Responsible for applying knowledge of accounting principles and practices along with initiative and independent judgement to a full range of technical activities. Monitor and review financial transactions, prepare complex bank and other reconciliations, prepare accounting reports, and assist in the preparation of Hernando County annual financial report. Coordinate and manage routine debt issuances such as line of credit, manage draws from lines of credit and assist in issuance of other debt. Supervision of General Accountant position.
Reconcile Hernando County Board of County Commissioners bank statements, prepare corrections, analyze and report opportunities for improvement of reconciliation process and the entries that impact it; coordinate and manage routine debt issuance such as line of credit and draws on lines of credit; manage software related to creation of comprehensive annual financial report, and software related lease data for GASB 87 Leases disclosures; compile data, complete schedules for the annual audit, and assist in the preparation of the comprehensive annual financial report, as well as other related annual reports; compile quarterly financial reports and reports requested by other agencies. Assist in the preparation of Hernando County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; research and resolve accounting issues and provide technical accounting support to other departments and agencies; work collaboratively with and aid both internal and external auditors by responding to inquiries, providing financial data, explaining accounting entries, etc.; develop knowledge of regulatory and legislative developments affecting accounting and financial reporting functions as it applies to the position; periodically perform and act as back-up for accounting duties associated with credit card receipt bank reconciliations and related fees, capital asset reconciliations, and similar activities; reconcile periodic reports, accounting transactions and general ledger balances; perform research to obtain meaningful information for decision-making and application of accounting principles; provide assistance to Department Director and Assistant Director for projects as needed.
Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Four years of recent and relevant professional accounting experience in the preparation of financial statements and/or financial audit schedules, including complex bank or account reconciliations. Experience with governmental accounting preferred.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) required.
Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) accounting practices and methods of accounting; ability to analyze and interpret fiscal records and prepare accurate and complete financial statements, summaries and reports; ability to interpret, comprehend, and implement policies and procedures; intermediate knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook and other basic Windows applications; ability to plan, organize and supervise the work of others; ability to communicate orally and in writing; skill in interacting with the public, co-workers, intra-county office personnel and outside professionals in a professional manner; ability to perform duties with minimum supervision.
Additional Salary Information: Experience considered when determining annual salary. Also offer generous benefits package, including health, life, disability insurance; retirement plan, generous PTO accrual.
Internal Number: 2020-11
About Hernando County Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller
Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller for Hernando County, Florida.