Date:  Sep 13, 2023


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Requisition No: 812229 

Agency: Financial Services


Position Number: 43005017 

Salary:  $75,000.00 - $90,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 09/27/2023 







In order to be considered for this position, applicant responses to the qualifying questions, and work experience must be clearly defined within your work history, or the application may not be considered for the position.


What is Florida PALM?

The Florida PALM Project (the Project) is an enterprise project to replace the State of Florida’s legacy accounting, payroll, and cash management systems, using an enterprise resource planning solution. The Department of Financial Services (DFS) is leading this statewide initiative, which impacts stakeholders and users of the State’s financial data including all State agencies.


Who are we?

We are an innovative team of experts specializing in financial operations, business analysis, project management, change management and stakeholder relations. Working as part of the team at Florida PALM provides a great opportunity to be part of a mission-driven organization that strongly supports its employees’ professional growth and development through training opportunities and knowledge sharing. You will also be able to see your work directly support the transformation of business processes supporting Florida State government.


To learn more about the Florida PALM Project, visit our website at



Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (i.e., Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science OR four (4) years of relevant experience in the area of discipline listed previously is required.


Additional requirement:

  • Three (3) years of experience in auditing, accounting, financial reporting and/or technical experience in (i.e., requirements gathering, data analysis, development, testing and implementation) for accounting systems.


Preference will be given for the following:

  • Experience with financial statements
  • Experience in creating financial or operating reports.
  • Experience working with large sets of data for analysis or report building. 


The annual salary range for this position is $75,000.00 - $90,000.00.


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 State business processes, systems, laws, and rules.
  • Knowledge of business analysis, technical analysis, and problem-solving techniques.
  • Knowledge of software procurement, design, development, or documentation.
  • Skill in translating complex or technical concepts to business audiences and business information to a technical audience.
  • Skill in Microsoft Suite products (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook) and Visio software.
  • Ability to document and analyze user requirements.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to provide mentoring and facilitate teamwork.
  • Ability to organize data into logical format for presentation in reports, documents, and other written materials.
  • Ability to prepare written documentation as a result of meetings, research, or discussions.
  • Ability to collect, evaluate, and analyze data to develop recommendations.
  • Ability to effectively plan activities to meet assigned deadlines; Ability to collect, evaluate, and analyze data to develop alternative recommendations.
  • Ability to support data governance programs, policies, and procedures; and Ability to manage and test software requirements.



This position assists in the execution of the Department of Financial Services’ responsibilities for the Florida PALM Project and serves as a state subject matter expert and exercises discretion and independent judgement with respect to accounting, financial reporting, data analytics, and data conversion.


This position deals with complex policies and procedures associated with the implementation of the State’s financial management solution. 




  • Working with supervisor and leadership to establish priorities and due dates for work assignments and keeping them up to date on key work items.
  • Communicating concerns and executive contact immediately to your supervisor and/or project director.
  • Managing all deadlines in an organized manner to ensure timely completion of fully developed work products.
  • Applying critical thinking (e.g., don’t just solve the problem at hand, solve the core problem).
  • Adhering to DFS policies at all times (e.g., security, dress code, ethics).
  • Working as a team player and demonstrating a “teamwork” attitude and professional demeanor.
  • Preparing presentation materials and leading meetings with state agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Presenting at executive steering committee meetings and or advisory council meetings as requested.
  • Attending conferences, conventions, etc. to extend knowledge of accounting and ERP principles, processes, and changes.
  • Reviewing and providing input on current and proposed state and federal statutes and rules, and regulation changes (e.g., GASB standards) to determine impact to Project requirements.
  • Working with the financial management solution software implementation vendor, and other project resources (including contractors) to ensure adherence to State standards and established procedures for maintaining data and information accuracy and security.
  • Serving as the subject matter expert in the accounting and financial management functions for the Florida PALM Project.
  • Addressing the accounting and financial management functions, responsibilities, and needs of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and of the state agencies. 
  • Assisting prepare required reports (e.g., proviso or statutory reports).
  • Working collaboratively with project team members, DFS business owners, state agency business owners and other stakeholders to ensure functional designs and configurations are developed to meet business requirements and result in the development of a user-friendly and comprehensive solution.
  • Consulting with subject matter experts, business users, and stakeholders of the financial management solution, researching statewide problems and recommending solutions to effect statewide implementation of the financial management solution.


Project Management and System Release Responsibilities:

  • Making decisions on design functionality and business requirements.
  • Conducting in depth analysis and documentation for system configuration and reporting.
  • Completing system configuration where assigned.
  • Leading functional reviews for design, testing and other related activities, for reports and conversions.
  • Developing and executing test scripts to ensure system and reporting functionality meets the functional and technical requirements.
  • Assisting with user-acceptance testing sessions with state agencies and enterprise partners.
  • Assisting agencies and enterprise partners in understanding business process change impacts.
  • Assisting in training state agencies and enterprise partners.
  • Assist with data conversions, including the collection and organization of data.
  • Developing and assisting develop ad hoc queries to assist in reconciling accounts, identifying trends and other analysis as needed.
  • Identifying risk and issues, design requirements, or otherwise
  • Managing deliverables and work products to ensure compliance with the Project PMP and schedule.
  • Providing input on activities to include in the Project schedule.
  • Providing weekly updates to the Projects PMO on assigned schedule items.


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.

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