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Accounting Specialist - 2023 

Category Tax Collector  


Under general supervision, this job performs moderately complex accounting and administrative work according to Generally Accepted Standard Accounting Principles, established procedures, division/departmental guidelines, internal controls, and regulatory requirements applicable to the work. Employees in this job classification function at a professional level to accomplish assigned tasks according to established schedules, calendars, and projects. Performs related work as directed.



  1. Appropriately applies advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting, budgeting, record keeping, and fiscal management required for the area of assignment. Assists with coordination of record keeping and maintenance of fiscal/management information.
  2. Performs specialized and technical clerical and record-keeping work. Work is performed with a minimum of supervision.
  3. Compiles and analyzes various statistical data and transactional information for daily, monthly, and year-end balancing and reporting; analyzes and reports historical and projected information.
  4. Performs detailed research and compiles statistical and financial data for monthly activity and payments. Coordinates submission and formulation of documentation required.
  5. Type correspondence, memoranda, reports, records, orders, and other office documents from rough drafts, notes, and oral instructions, in rough draft and finished copy by the use of touch-typing methods. Inputs various data into computer using word-processing based software or a word processor. Accesses, inputs, and retrieves information from a computer.
  6. Sorts, grades, verifies, files, and/or pulls from files, materials, and documents such as correspondence, reports, purchase orders, case records, statistical records, cards, other records according to number, name, alphabet, invoices, and group code and/or other prescribed procedures.
  7. Assists with budget preparation and/or coordinates Tax Collector budget submissions; monitors revenues and expenditures, and notifies manager when corrective action is needed.
  8. Gives information in person or by telephone to other units and the public, applying knowledge of rules, regulations, and procedures of the assigned unit.
  9. Assists in the preparation of various daily, monthly, and annual reports.
  10. Performs duties in a fast-paced and sometimes stressful environment; consistently interacts with others in a proactive professional manner.
  11. In case of an emergency or crisis situation (hurricane, flood, etc.) the position is required to respond/ perform recovery duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
  12. Employees hired on or after February 1, 2016, must be a tobacco-free person, both on and off the job, for at least 1 year immediately preceding application and maintain the same tobacco-free status throughout the term of employment.
  13. Face tattoos (from ear to ear and hairline of the forehead to the bottom of the chin) are prohibited.
  14. Maintains regular physical attendance as assigned at one of the County's offices or work facilities as required.


[These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.]

Position Requirements




  • Proficient in software applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher
  • Knowledge of county government functions and practices of governmental accounting
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining a high level of concentration and accuracy despite constant interruptions
  • Ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers; to determine percentages and decimals, to analyze statistical data
  • Ability to read and/or prepare a variety of forms and documents including budget requests, various budget-related reports, etc., using the proper format
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with management, employees, employee representatives, business professionals and the general public
  • Ability to utilize tact and diplomacy to deal effectively with general public and fellow employees
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing utilizing proper English (grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure)
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction, complex policies, laws, and directives
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately in an atmosphere of frequent interruptions
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations



  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate Degree in Finance, Accounting, or a closely related field.
  • Two (2) years progressively responsible experience in the field of governmental taxation, accounting, banking, or a related field.



  • Valid Florida Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable to the insurance provider



  • Acceptable vision (with or without correction)
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without correction)
  • Ability to sit at a desk and view a display screen for extended periods
  • Ability to enter and retrieve data from a computer at a prescribed rate of speed
  • Must be able to communicate using speech, hearing, and vision skills



  • Inside in an office environment
  • Works closely with others


Reasonable accommodation will be made for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.

FLSA Non - Exempt Status

Revised 09/12/2023

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Salary Range Salary range is $19.73 - $27.36. Commensurate with experience and licenses. Benefits package.  
Closing Date September 26, 2023  
Position Accounting Specialist - 2023  
Division Tax Collector  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 9/12/2023  
Location Tax Collector (Bushnell)  
Flyer None Specified 

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