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ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Staff Accountant

The Staff Accountant is responsible for performing a variety of accounting related functions and other assigned projects as directed by the Accounting Manager.

Your day to day

  • Completes month-end closing procedures as assigned to include general ledger account reconciliations and accompanying journal entries; prepares recurring month end journal entries
  • Assists in the preparation of monthly financial statements and related worksheets
  • Assists with data collection for financial audits, tax returns (Form 990) preparation and other tax filings
  • Prepares bank account reconciliations and related journal entries
  • Prepares monthly credit card reconciliations
  • Reconciles Prepaid Accounts and prepares related journal entries
  • Reconciles on-line platforms and other POS systems, such as Shopify and Square activity
  • Reconciles third party vendor statements
  • Prepares detailed reports on repairs, maintenance and capital purchases and projects
  • Researches outstanding AP checks
  • Assist with New Vendor setup as needed
  • Prepares Blanket Purchase Order requests
  • Tracks and maintains all vendor Certificates of Insurance; works with insurance broker as needed
  • Monitors Accounting Email and assigns requests to the appropriate person
  • Cross Train with AP Specialist in order to act as independent back up
  • Performs daily duties and assignments accurately and in a timely manner; keeps organized, accurate paper and electronic records; assists with data tracking 
  • Conducts all activities in alignment with AZA standards and guidelines, all relevant laws and regulations, safety standards, and standards that ensure animal welfare

What are we looking for?

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business preferred
  • 1 year of accounting and finance experience preferred
  •  Must be deadline oriented, detail oriented, accurate, thorough, and organized
  • Must be able to maintain absolute discretion regarding confidential information
  • Must have strong attention to detail
  • Must have ability to exhibit flexibility on workload and priorities as needed
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Capacity to anticipate: ability to think ahead and plan
  • Must be able to think logically and solve problems with minimal guidance
  • Must have the ability to follow specific instructions
  • Must be able to communicate information and ideas clearly, and be able to handle everyday situations effectively with a positive attitude
  • Must have ability to multi-task: assist with other programs and administrative projects or duties as needed
  • Strong Excel skills are required
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and be able to adapt to other computer programs

Other Requirements

  • Must be able to sit for long periods of time doing computer work
  • Ability to use radio, telephone, and computer to communicate and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Must be able to plan for, work, and staff specials events and exhibits as well as be available for unexpected shifts
  • Must be able to work in a variety of physical positions, including sitting, bending, standing and walking

Further Comments

Who We Are ZooTampa at Lowry Park is one of the most popular zoos in the southeastern U.S., with over 1 million visitors annually. We have grown to what now encompasses 56 acres of naturalistic wildlife habitats in a lush, tropical garden setting with wide-ranging activities. The Zoo, accredited by Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), offers popular educational programming, fun recreational amenities, up-close animal encounters and engaging seasonal events for which it has won awards as one of the country’s most family-friendly zoos. Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and care for animals; create exceptional personalized experiences that connect people with wildlife and each other in fun, immersive ways. Our vision is that everyone we touch is motivated to join us in taking action to protect and preserve wildlife. Join us and become a part of creating unforgettable natural connections!


Medical, Dental, Vision, Pet, Life Insurance, 403(b) Pension Plan ** Vacation and sick time ** Employee Assistance Program ** Tuition Forgiveness ** Free gym membership ** Free admission to the Zoo, MOSI, and the Florida Aquarium ** Free or discounted admission to many attractions in Florida ** Discounted auto insurance ** And so much more!

How to Apply

To apply, interested candidates should click on the link to apply on ZooTampa at Lowry Park's website.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park
1101 W Sligh Ave
Tampa, FL 33604

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