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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:W0109

ACCOUNTS SPECIALIST

NATURE OF WORK

This is complex independent work and may include some supervision of accounting clerical staff.

Work involves responsibility for reading, analyzing, and auditing contracts. Responsible for assuring that contract terms comply with established standards set by State law, County Ordinance and various policies. Also responsible for assuring documentation includes proper authorization for payments, reconcile and maintain records of contracts and prepare accounting reports. Considerable independent judgment and initiative are required along with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of management to resolve issues. Work is reviewed for accuracy and conformance to policy.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Creates spreadsheets, calculates and reviews retainage release requests for compliance to contracts.

Audits all calculations and amounts requested for compliance to the phases, tasks, or exhibits; audits all invoices, reimbursable items and payments for mathematical accuracy and compliance with terms and conditions of contract.

Reconciles retainage balances at year-end and prepares status reports on each contract for accountability and carry forward of contracts to new year.

Communicates with divisions regarding payment requests which cannot be honored due to non-compliance with the contract language.

Maintains accurate records of every transaction for every vendor for every contract.

Performs related work as required which may include supervision.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Considerable knowledge of contracts, governmental bookkeeping practices and procedures.

Considerable knowledge of office accounting methods and procedures.

Ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations pertaining to the financial records maintained.

Ability to present information clearly and concisely in oral and written form.

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, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.



REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Six (6) years of experience in accounting, and in analyzing accounts and contracts.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: White Collar

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Code of Ethics Certification: No

Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/00 R6/14


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