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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/15/24

Applications Due02/23/24

Vacancy ID151317

NY HELPNo

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleSenior Accountant - 51052

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address Office of Aging and Long Term Care/ Bureau of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

One Commerce Plaza

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12210

Minimum Qualifications Permanent Transfer: Current New York State employee with one year or more of permanent or contingent permanent, competitive service, or 55b/c service in as a Senior Accountant (G18) OR a current NYS employee in a position allocated to a G16 or higher and eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 or Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.

Public Candidates: Active list candidate on the New York State Department of Civil Service’s Professional Career Opportunities Select (PCO Select) eligible list and be immediately reachable OR a qualified 55b/c candidate in possession of a bachelors degree or higher and able to meet the open-competitive provisional minimum qualifications below.

Open-competitive Provisional: Either 1. A bachelor's or higher degree in accounting, auditing, or taxation AND two years of professional experience in accounting/auditing or financial internal or field auditing, where you were responsible for the full range of activities in the design and/or review, analysis and management of accounting systems, resulting in the preparation of, or recommendations on, financial statements in accord with generally accepted accounting principles; OR
2. A bachelor's or higher degree with 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation courses AND two years of professional experience in accounting/auditing or financial internal or field auditing, where you were responsible for the full range of activities in the design and/or review, analysis and management of accounting systems, resulting in the preparation of, or recommendations on, financial statements in accord with generally accepted accounting principles; OR
3. A master's or higher degree in accounting, auditing, or taxation AND one year of professional experience in accounting/auditing or financial internal or field auditing, where you were responsible for the full range of activities in the design and/or review, analysis and management of accounting systems, resulting in the preparation of, or recommendations on, financial statements in accord with generally accepted accounting principles; OR
4. A currently valid Certified Public Accountant license and registration issued by New York State.
Note that courses such as business law, economics, statistics, and most finance courses, although taken as part of an accounting curriculum, cannot be counted toward the 24 semester credit hours.

Experience NOT considered qualifying are activities restricted to teaching, bookkeeping, maintaining/auditing payroll records or accounts receivable/accounts payable, or preparing tax returns.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with financial statement analysis; familiarity with GAAP; familiarity with Medicare and Medicaid rules; familiarity with trends in aging and long-term care. Experience with programmatic and fiscal oversight, monitoring of grants applications. Strong analytical and communication skills, both written and verbal. The ability to think creatively and strategically. The ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple assignments. Proficient in the use of standard office technology and basic Microsoft applications, including Microsoft Excel. The capability to travel within NYS as needed.

Duties Description Prepares written reports to management on the status of various grant and other programs, identifying and describing any areas of concern/improvement based on findings.
Assist in the administration of various grant programs, including applying evaluation criteria; performing financial statement analysis; assessing applicants’ need, financial health, and viability; and understanding and applying state policy regarding support of distressed nursing homes.
Conduct fiscal analysis and provides technical assistance on accounting problems and answers questions from staff ensuring that all operating objectives of assigned OALTC program(s) are being met.
Assist in the review of policy proposals, meeting with policy teams to understand proposals, conducting research necessary to develop fiscal analysis of proposals, and analyzing policy proposals to develop fiscal component. May assist with the preparation and presentation of fiscal analysis as part of budget and other annual processes.
Conduct the review, testing, and audits of risk management mechanisms within unit to help ensure that all applicable laws, rules and regulations are followed.
Advises on the preparation of agency budgets, spending plans, and grant applications for various funding sources. Adjusts spending plans to available resources and identifying and making recommendations for sources of additional funds.
May provide administrative and/or technical supervision of Bureau staff and contractors.

Additional Comments We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

The NYS Department of Health is committed to making New York a safer, healthier, and more equitable place to live. Understanding health equity, social determinants of health and health disparities is critical to accomplish our goal of eliminating health disparities. For more information on the NYS Department of Health’s Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan, please visit: https://health.ny.gov/commissioner/index.htm

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Name Stephen Mooney

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address resume@health.ny.gov

Address

Street RM 2217, Corning Tower, ESP

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237

 

Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your resume and cover letter as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to resume@health.ny.gov, with Reference SM/SrAccnt/51052 included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, SM/SrAccnt/51052, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position.

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