This is administrative and supervisory work involving fiscal, accounting, and business service functions. Duties include the application of professional accounting principles and techniques in the analysis of the agency's functions to determine the accuracy and effectiveness of its accounting system; the supervision of the maintenance of ledgers, controls, and balances; and the preparation of fiscal statements and analyses. Emphasis is placed upon supervisory responsibilities involved in developing, implementing, and modifying the agency's accounting system. Supervision is received from an administrative superior.
Examples of Work:
Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:
Directs the operations of the staff in the accounting and finance department.
Directs the development, installation, and modification of accounting systems.
Directs the preparation of payrolls, preauditing functions, and various other related accounting and clerical-accounting activities.
Develops and maintains financial records, reports, statements, accounting procedures and forms, and required fiscal reports for federal, state, and local authorities.
Supervises fund disbursements at the state level.
Assembles information for fund requirements and budgets.
Supervises preparation of reports for agency programs.
Coordinates the development, review, and evaluation of the agency's cost allocation plans, federal expenditure, and assistance payments estimates, annual reports, and cost estimates on proposed program changes.
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 candidateï¿½s ability to perform all essential functions of the position.
EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS :
A Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in accounting, finance, or directly related field;
Six (6) years of experience in accounting or financial management, three (3) years of which must have included line or functional project supervision.
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in accounting, finance, or directly related field;
Seven (7) years of experience in accounting or financial management, three (3) years of which must have included line or project supervision.
Substitution Statement :
Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant by the Mississippi State Board of Public Accountants may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. Certification by the Institute of Internal Auditors as a certified Internal Auditor may be substituted for one (1) year of the experience
Required Document :
Applicant must attach a copy of his/her license as a Certified Public Accountant or certification as a Certified Internal Auditor, when applicable.
Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring agency. The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Plans, directs, coordinates, and supervises the activities of staff in an accounting and finance department, providing technical assistance on a regular basis.
2. Prepares, maintains, and verifies a wide array of fiscal documents and financial records for a state agency, adhering to state and federal regulations and guidelines.
3. Assists and maintains contact with agency administrators, other state agencies, and government entities.
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