PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Division of Criminal Justice, Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in professional accounting.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This is a professional working level and distinguished from lower level accounting classes by the requirement to independently apply knowledge and analysis of professional accounting principles.
Works under the general supervision of the Director of Financial Services or other employee of higher grade.
May lead/supervise paraprofessional or clerical employees
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Records complex and compound journal entries; prepares balance sheets and financial statements involving multiple accounts; analyzes and interprets accounting records and reports; assists higher level staff in planning, design and implementation of accounting procedures or systems; reviews expenditures and prepares or reviews financial statements; assists in budget management by compiling and reviewing agency manager program budget proposals, preparing estimates and calculations of projected expenditures and quarterly allotments and preparing monthly reports; monitors fiscal aspects of grant programs by preparing or reviewing financial reports, reviewing expenditures for compliance with grant contracts and providing technical assistance to grantees in maintaining accounting records; recommends accounting related improvements to business practices such as accounting controls and financial reviews; utilizes EDP systems for financial records, reports and analysis; assists EDP experts in planning and implementation of financial aspects of EDP systems; may supervise bookkeeping (e.g. maintenance, balancing and reconciling of accounts), accounts payable and/or receivable functions or other accounting related paraprofessional or clerical functions; performs related duties as required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of professional accounting principles and practices including knowledge of governmental accounting and budgeting; knowledge of basic auditing principles and practices; interpersonal skills; oral communication skills; ability to prepare, analyze and evaluate financial statements and other accounting records and reports; ability to utilize EDP systems for financial management; ability to read and interpret written materials.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of experience in accounting or auditing.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the paraprofessional level. Work at the paraprofessional level requires exercise of some independent judgment in applying basic accounting principles and may be compared to the level of a full charge bookkeeper. For state employees this is the level of Assistant Accountant.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in accounting or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one-half(1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree
2. A Master's degree in accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. Certification as a Public Accountant or Internal Auditor may be substituted for one (1) year of the General and Special Experience.
4. Two (2) years of experience as an Assistant Accountant may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(53)-DCJ NON-MANAGER EXMP
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in Salary Group CJ 22 approved effective July 1, 1999. (Revised to implement Salary Group adjustment)
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