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Hillsborough County Government

Accountant I (#ACCT1CBDM) CBDM
$19.28-$33.44 Hourly / $3,341.87-$5,796.27 Monthly / $40,102.40-$69,555.20 Yearly


Performs entry level professional accounting duties involving the maintenance and review of accounting and fiscal records and preparation of financial statements. Work is of a standardized nature that may involve a variety of accounting duties. The work in this class is at the full-performance level and of a greater complexity and/or volume than that performed at the level of Accounting Clerk III.


A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.


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 an Accountant test.

NOTE: A valid CPA license may substitute for the testing requirement. Please provide the Civil Service Office with a valid copy of your CPA in order to have the testing requirement waived.


  • Knowledge of governmental 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 develop computer based spreadsheets, graphs, summaries, and reports
  • Ability to post, balance and reconcile financial accounts and records


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.

  • Maintains financial records, accounts, ledgers, and journals.
  • Analyzes and audits accounting and fiscal data, records and reports for a smaller department / agency or as part of a functional business unit.
  • Prepares standard journal entries and posts transactions to proper accounts.
  • Prepares summaries, trial balances, and related reports and statements for assigned functional business unit.
  • May oversee the preparation and maintenance of time and leave reports, payroll records and pay vouchers.
  • Receives funds, prepares deposits, and reconciles bank statements.
  • Conducts field audits within the scope of assigned functional business unit.
  • Reconciles and balances financial statements and accounting records and ledgers.
  • Prepares operating budgets.
  • Composes correspondence.
  • 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.