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Financial Accountant

Company: Charlotte County, Clerk of the Circuit Court and C
Location: Port Charlotte
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Job Description:


Performs supervisory, technical, and analytical work in the preparation and maintenance of accounting records for the Court Operations of Charlotte County and the non-court related operations of the Clerk of Courts. This position helps maintain the court related performance system (currently Benchmark) and is responsible for monthly, quarterly and annual reporting to the Clerk of Courts Operations Corporation (CCOC) and the State. The incumbent is relied upon in forecasting expenditures, budgeting, year-end reporting, and preparing all supporting documentation for the annual audits as it relates to the Clerk's operations.


Supervision of the accounts payable function for all Clerk of Court invoicing to include; travel expense reports, auditing and processing. Responsibilities also include year-end accrual of accounts payable.
Supervision and performance of banking transactions as relates to the Clerk of Courts bank accounts, including monthly bank reconciliations, daily deposit verifications, etc.
Supervision of court related daily transactions including heavy involvement in the system used to track court cases, apply fines and costs to cases and creation of monthly reports from the database. This involves review of State Statutes for changes in fines, fees and costs that may be appropriate and review of system generated reports for accuracy and compliance with reporting requirements.
Preparation of supporting documentation for annual financial audit, IV-D grant audit and indirect cost study audit.
Monthly updating of fund analysis related to Clerk operations for use in forecasting and keeping the Clerk informed of financial situation throughout the year. Monthly updating of various revenue tracking schedules to assist in the forecasting process.
Monthly processing of various journal entries and annual closing entries.
Assists with preparation of financial statements and report Prepares various reports, schedules and analysis as requested.
Serves as a resource to other Finance staff and troubleshoot problems to assure accurate maintenance of financial data.
Assists with development of specifications for new systems; coordinating staff training, identifying legacy systems suitable for conversion to county-wide systems; reviewing system documentation for compliance with department accounting policies and procedu
Responsible for accuracy and completeness of financial analysis work perform
Must maintain confidentiality.
Other duties as requirements.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES - Directly supervises two employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS - 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE - Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field from four-year college or university; and four years related experience and/or training. Experience in Cost Accounting and/or Government Accounting is preferred. Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles as it applies to governmental entities is preferred. Previous supervisory experience is a plus.

LANGUAGE SKILLS - Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

REASONING ABILITY - Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES - Excellent knowledge and usage of grammar, punctuation and sentence structure. Proficiency with Excel and other Windows-based software required. Must possess superior communication, leadership and organizational skills. Must demonstrate initiative, planning, good judgment and analytical abilities to evaluate problems and create solutions. Ability to coordinate projects and accomplish tasks with and/or through the efforts of peers and/or subordinates. Ability to identify the need for and coordinate completion of modifications to existing policies, procedures and accounting systems as required. Must be able to work effectively with co-workers and members of other departments.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS - A valid Florida Driver's License or Florida Identification is required for the hiring process.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Apply online at CharlotteClerk.com,Online Services tab, then Career Opportunities link, to be directed to our Job listings portal. Email us at Employee.Relations@CharlotteClerk.com should you have a question. Only a fully completed application will be accepted for the hiring process, resume only submissions cannot be accepted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer / ADA / Veteran's Preference - The Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, religion, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, mental or physical disability or any other category protected by law in employment or the provision of services.


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