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ACCOUNTANT IV - 48008010

Date: Nov 9, 2020

Location: SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL, US, 32084

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Requisition No: 264082 

Agency: School for the Deaf & Blind

Working Title: ACCOUNTANT IV - 48008010

Position Number: 48008010 

Salary:  $32,696.82 - $38,696.82 

Posting Closing Date: 11/30/2020 



POSITION TYPE:  Career Service


DEPARTMENT:  Comptroller/Accounting


FSDB SALARY RANGE - 260 Days:  $32,696.82 - $38,696.82 annually.  This range is inclusive of verified experience and education.


REQUIREMENTS:  A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting and three years of professional accounting experience; or Three (3) years of professional accounting experience with the State of Florida; 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 two years of professional accounting experience.  Professional or nonprofessional accounting experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required bachelor's degree.


PREFERRED: Master’s Degree in related field.


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 through Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm; Schedule is at least 40 hours weekly. 


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a professional accounting position that reports directly to the Comptroller of FSDB.  The work involves independent application of a variety of accounting skills to successfully fulfill the following duties and responsibilities. Independently maintains the general account ledger for FCO/Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO) Funds.  Maintain the control accounts and reconcile balances of these funds.  Provide in-depth analyses of various FLAIR reports and make any necessary reconciling entries for these funds.  Maintain the Purchase Order and Encumbrance records related to various disbursements of these funds in FLAIR. Update weekly the Encumbrance and Disbursement Subsidiary Ledgers.  Maintain general account ledgers of outstanding Accounts Payable and Certifications Forward for these funds.   Prepare Requests for Encumbrance Authorizations and Requests for Releases of FCO/PECO Funds and submit to Department of Education and Governor's Office, as required.  Analyze and determine project funds and cash flow needed for Facilities and Construction projects. Prepare monthly Cash Request and submit to the Department of Education, Facilities Cash Management Section.  Make accounting entries for cash received for the FCO/PECO Funds in FLAIR general accounts ledgers.  Examine all new construction contracts for accuracy and related affidavits required by the State of Florida.  Audit construction contractors' invoices and pay applications for compliance with State Statues, Department of Financial Services (DFS) rules and regulations and proper coding for FLAIR.  Authorize the entry of payment vouchers for construction contractors' invoices and payment applications in FLAIR.  Maintain control accounts for and ensure balancing of Facilities and Construction contract expenditures and remaining encumbrance balances.  Maintain records of all agency construction contract payments.  Maintain a database of outstanding contract encumbrances, reconcile vendor statements and investigate discrepancies.  Maintain schedules for partial payments and various disbursement spreadsheets related to projects.  Reconcile and distribute encumbrance reports.  Prepare reports for distribution to the Comptroller and Administrator of Business Services, as required.  Resolve exceptions and disputes.  Communicate with Purchasing Director, Contract Administrator, Contract Managers, Projects Managers and Contractors.  Independently maintains the general account ledger for certain trust funds as directed.  Maintain control account and ensure balancing with subsidiary records.  Monitor, maintain, and prepare reports for data under the supervision of the Director of Budgets and Grants.  Assist the Director of Budgets and Grants with monitoring, maintaining, and reporting of trust funds.  Assist with the preparation of the annual budget and allocations.  Assist the Comptroller by collecting, analyzing and compiling data as required.  Conduct special studies and make recommendations as assigned by the Comptroller.  Independently maintain the general account ledger for General Fixed Assets fund and the Property Master File in the accounting system, FLAIR.  Obtain necessary information from other departments with which to enter both the accounting data and the non-accounting data for capitalizable tangible personal property items and Fixed Capital Outlay (FCO) additions in the FLAIR Property Module.  Analyze and ensure balancing of control account to subsidiary records.  Independently reconciles monthly intra-agency and inter-agency transactions and communicate with other agencies' reconcilers to resolve differences.  Reconcile and ensure that the related general ledger accounts balance to subsidiary records.  Prepare and submit annual reconciliation reports to the DFS, Bureau of Statewide Financial Reporting.  Perform other related duties as assigned by the Comptroller.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Ability to complete training and administer skills acquired in CPR; Knowledge of proper accounting methodologies under GAAP and authoritative pronouncements of FASB and GASB; Knowledge of fund accounting and use of fund accounting software; Skilled in the use of spreadsheet, word processing and database software; Proficient with handling cash; Skilled in the use of a calculator, personal computer, digital copier/scanner and telephone; Knowledge of the methods of data collection; Ability to prepare financial statements and reports; 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 relating to an accounting program; Ability to communicate effectively; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Ability to work independently; Ability to utilize 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.


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 holidays per year along with one personal day. 




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.


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APPLICATION DEADLINE:  11:59 p.m. 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. 

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville