Minimum Qualifications Interested candidates must be reachable on the appropriate Civil Service eligible list or currently an employee of New York State eligible to transfer under Section 70.1 or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.
Transfer via 70.1
To be eligible for a 70.1 transfer to a Sr. Accountant, SG-18, a candidate must:
Have one year of permanent, competitive service in a qualifying title, a bachelor’s degree and 24 credit hours in accounting/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 courses.
Transfer via 70.4
To be eligible for a 70.4 transfer to an Accountant Trainee, 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 courses, and Meet the open competitive minimum qualifications of the position, and Have passed the Professional Positions in Accounting and Auditing examination or Professional Career Opportunities .
To be eligible for a 70.4 transfer to the Sr. Accountant, SG-18, a candidate must:
Have one year of permanent, competitive service in a position allocated to a grade 16 or higher and
Meet the open competitive minimum qualifications of the position, and
must be reachable on the appropriate Civil Service eligible list.
To be eligible to transfer from an Accountant Aide to an Accountant Trainee 1, the candidate must:
Have one year of permanent competitive service as an Accountant Aide, and 24 credit hours in accounting/auditing.
To see if your title is eligible to transfer, please go to the GOT-IT website www.careermobilityoffice.cs.state.ny.us.
When determining eligibility for transfer, the Office of Human Resources will confirm trainee level. Depending on qualifications, candidates may be required to serve a 2-year traineeship that leads to the journey level, grade 18 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, adhoc 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 EDUCATION:
• 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
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com no later than September 27, 2018. Please reference Item#02672– GOER-JDC
When responding, please include the reference number and letters listed in this section. The VACANCY ID # should not be included