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Hillsborough County Government

Accounting Clerk (#ACTCLKGENK) GENK
$15.15-$24.06 Hourly / $2,626.00-$4,170.40 Monthly / $31,512.00-$50,044.80 Yearly


Performs intermediate level accounting work reviewing and processing revenues and expenditures; customer/cost center/expense account reconciliations, and standard/intermediate level transactional reporting; and other fiscal related analyses. Work is performed under general supervision where assignments are varied and may be subject to instructions and established work routines for a significant percentage of the work performed. Employees are permitted some latitude to set own priorities and to exercise independent judgment in the performance of duties, subject to supervisor's review and 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.


  • 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 areas.
  • Knowledge of computer operations using accounting and spreadsheet applications.
  • 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 and imaging software, spreadsheets, and related 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.

  • Reconciles expense and revenue accounts, sub ledgers to general ledger; and identifies and initiates corrective actions.
  • Acts as the fiscal liaison for departmental staff; researches funding restrictions, searches and analyzes expenditures.
  • Reconciles purchase orders to invoices and receipts.
  • Prepares standard miscellaneous batches, journal entries, event billings, and deposit journals.
  • Receives funds, prepares deposits, and reconciles bank statements.
  • Provides local, state, federal, and annual financial audit assistance.
  • Assists with the preparation of the department's operating and capital budgets.
  • Initiates and/or approves fiscal transactions in the automated accounting system.
  • Manages departmental invoice payments which includes monitoring and taking corrective action for financial transactions to include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, customer accounts, projects/grants, etc.
  • Validates labor allocations and prepares/updates forms.
  • Reconciles customer accounts and submits billing information and processes customer refunds; prepares aged receivables schedules.
  • Reviews and analyzes monthly fiscal transactions; identifies issues;┬árecommends and prepares corrective action.
  • Prepares various fiscal reports i.e. payroll, expenditure detail, customer account analysis, and aging reports.
  • Performs other duties as needed, including those performed by subordinate fiscal, financial, and clerical staff.