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Florida Legislative Employment Information

The Florida Legislature
Office of Legislative Services, Division of Finance and Accounting

Job Title

Senior Accountant (Finance and Accounting)

General Summary

This is a responsible professional position performing a variety of accounting duties and responsibilities with particular focus on auditing and processing payments associated with contracts.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Reviews and processes contract payments for a number of legislative entities.
  • Processes travel reimbursement payments, as well as other expenditures.
  • Prepares complex fiscal statements, reports, and financial analyses.
  • Plans workloads, workflows, deadlines, work objectives, and time utilization with employees.
  • Answers inquiries and provides technical assistance to Legislators and employees on accounting matters.
  • Performs audits and processes payments for contracts, purchase orders, invoices, travel vouchers, and other documents.
  • Processes journal transfers.
  • Ensures the smooth and timely processing of vouchers, invoices, and purchase orders submitted for payment.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to determine work priorities, assign work, and ensure proper completion of work assignments.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain a variety of accounting records.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret accounting data.
  • Ability to understand and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures relating to an accounting program.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions.
  • Ability to use tact and exercise good judgement when interacting with Legislators and staff, other agencies, and the public.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in accounting and three years of professional accounting or auditing experience; or a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or possession of a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) Certificate can substitute for one year of the required experience.
Professional or nonprofessional accounting or auditing experience can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required bachelor’s degree; or any combination of this experience and up to 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of college education including two courses in accounting can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required bachelor’s degree.



Commensurate with Experience
The Legislature offers a competitive benefits package.

Application Deadline

Open until filled

Submission of Application

Qualified applicants should send a completed legislative application and resume to:

Office of Legislative Services
Human Resources Office
Re:  Senior Accountant
111 W. Madison Street
Room 701, Claude Pepper Building
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1400

or e-mail

Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.

Accommodation for Disability

If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.