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Accountant II


The Jacksonville Housing Authority is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is the policy and the intent of the Jacksonville Housing Authority to provide equality of opportunity in employment for all persons, and in all aspects of its personnel policies, programs, practices, operations, and in all its working conditions and relationships with employees and applicants for employment. Recruitment, hiring, assignment, training, compensation, promotion, retention, and disciplinary decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected class status applicable under local, State of Florida or federal law.


Job Title: Accountant II
FLSA Classification: Exempt
EEO Classification: Professional
Salary/Pay Grade: $41,244.00-$57,073.00
Reports to: Deputy Chief Financial Officer 

Job Description

Job Summary 

This is an entry level accounting position dealing with confidential, high quantity, time-sensitive accounting activities. The work requires an understanding and application of the theories, principles, and practices of accounting and financial management evidenced by a combination of education, training and related job experience. This position may oversee work performed by others. The position requires excellent written and verbal communication in dealing with others. Work is performed in an office environment. The work requires use of a personal computer using word processing, spreadsheet, database and various accounting software programs. The physical demands consist mainly of sitting or standing at a workstation for extended periods of time, using standard office equipment on an ongoing basis, and occasionally lifting and moving light objects. The work is performed under administrative direction where the work assignments are subject to established procedures, practices, precedents, methods, techniques, standards, and/ or well-defined policies. The work is reviewed in terms of meeting requirements or expected results.  


  • Maintains and audits, financial records, accounts, ledgers, and journals
  • Develops new and modifies existing accounting procedures
  • Analyzes accounting and fiscal data, records and reports
  • Prepares journal entries and posts transactions to proper accounts
  • Prepares summaries, trial balances, and related reports and statements
  • Conducts field audits and prepares comprehensive reports
  • Reconciles and balances financial statements and accounting records and ledgers
  • Operates personal computer using word processing, spreadsheet, database and various accounting software
  • May certify and/or supervise preparation and maintenance of time and leave reports, payroll records and pay vouchers
  • Prepares and monitors operating budgets
  • Composes correspondence
  • Performs related work as required


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in accounting and 2 years of experience in accounting that included auditing, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and/or payroll or an equivalent combination of education and experience.   

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of governmental accounting and auditing principles, practices, procedures, methods, and theory
  • Knowledge of office procedures and practices
  • Knowledge of automated accounting systems
  • Skill in making and verifying mathematical calculations
  • Skill in maintaining accounting and fiscal records
  • Skill in operating standard office equipment and personal computer using word processing, spreadsheet, database, and various accounting software
  • Ability to apply accounting and auditing knowledge to work assignments
  • Ability to evaluate accounting and auditing procedures
  • Ability to analyze and audit accounting, fiscal, payroll and leave data and reports
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and apply job related rules, policies and procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports
  • Ability to develop computer-based spreadsheets, graphs, summaries, and reports

Core Competencies

Initiate and Build Relationships: Accepts and celebrates differences within your team. Creates a culture that supports the open-door process and gives employees and residents your time. Be present and available.   Execute empathy and understanding to build connections with people. Trust and provide honest, timely feedback. Manages mobile technology.

Operational Excellence: Embraces principles and tools to create sustainable improvement across all assigned departments within the agency. Fosters and creates an environment that is resident, and employee focused, to achieve long-term sustainable growth for the agency. Ensures the right tools are applied to the right processes.

Execution and Results: Defines specific and measurable objectives. Identifies key performance indicators. Stays focused on the results and not the process. Leverages resources available to solve problems and achieve desirable outcomes.

Adaptable/Flexible Skills:  Ability to work additional hours, if required, and work with pressing deadlines and being task oriented. Proactively seeks work assignments when current assignments have been completed-takes initiative- and is challenged by full workloads. Willingness and flexibility to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while handling a variety of responsibilities is essential.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

To perform this job successfully, the employee is frequently required to remain in a stationary position. Daily movements include sitting; standing; operating computers and other office equipment; moving about the office; attending on-site and off-site meetings. The employee must be able to communicate via email and verbally via telephone. The employee must occasionally lift up to fifteen (15) pounds.

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The work is primarily conducted in an office environment, with interaction with external/internal clients.  

Other: Must possess a valid driver's license and be insurable by Jacksonville Housing.

Position Reports to  Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Leadership Accountability Yes
Supervisory Accountability No
Financial Accountability  Yes
Organizational Accountability  Yes
Customer Accountability 

Interfaces with customers internally and externally. 

 We anticipate hiring at the minimum of the respective pay grade per contractual obligations.

We are an EOE & DFWP. A successful applicant will be required to pass a background check including but not limited to, employment history, criminal record and driving record, and may be subject to a pre-employment drug screening.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job classification. All incumbents may not perform all the job duties listed, and some incumbents may perform some duties which are not listed, and incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks.

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