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PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANT SUPERVISOR- 72000026 1

Date: Nov 19, 2021

Location: TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399

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Requisition No: 484453 

Agency: Management Services

Working Title: PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANT SUPERVISOR- 72000026 1

Position Number: 72000026 

Salary:  $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/09/2021 

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

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, telecommunications, private prisons, fleet, and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its mission, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Todd Inman, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: lead by example, serve with excellence, create efficiencies, and challenge the status quo.

Position Responsibilities:
This is a highly professional and supervisory role that assists the Deputy Chief of Financial Management Services in financial reporting by ensuring compliance will all applicable governmental accounting pronouncements and standards, statutes, rules, regulations, and policies and procedures. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Oversees, Manages, and/or Performs the Following Financial Reporting Tasks;
Year-end tasks for the State of Florida Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), including but not limited to working trial balance review and financial statements adjustments with batch automation, as applicable. Perform accounting analysis, including researching atypical balances and invalid general ledger codes, and proposes corrections. Prepare and submit schedules and forms for year-end financial statements. Review and analysis of complex accounting transactions. Processing transactions related to the GAA (General Appropriation Act). Certified forward reporting and process.

Design, develop, and prepare programs and/or reports to provide financial data to the Office of Planning and Budget, DFS, and DMS’ leadership. Support other FMS’ employees on financial reporting tools and analysis. Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) and the Statewide Central Service Cost Allocation Plan (SWCAP).
Oversees, Manages, and/or Performs Monthly Reconciliations
Accounting transactions at the detail level to ensure the annual financial reports are produced in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and governmental accounting standards. Reviewing of monthly trial balance for accuracy. Reconciling of departmental and central transactions as well as property transactions. Developing, implementing, and training on reconciliation systems to other staff.

Oversees, Manages, and/or Performs Other Financial Reporting Duties:
Serves as the backup for other control/financial reporting positions, including monitoring daily cash positions and budget balances, review and reporting of balances, daily cash investments, and controls. Serves as the backup for daily cash transfer to SBA, and any other daily task as necessary.

Research any discrepancies, identify errors and follow through until all errors are corrected. Assist and analyze accounting data to ensure accuracy and completeness of accounting transactions. Report findings and recommend improvements.  Research and recommend improvements and efficiencies in business processes, accounting systems and functions, and overall organizational operations within the bureau.
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.
  • Skilled in cost accounting, financial analysis and evaluation, financial reporting, and financial control.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data/information and apply appropriate guidelines and regulations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing across a broad audience spectrum.
  • Experience with using accounting systems and other business-related applications such as Access Control, RDS, and FLAIR (preferred).
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis in Word and Excel.
  • 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 Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a business related field.
  • Five years of accounting experience.
  • Three years of FLAIR experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years of financial statement preparation experience.
  • Three years of supervisory experience.

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