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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/10/23

Applications Due05/10/24

Vacancy ID143721

AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitleSenior Accountant, SG 18, Accountant Trainee 2, (Equated to SG-16), Accountant Trainee 1, (Equated to SG-14), (Multiple Vacancies)

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $50678 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent 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? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of the New York State Comptroller

110 State Street

City Albany


Zip Code12236

Minimum Qualifications You must be currently reachable on the appropriate eligible list for this title, eligible under the 55 b/c program (see below), or eligible to transfer to this title under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

70.1 Transfer:
For a 70.1 transfer to a Senior Accountant, SG-18, you must have one year of permanent competitive service in an approved 70.1 title allocated to a salary grade 16 or above.

70.1 Transfer to a trainee 2:
For a 70.1 transfer to the trainee 2, you must have one year of permanent competitive service in an approved 70.1 title allocated to a salary grade 14 or above.

70.1 Transfer to a trainee 1:
For a 70.1 transfer to the trainee 1, you must have one year of permanent competitive service in an approved 70.1 title allocated to a salary grade 12 or above.

Depending on qualifications, you may be required to serve a 1 or 2-year traineeship that leads to the full level grade 18 position.

To determine if your current Civil Service title is eligible for transfer to this title, visit the Career Mobility GOT-IT website: Career Mobility Office » GOT-IT (

Appointments via transfer must not result in a second, consecutive transfer with an advancement of more than two S-grades or one M-grade.

55-b/c program:
This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

For 55 b/c appointment, you must:
• Possess the minimum qualifications for the selected title as established by the Department of Civil Service and listed on the most recent exam announcement. Professional Career Opportunities (
• Meet the applicable minimal mental and/or physical requirements for the job (with a reasonable accommodation, if necessary)
• Have a current Eligibility Letter from the NYS Department of Civil Service,, and be able to provide it to the Human Resources Office upon request.

*If you are currently 55b/c eligible and possess a bachelor’s degree, we encourage you to apply for this position.

Duties Description Accounting Transaction Review, Approval and Analysis.
• Review and approve budget and/or accounting transactions for appropriateness and accuracy. Consult Section Management, State Agencies, and other Bureau Units when necessary.
• Monitor compliance with state budgetary and “enabling” legislation, Federal regulations, Accounting Advisories, Bureau policies and procedures and other statutory requirements.
• Contribute to accounting reconciliations, reporting, and flux analysis, ad hoc reporting and assigned projects.
• Research accounting issues, identify non-compliance issues and formulate possible solutions to transaction discrepancies and business process inefficiencies.
• Review daily, monthly, annual and/or periodic reports for accuracy and completion.
• Under the guidance of supervisors and/or management, independently see projects through to completion and provide unsolicited status updates and performance measurements where appropriate.
• Correspond in a professional manner via email and in writing.
Accounting Policy Execution and Communication.
• Contribute to the development and execution of policies and procedures related to the assigned section within BSAO.
• Understand and implement federal and state mandates enacted by the State Legislature and Federal Government.
• Assist in the development of operational advisories and other documentation for distribution to accounting managers and agency finance officers as they pertain to Section assignments.
• Develop an understanding of policies and procedures performed in the Bureau related to budgeting, fund accounting, revenue accounting, cash management, tax accounting, financial management, and reporting.
• Assist managers/team leaders in development and implementation of Section strategic plan initiatives.
• Recommend improvements to procedures and processes as business needs advance.
• Maintain liaison with Bureau sections, other OSC units and external customers (e.g., State and Federal agencies, the Division of Budget, other OSC Bureaus and Divisions) and give current and accurate advice on the Statewide Financial System, State Finance Law, OSC Policy & Procedures, and the State Budgeting process.
Accounting and Other Systems Integration.
• Apply desktop resources and training to promote personal and organizational efficiencies.
• Become proficient in use of desktop technology via progressive experience and available training.
• Become proficient in data query, analysis and interpretation using various tools available including the Statewide Financial System, FirstNY Datawarehouse, Analyze NY and current applications and data tools.
• Establish, maintain, and develop a knowledge of SFS transactions, ledgers, and accounting control records.
• Coordinate coding and accounting structure (such as fund, program code, account, projects, etc.) with BSAO, SFS and agency staff where necessary.
Legislative Review and Implementation.
• Review, analyze and interpret New York State (NYS) and Federal legislation, including annual NYS appropriation (budget) and Article VII (language) bills, updates to State Finance Law and other permanent laws of NYS, and relevant government and public industry regulations pertinent to assigned section within the Bureau of State Accounting Operations (BSAO).

Additional Comments Desired Competencies
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting.
• Experience with Governmental/Fund accounting.
• Ability to work with others in a team setting.
• Ability to multitask and establish priorities.
• Ability to meet deadlines.
• Positive attitude toward meeting goals.
• Asks questions when appropriate and listens for instructions.
• Eager to learn and contribute to the activities of the Bureau.
• Understands the importance of attention to detail.

The Office of the New York State Comptroller (OSC) supports telecommuting where it is reasonable to do so based upon the agency’s mission and operational needs. Generally, employees new to OSC will be restricted from telecommuting for at least 8 calendar weeks. After the initial 8 calendar week restriction, if an employee’s duties and work performance are aligned with telecommuting they may be allowed to do so. Upon approval to telecommute, OSC employees may telecommute for up to 5 days per pay period.

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

Name Corinne Slycord

Telephone (518) 474-1924

Fax (518) 486-6723

Email Address


Street Office of Human Resources

110 State Street, 12th Floor

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12236


Notes on ApplyingSubmit a clear, concise cover letter and resume stating how you meet the above minimum qualifications to, no later than May 10, 2024. Reference Item #ACCT-OPS-OER-CMS in the subject line and on the cover letter for proper routing.

If you have questions about this vacancy, please contact this Division representative:
Division contact: Melissa Clayton,

When responding, please include the reference number and letters listed in this section only. The OER ID # should not be included.

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