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Accounting Systems Analyst - Senior

at SFWMD

Posted: 10/1/2019
Job Reference #: 1341968

Job Description

Auto req ID
2532BR

Organization
AS6206220 Accounting, Grants & Treasury Section

Job Description
Looking for an experienced government accountant to oversee the preparation of the District’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Statement (CAFR). Will coordinate the preparation, production and distribution of the CAFR.
 
• Prepares highly complex and diversified financial reports, such as governmental fund (modified accrual) and government-wide (full
  accrual) financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
• Prepare District’s Annual Financial Report (AFR) to be filed with the Florida Department of Financial Services.
• Provides technical accounting guidance and assistance to assigned departments, as well as monitoring the accounting activities
   within assigned funds.
• Assists with the development and review of accounting policies and procedures and with the implementation of new accounting
  pronouncements (GASB’s).
• Responsible for a variety of general professional accounting tasks including, but not limited to, preparation and/or review of journal
  entries, review and/or reconciliation of balance sheet accounts (includes bank, cash, investment, accounts payable, accounts
​  receivable, debt, payroll & benefits, etc.).
• This position will actively participate in preparation of audit schedules and year-end processes.
• This position will work closely on SAP specific projects and act as a liaison between key technology and business specialists to
​   identify and provide business solutions which are consistent with the technology strategic direction and business requirements.
• Special projects as assigned.
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned that may not be specifically represented in this job description.
• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain good
   working relationships with coworkers.
• Ability to work efficiently independently as well as part of a team environment.
 
The successful candidate will have advanced working knowledge and understanding of, as well as relevant experience in governmental accounting, as well as an excellent understanding of key standards set forth by the governing bodies of financial and governmental accounting (e.g. applicable GASB statement implementation, internal service funds, etc.) Position requires extensive knowledge and practical application of accounting methodology, as well as accurate and timely maintenance of fiscal records pertaining to governmental accounting and reporting for a public agency.
 
In addition to being a skilled technician, the ideal candidate is well organized, able to successfully multi-task, work calmly under pressure in a fast paced environment to meet multiple demanding deadlines with attention to detail.  Other assignments and projects as directed by the Section Lead and Bureau Chief.
 
Requires STRONG proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications, with emphasis on advanced working knowledge of Excel, Word and Access.  Experience with SAP financial system is preferred but not required.   Must possess strong attention to detail and sense of urgency.
 
A proficiency test for evaluation will be given as part of the interview process.

Employment Guidelines
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited college or university and 4+ years' experience with integrated ERP systems, preferably SAP, and advanced knowledge of office applications (Microsoft Office Suite) including Excel and Access.  Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent professional certification. Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) or equivalent professional certification. Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) five (5) years’ experience.
 
Licenses
Valid State of Florida Driver's License required.
 
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
Due to the District’s response role and in the total scope of emergency management, this position may at times, be required to provide support before, during, and after major storm events and emergency situations, such as hurricanes or other declared emergencies, depending on assigned emergency response role.


Location
West Palm Beach Administrative Headquarters (B1)

Job Title
Accounting Systems Analyst - Senior

Salary Minimum
$59,966.40

Salary Midpoint:
$71,281.60

Working Title
Accounting Systems Analyst - Senior