Senior Accountant

City of West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach, Florida

Date Posted May 13, 2022
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified


Under general supervision, reviews and analyzes financial transactions; prepares a variety of financial statements, reports and financial functions related to the City budget and annual audits; and performs related duties as assigned. This position will include the following tasks; grant accounting analysis, update grant tracking report, supervise FEMA public assistance projects, and other related duties as assigned.


Depending on qualifications the starting salary for this position will be in the range of (Pay Grade 65):
Minimum Range Midpoint Range
$64,613 $80,773
Excellent Benefits!


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college of university with a major in Accounting, Finance Business Administration or a related field is required for this position. Education will be verified using the "Education Requirements" listed below. Four (4) years of progressively responsible accounting and financial reporting experience is required, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

A current and valid Florida driver's license is required. For application purposes, a valid driver's license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver's license within 30 days from date of employment.

Education Requirements
: To be considered valid (or verified) for position qualification purposes, and consistent with City Hiring Policy 4-5, a High School, GED or equivalent diploma, and all higher education degrees or certifications must have been issued by:
  • a public education institution in the State of Florida or any State or Territory of the United States; or
  • an institution accredited by an accrediting organization that is recognized by the Florida Department of Education or the U.S. Department of Education; or
  • an institution that is accredited by an organization that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • an institution whose degree or certification is accepted by institutions identified in either a), b), or c), above, for the purpose of admission to institutions identified in either a), b), or c) above.
International degrees will be evaluated to determine if they satisfy qualification requirements.

Additional Details

The selection process for this position may consist of any, all or a combination of the following tests: evaluation of training and experience, written examination, structured oral interview or other assessment method.

State of Emergency:
When normal operations of City departments are suspended or interrupted due to a declaration by the Mayor that a state of emergency exists, all employees will be deemed critical by the City. For the preparation and/or continuation of emergency operations or for special work detail, employees deemed necessary shall be required to work. Employees deemed critical by the City but not needed for the initial preparation and/or continuation of emergency operations or for special work detail may be directed not to report to work, and given paid administrative leave or they may be reassigned to another location that best meet the needs of the City.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position you may apply online by selecting the Apply Now button at the end of the job posting. Applications must be received in Human Resources by the closing date.

The City of West Palm Beach is an equal employment opportunity employer. The City values the service of veterans to our country, supports recruitment of veterans and veterans' preference will be given in accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes for those who met the minimum requirements of the position. Background investigation, physical, and drug and alcohol screening is required as condition of employment.