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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/10/22

Applications Due05/20/22

Vacancy ID104579

AgencyWorkers' Compensation Board

TitleSenior Accountant, WCB Item #8294

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 Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

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 Schenectady

Street Address Financial Services/ Accounting

328 State Street

City Schenectady


Zip Code12305

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable on the appropriate Civil Service eligible list.


Candidates must have permanently served at least one year in a title designated as appropriate for transfer in accordance with Section 70.1 or 70.4 of Civil Service Law, a bachelor’s degree and 24 credit hours in accounting and/or auditing courses.

To be eligible for a 70.1 transfer to an accountant trainee, a candidate must have one year of permanent competitive service in a qualifying title, a bachelor’s degree including 24 credit hours in accounting and/or auditing.

To be eligible for a 70.4 transfer a candidate must have one year of permanent competitive service in a position allocated to a grade 12 or higher, a bachelor’s degree including 24 credit hours in accounting and /or auditing.

Depending on qualifications, candidates may be required to serve a 2-year traineeship that leads to the journey level, grade 18 position.

Duties Description The senior accountant and/or senior accountant trainee will work in Financial Administration of the Workers’ Compensation Board. The position is responsible for the day-to-day activities involved in the maintenance of accounting records and preparation of financial reports.
Duties include but are not limited to:
• Perform General Ledger accounting entries and review General Ledger transactions for accuracy and appropriateness.
• Complete WCB Special Revenue account reconciliations and Third-Party Administrator account reconciliations.
• Complete daily and monthly bank reconciliation.
• Prepare Financial Statements and supporting schedules for WCB Special Revenue Funds.
• Present monthly Financial Statements and supporting schedules to Associate Accountant.
• Review daily, monthly, annual and/or periodic reports for accuracy and completion.
• Prepare Ad Hoc reports as requested.
• Serve as banking liaison to resolve banking inquiries and issues.
• Manage shared email box, ensure all inquiries are answered timely and accurately.
• Participate in a group setting, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Assist in special projects as requested by supervisor/management.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks.
• Strong communication, organization, and analytical skills.
• Correspond in a professional manner with co-workers, management, and external parties.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, and Word).
• Knowledge of Statewide Financial System or PeopleSoft (preferred but not required).

Additional Comments *Please Note: A telecommuting schedule can be discussed with the hiring manager during the interview.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Recruitment Unit


Fax 518-486-6364

Email Address HRM@WCB.NY.GOV


Street Human Resources Management- Room 133

328 State Street

City Schenectady

State NY

Zip Code 12305


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume which lists your actual Civil Service title, salary grade and specific verifiable information as to how you meet the minimum qualifications to be eligible to apply for this position. Please send your application to (email applications are preferred). It is important that you reference the WCB Item #8294 in the subject line of your email to ensure receipt of your application. (Please do not reference the Vacancy ID No.)

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