State Accountant V

Recruitment #042721-MABC05-250500

Summary Statement

This position serves as the technical expert on the pronouncements issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), providing guidance to the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section and State Organizations in implementing the GASB requirements.  The position also prepares financial statements and related schedules; reviews schedules completed by other State accountants; and assists with Statewide training, internal control oversight and other strategic initiatives of the Division.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Collects, analyzes and evaluates financial data from a variety of sources.
     
  • Ensures all transactions comply with accounting and tax policies, procedures, laws, rules and regulations.
     
  • Provides counsel and advice to state organizations to resolve discrepancies, preclude errors and delays in processing.
     
  • Approves requests, verifies coding for transaction processing or cancellation.
     
  • Implements accounting functions, policies, procedures, systems and plans.
     
  • Develops and recommends policies and procedures consistent with state accounting, rules, regulations, priorities, objectives and new federal mandates.
     
  • Performs audits of documents to ensure proper accounting of funds.
     
  • Provides recommendations, guidance and direction to management for the purpose of understanding, meeting functional and operational goals and objectives.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for State Accountant V
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Business Management, Computer Information Systems or related field OR one of the following certifications: CGFM or CPA.
  2. Three years experience in governmental accounting which includes analyzing, recording and reporting financial transactions for government organizations and interpreting Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  3. Three years experience in compiling, analyzing and interpreting financial data to ensure effective and efficient accounting of funds or to make projections for financial planning.
  4. Three years experience in preparing financial statements such as balance sheets, statement of net assets, profit and loss statements, statement of revenues and expenditures and changes in fund balances.
  5. Three years experience in analyzing financial systems to identify accounting control risks and weaknesses, variances, trends and discrepancies.
  6. Three years experience in developing accounting or internal control policies. 

Conditions of Hire

Applicant must complete satisfactory criminal background check, reference checks, confirmation of compliance with federal and state tax laws, and any other required condition of employment.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at statejobs.delaware.gov.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Contact us via conventional means. For further assistance, you may contact us by phone at (302) 739-5458, or e-mail at jobs@delaware.gov.