Accountant I

Recruitment #200213-D14A-I06


This position is located in the Comptroller Division in Accounts Payable.

Job Duties:
This position will be in the Central Office Accounts Payable Section of the Comptroller Division.

The responsibilities and duties of this position include, but are not limited to:
*Audit and approve all requisitions and enter encumbrances into the financial system.
*Audit, approve and transmit claims for payment in compliance with State of Oklahoma and ODOT purchasing policies and procedures.
*Ensure Purchase Card transactions are edited and approved in WORKS by the scheduled due dates.
*Prepare Journal entries for Purchase Card payments, prior year transactions and any adjustments as required.
*Run daily jobs, time reports for payroll on time and accurately.
*Provide assistance to central office divisions as assigned.
*Train Division clerks and Admin Assistants on procedures to enter claims as well as communicating with them to reconcile discrepancies.

Occasional travel for training, meetings, etc.

Should be able to lift at least 25 pounds.

Analytical and computer skills are critical to this position.

Preference may be given to applicants with knowledge of Excel, Oracle Apex, Oracle Business Intelligence, GAAP, GASB and Governmental Accounting.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) ensures that no person or groups of persons shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, retaliation or genetic information, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any and all programs, services, or activities including all employment practices. To request an accommodation, please contact the ADA/504/508 Coordinator at 405-521-4140 or the Oklahoma Relay Service at 1-800-722-0353.


Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving professional level work in the maintenance, analysis, interpretation and management of financial accounting data.  This includes the preparation and posting of various journals, ledgers and accounts, analysis and presentation of financial data, and preparation of financial statements and expenditure reports, review and approval of various vouchers and invoices for payment, analyzing budget requirements, preparing payroll data, allocation of funds to various accounts or functions, and other similar activities.


The Accountant job family has four levels which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the responsibility for providing leadership to others.

Level I:
This is the basic level of the job family where employees are primarily responsible for performing routine entry level work in a training status to build their skills in maintaining, analyzing and reporting financial information and applying generally accepted accounting principles.  In this role they will perform tasks involving the maintenance of financial information, reviewing and processing routine vouchers and invoices for payment, preparation of routine or standardized accounting reports and financial statements and the reconciliation of simple accounting transactions.


Level I:  
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance or a closely related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting one year of bookkeeping for each year of the required degree.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.