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Date: Nov 9, 2020

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32084

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Requisition No: 264101 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: ACCOUNTANT III - 48008438

Position Number: 48008438 

Salary:  29,344.38 - 32,344.38 

Posting Closing Date: 11/30/2020 



POSITION TYPE:  Career Service


DEPARTMENT:  Comptroller


FSDB SALARY RANGE - 260 Days:  $29,344.38 - $32,344.38 annually.  This range is inclusive of verified experience and education.


REQUIREMENTS:  Six (6) years of professional or nonprofessional accounting experience; or Two (2) years of professional accounting experience with the State of Florida; or a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting and two years of professional accounting experience; or a master's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or possession of a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) certificate and one year of professional 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, schedule is at least 40 hours weekly. 


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent of this position reports directly to the Comptroller of FSDB.  Independently audits various types of service contracts and vendor invoices for compliance with state statutes and rules and regulations, insures proper organization and account coding in the FLAIR system and the MyFloridaMarket Place system.  Processes contractors' and vendors' invoices for payment in FLAIR and MFMP. Reconciles disbursement and encumbrance balances in FLAIR and MFMP. Maintains purchase and encumbrance subsidiary ledgers for all disbursements in FLAIR and MFMP. Updates the encumbrance subsidiary ledger, as required. Maintains ledger of outstanding accounts payable and certifications forward.  Communicates with contractors, vendors, Purchasing Office, and other staff members to resolve discrepancies and disputes.  Acts as Exception Handler / Invoice Manager in MFMP.  Creates Invoice Reconciliations, accepts or rejects variances, disputes invoice line items and resolves differences in collaboration with the Purchasing Office and vendors.  Approves or rejects invoice exceptions. Resolves exceptions and disputes.  Independently prepares in-depth analysis of disbursements and encumbrances for contracts, contractors and vendors.  Analyzes accounts payable and ensures timely disposition of the balances.  Acts as lead person in providing interpretation and instruction to vendors and staff regarding requirements for service contract disbursement compliance with state statues, rules and regulations.  Insures system of internal controls for purchasing and disbursing are not compromised.  Independently analyzes accounting procedures and functions.   Recommends changes to accounting procedures and assists in the development of new accounting procedures.  Maintains procedure manuals for auditing purchase orders, invoices and contracts and for authorizing payments.  Independently analyzes, summarizes and enters contract information into the FACTS system insuring compliance with DFS rules.  Validates contract information in collaboration with the FSDB Contracts Administrator to insure accuracy of the information in FACTS.  Independently analyzes and maintains other fund accounts.  Prepares and inputs ledger journal entries and adjusting entries.  Acts as back-up for the Clearing Fund and the Payroll Office functions.  Assists Comptroller with Student Bank special revenue fund and Endowment special revenue fund in monthly accounting and general ledger reporting.  Independently reconciles and prepares monthly reports for donations and other general ledger accounts.  Oversees year-end inventory of supplies, food and fuel for FSDB.  Summarizes and prepares inventory reports.  Independently reconciles and prepares year-end ledger adjusting journal entries.  Assists Comptroller with the preparation of annual School-wide financial statements and by independently preparing schedules requested by various auditors.  Other Duties as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired in CPR; Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures and methods of data collection; Knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing and database software; Knowledge of Florida Statutes; Ability to prepare financial statements and reports; Ability to design and implement accounting systems; Ability to prepare and maintain a variety of accounting records; Ability to analyze and interpret accounting data; Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures; Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments; Ability to communicate effectively; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Ability to work independently; Ability to utilize critical thinking and problem-solving techniques. 


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.




All members of the Florida Retirement System are required to contribute 3% of their salary on a pre-tax basis.


An attached resume is not a substitute for the information required on the application. It is the responsibility of all applicants to keep their application current.


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 November 30, 2020.

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. 

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