Accountant

Recruitment #1908-ACCTNTCPR6-007

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

 

 

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IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

The Ideal Candidate will demonstrate strong Analytical, Problem Solving, Accounting, Customer Service, Internal Controls Design, and Process Documentation and Improvement skills. Ideal candidate will have a track record of demonstrating initiative, along with the ability to resolve complex accounting/fiscal process issues and recommend solutions. Will have excellent Customer Service Skills, including working with senior management; and the ability to work on a high functioning/high output Fiscal Team. Will have a strong understanding of ORACLE ERP end-to-end business processes across modules, and where applicable, the related sub ledger accounting rules. Will have experience with the fiscal management and payment processing/general ledger posting of projects and grants, including project controls, deliverables, payments and capitalization experience; processing; Purchasing-Payables-General Ledger-Fixed Assets; and BI (Business Intelligence) reporting.

JOB OVERVIEW

This position is responsible for performing complex and specialized accounting work at the technical lead level. Work includes accounting, fiscal management and budget preparation for a mid-sized department/agency, and/or leadership for specialized accounting functions within a large department or agency.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor's degree in Accounting;

 

And

Four years of experience as a professional accountant, including analytical accounting experience

 

 

Required Qualification:

 

  • Applicants are required to be able to work legally in the United States without needing sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Strong understanding of ORACLE ERP end-to-end business processes across modules
  • CPA or CGFO is a plus
  • Hyperion budgeting experience is a plus.

    CORE COMPETENCIES

    • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service
    • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve
    • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations
    • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals

    WORK CATEGORY

    Sedentary work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Position is typically in an office environment.
    • Requires an employee to be mostly sedentary.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

    • Meets with Department Director and management staff to discuss financial position, service and project costing, evaluate the fiscal impact of operational initiatives, and coordinates activities with other departments to ensure adequate flow of pertinent information.
    • Performs financial analysis to include budget versus actual revenue variances and projections, environmental scan/trends for service delivery impact, revenue management and position control. 
    • Attends department staff meetings or program oversight boards as required in order to provide fiscal guidance, reporting and/or analysis.
    • Documents existing fiscal processes and procedures, and identifies opportunities for improvement for improved controls or improved efficiency.
    • Follows countywide fiscal related policies and procedures.
    • Develops and implements internal departmental accounting procedures, evaluates effectiveness, and makes changes as necessary to ensure proper internal control and risk management strategies.
    • Prepares complex analyses and reports to support current and new operational initiatives; evaluates operating initiatives and environmental factors on costs of services; and assists with the development of operational efficiency measures.
    • Provides guidance and assistance to department staff on a broad variety of fiscal/budget topics.
    • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual financial and status reports for management, to include customized Business Intelligence (BI) reports, budget versus actual reports, projections, variance analysis; Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s), cost recovery reports, rate studies, and statistical information.
    • Designs any reports needed for monitoring financial transactions and for discovering exceptions.
    • Conducts training for fiscal functions and Oracle EBS fiscal applications countywide. Performs financial analysis to include budget versus actual revenue variances and projections, environmental scan/trends for service delivery impact, revenue management and position control.
    • Monitors fiscal aspects of all grants and capital projects to include set-up, creation of task structure, projections and cash flows, reimbursement requests, and internal and external reporting.
    • Serves as a fiscal representative on new technology projects.
    • Performs fiscal testing of new reports and other technology solutions.
    • Reconciles general ledger to the applicable subsidiary ledger accounts; processes and reconciles accounts receivable and payables; reconciles and submits billing information, researches and resolves issues, including preparation of complex journal entries.
    • Plans, organizes, directs, controls, and performs assigned accounting and financial functions, programs, and systems as a department’s lead fiscal position, to include annual risk assessment and review, and approval of fiscal transactions in the accounting system.
    • Performs accounting and budget functions within a department or a program/functional area within a large department.
    • Reviews and approves routine accounting entries.
    • Leads and/or assists with the development and management of the department's operating and capital projects budgets, to include preparation, projections, and analysis.
    • Identifies fiscal needs for budget amendments and prepares draft budget resolutions and amendments for approval by the Board of County Commissioners.
    • Guides fixed asset recording, transfer, and disposal.
    • Participates and assists in local, state, federal, and annual financial audits.
    • Performs other duties as needed, including those performed by other fiscal, financial, and clerical staff.

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS

    • Knowledge of governmental accounting and auditing principles, practices, procedures, methods, and theory.
    • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems to include automated accounting system applications.
    • Knowledge of the specific accounting and reporting requirements and the complete accounting cycle of the organization to which assigned.
    • Knowledge of budgetary procedures and controls.
      Excellent customer service skills.
    • Ability to research accounting issues in authoritative literature and propose solutions.
    • Ability to communicate financial information to non-financial department directors and senior management.
    • Ability to document and map fiscal and operational processes.
    • Ability to analyze and audit accounting, fiscal, payroll and leave data, reports and statements.
    • Ability to prepare accounting and audit records, statements, and reports.
    • Ability to reconcile general ledger and subsidiary ledger accounts, including researching and resolving issues.
    • Ability to read, comprehend, interpret and apply job related laws, rules, policies and procedures.
    • Ability to develop computer based spreadsheets, graphs, summaries, and reports.

    Conclusion

    WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

    We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

    • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
    • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
    • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
    • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
    • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
    • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

    Visit our Benefits page for more exciting details.

    Veteran’s Preference:

    Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

    Equal Opportunity Employer:

    Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

    Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

    Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

    Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

    Response/Recovery Activities:

    Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*

     

    EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

    In the event of an emergency or disaster, an employee may be required to respond promptly to duties and responsibilities as assigned by the employee’s department, the County’s Office of Emergency Management, or County Administration. Such assignments may be for before, during or after the emergency/disaster.