ACCOUNTANT

City of Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Date Posted September 13, 2021
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified

Description:

Job details

Salary
$49,214 - $76,315 a year
Job Type
Full-time

Full Job Description

The City of Fort Lauderdale employees possess a passion for public service demonstrated by a high degree of enthusiasm, self-reliance, and job proficiency. They effectively convey the vision and mission of the organization and provide excellent service and satisfaction to our internal and external customers.

Performs professional accounting tasks; maintains and reconciles journals, ledgers, and financial reports; interprets financial records; prepares financial statements and reports; and participates in the design and revision of accounting systems. Exercises initiative and independent judgment in creating, organizing, maintaining and systematically reviewing financial records. Position may require supervision of clerical and/or administrative staff.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.


  • Maintains accounting record systems for the receipt and disbursement of federal, state, and other municipal funds
  • Compiles and prepares financial data for analysis or use in the preparation of required reports, statements, or budgets
  • Participates in fiscal year end closing, including recording accruals and adjusting and closing entries, preparation of audit work papers and preparation of the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
  • Reconciles various accounts and subsidiary systems to the general ledger maintaining and balancing journals
  • Participates in the testing and implementation of new or upgraded computerized financial systems
  • Verifies trial balances, detail appropriations and expenditures; reviews reports, vouchers, requisitions, invoices and other financial data for accuracy, completeness and conformance with procedures, guidelines and generally accepted accounting principles; interprets financial records and prepares reports concerning the financial condition and conduct of the applicable entity.
  • Responds to public records requests
  • Supervises and trains administrative and clerical personnel on an assigned basis.
  • Performs related work as required

JOB REQUIREMENTS & WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance or a closely related field
  • One (1) to three (3) years of accounting experience preferably in a governmental setting including, preparing and analyzing financial transactions and statements; evaluating efficiency, internal controls and conformance with accounting principles. Additional qualifying experience or completion of coursework at an accredited college or university in a job-related field, may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience or education.
  • Professional work experience in accounting for a state, county or local government agency or private organization directly involved in such areas as preparing and analyzing financial transactions and statements; evaluating efficiency, internal controls and conformance with accounting principles; and reconciling accounts to the general ledger may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.

HOW TO APPLY/ VETERAN INFORMATION

Depending on the number of applications and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form (J-204)).
The City of Fort Lauderdale is AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO) AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. All applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including identity or expression), marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or any other protected classification as defined by applicable law (except as limited by Personnel Rules, Collective Bargaining Agreements, or bona fide occupational qualifications).

In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to providing a safe, quality-oriented and productive work environment consistent with the standards of the community in which it serves. Alcohol and drug abuse pose a threat to the health and safety of City’s employees and to the security of the City’s equipment and facilities. For these reasons, the City is committed to the elimination of drug and alcohol use and abuse in the workplace.

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from employment discrimination. Under the ADA, a person has a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.The physical demands described within the job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In compliance with the ADA, the City of Fort Lauderdale will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


The City of Fort Lauderdale offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular full-time employees including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability insurance.