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Senior Accountant
Title:Senior Accountant
Full-time or Part-time:Full-time
Salary Range:$52,270.40 gross annual
Education and-or Experience:Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a closely related field
Education and-or Experience II:AND four (4) years of professional accounting experience
Branch or Department:Finance
Location:101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando FL 32801
Closing Date:Until position is filled
Under general supervision, performs routine to complex accounting work related to the preparation and maintenance of financial records, the audit of financial transactions and the production of reports and statements.

This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  • Reviews accounting and financial documents to ensure accuracy of information and calculations and makes correcting entries; examines supporting documentation to establish proper authorization and conformance with contracts and other agreements, policies and appropriate regulations.
  • Prepares and maintains control of subsidiary accounting records; prepares trial balances and financial reports.
  • Compiles and prepares periodic reconciliations of general ledger accounts and bank statements; makes correcting entries as required; compiles and prepares financial reports, supporting schedules and documentation.
  • Maintains records for capital assets, perform physical observations, prepare annual reports, including depreciation, for annual audit.
  • Prepares monthly financial statements for the Board of Trustees and submits to supervisor for review and approval; publishes account transaction reports for a variety of accounts; records revenue and expenditures account balance spreadsheets and creates financial statements; prepares a variety of reports, reconciliations or analyses as required.
  • Manages payroll process; audits payroll accuracy and verifies system calculations; prepares necessary journal entries to account for payroll activity.  Drafts and maintains various payroll tax reports, including 941 and unemployment forms.
  • Maintains cash analysis documentation; ensures that all cash transactions are accounted for to include receipts, vouchers, payroll, transfers, investments, etc.; balances general ledger and researches/resolves discrepancies; monitors balance and alerts supervisor when level is inappropriate.
  • Assists with the preparation of the annual budget and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
  • Collects cash from main Library registers and Value Card machines; counts and balances weekly receipts and prepares journal entries to account for all activity; prepares bank deposits; records and tracks petty cash transactions.
  • Prepares journal entries for approval to record standard accounting transactions; enters journal entries into system; corrects discrepancies and posts transactions.
  • Serves as the point person for the integrated cash register system, provides access to staff.
  • Creates and modifies reports using the financial system’s report writing tool.
  • Conducts a variety of technical, operational and analytical studies; conducts independent research; evaluates alternatives and makes recommendations; prepares technical, statistical and narrative reports.
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.
  • May direct the work of others on a project or day-to-day basis.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with public and staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience: 

Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a closely related field; AND four (4) years of professional accounting experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

Required Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations: 
  • None
Required Knowledge and Skills: 

Required Knowledge:

  • Principles and practices of governmental accounting.
  • Principles and practices of budget development and administration.
  • Principles and practices of auditing financial documents and records.
  • Applicable laws, codes and regulations.
  • Basic supervisory principles and practices. 
  • Computer applications related to the work.
  • Financial record keeping and bookkeeping practices and techniques.
  • Standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment.
  • Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Principles of general and fund accounting.

Required Skills:

  • Compiling and reviewing budget figures for completeness, accuracy and compliance with policies and procedures and compiling budget documents for distribution.
  • Interpreting, applying and explaining applicable laws, codes and regulations.
  • Preparing time and accurate accounting and operational analyses.
  • Maintaining accurate financial records and preparing accurate and timely reports.
  • Planning, directing and reviewing the work of others on a project or day-to-day basis; instructing others in work procedures.
  • Interpreting, explaining and applying requirements, rules and regulations related to governmental accounting, expenditure and revenue projection, cost controls and contract administration.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
  • Interpreting, explaining and applying principles and practices of public agency budgeting, cost and revenue projection, revenue control and contract administration.
  • Working without close supervision in standard work situations.
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Under General Supervision - Incumbents at this level are given assignments and objectives that are governed by specifically outlined work methods and a sequence of steps, which are explained in general terms. The responsibility for achieving the work objectives, however, rests with a superior. Immediate supervision is not consistent, but checks are integrated into work processes and/or reviews are frequent enough to ensure compliance with instructions.


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility to work in a library setting, use standard office equipment and stamina to sit for extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 10 pounds; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.

Work is performed in a library setting.

I understand it is my responsibility to uphold the Library System's mission and values in the pursuit of all duties including:

  • Adding to quality of life by creating a learning environment and experiences that foster personal growth and development.
  • Promoting LEARNING to improve the lives of those in the Community.
  • Empowering and fostering CREATIVITY and COLLABORATION.
  • Delivering outstanding SERVICE to external and internal customers.
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