PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In a state agency this class is accountable for supervising an accounting unit or function.
GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE
This is a supervisory level class responsible for an accounting unit including a minimum of three 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.
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 EDP procedures; develops or make recommendations on development of policies and standards; consults with superiors on accounting and fiscal matters; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; prepares reports and correspondence; 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 professional accounting principles and practices; considerable knowledge of governmental accounting and budgeting; knowledge of and ability to apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations; considerable interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to evaluate and analyze accounting forms, methods and procedures and cost data; considerable ability to devise and install accounting procedures and systems; ability to evaluate and analyze accounting methods, procedures and data; supervisory ability.
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 Associate Accountant or Associate Accounts Examiner.
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 equalling 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 in any of the following may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Supervising Accountant, Supervising Accountant (Managerial) (RC) in Salary Group AR 28/MP 62 approved effective October 12, 2007. (Revised to inactivate class code 6373)