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ACCOUNTANT III - 37000976

Date:  Jan 31, 2023
Location: 

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Requisition No: 788809 

Agency: Environmental Protection

Working Title: ACCOUNTANT III - 37000976

Position Number: 37000976 

Salary:  $34,380 annually 

Posting Closing Date: 02/22/2023 

Accountant III (Accounting Associate)

State of Florida

Department of Environmental Protection

MULTIPLE HIRES

 

Our Organization and Mission:

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship - protecting our air, water and land. The vision of DEP is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystem. 

 

The Work You Will Do:

We are looking for highly motivated and detail-oriented candidates with great customer service skills for this Accountant III position. This position is in the Disbursements Management Unit, within the Bureau of Finance and Accounting. This position primary responsibilities include the auditing, and vouchering of all financial obligations incurred by the department. Audits are performed in accordance with the Florida Chief Financial Officer’s rules and regulations, Florida Statutes, Florida Administrative Code, Department policy and procedures, DMS rules and regulations and FLAIR requirements.

 

The Difference You Will Make:

The Division of Administrative services provides centralized administrative support to the department and its employees. Within this Division, the Bureau of Finance and Accounting has primary responsibility for the department’s financial and accounting activities including planning, organizing, and directing finance and accounting services.

 

How You Will Grow:

DEP encourages its leaders to constantly innovate and seek efficiencies. We believe in supporting and encouraging you as you take on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience quickly.

 

Where You Will Work:

This position is in Tallahassee, Florida.

 

Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. state of Florida and known for its beautiful parks, rolling hills, canopied roads, museums and natural resources. It takes less than an hour to get to the Gulf of Mexico beaches from Tallahassee. It is also home to the following college campuses: Florida State University (FSU), Florida A & M University (FAMU), and Tallahassee Community College (TCC).

 

The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:

Working for the State of Florida is more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package for employees features a highly competitive set of employee benefits including:

  • Annual and Sick Leave benefits;
  • Nine paid holidays and one Personal Holiday each year;
  • State Group Insurance coverage options, including health, life, dental, vision, and other supplemental insurance options;
  • Retirement plan options, including employer contributions (For more information, please click www.myfrs.com);
  • Flexible Spending Accounts;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • And more!

For a more complete list of benefits, visit www.mybenefits.myflorida.com.

 

Pay:

$34,380 per year.

 

Your Specific Responsibilities:

Responsible for working with Agency financial and accounting records. Audits and processes accounts payable and/or receivable and related paperwork in compliance with state and Agency policies and procedures and performs related research to resolve discrepancies as required. Codes and inputs financial data using specialized accounting software and databases. Maintains department financial files, spreadsheets and logs. Audits financial transactions ensuring accuracy and compliance. Performs routine accounting reconciliations and monitors accounts. Provides assistance and responds to routine accounting/financial questions.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Effective Communication - Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Working Relationships - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Information Compilation - Ability to gather, interpret, report, and/or edit information.
  • Attention to Detail - Ability to perform accurately in a detail-oriented environment.
  • Prioritize and Multi-task - Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.
  • Data Reconciliation - Ability to compile, review, and reconcile financial data for accuracy, completeness, and compliance.
  • Laws, Rules & Regulations - Ability to interpret and apply related federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
  • Policy - Ability to interpret and apply related policies, procedures, principles, and practices.
  • Computer Application Knowledge - Knowledge of basic computer functions.
  • Filing/Recordkeeping - Ability to maintain accurate records and retrieve files from active or archive sources. Basic filing practices to include numeric and alphabetic systems.
  • Accounting Principles - Ability to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Data Collection - Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and practices of financial data collection and report preparation.
  • Accounting Systems - Knowledge of basic accounting principles and practices.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalency and four years appropriate experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to four years.

 

BACKGROUND SCREENING REQUIREMENT: This position is a Position of Trust. Any applicant being considered for employment must successfully complete a Level 2 State and National criminal history check as a condition of employment before beginning employment, and also be screened in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 435, F.S.  No applicant may begin employment until the background screening results are received, reviewed for any disqualifying offenses, and approved by the Agency.  

 

DEP is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience, and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following email addresses:

HR_VeteransPreference@dep.state.fl.us

HR_Recruitment@dep.state.fl.us

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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: Tallahassee