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ACCOUNTANT I

Concurrent Open & Closed recruitments require 2 separate apps

Recruitment #A0902-00-o22958

Introduction

Hillsborough County Government is looking for new members to join our team who are aligned with our core values of commitment to excellence; stellar customer service; and embracing diversity, transparency, and accountability.  Our employees enjoy careers that are professionally and personally rewarding and that provide fair and reliable compensation.   

 

Hillsborough County Government consists of many independent agencies with over 9,000 combined employees.  We provide a wide range of municipal services to the citizens of Hillsborough County, including law enforcement, detention, fire, street construction and maintenance, courts, library, parks and recreation, planning and zoning, property appraisal, tax collection, water, sewer, and solid waste collection services. In addition, we also employ professionals, paraprofessionals, and clerical staff in a wide range of service support functions, including management, finance, information technology, human resources, facilities, communications, etc. 

 

Learn more about Hillsborough County or read on to learn more about this exciting opportunity to join our team.

 

MAJOR FUNCTION

Performs entry level professional accounting duties involving the maintenance and review of accounting and fiscal records and preparation of financial statements.

MAJOR DUTIES

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 some or all of the activities described below.
  • Keeps, monitors and controls fiscal transactions related to funds management, bank account reconciliations, insurance policies, accounts receivables/payables, payroll, and similar operations to ensure that they reflect the correct financial status of the agency/department, that they follow accepted accounting principles and that they comply with statutory and regulatory provisions.
  • Audits accounts and fiscal documents for mathematical correctness and legal compliance.
  • Verifies revenues, reconciles books with bank balances, prepares bank deposits, and transfers monies between fund accounts to maintain a sound fiscal and fund management operation.
  • Reviews requisitions, obtains bids or prices by contacting suppliers or vendors, prepares purchase requests and recommends disbursement of funds to maintain inventory of supplies.
  • Monitors and controls department budget by documenting operational expenditures.
  • May supervise the work of clerical accounting staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of the specific accounting and reporting requirements and the complete accounting cycle of the organization to which assigned.
  • Working knowledge of budgetary procedures and controls.
  • Working knowledge of computerized accounting systems.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
  • Ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Note: Minimum Qualifications MUST be attained before the recruitment ending date.

Bachelor's degree with a major in Accounting or Finance; and
A passing score on a written test.

OR

Associate's degree with a major in Accounting; and
Two years of experience in bookkeeping or financial record-keeping; and
A passing score on a written test.

OR
Graduation from a high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
Four years of experience in bookkeeping or financial record-keeping; and
A passing score on a written test.

 

APPOINTING AUTHORITY MAY REQUIRE

Possession of a valid Driver License.

Selection Process

  
STEP #1
Submit Application online.
  
STEP #2
Civil Service Board Review for Minimum Qualifications and Supporting Documentation Requirements.
  
STEP #3
Pre-Screen Status Notification via Email: Pending, Qualified, OR Not-Qualified.
  
STEP #4
If Required: Invited to our office for TESTING
  
STEP #5
Placed on Eligibility list ONLY if ALL Minimum Qualifications are met AND all required documentation has been submitted and processed.
  
STEP #6
During the recruitment period the Civil Service Board will ONLY send Eligible candidate names to the associated Hiring Agency/Department as they are evaluated.
  
STEP #7
Hiring Agency/Department will review Published/ Active Eligibility list.
  
STEP #8
Hiring Agency/Department personnel representative may invite candidates to interview from the associated Eligibility List for the position. Hillsborough County Departments
  
Notice:
Qualified Candidates will remain on the Eligibility List for:
(CLOSED Promotional) 60 Days OR
(OPEN Recruitment) 90 Days.

Conclusion

OPEN AND CLOSED RECRUITMENTS:  We are running concurrent Closed (Internal) and Open recruitments. Internal candidates on a closed eligibility list must be considered first, prior to a selection being made from the open eligibility list. To be considered for the same classification under Open recruitment, internal candidates must also apply under the open recruitment process.

 

VETERANS' PREFERENCE:  Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.

 

DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE:  The employers of Hillsborough County have implemented a drug-free workplace and all offers of employment are conditioned on job applicants successfully passing a drug test.

 

NOTE: Depending on the agency of employment, individuals hired may be required to review Hillsborough County driving eligibility criteria and acknowledge their understanding of its provisions.

 

NOTE: Employees are required to participate in the response/recovery activities related to emergencies/disasters affecting the County.  They are required to work in their normal job duties or other activities within their skills and capabilities. Proper compensation will be made in accordance with existing rules and procedures.

 

EXAMINATION: Examination may be administered at the time of application, depending on qualifications. Test information is available at the Reception Branch, Hillsborough County Civil Service Office. This information must be obtained in person and it is the applicant's responsibility to obtain it, if desired.

 

 

 


 

 
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