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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/07/22

Applications Due12/30/22

Vacancy ID118201

AgencyDASNY - Dormitory Authority of the State of New York

TitleAccountant- Finance

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitASU - Administrative Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $44015 to $58639 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Unclassified Service

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 515 Broadway

City Albany


Zip Code12207

Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, or an Associate’s degree plus three years relevant work experience, or a High School diploma or equivalent plus four years of relevant DASNY accounting experience with a basic knowledge of debits/credits.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field plus one-year of professional accounting experience with the application of basic accounting principles and financial statement preparation.

Essential Skills

Basic knowledge of accounting principles.
Excellent mathematical skills.
Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills.
Proficiency in PC applications such as Outlook, Excel, Word and Access.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to prioritize.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise sound judgement.
Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.

Duties Description  Primary Purpose

Under general supervision, the Accountant performs professional accounting tasks, including the preparation, review, processing, analysis and/or supervision of financial account records relating to accounts receivable, investments, and other financial activities

Essential Functions

Verify, analyze, record and reconcile data from various sources (bank statements, client agreements, bond documents, etc.) to the financial management system, investment management system, debt management system and various other PC applications/databases.
Perform or assist with complex financial calculations and moderately difficult financial analysis as directed.
Create and/or maintain various schedules, reports, spreadsheets, databases and/or files.
Perform and/or oversee the recording and reconciliation of financial data from various sources to various internal systems/applications including data transfer between systems.
Draft journal, budget, receipt and receivable entries.
Prepare invoices for various fees, debt service, rents and project funds.
Monitor and report on various financial data, such as account balances, disbursements, receipts/receivables, debt/debt service, investments and credit enhancement.
Assist with the development and maintenance of financial management systems including set-up and maintenance of records, data integrity review, interfaces, periodic processes and troubleshooting.
Import and/or export data among internal and external applications.
Coordinate with appropriate DASNY units in the set-up, monitoring and reporting of construction, health care and operating projects.
Prepare or review financial statements and reports for internal and external parties.
Work directly with employees, clients and trustees to research and resolve conflicts/problems/issues.
Assist with tasks related to the annual audit, such as the preparation and review of year-end financial statements, performing special calculations and drafting year-end journal entries.
Assist in ensuring the accuracy of information received, entered into and extracted from various systems applications.
Create reports using JDE, Clearwater, or other systems applications.
Assist in ensuring compliance with Federal and State laws, financial standards/practices, and DASNY policies and procedures.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

May train and evaluate employees.
Assist with the documentation and implementation of procedures.
Assist with internal controls implementation, review, and testing.
Undertake special assignments as directed.
Must maintain regular attendance in accordance with DASNY attendance and leave policies.
Must adhere to the NYS Information Security Policy Standards established and issued by the Office of Information Technology (Standards can be found on the Intranet).


Supervision of employees is not required. 

Physical/Mental/Visual Demands

Occasional travel may be required using public transportation, DASNY vehicle, rental vehicle or personal vehicle.  This travel may include overnight stays at public accommodations and related establishments.  Requires complex and time-pressured decision-making. Overtime or extended work hours may be required. 

Work Environment

Standard office environment including the use of one or more of the following: PC, telephone, fax machine, printer, copier, scanner, electronic stapler, three-hole punch, date stamp, shredder.

Additional Comments DASNY provides financing and construction services to public and private universities, not-for-profit healthcare facilities, and other institutions which serve the public good.

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, which includes:

• Choice of several health insurance plans
• Dental & vision insurance
• Membership in the NYS Retirement System
• Deferred Compensation Investment Plan
• 13 vacation days per year
• 13 sick days per year
• 5 days of personal leave per year
• 12 paid holidays per year
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training & development opportunities

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

Name Dinika Benedict



Email Address


Street 515 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12207


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DASNY is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to excellence and diversity.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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