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SENIOR PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANT - 43001103

Date:  Jan 12, 2023
Location: 

TALLAHASSEE, FL, US, 32399


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Requisition No: 792139 

Agency: Financial Services

Working Title: SENIOR PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANT - 43001103

Position Number: 43001103 

Salary:  $38,429.52 - $80,663.22 

Posting Closing Date: 02/17/2023 

*****OPEN COMPETITIVE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY*****

OFFICE OF FINANCE AND BUDGET

BUREAU: FINANCIAL SERVICES 

CITY: TALLAHASSEE

COUNTY: LEON

SPECIAL NOTES:

A high school diploma or its’ equivalent is required.

 

An Associate degree or higher in Accounting or Business from an accredited college or university is preferred.

 

Additional requirements:

  • One (1) year of accounting experience with the State of Florida.
  • FLAIR experience.
  • Data entry keying experience.

 

Additional preference:

  • Experience processing bad debt payments (Debit Memos).

 

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 accounting principles, practices, and procedures. 
  • Knowledge of the methods of data collection. 
  • Knowledge of numbers, their operations and application use. 
  • Knowledge and application of information gathering and know difference in essential information collected. 
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems to complete duties of position.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in business and organizational planning, coordinating and execution. 
  • Ability to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. 
  • Ability to determine work priorities, self-assigns work by priorities, adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions, and ensures proper completion of work assignments.  
  • Ability to communicate effectively; both verbally and in writing to convey information.  
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.  
  • Ability to critically think and use logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weakness of different approaches. 
  • Ability to formulate policies and procedures.  
  • Ability to prepare financial reports.  
  • Ability to timely and accurately prepare and maintain a variety of accounting records.  
  • Ability to timely and accurately analyze and interpret accounting data.  
  • Ability to understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to an accounting process.
  • Ability to work independently.  
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions using sound judgement of the pros and cons of the decision.
  • Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel.

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

  • Reconciliations of all fund accounts processed in the Cashier’s Office Deposit Automation (CODA) System to FLAIR.
  • Reconciliation of Departmental FLAIR deposit entries to Florida PALM Cash Management System (CMS).
  • Reconciliation of Debit Memo Departmental FLAIR entries to Central Accounting.
  • Prepares reconciliation discrepancy/correction report for research and resolution of all discrepancy/correction completion by the close of each business month.
  • Provides the necessary data for processing, in both CODA and FLAIR, all Chargebacks, ACH Settlements and Reimbursed Ecommerce related payments to the Accountant III for processing. 
  • Also serves as the Liaison between Receipts and the Business Area regarding Chargeback and Reimbursed Ecommerce related payments.
  • Will research supporting documentation relating to the transaction to determine which system the correction is needed. 
  • Will create code sheets of the identified corrections for staff to use to make the correction. 
  • Prepare/monitor and communicate out the outstanding unreconciled deposits weekly and monitor daily as year-end dead-lines approach and assist with assigned Year-end activities.
  • This position is responsible for evaluating and sending delinquent accounts to Collections.  This includes ensuring the Bad Debt Database is accurately & timely updated so delinquent account reports can be provided to the business areas monthly. This position is also responsible for providing management with an annual debt collections report.
  • The Senior Professional Accountant updating the eCommerce Tracker spreadsheet and business areas on any ecommerce related issues.  Also, includes Reconciling and Posting of Ecom Pending Deposits in CODA, which includes T’ing the deposit in FLAIR for verification once reconciled and posted.
  • Scanning and submitting processed deposits electronically daily when short staffed or assistance is needed to resolve a scanning discrepancy issue.
  • Processing of ACH, Wires and JT’s and Florida Surplus Lines Refunds
  • Assisting with the opening, coding of mail and keying of payments in Receipts, when needed.
  • Assisting the FLAIR/Florida PALM and eCommerce Team with daily duties, as needed.
  • Monitor and update as needed the associated desk procedure to ensure relevant to process are current.
  • Answer roll-over Bureau phone line as needed.

 

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.

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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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