Walton County Sheriff's Office - Accounting Manager

Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
TypeCivilian
Job TitleAccounting Manager
Salary$75,000 to $92,130 Annually (Based on Experience)
Deadline Dec 31, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Contactwork@waltonso.org
Location Defuniak Springs , FL
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Job Announcement

Walton County Sheriff's Office, FL

General Statement of Job

The Accounting Manager supervises the day-to-day activities of the accounting areas of the Finance Section.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, finance, or related field or nationally recognized bookkeeper certification.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Essential Job Functions

  • Supervises staff to include prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring employees are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
  • Supervises the day-to-day activities of the accounting, payroll, accounts payable, fixed assets, budgets, audits, and special projects. This includes coordinating, administering, and evaluating processes, procedures, systems, and standards; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.
  • Monitors and reviews inter-departmental financial and account maintenance and transaction activities for updating purposes.
  • Supervises and reviews the posting of accounting data to accounts from various source documents, and the processing of all changes in source data upon verification of information.
  • Maintains and analyzes fiscal records and audits; performs monthly/annual reconciliation and review for records data and/or accounts.
  • Evaluates receipts, expenditure forms, purchase orders, distributions, and disbursement orders for the purpose of ensuring compliance with established regulatory standards.
  • Oversees the verification of financial records and accounting data for correct posting, calculating, accuracy, and completeness.
  • Assists auditors with records or related information for year-end closing activities.
  • Interprets provisions of policies, procedures and collective bargaining agreements in order to assure the accurate preparation of payroll; assures consistency in application of pertinent rules and regulations.
  • Prepares monthly retirement reports and payments, quarterly and annual payroll tax returns, annual financial statements, and payment vouchers in compliance with governmental reporting standards.
  • Establishes and maintains effective intra- and interdepartmental communications to promote efficiency and consistency with agency mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Attends, facilitates, and/or participates in various staff, agency, and committee meetings.
  • This list of functions, duties, responsibilities, skills, and physical abilities is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employer reserves the right to assign additional functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary.
  • Regular and prompt job attendance.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proficient in GAAP and basic accounting skills.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge, interpretation and application of policies, procedures, general orders and directives.
  • Demonstrates self-initiated activity to contribute to the goals consistent with the agency vision.
  • Demonstrates congenial, respectful, and productive behaviors and attitudes towards others.
  • Efficiently organizes, prioritizes, schedules and manages daily work activities, tasks, and special assignments.

Standards to Perform Job Functions

Physical Requirements:  Sit up to 7 hours per day, stand up to 1 hours per day, walk up to 1 hours per day, occasionally lift up to 10 lbs., bend, squat, climb, reach, kneel, and/or twist.


Walton County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Walton County Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Veterans are encouraged to apply. Pursuant to applicable state and federal law, preference and priority shall be given to certain service members and veterans (including spouses and family members of such service members and veterans), and certain service members may be eligible for waiver of post-secondary educational requirements as provided in Chapter 295, Florida Statutes.

Please direct questions regarding this position to work@waltonso.org


Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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