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Date: Oct 14, 2020

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Requisition No: 251285 

Agency: Department of Corrections


Position Number: 70026563 

Salary:  $40,948.18 - $47,090.42 

Posting Closing Date: 10/27/2020 


Professional Accountant Specialist – 70026563

This advertisement is for a Career Service position located in the Bureau Internal Audit. The incumbent of the position will be responsible for planning and conducting contract reviews of providers and contract managers. This position requires the ability to analyze complex data, assemble and complete work papers, prepare and present to management written reports detailing review findings and recommendations. The incumbent must possess leadership skills if working as a team leader or the ability to work independently on assignments. 

Salary Range: $40,948.18 - $47,090.42


  • Develops audit plan to include:  Scope – Determine audit work that is to be performed; Purpose – Specific objective(s) of the audit; Audit program – Specific steps that are to be performed; Time Budget – Length of time to complete audit work through draft report including due dates for critical benchmarks.
  • Conducts statewide, multi-location financial, compliance and/or performance audits of assigned areas (Examples:  Disbursements – voucher systems, payroll, cost distribution and contract review; Revenue management – receipt processing, accounts receivable, travel reimbursements and collections) to include; Field work – Systematic process of objectively gathering evidence about an entity’s operations, evaluating it, and determining whether those operations meet acceptable standards;  Working papers – Documentation of performance of audit steps to support findings and conclusions reached by auditor; Recommendations – Corrective actions designed to eliminate exceptions documented during audit; Draft Audit Report – Draft presentation of audit’s scope, purpose, exceptions noted and recommendations made. 
  • This position may serve as Auditor – in Charge as assigned.
  • Conducts exit briefings with management staff upon completion of audit field work providing them with exceptions, recommendations and agreement.
  • Conducts investigations, program reviews and special projects as assigned.
  • Assists the Professional Accountant supervisor in developing Annual Audit Plan.


  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles, theory, and concepts.
  • Knowledge of accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of accounting and auditing practices.
  • Knowledge of internal control concepts.
  • Knowledge of computer systems concepts.
  • Knowledge of external financial markets and conditions.
  • Knowledge of other specialized programs or functions.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex financial data.
  • Ability to utilize automated spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to research and interpret accounting literature, rules, and pronouncements.
  • Ability to perform cost/benefit analyses.
  • Ability to make present value calculations.
  • Ability to prepare financial statement workpapers and schedules.
  • Ability to prepare financial reports.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate accounting systems.
  • Ability to conduct audits and prepare audit reports.
  • Ability to review, analyze, and evaluate financial and operational data.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.


Please note, when submitting a college/university degree, if selected for this position official transcripts will be required.

  • A bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting and two (2) years of professional audit or accounting experience.
  • Experience in conducting complex audits or complex contract review, evaluation, and monitoring.

Support of knowledge, skills, and abilities should be demonstrated on the application, in the education, in the work experience, in the work sample, in the interview and/or during reference checks.

If you are interested in this position and meet the above indicated qualification and have the desired education, knowledge and experience, please submit a State of Florida Application and resume through the People First system. If you experience problems applying on-line, please call the People First Service Center at 1-877-562-7287.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the closing date.

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. 

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