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Hillsborough County Government

Accountant II (#ACCT2CBDO) CBDO
$21.94-$38.04 Hourly / $3,802.93-$6,593.60 Monthly / $45,635.20-$79,123.20 Yearly


Performs full range professional accounting duties for assigned accounting function. Work may involve performing a wide variety of accounting tasks in an agency or department with limited fiscal programs or participating in the work of a unit within a large centralized accounting operation.


A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; and
Two or more years of experience as a professional accountant.

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


  • Knowledge of governmental accounting and auditing principles, practices, procedures, methods, and theory.
  • Knowledge of laws, rules and policies governing payroll, leave, fiscal and accounting books, records, and accounts.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of personal computers using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and various accounting software.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to schedule, assign, monitor, and review the work of subordinates.
  • Ability to analyze and audit accounting, fiscal, payroll and leave data and reports.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and apply job related rules, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop computer based spreadsheets, graphs, summaries, and reports.


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.

  • Plans, organizes, directs, controls, and/or supervises assigned accounting and financial functions, programs, and systems.
  • Plans and supervises all accounting functions and activities including disbursements, budget development and analysis, revenue accounting, and preparation of statistical and/or fiscal reports; may manage related functions such as payroll, purchasing and inventory control.
  • Formulates, or participates in the formulation of accounting policies, systems, controls and procedures, and monitors their implementation; evaluates effectiveness of, and recommends changes of existing accounting and budgetary systems and controls.
  • Provides consultation as a technical lead or manages subordinates on specific accounting functions; evaluates the performance of subordinate staff providing guidance, training and assistance as needed to ensure effective and timely completion of assignments.
  • Coordinates activities with other departments to ensure adequate flow of pertinent information.
  • Reviews and approves nonrecurring accounting entries and adjustments.
  • Prepares complex analysis and reports on accounting problems or projects.
  • Provides advice and assistance to departments on a variety of accounting problems.
  • 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.