52 Washington Street, North Building
Duties Description The Senior Accountant, under the general direction of Commission for the Blind (NYSCB) management, may be assigned various reconciliation duties. These duties may include:
• Supervising the financial activities of legally blind small business owners in the operation of their small businesses.
• Preparing financial statements for the Business Enterprise Program as required by law (monthly, quarterly and annually) in compliance with generally accepted accounting practices. This includes preparing work papers, schedules and responses that will be used by the Bureau, NYSCB staff, other agencies and external auditors as support.
• Analyzing financial reports to identify potential problems; monitoring fiscal stability of each business and employing corrective action where problems are identified
• Conducting on-site visits and audits to these businesses to identify problems and advise of possible solutions
• Reviewing and evaluating the business practices of legally blind small business managers to determine areas of inadequacies and work with the program staff to develop and implement improvements
• Preparing annual written evaluations of legally blind small business managers’ financial performance
• Auditing and tracking contracts and payments
• Record-keeping and required fiscal reporting for federally-funded or agency programs by interpreting guidelines, instructions, monitoring schedules and reports and providing advice and assistance
• Participating in developing and conducting training for program staff on fiscal system changes
• Working on miscellaneous fiscal, budget, and administrative projects
Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.
Additional Comments Free Parking is available at the Rensselaer NY location.
Background Investigation Requirements:
1) All prospective employees will be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees.
2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.
3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
52 Washington Street, 231 North
Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org You MUST include the Vacancy number of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.