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Accountant IV


The Accountant IV provides lead or expert-level financial support. This role involves interpreting business issues, both internal and external, and recommending best practices. The position solves intricate problems and requires a substantial amount of experience and expertise.

Examples of Work

  • Oversees the preparation and distribution of various University reports for internal and external reporting purposes. 
  • Manages specific university-wide fiscal functions, such as the UF chart of accounts, capitalization, fixed asset accounting, or student financials’ structure. 
  • Provides fiscal management for a college or department with extensive and intricate operations. 
  • Develop detailed rate or payment structures. 
  • Establishes policies, procedures, and accounting systems for university- or college-wide use. 
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, university, and sponsoring agency regulations, policies, and procedures. 
  • Acts as a fiscal/accounting resource for fund administrators, deans, directors, UF Foundation, and UF staff, and interprets fiscal/accounting policies and regulations. 
  • May represent the university or serve as liaison to external agencies, like the State Auditor General. 


The Accountant III and Accountant IV job profiles have distinct differences.  While both positions offer senior-level financial expertise, Accountant III might focus on a specific area and act as a fiscal guide. In contrast, the Accountant IV provides lead or expert-level financial support and interprets broader business issues. Moreover, Accountant III requires a bachelor’s degree and four years of experience. At the same time, the Accountant IV requires a bachelor’s in an appropriate specialization and six or more years of relevant experience, with potential emphasis on a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification. The Accountant IV has a more university-wide scope, possibly acting as a liaison to external entities, such as the State Auditor General. Both roles might involve supervision, but their competencies, though largely overlapping, have nuanced variations in phrasing, such as “Interpersonal Skills” versus “Interpersonal Relationships.” 

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six or more years of experience

Licensure and Certification

Certified Public Accountant certification may be required.


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.