Accountant/Auditor I
State of Mississippi - Madison, MS

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This is entry-level, professional accounting and auditing work. Accounting functions which may be performed by an incumbent in this position include: the maintenance of various accounting ledgers reflecting a variety of funds; the maintenance of controls and balances on a variety of accounting activities; and the preparation of fiscal statements and reports from various sources. Auditing functions which may be performed by an incumbent in this position include analyses of accounts, transactions, contracts; and testing of transactions for compliance with established laws, rules, and regulations. Further, the incumbent may conduct and/or participate in analyses of department accounting functions to determine the legality of fiscal activities and the effectiveness of accounting systems. Work is performed in accordance with established regulations, procedures, and administrative directives and under the direction of an administrative superior, accountant, or auditor of a higher classification. Supervision may be exercised over accounting clerks or other clerical personnel.

Examples of Work:

Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

Makes routine reports concerning results of examinations and related information.

Conducts cost studies, prepares tabulations, and reports conclusions and recommendations.

Maintains purchase orders, registers, and other fiscal records.

Independently maintains controls, performs balancing operations, or assists in similar operations in larger and more complex accounting activities.

Maintains and/or supervises the maintenance of general or subsidiary ledgers involving all the major portions of an agency's or department's fiscal activities, reflecting a variety of funds.

Supervises and/or participates in the preparation of budgets, payrolls, pre-auditing functions, and various other clerical and accounting activities.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.



A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-Year college or university in accounting or business administration.

Substitution Statement :

Graduation from a standard four-Year high school or equivalent (GED), directly related education or directly related experience may be substituted on an equal basis.

Essential Functions:

Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Performs various accounting activities.

2. Plans, prepares, and performs auditing functions.

3. Prepares fiscal statements and various reports.

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