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Hillsborough County Government

Accounting Clerk III (#AC3CLKJ) CLKJ
$16.31-$25.92 Hourly / $2,827.07-$4,492.80 Monthly / $33,924.80-$53,913.60 Yearly


Performs clerical-accounting work in directing and supervising the reviewing, processing, and maintenance of basic accounting or fiscal records. The work is performed under general supervision where the work assignments are varied and, although subject to instructions and established work routines, The worker is permitted some latitude to set own priorities subject to supervisor's approval.


An Associate's degree with a major in Accounting or Finance; and
Two years of experience in bookkeeping or financial record keeping.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


A passing score on a general clerical/accounting exam.


  • 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.


  • Knowledge of accounting principles, practices, procedures, methods, and theory.
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, and policies governing assigned functional accounting area.
  • Knowledge of computer operations using accounting and spreadsheet applications.
  • Ability to plan, schedule, assign, monitor, train, review and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and apply job related rules, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to prepare accounting, financial, and statistical reports.
  • Ability to compile, analyze and/or audit accounting, budgetary, fiscal, payroll and leave data.
  • Ability to use accounting software, word processing, spreadsheet, and related software applications.


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.

  • Compiles data for preparation of operating budgets.
  • Analyzes and audits accounting and fiscal data, records and reports.
  • Prepares accounting and fiscal reports, statements, and summaries.
  • Reconciles and balances financial statements and accounting records.
  • Receives funds, prepares deposits, and reconciles bank statements.
  • Posts transactions to proper accounts.
  • May schedule, assign, monitor, review, train, evaluate, and coordinate the work of assigned staff.
  • Performs related work as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.

CLASS: AC3CLKJ; EST: 8/19/2013 2:31:00 PM; REV: 8/19/2013 2:31:00 PM;