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Class Code:P1013

ACCOUNTANT III

NATURE OF WORK

This is advanced professional accounting work in the maintenance and review of fiscal records.

Work involves performing the more complex accounting duties in a division such as developing, revising, and installing accounting procedures and forms. The employee supervises a staff of subordinate accountants and nonprofessional employees. The employee exercises considerable independent judgment within established policies and procedures. Work is reviewed through periodic external audits, conferences, and the evaluation of various reports.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This class is distinguished from Accountant II by the complexity of work performed and the greater experience requirements.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of professional and clerical personnel in a major accounting entity; reviews and approves financial statements, and reservation of funds; performs complex accounting duties as required.

Plans and develops procedures for preparing fiscal reports and for maintaining specialized or centralized control accounting records.

Compiles data and prepares annual budget estimates; maintains budgetary controls over expenditures.

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

Confers with external auditors and governmental officials; compiles information to be used in actuarial studies.

Prepares periodic and special reports and calculations.

Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Thorough knowledge of governmental accounting, financing, auditing, and expenditure control systems and procedures.

Considerable knowledge of applicable laws, regulations and procedures governing the receipt and expenditure of public funds.

Considerable knowledge of modern office procedures, practices, and standard techniques.

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 serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County'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, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in accounting; four (4) years experience in governmental accounting work; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association - (Professional Unit)

FLSA Status: Exempt

Code of Ethics

Certification: No

Work Locations: Accounting, Aviation, Community Development, Mass Transit, Revenue Collection, Risk Management, Office of Environmental Services

Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/76 R5/00


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