Accountant III - #604795

City of St. Petersburg

Date: 11/26/2021 02:30 AM

City: Belleair, Florida

Salary: $57,712 - $96,169 / year

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

This is work performing the full range of professional accounting work related to general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, projects and fixed assets in the Police Department. Work includes responsibility for supervision of other professional and clerical employees engaged in similar activities. Work involves preparation of financial statements and reports; the preparation, analysis, maintenance, reconciliation and verification of fiscal records; posting and balancing accounts; reviewing invoices for accuracy; reconciling accounts; maintaining revenue account controls for assigned municipal activities; Grant invoicing; Budget preparation and analysis; and assisting in the preparation of year-end closing. Responsible for coordination between department divisions and other City departments on fiscal matters, recordkeeping and reporting requirements; other duties as assigned. An employee in this class is required to exercise considerable independent professional judgment and initiative in solving problems through the application of a thorough knowledge of the City's and Department’s financial policies and practices.

Salary: $57,712 - $96,169

Close Date:
Open Until Filled
To Qualify
Minimum Qualifications. Applicants must:
  • Have a valid Bachelor’s degree with major course work in accounting

  • Have two years of professional experience in accounting.

  • Have at least six (6) months of supervisory experience.

  • Be proficient in the use of a personal computer
  • Have extensive experience with financial systems applications (preferably Oracle eBusiness Suite).

  • Have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel).

  • Have superior analytical and critical thinking abilities.

  • Be able to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.

  • Be able to effectively multi-task, meet deadlines and coordinate activities across multi-departmental operations.

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Be able to competently perform detail work involving written or numeric data and to make arithmetical calculations rapidly and accurately.

Desirable Qualifications. Preferred applicants:
  • Are licensed by the State of Florida as a Certified Public Accountant.

Minimum Qualification: Applicants must meet selection standards for civilians working in the Police Department, including polygraph and background check. Please refer to the St. Petersburg Police Department Website for selection standards and screening process details:

Selection Standards:

Selection Process


For purposes of employment, re-employment, promotion, transfer or demotion, the most qualified applicants will be selected to continue in the hiring process. At this point, any prior criminal records will be verified. A prior criminal record will not necessarily disqualify a selected applicant from employment.

The City of St. Petersburg is committed to a Drug Free Workplace and compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing rules. Applicants may be required to successfully complete pre-employment drug testing and/or medical exams
How To Apply
Apply online at - Select Apply for Jobs/Register/View Job Postings. City employees must use the Current City Employee link or use a City computer to access iRecruitment Employee Candidate. The City of St. Petersburg is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity employment, and encourages individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply for posted positions. In accordance with Chapter 295 of the Florida Statutes, qualified servicemembers/veterans and the spouses/family members of certain servicemembers/veterans receive preference/priority in employment. Eligible applicants are responsible to apply for Veterans’ Preference at the time of submission of any job application. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals with disabilities to apply, to interview for positions and to perform the essential job functions.

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