Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff

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Special Projects Manager (Medical Self-Insurance)

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Job Title

Special Projects Manager (Medical Self-Insurance)

Pay Scale

Competitive salary, commensurate with experience and ability

Schedule (Subject to Change)

Normal business hours; Monday through Friday

Job Location (Subject to Change)

Ybor City



Job Overview

Perform complex or specialized accounting work at the supervisory or technical lead level for the Benefits Accounting Unit of the Financial Services Division. Manage self-insurance fund(s), review and analyze medical claims, reconcile various accounts, and ensure state and federal filings and reports are completed in a timely manner. The Special Projects Manager shall also be consulted when reviewing bid contract agreements related to benefits for employees, monitor reserves and costs, and provide input regarding self-insurance selection.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Manage self-insurance fund(s).
  • Review and approve payment requests for medical insurance, stop loss, flexible spending, dental, and vision.
  • Prepare and analyze financial reports.
  • Reconcile all employee benefit deductions and payments.
  • Record all self-insurance claims for active employees, retirees and dependents on a weekly basis.
  • Record self-insurance administrative fees on a monthly basis.
  • Monitor and ensure adequate funding for the self-insurance fund(s).
  • Prepare quarterly projections of the self-insurance fund(s).
  • Prepare monthly self-insurance claims reconciliation and monthly self insurance reconciliation of liability accounts.
  • Prepare and approve journal entries and ensure they are properly entered into the financial software.
  • Reconcile assigned General Ledger (GL) account balances on a monthly basis.
  • Provide consultation as a technical lead or manage subordinate(s) on specific accounting functions; evaluate the performance of subordinate staff providing guidance, training, and assistance as needed to ensure effective and timely completion of assignments.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of self-insurance fund(s) management.
  • Considerable knowledge of the specific accounting and reporting requirements and the complete accounting cycle of the area to which assigned.
  • Working knowledge of governmental accounting and auditing principles, practices, procedures, methods, and theory.
  • Working knowledge of budgetary procedures and controls.
  • Working knowledge of computerized accounting systems to include automated accounting systems and their applications.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze and audit benefits accounting data, reports, and statements.
  • Ability to prepare accounting and audit records, statements, and reports.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, interpret, and apply job related laws, rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to develop computer based spreadsheets, graphs, summaries, and reports.
  • Ability to schedule, assign, monitor, review, and evaluate the work of assigned subordinate(s).

Minimum Qualification(s)

Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year degree granting college or university with a major in business administration, accounting, or related field; and
Five years of progressively responsible experience in a medium to large scale agency, including experience with self-insurance funds, employee benefits, and general ledger accounting; and
One year of supervisory experience.
Preferred Qualification(s)
Two years of supervisory experience.
Ability to utilize accounting databases to reconcile and analyze large volumes of claims data.

Additional Requirements

  • Depending on area of assignment, incumbents may be required to possess a valid Florida Driver License at time of employment. Driving history will be thoroughly reviewed and may be grounds for disqualification.
  • No visible tattoos on face. Tattoos on hands, neck, or arms must be covered with white, black, or neutral colored covering.
  • No illegal drug sale within lifetime.
  • No illegal drug use within the past 36 months. No marijuana use within the last 24 months.
  • No felony convictions within lifetime.
  • No misdemeanor convictions involving perjury, false statement, or domestic violence within lifetime.
  • Prior military personnel must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Coast Guard, National Guard, or Reserve Forces.
  • Successful completion of a criminal background investigation including polygraph, reference/employment/neighborhood checks, medical evaluation, and drug screening.

Benefit Information

Benefits include but are not limited to:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance coverage
  • Florida Retirement System and Deferred Compensation
  • Paid time off including sick, vacation, and holiday time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee incentives for educational degrees and bilingual (Spanish) abilities
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid training
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