City of Tampa

Accounting Technician I - Supervisory (#000254) S06

$23.17-$34.70 Hourly / $4,016.13-$6,014.67 Monthly / $48,193.60-$72,176.00 Yearly


This is technical and supervisory accounting and financial records keeping work.

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

Nature Of Work

Employees are responsible for various technical tasks of average difficulty associated with maintaining and processing accounting and financial records.  Work performed requires knowledge of the practices and methods of accounting and familiarity with the operations and procedures of accounting systems.  Reasonable initiative and independent judgment are required in completing such activities as reviewing financial transaction documents for accuracy, completeness, and conformance with established procedural criteria which are more detailed, technical, and complex.  Employees are also expected to trace transactions through procedures and entries which are more diverse and detailed to correct errors and facilitate reconciliations.  Work is performed under general supervision and reviewed through conferences, reports and other documents submitted, results obtained, and audits.

Examples of Duties

Verifies various posting media for accuracy, completeness, and conformance with standard practices; prepares financial summaries and reports; reviews and reconciles ledgers, registers, bank statements and journals, and corrects or reports inaccuracies; prepares, maintains and updates control reports and cost accounting records for such transactions as capital contract payments; prepares and submits journal entries and posts income, payments, charges, and disbursements to ledger accounts using computer; prepares data input and reviews and corrects data output to ensure transactions are recorded properly. Reconciles payroll and related transactions to the general ledger; reviews employment records, updates insurance deduction registers and related records and ensures proper payment of insurance costs to companies; reviews departmental payroll attendance records and balances payrolls. Arranges for disposal/transfer of assets; processes and maintains records of fixed assets purchased with federal funds ensuring that purchases are made and property is utilized in conformance with federal regulations; reconciles inventory price adjustment accounts; some positions coordinate and participate in physical counts of fixed assets and departmental inventories. Participates in department budget preparation and maintenance, providing financial data and coordinating activities with budget and accounting; compiles reports utilizing financial data from such areas as job cost programs and maintenance management systems; records financial transactions of operating agencies; reviews and maintains expenditure records to ensure that budgeted amounts are not exceeded and to initiate required changes; codes, checks, and/or processes purchase requisitions, purchase orders, invoices, and other related forms. Plans, assigns, supervises, and reviews the work of subordinate clerical personnel; provides training, technical advice, and guidance to subordinates; recommends such personnel actions as employment, promotions, transfers, demotions, suspensions, and dismissals; administers required discipline; serves as initial respondent in grievance procedures; completes performance evaluations. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

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

Some knowledge of: practices and methods of accounting; laws, rules, and regulations applicable to financial records keeping for municipal government; effective supervisory techniques.

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; perform physical inventory.

Skill in: use of standard office equipment and computers. 

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school, supplemented by some college level course work in accounting or a closely related field with six (6) months responsible financial records keeping experience and six (6) months supervisory or lead 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.


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: 000254; EST: 8/7/2013; REV: 2/28/2018;