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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 03/01/24

Applications Due03/16/24

Vacancy ID152796

NY HELPNo

AgencyPublic Service, Department of

TitleAuditor Trainee* OR Auditor 1 (NY HELPS)

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 Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 5%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Monroe

Street Address 180 South Clinton Avenue

City Rochester

StateNY

Zip Code10467

Minimum Qualifications No exam is required under the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide (NY HELPS***) Program. Applicants must meet the NON-COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS listed below to qualify for this title.

NON-COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

All candidates for Auditor Trainee must possess a bachelor's or higher degree in accounting, auditing, or taxation OR a bachelor’s degree or higher with 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation courses. Courses such as business law, economics, statistics, and most finance courses, although taken as part of an accounting curriculum, cannot be counted toward the 24 semester credit hours.

In order to be appointed as an Auditor 1, Grade 18, one must meet the following qualifications:
Either 1. A bachelor's degree in accounting, auditing, or taxation AND two years of professional experience in accounting/auditing or financial internal or field auditing, where you were responsible for the full range of activities in the design and/or review, analysis and management of accounting systems, resulting in the preparation of, or recommendations on, financial statements in accord with generally accepted accounting principles; OR
2. A bachelor's or higher degree with 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation courses AND two years of professional experience in accounting/auditing or financial internal or field auditing, where you were responsible for the full range of activities in the design and/or review, analysis and management of accounting systems, resulting in the preparation of, or recommendations on, financial statements in accord with generally accepted accounting principles; OR
3. A master's or higher degree in accounting, auditing, or taxation AND one year of professional experience in accounting/auditing or financial internal or field auditing, where you were responsible for the full range of activities in the design and/or review, analysis and management of accounting systems, resulting in the preparation of, or recommendations on, financial statements in accord with generally accepted accounting principles; OR
4. A currently valid Certified Public Accountant license and registration issued by New York State.
Experience NOT considered qualifying are activities restricted to teaching, bookkeeping, maintaining/auditing payroll records or accounts receivable/accounts payable, or preparing tax returns.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and an unofficial copy of their transcripts to demonstrate how they meet the minimum qualifications when applying.

55b/c CANDIDATES:
Candidates who are currently eligible, who meet the qualifications listed in the Non-Competitive section above are encouraged to apply. If interested in this position and applying using your 55-b/c status, please provide a copy of your current 55-b/c eligibility letter.

PCO Candidates:
Individuals meeting the minimum qualifications who achieved any score for this title on the most recent holding of the PCO Examinaiton are encouraged to apply to this posting as the list will not be canvassed at this time.

CURRENT NEW YORK STATE EMPLOYEES:
Current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, competitive or 55-b/c service as an Auditor 1, Grade 18; OR current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent, competitive or 55-b/c service in a qualifying title and be eligible for transfer** under section 70.1 or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.


*Successful completion of the two-year traineeship leads to appointment as an Auditor 1, Grade 18.
**Candidates are encouraged to access GOT-IT on the Civil Service website (www.cs.ny.gov) to determine transfer eligibility.

Duties Description The Auditor 1, Grade 18, will work the Office of Accounting, Audits, and Finance and perform duties that include, but are not limited to:
• Investigating the financial activities of public utilities in connection with all types of proceedings (such as rate cases, petitions to issue securities, petitions to consolidate operations, prudence reviews, commodity clause audits, petitions for deferral accounting, etc.) before the Public Service Commission, as assigned.
• Working as either the lead auditor or with more senior auditors on assigned projects related to small to mid-size utilities.
• Working on specific issues related to large utilities under close supervision of senior level staff.
• Familiarizing themselves with the utility company accounting practices, preparing audit plans and scoping memos, communicating audit findings, making recommendations for audit adjustments, and preparing or assisting in the preparation of session items or testimony in rate cases.
• Conducting financial examinations applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), specialized utility accounting and rate setting principles, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), and Commission policies and practices.

Additional Comments The primary mission of the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS or Department) is to ensure affordable, safe, secure, and reliable access to electric, gas, steam, telecommunications, and water services for New York State’s residential and business consumers, at just and reasonable rates, while protecting the natural environment. The Department also seeks to stimulate effective competitive markets for clean, renewable, and distributed energy resources that benefit New York consumers, as well as product and service innovations.

***This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).

For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a noncompetitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

The Department of Public Service is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by contacting the Designee for Reasonable Accommodations (DRA) and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator which can be found under the Accessibility Link on the Department’s webpage at https://dps.ny.gov.

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Name Human Resources Management - KH

Telephone

Fax 518-473-9990

Email Address recruiting@dps.ny.gov

Address

Street 3 Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12223

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease send a resume, cover letter, and proof of meeting the minimum qualifications to recruiting@dps.ny.gov or fax to Human resources Management at (518) 473-9990. Please reference “Auditor 1, NYHELPS Posting 03731 - Rochester“ when applying

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