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PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANT - 72000467

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 398004 

Agency: Management Services

Working Title: PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANT - 72000467

Position Number: 72000467 

Salary:  $37,000.00 - $41,200.00 

Posting Closing Date: 06/25/2021 

Professional Accountant
Bureau of Financial Management Services
Division of Finance and Administration
State of Florida Department of Management Services
This position is located in Tallahassee, FL

The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing the various business and workforce-related functions of state government. Under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, technology, private prisons, fleet, and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. DMS is relied upon to establish, maintain and improve the business processes used by state employees to create a better, not bigger government.  DMS facilitates the delivery of these programs and services and provides tools and training to bolster the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s workforce. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its mission, “We serve those who serve Florida.” DMS’ Executive Leadership Team vision and values are for DMS’ employees to embody the four pillars on a daily basis: lead by example, serve with excellence, create efficiencies, and challenge the status quo.

Position Responsibilities:

Reconciliation:

  • Reconciles State Comptroller's ledgers and FLAIR, including appropriations, approved budget releases, receipts, and disbursements on a monthly basis and following the year-end close-out. 
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of accounting entries to assist various sections, including F&A staff, in correcting entries to fully reconcile and balance the accounts. Provides detail guidance and information to identify the problem entry as well as the entry to correct the issue.
  • Reconciles transfers with other agencies.
  • Reconciles weekly investment balances.
  • Responsible for researching accounting problems. 

Cash Management:

  • Reconciles outstanding vouchers to available cash by each fund every business day. 
  • Prepares investment vouchers and drawdowns as necessary.
  • Responsible for preparing vouchers for state employees' insurance claims.
  • Responsible for monthly entries (TR 10) for Special Purpose Investment Accounts.

Participation in Year-End Financial Statement Preparations:

  • Prepares year-end adjusting entries as directed by the Bureau Chief or Deputy Bureau Chief.
  • Completes assigned statewide financial statement forms.
  • Reconciles Inter-Fund and Intra-Agency transfers.

Additional Duties:

  • Assists the Deputy Bureau Chief and other control/financial reporting staff with resolving accounting issues and completing specially assigned projects.
  • Prepares annual internal financial statements.
  • Serves as the backup for other control/financial reporting positions.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested by the Bureau Chief, Deputy Bureau Chief, or management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and ability to accurately apply accounting standards, theory, principles, concepts and practices.
  • Ability to manage complex projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data/information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing across a broad audience spectrum.
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office Suite with emphasis in Word and Excel. 
  • Experience with using accounting systems and other business-related applications such as Access Control, RDS, and FLAIR (preferred).
  • Knowledge of reconciliation concepts and practices.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to provide prompt, reliable, accurate and courteous customer service.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience using FLAIR

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • Three years of accounting related experience.

Other Job-Related Requirements for this Position:

  • A Level II background screening is required.
  • This position requires sedentary work with repetitive motion.

Special Notes:
DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses:
DMS.Ability@dms.myflorida.com
DMS.Veterans@dms.myflorida.com
An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position.

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