ACCOUNTANT IV - 79000001

Date:  Sep 11, 2023


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Requisition No: 812045 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations

Working Title: ACCOUNTANT IV - 79000001

Position Number: 79000001 

Salary:  $44,000- $46,000 

Posting Closing Date: 09/25/2023 









Position Number: 79000001


Hiring Salary: $44,000 Annually $46,000 Annually




Our Organization and Mission:


License efficiently. Regulate fairly. Florida counts on DBPR to ensure a lot of important matters are handled well. They range from the safety of food service to the integrity of real estate transactions, the standards of racing to the transparency of condominium governance, and of course, the qualifications of licensure that ensure work requiring a skilled professional is performed safely and sufficiently.  Our stakeholders include these professionals and their customers alike. 


Under the direction of Secretary Melanie S. Griffin, the agency oversees many of Florida’s professions and industries in the areas above, and many more which can be seen on our website:


The Work You Will Do:


This position performs professional accounting work for a complex revenue structure.  A major portion of time is spent ensuring applicable work is processed in compliance with various Florida Statutes relating to revenue collections on behalf of the Department.   for the Revenue Accounting Section.  Provide assistance and staff support for accurate accounting business processes to ensure quality control measures, conformance with prescribed deadlines and compliance with standards of the Department (DBPR), the Department of Financial Services (DFS), the Office of the Auditor General, Governmental Accounting.  Duties include but are not limited to:


  • Analyze transmittal of deposits to Treasury and prepare fiscal (revenue) reports based on detailed analysis of FLAIR records, screens, daily input reports verifying FLAIR data entry and other financial reports to ensure accurate/timely transmittals.


  • Prepare reports of revenue activities by board and prepare revenue reports in support of quarterly and annual financial statements. 


  • Analyze outstanding accounts receivable for citations, fines, and penalties monthly. Record accounts receivable balances for year-end comprehensive financial statements Maintain Debt Collection and Uncollectible Account Receivable records. 


  • Analyze aged accounts receivable for citations, fines, and penalties. Prepare aged accounts receivable, relating to citations, fines, and penalties, submission to the collections agencies for collections


  • Monitor entries at fiscal year-end to identify pending deposits considered cash on hand.


  • Analyze accounting processes for compliance with Florida Statutes and timelines supported by fiscal activities to verify accuracy and timeframes for transfers to other agencies. 


  • Maintain workload statistics and submit weekly written status reports on all related areas as required by management.



The Difference You Will Make:


At DBPR, you will always have an opportunity to make a difference in the daily lives of Floridians and the communities where they live and work. As an employee, you help to “make DBPR and Florida great places to do business.” To that end we will invest in you, treat our licensees as valued customers and partners, and uphold laws that protect the public and Florida’s competitive marketplace.


In the Bureau of Human Resources you will directly support staff and management across all the Divisions and functional areas of the agency. Your work will impact the job environment of each and every employee striving to achieve the agency’s mission.


 How You Will Grow:


DBPR employees are expected to uphold these seven core values: Accountability, Innovation, Integrity, Ownership, Responsiveness, Respect and Teamwork. In turn, we will involve you on important and often complex projects while offering you the opportunity to gain valuable experience quickly.


 Where You Will Work:


Tallahassee, Florida’s Capital City, lined with rolling hills, oak trees, and canopied roads combines old world charm with a modern pace of life. Home to two major universities as well as state government, Tallahassee is a mid-sized city in the heart of Florida’s Big Bend. Boasting proximity to the coast and centrally located to popular tourist destinations, Tallahassee is a highly desirable location for both those seeking their first job or those ready to enter the next exciting chapter in their career. Also, with no state income tax, Florida is a great place to work regardless of where you find yourself on the career ladder.


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
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition waivers
  • And more!


For a more complete list of benefits, visit


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze records of financial transactions to determine accuracy and completeness of entries.
  • Ability to work with customers and licensees.
  • Knowledge of the methods of data collection.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain a variety of accounting records.
  • 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 orally and in writing utilizing technical accounting terminology.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to work independently or as a team.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques and provide written management recommendations.
  • Knowledge of software and personal computers, state financial and accounting procedures, the FLAIR report distribution system and FLAIR transactional data elements.


Minimum Qualifications:


The Accountant IV should possess the following:


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting; or 
  • Four years of professional accounting experience.
  • Professional or nonprofessional accounting experience or any combination of this experience and up to 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of college education provided such education includes two courses in accounting can substitute on a year-for -year basis for the required bachelor’s degree.


Applicant Note: If you are the selected candidate for this position and hold a current license through the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, you may be required to place your license in an inactive status.


NOTE: This position requires a security background check and/or drug screening and participation in direct deposit. You will be required to provide your Social Security Number (SSN) and date of birth in order to conduct this background check.


Applicants are required to apply through the People First system by the closing date, by applying online.  All required documentation must be received by the closing date of the advertisement.  If you have any questions regarding your application, you may call 1-877-562-7287.


The Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation is committed

to increasing recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities and

Improving employment outcomes.


Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DBPR Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 487-2074. DBPR requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.




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 Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation values the sacrifices
veterans and their family members have given to our country and supports
the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.


A candidate for veterans’ preference who believes he or she was not afforded employment preference may file a complaint in accordance with Rule 55A-7.016, F.A.C., with the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Veterans’ Preference Coordinator, 11351 Ulmerton Road, Suite 311, Largo, FL, 33778, . The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has also established an email where people can electronically file claims or ask questions. The email is


We hire only U. S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Our agency participates in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database available for employers to use to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. 


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