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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/01/18

Applications Due06/22/18

Vacancy ID53847

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleAccountant Trainee 1 or Senior Accountant- 15753/15754

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $42986 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Division of Administration, Fiscal Management Group

Medicaid Financial Management

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications For Accountant Trainee: 1) Current Department of Health or NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent service in a title equated to G-13 or above, and deemed eligible for transfer to Accountant Trainee 1 under section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.
For Senior Accountant: 1) Current Department of Health employee with permanent or contingent-permanent status as a Senior Accountant OR 2) Current NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent service as a Senior Accountant OR 3) Current NYS employee with one year of permanent or contingent-permanent service in a G-18 title designated as eligible for transfer to Senior Accountant under section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law
Note on special additional requirements: Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree including or supplemented by 24 credit hours in accounting, auditing and/or taxation courses in order to qualify. If selected for interview, candidates will be required to submit proof of possession of the required degree and course credits at the time of interview. (Courses such as business law, economics, statistics and most finance courses are NOT considered qualifying.)

Strong organizational and analytical skills; fluent in computer skills such as Microsoft Word and Excel; familiarity with Medicaid concepts; strong written and verbal communication skills; familiarity with the Statewide Financial System (SFS).

Duties Description Under the general direction of the Associate Accountant, the Senior Accountants will work with other staff responsible for Medicaid Accounts Payable. The incumbents will liaise regularly with other State agency stakeholders to ensure the proper recording of payments, in both the Medicaid MMIS system and SFS. The incumbents will be responsible for reviewing payment requests, ensuring they conform to unit requirements, and processing them via the MMIS and/or SFS. The incumbents will work with the Business Service Center, Office of State Comptroller, the Bureau of Budget Management and the fiscal agent. The incumbents will also assist in updating procedure documents, payment request forms and development and implementation of new processes. The Senior Accountants will perform various other duties associated with monitoring escrow accounts, reconciling system ledgers, querying fiscal databases such as AnalyzeNY, and maintaining adequate documentation for audit inquiries.

Additional Comments Permanent, full-time.

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

Name Human Resources Management Group, SP/SA/15753&15754

Telephone (518) 486-1812

Fax (518) 473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingSubmit resume, preferably in PDF format, to Human Resources Management Group, SP/SA/15753&15754, Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12237- 0012, or by fax to (518)473-3395, or by email to, with Reference Code SP/SA/15753&15754 included in the subject line. Failure to include the required information in the subject line of your email or fax may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until June 22, 2018.

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