Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 11/30/23
Applications Due: 12/14/23
Vacancy ID: 145084

Position Information


AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAssociate Accountant - 00852

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $81705 to $103350 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address DOH Fiscal Management Group/Bureau of Accounts Management

Empire State Plaza; Corning Tower

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Current NYS Department of Health (DOH) employee with permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive status as an Associate Accountant, G-23 OR a NYS employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive service in a title at or above a G-21 and deemed eligible for transfer to Associate Accountant, G-23 under section 70.1 of the NYS Civil Service Law. Provisional Promotion*: NYS DOH employee with one year or more permanent or contingent-permanent, competitive status as a Senior Accountant. If appointed provisionally, the incumbent will need to take the next Civil Service examination for this title and pass with a score that will be immediately reachable on the resulting eligible list. Failure to take, pass and achieve a reachable score on the examination may result in revocation of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with navigating and transacting in the Statewide Financial System (SFS). Experience with the SFS AR module or revenue recording and collections processing in general. Knowledge of the Guide for Financial Operations and NYS procurement rules. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and intermediate skills in MS Suite, particularly Excel and Access.

Duties Description Within the Bureau of Accounts Management (BAM) Revenue Unit, the Associate Accountant will be responsible for overseeing DOH Invoicing, Collections, and Accounts referral processes, making sure they are carried out accurately and timely. This includes approving staff's transactions in the Statewide Financial System (SFS); reviewing and approving customer invoices and collection letters; analyzing accounts receivable; researching deposits and records of receivables; approving case referrals; communicating with DOH's various Programs, Customers, Division of Legal Affairs, and outside oversight/partner Agencies; designing and analyzing reports to support Collections and Referral functionality and at management's requests; ensuring written procedures are kept up to date; and assisting management with other related fiscal tasks as necessary. Additionally, the Associate Accountant will supervise Senior Accountants in the performance of administrative and financial duties; complete employee evaluations, time and attendance documents; coordinate employee tasks, duties and requests for leave; guide staff in the performance of their duties and ensure they are properly trained; and complete other tasks as assigned.

Additional Comments For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit:

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Contact Information

Name Human Resources Management Group, MVS/Associate Accountant/00852

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax (518)-473-3395

Email Address


Street Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference MVS/Associate Accountant /00852 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, MVS/Associate Accountant /00852, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position.