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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: $42,161.60 - $76,419.20
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

St. Louis County Children's Service Fund

The St. Louis County Department of Children’s Service Fund seeks an experienced Accountant III to oversee an accounting section, including perform professional accounting or auditing work in support of financial management systems.

The starting salary is $42,161.60 – $76,419.20 annually depending upon the candidates qualifications as well as budgetary considerations. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive benefits package and a generous Paid Time Off (PTO) policy.  To learn more about these and other County benefits, please visit

St. Louis County Government is a qualified agency for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program managed by the Federal Government.  For more information regarding this program, please visit

Examples of Duties

  • Prepare, implement and maintain accounting transactions, including review of lower level work, analyze the effects of transactions upon account relationships, and evaluate alternative means of handling transactions.
  • Review and manage budget for partner agency provided billed services, process invoices, requisitions (Purchase Orders), and purchasing card receipts.
  • Research and troubleshoot inquiries, payments, and issues.
  • Process and allocate funds for partner agency payments.
  • Compile, review and verify the accuracy and processing of documentation and records according to federal, state, local and County Departmental regulations and guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications
Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and two years of related experience.

Additional Information
SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT:  A selection committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant which will include recentness and appropriateness of the applicant’s education and experience, answers to the supplemental questions, results of employment references investigated and any other appropriate information available.

The selection committee will admit to the interview only those persons who possess the most job related qualifications and may establish admittance criteria beyond the minimum qualifications stated above.  The interview will comprise 100% of the applicant’s earned grade.  A candidate must earn a qualifying grade of 70 or more on the interview to be eligible for appointment.  After initial interviews with the selected candidates are conducted, an email will be sent to the address on file with instructions on how to complete and submit a Conviction Questionnaire.  Candidates have 3 days to complete the required questionnaire.

The five top ranking candidates, based on the final grade, will be certified to the Department Director/Appointing Authority who will make the final decision.

All applicants conditionally offered a merit position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.  Screening will be performed by a reputable clinical laboratory.  The cost of screening will be covered by the County.

HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants interested in applying for this position should visit our website at  We only accept On-line applications.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY:  The policy of the Civil Service Commission of St. Louis County is to support fair and equitable employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veterans’ status or political affiliation.  Call the Division of Personnel at (314) 615-5429 for more information on this policy.
St. Louis County
Division of Personnel, 7th Floor
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 615-5429
Relay MO 711 or 800-735-2966
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Fax:  (314) 615-7703