Accountant/Auditor III, Professional
State of Mississippi - Mississippi

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This is 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. Also, the incumbent may be responsible for directing or assisting in directing the disbursement of agency funds in accordance with approved policies and procedures; acting as fiscal advisor to agency administrators; and representing the agency at various fiscal meetings. In addition to thorough grounding in principles of accounting and standards of auditing, the incumbent should develop knowledge of state and federal laws in relation to financial administration and familiarity with various accounting systems in the agencies� accounting procedures that may provide more efficient operation and better internal control. 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 subordinate accountants or auditors, accounting clerks or other clerical personnel. The primary difference from an Accountant/Auditor II Professional is the increased magnitude of the operation, together with the complexity and increased budget, size of the agency, and increased relationships. Incumbents in this classification may function as the administrative head of a small-sized accounting division or as the assistant to the administrative head of the fiscal division of a moderate-sized accounting division.

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

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

Maintains purchase orders, registers, and other fiscal records.

Coordinates and directs or assists in directing the fiscal activities of an agency through its operating division.

Supervises thorough subordinates and/or performs such accounting work as developing and modifying complex accounting systems; maintaining complex ledgers, controls, and balances; and preparing fiscal statements and analyses.

Prepares and reviews reports for accuracy of application of accounting principles and conformity with established departmental policies.

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 various other clerical and accounting activities.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education :
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum of 24 hours accounting as identified below:

18 hours in the following courses :
Principles of Accounting I and II
Intermediate Accounting I and II
Advanced Accounting

The remaining six (6) hours may be selected from the following :

Governmental Accounting
Federal Income Tax
Advanced Auditing
Cost Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Accounting Systems
Advanced Federal Income Tax


Experience :
Two (2) years of experience in accounting or auditing.

Required Document :
Applicant must attach a valid copy of his/her transcript to verify course work.

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