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Hillsborough County Government

Accountant II (#ACCT2CSBO) CSBO
$20.58-$33.64 Hourly / $3,567.20-$5,830.93 Monthly / $42,806.40-$69,971.20 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.


A passing score on an Accounting test.
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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.


  • 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 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.

  • Creates, establishes, maintains and audits financial records, accounts, ledgers, and journals.
  • Develops new and modifies existing accounting procedures.
  • Analyzes accounting and fiscal data, records and reports for a large department/agency or as a lead worker for a functional business unit.
  • Prepares complex journal entries and posts transactions to proper accounts to include moving funds across functional business units within assigned department/agency.
  • Prepares summaries, trial balances, and related reports and statements to include department/agency wide scope of reporting.
  • Conducts field audits and prepares comprehensive reports department/agency wide in scope.
  • Reconciles and balances financial statements and accounting records and ledgers.
  • May direct, supervise, and review the work of subordinate 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.