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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 06/07/18

Applications Due06/21/18

Vacancy ID54028

AgencyState Comptroller, Office of the

TitleSenior Abandoned Property Accounts Auditor - Item # 05944

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $45455 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 110 State Street

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12236

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable on the Decentralized list for Senior Abandoned Property Accounts Auditor, exam #20-777 or reachable on the Abandoned Property Accounts Auditor Trainee 1 list, exam #20-724 or be a current NYS employee eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 or 70.4 of the Civil Service Law.

To be eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 to the Senior Abandoned Property Accounts Auditor, candidates must have one year of permanent competitive service in a title allocated to grade 16 or higher and have 24 credit hours in accounting and/or auditing.

To be eligible for transfer under Section 70.4 to the Senior Abandoned Property Accounts Auditor, a candidate must:

1. Have one year of permanent competitive service allocated to grade 16 or higher.

2. Meet the open competitive minimum qualifications of the position, and

3. Have standing on the open competitive decentralized exam list #20-777

To be eligible to transfer under Section 70.4 to Abandoned Property Accounts Auditor Trainee 1, a candidate must:

1. Have one year of permanent competitive service allocated to grade 12 or higher, 2. Meet the open competitive minimum qualifications of the position, and 3. Have standing on the open competitive decentralized exam list #20-724.

Duties Description Perform compliance audits of companies to ensure they are aware of and in compliance with the Abandoned Property Law.

* Incumbent will identify candidates for the Voluntary Compliance Program.

o This involves researching company backgrounds, gathering financial data and contact information, performing financial comparisons to other data sources, and prioritizing candidates by asset size.

* Incumbent will contact candidates by phone, email and letters to assist with completing audit questionnaires:

o Examine completed audit questionnaires, request and review background data including general ledger, accounts payable, and account reconciliations.

o Identify items that should be reported as unclaimed funds.

o Compare the candidate’s reporting history with the results of the audit to determine whether or not all amounts have been reported and whether the amount due to the State has been properly computed and paid.

o Prepare audit reports on compliance activities and performance.

Perform Holder Education activities

* Provide training to companies filing abandoned property reports.

* Train holders on how to identify and report unclaimed funds to the State.

* Explain statutory considerations; and provide information about recent updates and best practices.

* Develop training curriculum, materials and formats such as handouts, manuals, webinar/seminar sessions, teleconferences and newsletters.

* Notify holders of any changes during the year; ensure the website has the most current information.

* Participate in organizing, creating, editing and distributing holder education materials. This includes writing and speaking, to individuals or groups, in person or electronically.

Develop audit techniques to reach out to companies using new or updated tools and work with the team to create a procedure to use the new audit techniques in routine work.

* Identify new ways to use outreach and education methods to initiate and perform compliance audits and help bring companies into compliance.

* Establish procedures to create a routine way to use the new initiatives.

* Troubleshoot any problems that arise from the new procedures to make the initiative successful

Stay up to date on current laws and reporting procedures.

* Monitor and research any changes in procedures, laws, or industry trends pertaining to unclaimed property.

* Identify any stakeholders, issues, and any pertinent history to determine what information is important in different situations.

* Provide relevant information to companies to help them file an accurate and complete report.

Additional Comments * Accounting and Auditing

* Analysis

* Written and Verbal Communication

* Strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite and ability to use or learn new software. Especially experience with Microsoft Access.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name Jackie Carter

Telephone (518) 474-1924

Fax (518) 486-6723

Email Address recruit@osc.ny.gov

Address

Street Office of the State Comptroller

110 State Street

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12236

 

Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to recruit@osc.ny.gov no later than June 21, 2018.

Please reference Item # 05944– GOER-JDC

When responding, please include the reference number and letters listed in this section. The VACANCY ID # should not be included.

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