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ACCOUNTANT IV - 43004161

Date: Dec 4, 2017

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 25467 

Agency: Financial Services

Working Title: ACCOUNTANT IV - 43004161

Position Number: 43004161 

Salary:  $32,697.12 - $61,625.79 

Posting Closing Date: 12/11/2017 






Preference will be given to the applicants with:

  •  A financial background.
  • Experience with payroll related duties.

The annual salary for this position is $32,697.12.

Employees of the Department of Financial Services are paid on a monthly pay cycle.

This position requires a security background check, including fingerprint as a condition of employment.

Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported by the state application and any omission, falsification or misrepresentation in the answering of the qualifying questions will be cause for immediate elimination from the selection process.

Minimum Qualifications for this position include the following REQUIRED ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of the methods of data collection.
  • 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 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 problem-solving techniques.


This position coordinates with others on general audit duties related to the processing of all payrolls This involves working closely with bureau and agency personnel and employing advanced accounting procedures, audit concepts, and audit controls.

Responsible for processing leave deferrals for retired employees and DROP participants and processing beneficiary packets submitted to the BOSP.  Assist with the preparation of annual information return Form 1099 MISC.

Responsible for handling negative balance’s after each payroll and authorizing the release of payrolls only after account discrepancies are satisfied. Notifies agencies of account discrepancies.  Processes Journal Transfers (JT) to facilitate the release of payrolls.  Ensure such payments follow the applicable Florida Statutes, the Florida Administrative Code and the Payroll Preparation Manual.

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 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: Tallahassee