Human Resources

ACCOUNTANT – BOCC

MAJOR FUNCTION

This is a highly responsible and technical position operating within the Board Finance function of the Clerk of the Court.  Position performs duties congruent with Clerk’s role as Accountant, Auditor, and Custodian of County funds.  Work is directed and supervised by the Finance Director, with some level of autonomy, professional judgment, and independent decision making required. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Performs both routine and unique accounting, auditing, and financial functions
  • Provide accounting services to all county departments
  • Respond to internal and external requests for financial information
  • Provides input to Finance Director on technical accounting issues, financial control matters and policy compliance.
  • Assist in the development and oversight of all internal accounting procedures, controls, and policy, and in ensuring compliance with budgetary laws & policy, generally accepted accounting principles, and applicable regulatory standards.
  • Instructs Finance and County staff on their duties with regard to proper application of procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Assist the Finance Director in financial reporting to the Board and all federal and state agencies.
  • Assist in facilitating the annual financial audit performed by the county’s independent auditors.
  • Assist and administer the pre-audit and disbursement of all county funds to ensure all expenditures are legal, budgeted, and in compliance with county purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Assist the pre-audit, disbursement and reporting of payroll for all Board of County Commissioner’s employees.
  • Pre-audit and properly record all revenues of the county, including taxes, grant funds, charges for services and other sources.
  • Administer and troubleshoot issues with the computer based accounting system.
  • Assists in putting together procedural manuals for various operations in Finance
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Finance Director or Clerk of the Court (These job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed).
  • Attends work on a continual and regular basis for assigned work hours

NON ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assist in other departments as needed

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Majority of job functions are performed in a private office within the Clerk’s office.   

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration. Minimum 1 year experience in governmental accounting/auditing experience highly preferred. Specific experience demonstrably developing necessary job skills may be given additional weighting with regard to other requirements.

JOB SKILLS

  • Knowledge of general and governmental accounting practices and principles
  • Mathematical and problem-solving abilities
  • Written and oral English communications
  • Strong computer skills with an understanding of accounting software, Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to communicate with diverse employees, respectfully.
  • Positive work attitude and work ethic
  • Familiarity with FL Uniform Chart of Accounts preferred
  • Familiarity with GASB 34 preferred

All personnel are subject to reassignment at the Clerk’s discretion.
Pay based on experience.       
Range:  $32,000 – $56,500

Email applications to Human Resources Director, Sandy Markham at humanresources@columbiaclerk.com