In a state agency this class is accountable for supervising staff engaged in accounting.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This is a supervisory level class responsible for an accounting unit including a minimum of three (3) professional Accountants engaged in complex and voluminous accounting functions characterized by multiple programs, funding sources and reporting requirements.
Receives general direction from an Accounting Manager, Fiscal/Administrative Manager or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises accounting and support staff and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Schedules, assigns, oversees and reviews work of staff;
Provides staff training and assistance;
Conducts performance evaluations;
Determines priorities and plans unit work;
Establishes and maintains unit accounting procedures including electronic data processing (EDP) procedures;
Develops or make recommendations on development of policies and standards;
Acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures;
Prepares reports and correspondence;
Consults with superiors on accounting and fiscal matters;
Directs review and verification of complex financial documents, reports and statements;
Uses statistical data in evaluating cost benefit relationships;
Directs review and verification of posting to appropriate ledgers and subsidiary accounts and reconciliation of accounts and records;
May direct analysis and preparation of budget requests;
Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of
relevant agency policies and procedures;
relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations;
professional accounting principles and practices;
of governmental accounting and budgeting;
oral and written communication skills;
Considerable ability to
evaluate and analyze accounting forms, methods and procedures and cost data;
devise and install accounting procedures and systems;
Ability to evaluate and analyze accounting methods, procedures and data;
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Eight (8) years of experience in accounting or auditing.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been performing the most complex accounting functions OR acting in a lead or consultative capacity at the level of an Associate Accountant or Associate Accounts Examiner.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
College training in accounting or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree
A Master's degree in accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
Certification as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Supervising Accountant in Salary Group AR 29 approved effective October 12, 2007. (Revised to add Acknowledgement section and modify content) Final No. 23-008