110 State Street
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.
Depending on qualifications, you may be required to serve a 1 or 2-year traineeship that leads to the full level grade 18 position.
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.
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 (ny.gov)
Appointments via transfer must not result in a second, consecutive transfer with an advancement of more than two S-grades or one M-grade.
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 (ny.gov)
• 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, www.cs.ny.gov/rp55/, 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 Financial Reporting:
Within the Bureau of Financial Reporting and Oil Spill Remediation, financial reports are produced on both a Cash-basis and a GAAP-basis. The Cash-basis financial reports are produced on a monthly and annual basis. The GAAP-basis financial reports are produced on a quarterly and annual basis. The Bureau is also responsible for various other reports including the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, Financial Condition Report, and the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards.
The Senior Accountant, under the general direction of unit management, may be assigned various reporting duties. These duties may include:
• Preparing financial statements for the Comptroller’s Cash Basis Report and the GAAP Basis Basic Financial Statements as required by law (monthly, quarterly and annually) in compliance with accounting standards and/or standards issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). This includes preparing work papers, schedules and responses that will be used by the Bureau, OSC staff, other agencies and external auditors as support.
• Assist in completing other required reports prepared by the Bureau.
• Flux analysis.
• Detailed fund reviews.
• Reviewing and interpreting legislation.
• Annual updating of the Fund Classification Manual to reflect changes that need to be made pursuant to enacted budget and/or statutory changes.
• Assisting supervisors in the various tasks to ensure that all work assignments are completed on an accurate and timely basis, including answering questions and following up on financial statement issues.
• Communicating and collecting information among staff within the Bureau, in OSC, and other State agencies and entities. When necessary, assisting State agencies in their efforts to comply with required reporting.
• Independently performing duties associated with the preparation of the financial statements using Excel, SFS, EPM (Hyperion) and nVision.
• Documenting and updating of Bureau procedures.
• Maintaining a professional, cooperative demeanor and attitude.
GASB Standard Review/Implementation and Involvement with other Professional Organizations:
The Bureau is responsible for implementing new accounting and reporting standards to remain in compliance with State and federal law and/or promulgated by the GASB.
The Senior Accountant, under the general direction of unit management, may be assigned various duties to assist in the review and implementation of these standards. These duties may include:
• Reviewing and interpreting changes to accounting and reporting standards issued by the NYS legislature, the federal government and/or the GASB.
• Providing resources and guidance to agency staff and requesting information needed for financial statement preparation.
• Developing new workpapers as supporting documentation to the financial statements.
• Updating policies and procedures as necessary.
• Clearly communicating information to all stakeholders impacted by the implementation.
• Reviewing preliminary views documents and/or exposure drafts, assessing the potential impact of these proposed changes on NYS, and providing comments/recommendations to Bureau management and the GASB.
• Attendance at GASB (Governmental Accounting Standards Board) events and other professional meetings throughout the year may be a requirement of this position.
Reconciliation and Support:
The Bureau is responsible for performing various system reconciliations so that the data used for analysis and reporting can be relied upon. The Bureau also is called upon to provide financial information or support to other entities (i.e. other OSC staff, State agencies, DOB, etc).
The Senior Accountant, under the general direction of unit management, may be assigned various reconciliation duties. These duties may include:
• Preparing and completing schedules that support various reconciliation of the ledgers, submodules, bank accounts and transactions as well as other maintenance within the Statewide Financial System (SFS). This may require creating correction transactions identified during the reconciliation process and maintaining adequate supporting evidence for the transactions. Communicating reconciliation results to relevant parties, tracking corrections, and informing the Bureau of the status of the reconciling items so that the impact on reporting can be determined.
• Preparing and completing workpapers that support various payroll reconciliation tasks.
• Participating in Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests.
• Participating in fiscal research and special projects within the Bureau.
• Providing support and expertise to other work units within the Bureau as assigned by management.
Additional Comments Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or higher
• Experience with large accounting systems
• Accounting experience in performing system reconciliation
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Ability to work independently
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proficient in MicroSoft Excel and Word, or similar applications
• Excellent analytical abilities
• Governmental accounting and financial reporting knowledge preferred
• Self-motivated and willing to take on special assignments
• Able to handle multiple priorities
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 up to 5 days per pay period.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
110 State Street, 12th Floor
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