Senior Accountant

Recruitment #1911-SRACCTC111-002


The Clerk of the Circuit Court is looking for new members to join our team as part of one of the finest organizations in Hillsborough County. Employees of the Clerk of the Circuit Court provide quality service to our public.

As a member of our working team, you will occupy a position offering a unique challenge. You are, in effect, working both for your neighbors and yourself while constantly improving your community. You are a public employee performing essential services for the people of Hillsborough County. Our county’s citizens are affected by your on-the-job performance and their opinions of our organization are directly influenced by your conduct. Wherever you work in the Clerk’s organization, please keep in mind the trust that the people of Hillsborough County have placed in your hands. By meeting all of your responsibilities in the most efficient and courteous manner possible, you will find your efforts rewarding.

Job opportunities are offered first to current Clerk of the Circuit Court Employees. If a Clerk employee is not selected, consideration will be then given to applicants outside of the office.

This office reserves the right to consider how your application is prepared. It will be considered only if it is written with clarity and contains the required transcripts, certificates and licenses or other specified documents.


The Ideal Candidate should possess the following:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
• Four (4) or more years of professional accounting experience (governmental accounting is a plus)
• Two (2) years’ experience preparing financial statements.
• Three (3) years of supervisory experience.
• Experience with Oracle and OnBase.
• Experience with interpreting legal and regulatory documents.
• Flexibility and the ability to multi-task at all times.
• A calm and patient demeanor.


Responsible for performing complex or specialized accounting work at the supervisory or technical lead level. Work may involve accounting and fiscal management for a mid-sized department/agency or leadership for a specialized accounting function.


A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance; and six (6) years of experience as a professional accountant as well as three (3) years of supervisory experience.


An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


Completion of an accounting assessment test is required for consideration for this opportunity


• Knowledge of governmental accounting and auditing principles, practices, procedures, methods, and theory.
• Knowledge of computerized accounting systems to include automated accounting systems and their applications.
• Knowledge of the specific accounting and reporting requirements and the complete accounting cycle of the organization to which assigned.
• Knowledge of budgetary procedures and controls.
• Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices and procedures.
• Knowledge of laws, rules and policies governing payroll, leave, fiscal and accounting books, records, and accounts.
• Knowledge of personal computers using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and various accounting software.
• Ability to schedule, assign, monitor, review and evaluate the work of assigned subordinates.
• Ability to analyze and audit accounting, fiscal, payroll and leave data, reports and statements.
• Ability to prepare accounting and audit records, statements, and reports.
• Ability to read, comprehend, interpret and apply job related laws, rules, policies and procedures.
• Ability to develop computer-based spreadsheets, graphs, summaries, and reports.
• Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data and to develop logical conclusions.
• Ability to schedule, assign, monitor, and review the work of subordinates.
• Ability to analyze and audit accounting, fiscal, payroll and leave data and reports.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

• Coordinates activities with other departments to ensure adequate flow of pertinent information.
• Formulates, or participates in the formulation of accounting policies, systems, controls and procedures, and monitors their implementation; evaluates effectiveness of, and recommends changes of existing accounting and budgetary systems and controls.
• Coordinates financial audits with internal and external auditors, and prepares the annual financial statements.
• Monitors month-end and fiscal year-end closing processes.
• Coordinates the preparation and submission of grant-related activities.
• Plans and supervises all accounting functions and activities including receivables, budget analysis, revenue and expenditure accounting, and preparation of statistical and/or fiscal reports; may manage related functions such as payroll, bank and deposit reconciliations, and financial controls.
• Plans, organizes, directs, controls, and/or supervises assigned accounting and financial functions, programs, and systems.
• Prepares complex analysis and reports on accounting problems or projects.
• Provides advice and assistance to departments on a variety of accounting problems.
• Provides consultation as a technical lead or manages subordinates on specific accounting functions; evaluates the performance of subordinate staff providing guidance, training and assistance as needed to ensure effective and timely completion of assignments.
• Receives and logs public records requests as related to the area.
• Researches and resolves any accounting discrepancies.
• Reviews and approves nonrecurring accounting entries and adjustments.

Performs other duties as needed, including those performed by subordinate fiscal, financial, and/or clerical staff.



The work is sedentary and requires exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects; may also require balancing, feeling, manual dexterity, grasping, handling, hearing, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, talking, and visual acuity


Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity and responsiveness to changes that include goals, priorities, and needs of the organization and position



VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Preference will ONLY be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation to support entitlement to preference MUST be provided at the time of application.

RESPONSE/RECOVERY ACTIVITIES: Employees may be required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to a major emergency or natural disasters affecting County operations. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees may be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities.


The Clerk of the Circuit Court provides equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors.

Clerk of the Circuit Court welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.