Accountant I

City of St. Petersburg, Saint Petersburg, Florida

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Date Posted February 18, 2021
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
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Job details

$42,944 - $71,233 a year

Full Job Description

This is professional accounting work in the City’s Finance Department, involving primarily routine operational and transactional account functions; the preparation, analysis, maintenance, reconciliation and verification of financial, payroll, accounts payable and treasury records; posting and balancing accounts; reviewing invoices for accuracy; reconciling accounts; preparing payrolls, trial balances and special reports; maintaining revenue account controls for assigned municipal activities; pre-auditing petty cash accounts; assisting higher level accountants with the more complex accounting functions and problems; and assisting in the preparation of year-end closing adjustments. Work also requires independent judgment on technical accounting problems; strong organizational and problem-solving skills; and keen attention to policies, procedures and details. Of importance will be the technical ability to analyze and reconcile financial data and review compliance with applicable regulations.

$42,944 - $71,233

Close Date:
03-03-2021 (11:59 PM EST)
To Qualify
Minimum Qualifications. Applicants must:
  • Have a valid Bachelor’s degree.
  • Have completed major coursework in accounting.
  • Possess excellent computer skills including at least an intermediate skill level in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Be able to communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Be able to accurately perform detail work involving written or numeric data and to make mathematica lcalculations rapidly and accurately.

    Desirable Qualifications. Preferred applicants:
  • Have computer skills in an Oracle environment.
  • Have some knowledge of accounting principles and procedures as applied to municipal accounting and relating to the methods and procedures used in the preparation of journal and ledger entries and final balances.
  • Have some knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, procedures and processes governing the receipt and expenditure of municipal monies.
  • Have skill in analyzing financial data for trends or variances and to document information for the preparation of regular and special financial and budget reports.
  • Are able to competently apply professional accounting principles, knowledge and skills to the maintenance of fiscal and accounting records.
  • Have some experience in public accounting.
Selection Process


For purposes of employment, re-employment, promotion, transfer or demotion, the most qualified applicants will be selected to continue in the hiring process. At this point, any prior criminal records will be verified. A prior criminal record will not necessarily disqualify a selected applicant from employment.

The City of St. Petersburg is committed to a Drug Free Workplace and compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing rules. Applicants may be required to successfully complete pre-employment drug testing and/or medical exams.
How To Apply
Apply online at - Select Apply for Jobs/Register/View Job Postings. City employees must use the Current City Employee link or use a City computer to access iRecruitment Employee Candidate. The City of St. Petersburg is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity employment, and encourages individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply for posted positions. In accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes, qualified servicemembers/veterans and the spouses/family members of certain servicemembers/veterans receive preference/priority in employment. Eligible applicants are responsible to apply for Veterans’ Preference at the time of submission of any job application. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to apply, to interview for positions and to perform the essential job functions.
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