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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 11/23/22

Applications Due12/16/22

Vacancy ID117358

AgencyChildren & Family Services, Office of

TitleSenior Accountant/ Senior Accountant Trainee 1/2

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $49202 to $77912 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 6 AM

To 6 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Rensselaer

Street Address Capital View Office Park - Bureau of Financial Operations

52 Washington Street, North Building

City Rensselaer


Zip Code12144

Minimum Qualifications One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in this title or in a title eligible for 70.1 transfer.
This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility.

Senior Accountant: Reachable for appointment on current Civil Service eligible list used for filling this title or one year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Examples of eligible titles include but are not limited to: Auditor 1, Senior Budgeting Analyst, State Program Examiner 1.

Accountant Trainee 1 or 2: Reachable for appointment on current Civil Service eligible list used for filling this title, or one year of permanent competitive service in a title eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law. Examples of eligible titles include but are not limited to: Auditor Tr 1, Budgeting Analyst Tr 1, etc.

Please note, candidates in a transferable title may also require the additional qualification of 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing or taxation. Transcripts will be required for appointment

Duties Description Under the supervision of an Associate Accountant, the incumbent of the Senior Accountant position in the Bureau of Financial Operations will be assigned to the Title IV-E/ Local District Claiming Unit. The Title IV-B accountant will be responsible to review the 58 Local Districts of Social Services’ (LDSS) claims in accordance with the Federal Code of Regulations, (CFR) 45 CFR 75.352(d) and 45 CFR 75.352(e) to ensure the federal funds spent by the local districts were spent in compliance with federal statutes, regulations, and the terms and conditions of the subaward.

Other duties of the position will include but not be limited to:

• Assist the Associate Accountant in developing and implementing Title IV-B enhanced monitoring processes in response to the KPMG State Single Audit finding.
• Interface with local districts to request and obtain supporting documentation, and confirming that payments were made for services that are allowable, per federal guidelines
• Review applicable regulations and their impact on federal and state funding/reporting and ensure claims are submitted in accordance with applicable regulations.
• Successfully provide analysis on required federal and state changes as well as other required changes to ensure fiscal enhanced monitoring reviews stay current with any updates/changes.
• Provide recommendations to the Associate Accountant regarding applicable administrative, programmatic, and fiscal concerns, policies, priorities, and procedures
• Prepare and clear all necessary policy directives and correspondence to the districts.
• Assist with updates to the Fiscal Reference Manuals.
• Participate in meetings and take steps to operationalize changes to BFO business practices.
• Assist with special projects as assigned.

Additional Comments Free parking is available at the Rensselaer 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.

The Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is an equal opportunity employer. OCFS does not discriminate based upon age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, military or veteran status, sex, disability (including pregnancy-related conditions), predisposing genetic characteristics, familial status, marital status or status as a victim of domestic violence, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We devote special attention to dismantling racial injustice and recognize that diversity in our workforce is critical to fulfilling our mission. We are committed to the diversity of our staff, and encourage applicants from marginalized communities to apply. All applicants must be dedicated to working in and sustaining an environment of inclusion that affirms and celebrates the backgrounds, learned and lived expertise, whole identities, and individual perspectives of our staff. Applicants of all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to self-identify during the application process.

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

Name New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Telephone 518-473-7936

Fax 518-473-6122

Email Address


Street Bureau of Personnel - AAC

52 Washington Street, 231 North

City Rensselaer

State NY

Zip Code 12144


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to 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.

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