City of Tampa

Accounting Technician II (#000252) 027

$26.36-$37.51 Hourly / $4,569.07-$6,501.73 Monthly / $54,828.80-$78,020.80 Yearly


This is responsible technical accounting and financial records keeping work.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

Employees perform complex, technical tasks of more than average difficulty in maintaining and processing accounting and financial records.  Positions are distinguished from the lower level by degree of responsibility, independence of action, technical level of work performed and responsibility for maintenance and control of a major and complex subledger system.  Under general supervision, employees exercise reasonable initiative and independent judgment in completion of such tasks as review of recorded transactions, establishment and maintenance of records keeping systems, and analysis of financial transactions to determine fund status.  Work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and other documents submitted, results obtained, and audits.

Examples of Duties

Maintains records, completes compliance schedules, and prepares and submits journal entries to satisfy debt service requirements for municipal bond issues; ensures that funds are available and provided for timely payments; monitors debt service accounts for compliance with provisions to the general ledger; serves as liaison with banking institutions to resolve discrepancies in accounts and facilitate payments; reconciles statements for municipal bank accounts, ensures that bank records correspond to city records, adjusts as needed to correct imbalances. Assists in preparing major financial statements and reports; balances and maintains computerized profit and loss statements; completes manual statements. Records data in accounts; verifies various posting media for accuracy, completeness, and conformance with standard practices; prepares financial summaries and reports; compiles financial data for budget preparation; reviews, verifies and reconciles ledgers, registers and journals, and corrects or reports inaccuracies; prepares, maintains, and updates control reports and cost accounting records; prepares and submits journal entries and posts income, payments, charges, and disbursements to ledger accounts; prepares data input and reviews and corrects output to ensure that transactions are recorded properly. Receives money, verifies amounts received, and prepares deposits to ensure proper accountability of transactions; notifies customers about delinquent accounts in order to secure payment. Prepares property control forms for fixed assets; maintains physical inventory; orders, verifies, stores, and distributes supplies and equipment. Answers requests for information from the public, city, or other agencies; explains and interprets information, policies, rules, and procedures. Operates standard office equipment to include copier and credit card machine. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of:  financial records keeping principles, practices, and methods.   

Working knowledge of:  laws, rules, and regulations applicable to financial records keeping for municipalities.    Some knowledge of:  practices and methods of accounting.   

Ability to:  maintain accurate and complete technical operating records; review financial transaction records for accuracy, completeness, and conformance to standard accounting practices; establish and maintain financial records keeping systems; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public; perform mathematical operations with speed and accuracy.   

Skill in:  use of standard office computer and calculator.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school, with college level courses in accounting or a closely related field, and one (1) year responsible financial records keeping experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid drivers license may be required.


Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 000252; EST: 8/6/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;