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PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANT SPECIALIST - SES - 79010386

Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 67821 

Agency: Business and Professional Regulations

Working Title: PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANT SPECIALIST - SES - 79010386

Position Number: 79010386 

Salary:  $40,948.18 - $55,211.68 

Posting Closing Date: 08/26/2019 

DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATION & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANT SPECIALIST - SES

 

Position Number: 79010386

Hiring Salary: $40,948.18 - $55,211.68

*OPEN COMPETITIVE*


Minimum Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting and three years of professional accounting or auditing experience; or
  • A master's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting and two years of professional accounting or auditing experience.
  • Seven (7) years of professional accounting or auditing experience.
  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation may be substituted for one year of professional accounting or auditing experience.
  • Preference will be given to those possessing a bachelor’s degree.

 

***Information contained in responses to Qualifying Questions concerning education, experience, knowledge, skills and/or abilities must also be disclosed on the State of Florida Employment Application.***

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Planning and directing the work for the Financial Reporting Section and assuring all applicable work is completed in compliance with 215.422, Florida Statute.
  • Monitor and directly report the status of the Department’s trust fund cash, cash transfers and other required schedules relating to cash balances, investment and Interest.
  • Performs all required tasks related to the supervision of employees, including approval of attendance and leave, evaluating employee performance (preparing performance plans, performance evaluations, and position descriptions, etc.), recruitment and selection, employee development, and other supervisory related duties.
  • Provides appropriate motivation to employees and meets with staff regularly.
  • Analyze FLAIR data and statistical data for correctness.
  • Prepare the quarterly administration and service operations allocations of cost to the other trust funds.
  • Ensure the Administrative Trust Fund has sufficient cash balance to cover expenses.
  • Responsible for the annual review of the department’s cost methodology and modifications to the methodology handbook.
  • Serve as quality assurance expert for the department’s cost allocation dashboard working with divisions and auditor general staff regarding cost allocation methodology.
  • Analyze cost allocation expenditure and allocates to the nine Trust Funds and maintain cost allocation methodology documentation.
  • Prepare the quarterly and annual financial reports for the Professional Regulation Trust Fund, Hotels and Restaurant Trust Fund, Land Sales Trust Fund, Alcoholic Beverage and Tobacco Trust Fund, Pari-Mutuel Wagering Trust Fund and the Florida Boxing Commission.
  • Regularly review the trial balance for invalid data based on fund type and atypical accounts.
  • Research and prepare correcting entries. Record incurred obligation reversions.
  • Coordinate and prepare the statewide CFO financial statements adhering to GAAP and GAAS.
  • Prepare required CFO forms and schedules, including cash flows for the statewide financial statements.
  • Disseminate and prepare the required schedules due to the CFO.
  • Serve as primary contact for statewide financial statement inquiries. Prepare and record accrual entries and necessary post-closing adjustments.
  • Prepare the FLAIR to Central (DFS) Accounting reconciliation of cash, revenue, disbursements and budget accounts.
  • Coordinate with accounting and budget staff regarding solution of reconciling items. This requires knowledge of the FLAIR accounting system, DFS Central Accounting and the effect of accounting transactions in FLAIR.
  • Department contact for the State Treasury Revolving Fund accounts.
  • Provide support to field office revolving fund custodians.
  • Provide revolving fund usage reports to State Treasury. Ensure revolving funds are reconciled and submitted to accounting monthly.
  • Prepare all revenue related transfers to other state agencies, General Revenue Service Charge transfers and General Revenue transfers.
  • Prepare Schedule I reports for the annual Legislative Budget Request. This involves application of GAAP and knowledge of  FLAIR Closing entries and adjustments to the trial balance.
  • Daily audit and process for payment the revenue refunds.
  • Coordinate with board and division staff regarding errors and clarification of refund information in Versa Regulation.
  • Research payee information in Versa Regulation to confirm correctness.
  • Assist staff regarding refunds returned through the mail.
     

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of FLAIR, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS).
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to apply cost allocation methods and knowledge of cost allocation.

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.

SPECIAL REMINDERS:

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: http://www.sss.gov .

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.

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.


Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee