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The Levy County Clerk of Court is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans preference is provided to qualified applicants pursuant to state law. All applicants offered employment must pass a pre-employment medical examination which includes a drug screening test. Applications for all positions are accepted in our office in Bronson, in person, or by mail, at any time. However, applications must be submitted on or before the closing date if a closing date for an advertised job vacancy is included in an announcement. Upon request, appropriate and reasonable accommodations will be made to assist disabled job applicants to take any County employment/performance or written test. The Levy County Clerk of Circuit Court is committed to recruiting staff who reflect the cultural diversity of our service area. Military veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Usually, Personnel Services does not mail notices to applicants regarding the status of their application on results of the selection process. However, you may call with your inquiry and a response will be provided. It is the responsibility of the applicant to keep an application on file, current and updated.

The Levy County Clerk & Comptroller’s Office has an immediate opening for the position of Accountant.  This is a highly responsible administrative and technical position reporting directly to the Finance Officer, under ultimate authority of the elected Clerk and Comptroller.  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration and one year of governmental accounting/auditing experience preferred.   Combination of experience and training demonstrating necessary skills may be given additional weighting with regard to other requirements.  Salary range is $42K – $50K, depending on qualifications.

This position is open until filled.  The first review of resumes will occur on September 1, 2021. 

Please electronically submit your resume, references, and a cover letter to:
boschen-robert@levyclerk.com

or they may be mailed to:

Finance Department
355 S. Court Street
Bronson, FL 32621
C/o Robert Boschen – Senior Analyst

Email boschen-robert@levyclerk.com with questions.

JOB DESCRIPTION
ACCOUNTANT

MAJOR FUNCTION

This is a highly responsible and technical position operating within the Finance function of the County Clerk of the Court and Comptroller’s Office.  Position performs duties congruent with Clerk and Comptroller’s role as Accountant, Auditor, Analyst for, and Custodian of County funds.  Work is directed and supervised by the Finance Officer, with an advanced-intermediate level of autonomy, professional judgment, and independent decision-making required. 

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS

  • Performs routine and unique accounting, auditing, and financial functions
  • Provide accounting services to all county departments
  • Review and properly record all revenues of the county, including taxes, grant funds, charges for services and other sources
  • Assist in facilitating the annual financial audit performed by the county’s independent auditors
  • Respond to internal and external requests for financial information
  • Provides input on technical accounting issues, financial control matters and policy compliance
  • Performs bank and account reconciliations for complex accounts.
  • Creates and/or completes standardized and ad-hoc reports for outside government entities
  • Assist Finance and County staff on their duties with regard to proper application of procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Assist in updates, development of internal accounting procedures, controls, and policies, and ensure compliance with budgetary laws & policy, generally accepted accounting principles, and applicable regulatory standards
  • Assists in reporting to the Board and federal and state agencies.
  • Assist in developing or updating policy and procedural manuals for various Finance operations
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Finance Officer or Clerk & Comptroller.

ADDITIONAL OR OCCASIONAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assist the review and disbursement of all county funds to ensure all expenditures are legal, budgeted, and in compliance with county purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Assist the review, disbursement and reporting of payroll for all Board of County Commissioner’s employees.
  • Assists in annual budget process
  • Assist in troubleshooting issues within the accounting software
  • Assists in Clerk financial functions as determined necessary by Finance Officer
  • Other duties required in the event of absences in key positions to meet deadlines

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Majority of job functions are performed in an office within the Levy County Courthouse at 355 S. Court Street, Bronson, FL 32621.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other technical business discipline.
  • Minimum 2 years in accounting. Minimum 1 year experience in governmental accounting/auditing experience highly preferred.
  • Specific experience demonstrably developing necessary job skills may be given additional or substitute weighting for specified requirements.

JOB SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledge of general and governmental accounting practices and principles and GASBs
  • Mathematical and problem-solving abilities
  • Written and oral English communications
  • Strong computer skills with an understanding of accounting software, Microsoft Word and Excel. Particular emphasis on Excel data sets manipulation via pivot tables.
  • Ability to professionally communicate with diverse employees.
  • Positive work attitude and work ethic
  • Familiarity with FL Uniform Chart of Accounts highly preferred
  • Attends work on a continual and regular basis for assigned work hours (currently 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday). Occasions to work outside of this time frame, while rare, may arise

SALARY & BENEFITS

  • County subsidized individual health-insurance coverage.
  • Participation in the Florida Retirement System
  • Approximately 12 paid annual leave days accrued per year
  • Approximately 12 paid sick leave days accrued per year
  • 12 Paid Holidays, 1 Personal Holiday per Year
  • County-paid life insurance policy
  • Other cafeteria-plan deduction options
  • Annual starting range D.O.Q.

References will not be contacted prior to interviews or prior to notifying you