Date:  Sep 17, 2023


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Requisition No: 805643 

Agency: Department of Health

Working Title: ACCOUNTANT III - 64001654

Position Number: 64001654 

Salary:  $31,200 - $34,320 

Posting Closing Date: 12/22/2023 


Your Specific Responsibilities:

This is a professional position responsible for performing a wide variety of accounting and auditing functions in the Bureau of Finance & Accounting Disbursements Section. The incumbent in this position should have a working knowledge of My Florida Market Place (MFMP) / Ariba On Demand (AOD), Florida Accounting Information Resource (FLAIR), Florida Statutes 215.422, 287 and 112.061. Specific responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Performing accounting functions associated with the auditing and scheduling of payments to vendors, providers, and other agencies.
  • Recording, collecting, reconciling, reporting, research, and maintaining accounting records.
  • Analyzing disbursement data and recording the appropriate transaction in AOD and FLAIR systems.
  • Producing vouchers for submission to Department of Financial Services for payment.
  • Tracking all unpaid vouchers to ensure proper posting by the Department of Financial Services, State of Florida.
  • Monitoring pending invoices for compliance with Prompt Payment Compliance. Inform supervisor in a timely manner of all pending invoices that are 15 days old per the three transaction criteria as established by the state law. Adequately document circumstances, which may have caused a disbursement transaction to be over 20 days.
  • Auditing & preparing invoices for payment by obtaining and auditing supporting documentation, including purchase orders, contracts and journal transfers, receiving report, correspondence, etc. Select correct transaction and key it into AOD or FLAIR.
  • Processing returned and deleted vouchers from the Department of Financial Services.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Customer services experience
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and provide consultation to others
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to obtain information from all relevant sources to accomplish specific task.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret accounting data
  • Ability to utilize problem solving techniques
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Ability to determine work priorities and ensure proper completion of work assignments.



Preferred qualifications- One year working experience of My Florida Market Place (MFMP) / Ariba On Demand (AOD), Florida Accounting Information Resource (FLAIR), Florida Statutes 215.422, 287 and 112.061, Chapter 691-24, and 69I-40 Florida Administrative Code and Reference Guide for State Expenditure Handbook.


Florida Department of Health Mission, Vision, and Values:


To protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county & community efforts.


To be the Healthiest State in the Nation.


nnovation: We search for creative solutions and manage resources wisely.

C ollaboration: We use teamwork to achieve common goals & solve problems.

A ccountability: We perform with integrity & respect.

R esponsiveness: We achieve our mission by serving our customers & engaging our partners.

E xcellence: We promote quality outcomes through learning & continuous performance improvement.


Where You Will Work:

4052 Bald Cypress Way, Tallahassee, Florida 32399


Telework available upon approval after training period.


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

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  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition waivers
  • And more!

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Please be advised:


Your responses to qualifying questions for this position must be verifiable by documentation provided through the electronic application process.  


This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. Any misrepresentations or omissions will disqualify you from employment consideration. Note: You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) in order to conduct this background check Successful completion of a drug test is a condition of employment for safety-sensitive positions.


Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962, will not be eligible for hire or promotion unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS. For more information, please visit the SSS website: 


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida.  Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement. 


The successful candidate will be required to complete the Form I-9 and that information will be verified using the E-Verify system.  E-Verify is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration to verify employment eligibility.   


Incumbents may be required to perform emergency duty before, during, and/or beyond normal work hours or days.


Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation with more than 1.5 million service men and women.  The Florida Department of Health (department) is committed to serving members of the United States Armed Forces, veterans, and their families by encouraging them to apply for vacancies that fit their area of knowledge and/or expertise.  Through the Department's VALOR program, which expedites licensing for military veterans, the Department also waives initial licensing and application fees for military veterans who apply for a health care professional license within 60 months of an honorable discharge. These initiatives help ensure that the transition from military service into the workforce is as smooth as possible and reflects our appreciation for the dedication devoted to protecting our country.

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