/or Video Phone; Ability to communicate verbally and in writing; Ability to visually read payroll account code sheets and other computer or handwritten documents; Knowledge of e-mail, spreadsheet and word processing software; Ability to learn state computer applications such as FLAIR, RDS and MRE; Ability to learn and comply with Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, FSDB Board of Trustees Operational Policies and Procedures and management memoranda; Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired in CPR.


Applicants who are selected for hire will be encouraged to learn sign language. Please note: The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind provides education to acquire sign language skills.


State Benefits for Career Service Employees: Florida Retirement System, Health Insurance ($50/month for individual coverage, $180.00/month for family coverage), $25,000 Life Insurance policy (paid for by the state).  Supplemental policies are offered to employees (dental, vision, accident, hospitalization, etc).  Career Service Employees earn 4 hours of annual leave and 4 hours of sick leave every pay period.  Career Service employees receive nine (9) paid holiday’s per year along with one personal day. 




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APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 p.m. on January 28, 2021.


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: Jacksonville