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Class Code:Q0801

PORT EVERGLADES ACCOUNTANT

NATURE OF WORK

 

This is advanced professional accounting work in the classification, analysis and reporting of financial data at Port Everglades.    This position is responsible for performing collection procedures, coordinating invoice processing and assignment schedules, and supervising a staff of subordinates.

 

Work involves performing the more complex accounting duties in a division such as developing, revising, and installing accounting procedures and forms. Work is performed within the framework of established policies and procedures, under the direction of a professional superior who provides advice and occasionally checks work in progress or upon completion. Employees of this class analyze financial transactions and prepare financial reports to control and account for Port Everglades funds and to analyze financial data. Work involves the application of governmental accounting principles and techniques to the treatment of transactions and other accounting operations.   Performance also is evaluated through internal control systems. The employee exercises considerable independent judgment within established policies and procedures. Work is reviewed through periodic external audits and the evaluation of various reports.

 

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

 

Performs collection procedures, coordinates invoice processing and assignment schedules.

Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of subordinate personnel in a major accounting entity.

Prepares financial reports through the utilization of automated revenue and accounting systems and spreadsheets.

Maintains and supervises the maintenance of accounting records including monitoring revenue generating contracts for compliance with applicable laws, and established regulations and policies.

Supervises the gathering, classifying, and summarizing of data and the compilation of financial reports; studies and recommends revisions in existing departmental accounting and budgetary procedures and forms.

Supervises the posting of accounting data to general ledger accounts from accounting records and documents; directs billing controllers to originate invoices in accordance with a published tariff.

Analyzes accounting records and reports and prepares special management reports as requested.

Confers with external auditors.

Performs related work as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

 

Knowledge of collection procedures, governmental accounting principles and practices and revenue control systems and procedures.

Knowledge of a variety of standard accounting and office procedures and equipment, including the application of electronic data processing to the maintenance and analysis of fiscal data.

Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and procedures governing the receipt of public funds.

Knowledge of modern office procedures, practices, and standard techniques.

Ability to apply accounting principles and practices to the maintenance and analysis of fiscal and accounting records.

Ability to plan, organize, and direct effectively a program of accounting and fiscal services and controls.

Ability to evaluate and to develop and initiate revisions in established accounting systems, procedures, records and controls.

Ability to prepare complex and comprehensive financial reports.

Ability to express ideas effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, age,   gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or political affiliation.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

 

Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with major course work in accounting, business or related field and two (2) years of progressively responsible professional accounting, supervisory and collection experience preferably including one (1) year experience with governmental accounting and/or public accounting; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

 

SPECIAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT

 

Knowledge of collection procedures

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit:                                Port Supervisory

FLSA Status:                                     Non-exempt

Code of Ethics Certification:           No

Work Locations:                                Port Everglades

Class Spec.Estab/ Revised:           E11/94    R07/07  


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