ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN
Louisiana Department of State Civil Service - Houma, LA

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any of the following will qualify:

OPTION 1:
Twelve semester hours in accounting plus four years of experience in bookkeeping, accounting or payroll duties.

SUBSTITUTIONS FOR OPTION 1:
Two additional years of experience in bookkeeping, accounting or payroll duties may be substituted for the twelve semester hours in accounting.

Completion of single proprietorship, partnership, and corporation accounting practice sets in a recognized business school or technical institute may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

College training may be substituted for the experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.

Completion of Computerized Accounting Training at Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center (formerly offered at Southeastern Louisiana University) through Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) which includes single proprietorship, partnership, and corporation accounting practice sets will substitute for one year of the experience.

Completion of Computerized Accounting Training at a technical institute through JTPA which includes single proprietorship and partnership accounting practice sets will substitute for one year of experience.

Completion of an Accounting Technician program of at least twelve months duration approved by the Department of Civil Service from a business school or technical institute may be substituted for one year of experience. All training must have been resident study.

OPTION 2:
An Associate Degree in Accounting Technology from a Louisiana Technical College plus one year of experience in bookkeeping, accounting or payroll duties. This program has been accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.

OPTION 3:
An Associate Degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university plus one year of experience in bookkeeping, accounting, or payroll duties.

NOTE:
It will not be necessary to provide an official job description (SF-3), or to provide percentages of time performing the qualifying duties in order to be credited with the experience.

NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

This position is located at South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority/District Operations/Fiscal Division.

Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 9242 Accounting Paraprofessional Test in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.

Applicants without a current test score can apply to take the test here .

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

NOTE: Electronic transcript (e-transcript) can only be e-mailed by the university directly to amy.walker@la.gov (Human Resource office) for education verification.

Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the ‘Application Status’ link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application Status Message

What it Means

Application received

Your application has been submitted successfully.

Checking for required test score

We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.

Evaluating experience

Your application is being reviewed by Human Resources to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Eligible for consideration

You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Referred to hiring manager for review

Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled

Someone has been selected for the position.

Position cancelled

The agency has decided not to fill the position.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Amy Walker at amy.walker@la.gov or mail to 521 Legion Avenue, Houma, LA 70364.

South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority is an Equal Employer Opportunity


Job Concepts:

Function of Work:
To provide the full range of paraprofessional accounting services.

Level of Work:
Advanced.

Supervision Received:
Generally from higher-level fiscal or administrative position. See allocation criteria memo.

Supervision Exercised:
May supervise lower-level paraprofessional fiscal or administrative positions.

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.
Job Distinctions:
Differs from Accounting Specialist 2 by responsibility for preparation of basic-level financial reports.

Differs from professional accountants by assisting accounting professionals in the performance of various tasks within the accounting process.

Examples of Work:

Extracts information and prepares portions of reports and/or schedules for higher-level accounting professionals in a budget unit.

Extracts and manipulates information and prepares weekly or biweekly financial reports and schedules for state and federal reports to be used by higher level accounting professionals.

Responsible for posting and journalizing ledgers and preparing financial accounts reports such as those for complex grants in a large central fiscal office.

Reconciles biweekly or monthly bank statements/accounts.

Prepares biweekly financial projections.