Are you a skilled accountant looking for an exciting new challenge?
Bring your skills and enthusiasm to the team focused on bringing about major changes in financial operations at the Department of Health and Social Services.
Our goals: Improve departmental processes, train and mentor staff, and create a vibrant workplace.
Finance and Management Services is recruiting to fill an Accountant IV position to serve as the departments' cost allocation specialist.
This position reports to the Revenue Unit Manager and works in conjunction with the unit's federal revenue accountants. The cost allocation accountant has extensive, ongoing contact and interaction with Legislative and federal program auditors.
The Accountant IV is responsible for the accurate allocation of expenditures in compliance with the department's
Public Assistance Cost Allocation Plan
(PACAP), OMB Circular A-87
Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments
and a variety of federal program regulations. The Accountant IV ensures the integrity of the allocation processes and maintains the cost allocation software. This position also provides expert technical assistance regarding departmental cost allocation policies and procedures to program managers and administrative staff.
The ideal candidate is a skilled accountant, knowledgeable about accounting and reporting systems with the aptitude to become
an expert in federal cost principles and allocation methodologies. Success in this position will depend on the ability to explain accounting concepts, policies, and procedures in a simplified manner, independently manage the workload within key timelines, and actively support department-wide efforts to streamline and standardize financial operations.
The Accountant IV will develop and present training materials on financial topics as a part of FMS' department-wide training activities. This position actively coaches departmental staff in cost allocation principles and processes, recommends new procedures, and works closely with the federal revenue accountants to maintain consistent practices and ensure timely and appropriate collection of federal revenues.
Additional tasks assigned will be based on departmental priorities and alignment with existing workload or tasks.
The following professional qualities are highly desired:
We offer the following benefit package:
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to explain complex concepts in a straight forward manner
- Experience providing technical assistance to internal and external clients
- Ability to read, interpret and apply complex federal regulations
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
- Skilled at time and task management
For more information regarding these benefits, please review the following web site:
- Health insurance, which includes employer contributions toward medical/vision/dental;
- Employer paid $2000 Basic Life insurance with additional coverage available; Optional long and short-term disability plans;
- Optional dependent and health care flexible spending accounts;
- Retirement programs with a wide variety of investment options;
- Personal leave of 2 days per month, with an accrual rate increase based on time served;
- 11 paid holidays annually.
View Class Specifications for this job:
Upper-division coursework” means coursework that is specialized, in-depth and advanced. Such coursework emphasizes problem-solving, analytical thinking skills, and theoretical applications, with depth and rigor in a discipline’s theories and methods; specialization in a particular field or profession; refinement of general education; and/or development of specific intellectual and professional skills. Upper-division coursework is commonly identified in college catalogs as 300 level and higher.
Practical, responsible experience” means active participation applying the practices and methods of a profession based on good judgment and sound thinking with personal accountability and reliability. Clerical experience is not considered practical, responsible experience.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Accounting or Finance
one year of advanced professional-level accounting, budgeting, or financial management experience.
The required experience includes such work as analysis, preparation, or evaluation of financial records and reports; cash management; financial auditing; financial planning; tax planning and preparation; or accounting systems administration.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college that includes at least 15 semester/20 quarter hours in Accounting or Finance, of which at least 9 semester/12 quarter hours are upper-division coursework will substitute for the required degree.
Four years of any combination of post-secondary education from an accredited college (3 semester/4 quarter hours equal one month) and/or practical, responsible accounting or bookkeeping experience will substitute for the required degree if it includes at least 15 semester/20 quarter hours in Accounting or Finance, of which at least 3 semester/4 quarter hours are upper-division coursework.
Certification as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, or Certified Government Financial Manager will substitute for the required degree and one year of advanced professional-level accounting experience.
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