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Accounting Support Specialist (OPS)

St. Petersburg College
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 9, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Accounting Support Specialist (OPS)

Compensation: $14.87
Openings: 1
PeopleSoft ID: 4521

Department: Accounting
Location: EpiCenter

Key Position Information:
  • Administrative experience
  • General accounting knowledge
  • Microsoft Excel, Word
  • Organizational skills

Position Summary:
This class is the third of four levels in the Accounting Support series. Incumbents reconcile, document and monitor financial data for an assigned function or department. Responsibilities may include maintaining effective accounting controls; confirming compliance with contract language; resolving invoice discrepancies; approving payments; verifying funding sources; training non-accounting staff on accounting procedures; and performing the duties of the lower levels.


High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).


Four years experience in an accounting support function.

* An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job may be acceptable in lieu of those requirements listed above.

  • Basic accounting principles and practices;
  • Accounts payable/receivable principles and practices;
  • General ledger reporting techniques;
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Data entry techniques;
  • Mathematical concepts;
  • Recordkeeping principles;
  • Customer service principles;
  • Training principles;
  • Computers and related software applications.

  • Balancing accounts;
  • Reconciling financial records and information;
  • Performing mathematical calculations;
  • Applying applicable Federal State, and local laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Maintaining records;
  • Resolving account discrepancies;
  • Providing customer service;
  • Providing training to subordinate staff;
  • Using a computer and applicable software applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give and receive work direction.

  • Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

Potential Frequency
Reviews, approves, and troubleshoots a variety of accounting and/or financial transactions, which may include: accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, and related transactions.
Daily - 30%

Completes, tracks, and/or maintains a variety of records, logs, ledgers, and files.
Daily - 20%

Posts financial information into appropriate accounts; creates journal entries; reviews and resolves discrepancies of data entered.
Daily - 10%

Monitors and maintains accounting activity compliance with contract, internal, and external regulations.
Daily - 10%

Prepares a variety of accounting reports and other documents related to assigned area of responsibility utilizing established guidelines.
Daily - 10%

Provides training to lower level staff as necessary.
As Required

Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
As Required

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The Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College affirms its equal opportunity policy in accordance with the provisions of the Florida Educational Equity Act and all other relevant state and federal laws, rules and regulations. The college will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or against any qualified individual with disabilities in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students. Recognizing that sexual harassment constitutes discrimination on the basis of sex and violates this Rule, the college will not tolerate such conduct. Should you experience such behavior, please contact Pamela Smith, the director of EA/EO/Title IX Coordinator at 727-341-3261; by mail at P.O. Box 13489, St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489; or by email at
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