This is primarily administrative work characterized by directing or assisting in the direction of accounting and/or auditing activities through all the various operating divisions of the agency or department; by obtaining fiscal information in the correct form; by directing or assisting in directing the disbursement of agency funds in accordance with approved policies and procedures; by acting as fiscal advisor to agency administrators; by representing the agency at various fiscal meetings with considerable authority to act for the agency carrying out important personnel responsibilities involved in directing small accounting divisions; or by combination of the aforementioned activities. Supervision is exercised over subordinate accountants or auditors, accounting clerks, and other clerical personnel. Work of incumbents is reviewed through reports to and conferences with administrative officials. Incumbents may function as the administrative head of fiscal activities within a small accounting division or as the assistant to the administrative head of a moderate-sized accounting division.
Examples of Work:
Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:
May coordinate and direct or assist in directing the fiscal activities of an agency through its operating division.
May supervise and direct the activities of a small departmentalized accounting division, generally exercising supervision through subordinates.
May coordinate fiscal information to agency administrative officials.
Develops and modifies complex accounting systems; maintaining complex ledgers, controls, and balances; and preparing fiscal statements and analyses.
May prepare and review reports for accuracy of application of accounting principles and conformity with established departmental policies.
May supervise various other accounting functions and clerical accounting functions.
Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
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 Master's Degree from an accredited four-Year college or university in accounting or business administration.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-Year college or university in accounting or business administration;
One (1) Year of experience in accounting or auditing.
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.
Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. May direct or assist in the supervision of accounting and/or auditing activities of a small division.
2. Performs various accounting and auditing functions.
3. Prepares and submits financial reports and other fiscal documents.
State of Mississippi - 30+ days ago