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Hillsborough County Government

Accountant (#ACCTNTCPR6) CPR6
$28.07-$44.90 Hourly / $4,865.47-$7,782.67 Monthly / $58,385.60-$93,392.00 Yearly


This position is responsible for performing complex and specialized accounting work at the supervisory and/or 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.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; AND
  • Four 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 listed above.


  • 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


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.


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


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 as a department’s lead fiscal position, or as the lead for a program/functional area within a large department, to include annual risk assessment and review and approval of fiscal transactions in the accounting system.
  • Supervises assigned fiscal and/or clerical employees and prepares employee performance reviews.
  • Follows countywide fiscal related policies and procedures.
  • Develops and implements internal departmental accounting procedures, evaluates effectiveness, and makes changes as necessary to ensure proper risk management strategies.
  • Manages accounting and budget functions within a department or a program/functional area within a large department.
  • Prepares complex journal entries; reconciliations of general ledger transactions to the applicable sub-ledger; processes and reconciles accounts receivable and payables; reconciles and submits billing information, and resolves complex expenditure issues.
  • 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.
  • Reviews and approves routine accounting entries.
  • 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; cost recovery reports, rate studies, and statistical information.
  • Leads and/or assists with the development and management of the department's operating and capital projects budgets, to include preparation, projections, analysis, and training of subordinates.
  • Identifies fiscal needs for budget amendments and prepares draft budget resolutions and amendments for approval by the Board of County Commissioners.
  • 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.
  • Attends department staff meetings or program oversight boards as required in order to provide fiscal guidance, reporting and/or analysis.
  • Prepare monthly capital improvement project reports analyzing multi-funding sources and bond/grant requirements, and performs special assessment reconciliations.
  • Manages automated inventory systems and supervises fixed asset recording, transfer, and disposal.
  • Provides assistance and/or leads cycle counts, periodic inventory counts and annual fixed asset inventory count.
  • Participates and assists in local, state, federal, and annual financial audits.
  • Performs other duties as needed, including those performed by subordinate fiscal, financial, and clerical staff.


  • 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.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices and procedures.
  • Ability to schedule, assign, monitor, review and evaluate the work of assigned subordinates.
  • 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 read, comprehend, interpret and apply job related laws, rules, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop computer based spreadsheets, graphs, summaries, and reports.


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.

CLASS: ACCTNTCPR6; EST: 1/7/2018; REV: 5/7/2019;