APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 40
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur
in this geographical location.
Accountants in this series perform the highest level of financial reporting. Incumbents work in the State Controller's Office and produce the State's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), which is audited by an independent public accounting firm and submitted to the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and is essential for obtaining bond ratings and required for the Single Audit Report; implement Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) pronouncements; assist agencies with accounting issues and document processing; approve agency documents and work programs; provide training to agencies on automated financial system; and calculate arbitrage and prepare arbitrage tax returns.
Incumbents determine compliance with GAAP and GASB reporting requirements; ensure proper recording of transactions including capital assets and depreciation, transfers, grants, leases, and others; and assist agencies with accounting issues and document processing. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently and are proficient in performing research and developing professional opinions and conclusions. *** THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. ***
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration, finance or related field which included 18 credits in accounting and four years of professional accounting experience, three years of which were in governmental or fund accounting and included the preparation of comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFR's); OR certification as a Certified Public Accountant and two years of experience in governmental or fund accounting which included the preparation of comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFR's).
For a listing of credit requirements and acceptable courses for the Accountant series please see the addendum on class specifications.
Applicants must attach a copy of their college or university transcripts indicating successful completion of required credits in accounting.
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) How did you hear about this job?
2) Describe your experience preparing GAAP based financial statements, including whether any were governmental GAAP.
3) Describe any experience you have in preparing a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
4) Describe your experience using spreadsheet software.
5) Describe your experience, if any, using the State's Advantage Financial System.
6) Describe your experience managing and prioritizing multiple projects
7) Describe your experience implementing GASB or FASB standards.