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Accountant II


Accountant II is an intermediate-level financial professional role responsible for managing various fiscal and accounting functions. This position solves a range of problems by interpreting and applying standard procedures. The role may involve contributing to team financial projects or overseeing fiscal management for smaller units.

Examples of Work

  • Manages one or more fiscal and accounting functions, formulating and recommending related policies and procedures. 
  • May be part of a sizeable financial team or provide fiscal management for a smaller unit. 
  • Maintains general or subsidiary account ledgers and manages various funds for a department or unit. 
  • Investigates and analyzes billing or other accounting errors and collaborates with relevant departments to rectify them. 
  • Prepares reports, compiles data, and develops recommendations for policies, procedures, or control systems. 
  • Provides support in grants and contract management. 
  • Collaborates with departmental leadership in planning, coordinating, and implementing the annual budget. 
  • Possibly serves as a unit effort coordinator for assigned accounts, overseeing effort statements, commitments, salary caps, and processing deadlines. 


The Accountant I position is an entry-level role primarily focused on performing standard accounting duties, which include audit, reconciliation, budget creation, and financial reporting. Those in this role are considered non-exempt under FLSA, making them eligible for overtime pay. Their education requirement is a bachelor’s degree in related fields, and they usually work under the direction of a senior accountant or department head without any supervisory responsibilities. In contrast, the Accountant II position is an intermediate-level role, carrying a broader set of responsibilities, such as managing fiscal functions, investigating billing errors, and possibly overseeing financial projects or the fiscal management of smaller units. Unlike the Accountant I role, Accountant II may have supervisory responsibilities, overseeing other accounting support personnel. 

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of experience

Licensure and Certification



This position may have supervisory responsibilities, guiding and overseeing the work of accounting support personnel.


To see common career pathways for each position at the University of Florida please visit the Career Paths section of the UFHR website.