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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 04/29/22

Applications Due05/20/22

Vacancy ID104006

AgencyState, Department of

TitleSenior Accountant - Division of Cemeteries

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $61270 to $77912 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 33%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Erie

Street Address 295 Main Street

City Buffalo


Zip Code14203

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must have one year permanent competitive service as a Senior Accountant or be eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Duties Description The Division of Cemeteries, under the supervision of the New York State Cemetery Board, oversees the establishment, maintenance, and preservation of burial grounds for approximately 1,750 public not-for­ profit cemeteries in New York State. As authorized by the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law, the division works with cemetery officials on a wide range of issues including the sale of lots, service fees, and the acquisition of lands.

The incumbent will perform various professional accounting tasks:
1. Schedule and conduct field examinations of incorporated cemeteries and prepare written reports.
2. Review rate applications and draft board orders based on cemetery request for increases or from review of existing cemetery charges.
3. Review applications for New York State Cemetery Board approval of various projects and prepare recommendations.
4. Examine annual reports submitted by incorporated cemeteries and enter key data in the Division’s database.
5. Complete any special projects as may be assigned.
6. Communicate with the public and cemetery officials concerning cemetery laws, regulations, and industry-standards.

Travel requirements:
The Senior Accountant will be in the field approximately 33% of his or her time; overnight travel will be required as to between 25-50% of those overnights (i.e., about 10%-15% of total time).

Additional Comments The Department of State is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.
We are happy to provide reasonable and religious accommodations during the hiring process for those in need. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please send a request to

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Name Monica Alvarez

Telephone 518-474-2752

Fax 518-402-3656

Email Address


Street Bureau of Human Resources Management

99 Washington Avenue

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12231


Notes on ApplyingInterested & qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by the date indicated. Please also include the vacancy ID number with your response.

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