Accountant-Fiscal Services Officer
State of Montana - Helena, MT

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Job Listing Detail

Position Title:
Accountant-Fiscal Services Officer

  • Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
Listing Number: 9259-12169


For more information contact:
State Agency:
Montana Historical Society

P.O. Box 201201

Helena , MT

Phone: (406)444-2697

Fax: (406)444-2696

TTY: Montana Relay Service at 711


  • OR -
Local Montana Job Service Workforce





Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent


Date Posted:

Closing Date:

Montana Historical Society

Centralized Services


State Application Required:

$36,320.00 - $54,480.00

Salary Unit:

Additional Salary Information: Salary for employees new to state government is $36,320. Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications and salary of existing Montana state employees.

Applicant Pool: If another department
vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may
be used for the selection.

Special Information:
The Montana Historical Society and Centralized Services Division can offer you: Health Care Benefits , opportunity, job stability, and the chance to live and work in Helena, MT!

Our agency mission statement is simple: “The Montana Historical Society (MHS) exists for the use of learning, culture and enjoyment of the citizens of, and visitors to, the State of Montana”… Centralized Services helps accomplish our mission by providing accounting, budgeting, financial forecasting, cash management, publicity, personnel, information technology, and inventory control for the agency. We are looking for an individual who wants more than "just another job” – we want people who welcome challenges in a truly unique environment! If you possess these qualities, please consider building a public service future with us and send us your application, resume, and cover letter.

In your cover letter, please describe in detail your work experience (including length of time) with governmental accounting, reconciliation and reporting of federal grants, developing budgets including multi-program budgets, forecasting, and preparing typical financial statements.

For this position, MHS offers yearly benefits, which include:
  • A contribution of $8,796 /yr. towards health, life, dental, and optional vision insurance;
  • Approximately 7% matching contribution to the retirement fund;
  • 15 days paid vacation, 12 days sick leave, and 10 paid holidays.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. For a complete job description please email

This position performs professional level accounting and financial analysis for the Montana Historical Society. Responsibilities include 1) maintenance of the Society's financial systems, including the establishment of any necessary policies and procedures; 2) preparing, processing, and/or approving of all financial documents using generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); 3) make decisions relative to financial activity in various funds; 4) Typical accounting functions that require SABHRS include payroll, revenue, accounts payable, grant management, and fixed asset management.

Competencies:This position requires:
Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), accounting theories, practices and methods of governmental accounting.

Ability to perform complex accounting transactions; ability to analyze and interpret financial and accounting records; ability to utilize a personal computer for analysis of financial data; ability to comprehend, interpret and apply a variety of laws and regulations in a consistent and appropriate manner; ability to take initiative and apply problem solving skills.

Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with employees in the Society, other state agencies and the public.

Thorough knowledge of MBARS

BA or Master's in Public Administration, Accounting, Economics or related field and a minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in professional accounting.

Experience in governmental accounting is preferred. Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Supplemental Questions: None Required

Additional Materials Required:
Cover Letter

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