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Hillsborough County Government

Accounting Manager (#ACTMGRCBDU) CBDU
$32.90-$57.03 Hourly / $5,702.67-$9,885.20 Monthly / $68,432.00-$118,622.40 Yearly


The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County has been proudly serving children and families since 1988. The strategic focus of the Children’s Board is to provide funding to local organizations that share a common goal of providing support services to children so they can lead a healthy, safe, and productive life, allowing the whole community to thrive.

Our funded partners have clearly defined goals and outcomes that are regularly monitored for quality and performance. It is the Children’s Board vision that Hillsborough County will be recognized as one of the top five places in the nation to raise children. The Children’s Board believes our people are our greatest asset. We offer an environment that challenges everyone to grow, contribute, excel and share successes.

The position holder will perform managerial, administrative and supervisory duties in planning, organizing and directing, or assisting in the direction, of accounting activities within a major department, division or a large accounting functional unit.


A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; and
Four or more years of experience as a Professional Accountant in a supervisory capacity.


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 governmental accounting and auditing principles, practices, procedures, methods, and theory
  • Working knowledge of the specific accounting and reporting requirements and the complete accounting cycle of the organization to which assigned
  • Knowledge of management methods, techniques, and practices
  • Working knowledge of budgetary procedures and controls
  • Working knowledge of computerized accounting systems
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with others within and outside own organization
  • 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 interpret accounting and auditing principles and procedures
  • Ability to develop advanced 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.

  • Manages assigned accounting and financial functions, programs, and systems.
  • Establishes operational priorities, coordinate these operations with other functions within the agency, and to ensure that program objectives and standards are established and attained and are consistent with overall organizational goals.
  • Leads specialized accounting projects and studies.
  • Schedules, assigns, monitors, reviews, and evaluates the work of assigned subordinates.
  • Develops and recommends new and revised statutes, rules, policies, and procedures to respond to changes in operational program needs, objectives, priorities and to improve effectiveness of the functions and programs managed.
  • Determines and requests staff, material, and equipment needs for the operations and programs managed to contribute to the formulation and justification of budgetary requests for the agency as a whole.
  • Analyzes and audits accounting and fiscal data, records and reports.
  • Directs and coordinates the preparation of varied accounting and financial statements, summaries, and reports.
  • Directs the maintenance of subsidiary and general ledgers of assigned programs.
  • Directs the development, modification, and installation of accounting and internal auditing systems.
  • Directs pre-auditing functions and other related accounting and clerical-accounting activities.
  • 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.