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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/13/24

Applications Due02/28/24

Vacancy ID150996

NY HELPNo

AgencyTaxation & Finance, State

TitleSenior Accountant (NY HELPS)

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade18

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

Salary RangeFrom $63108 to $80248 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5

Workday

From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 110 State Street

City Albany

StateNY

Zip Code12236

Minimum Qualifications This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS).

For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title maybe filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

NON-COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS UNDER (NY HELPS) PROGRAM:
For appointment to ACCOUNTANT TRAINEE 1 you must have:
• A bachelor's or higher degree in accounting, auditing, or taxation.
OR
• A bachelor's or higher degree with 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation courses.
*Note that courses such as business law, economics, statistics, and most finance courses, although taken as part of an accounting curriculum, cannot be counted toward the 24 semester credit hours.

For appointment to ACCOUNTANT TRAINEE 2 you must also have:
• A master’s degree or higher degree in accounting, auditing, or taxation.
OR
• One year of professional experience in accounting/auditing or financial internal or field auditing, where you were responsible for the full range of activities in the design and/or review, analysis and management of accounting systems, resulting in the preparation of, or recommendations on, financial statements in accord with generally accepted accounting principles.

For appointment to SENIOR ACCOUNTANT (full journey level) you must also have:

• Two years of professional experience in accounting/auditing or financial internal or field auditing, where you were responsible for the full range of activities in the design and/or review, analysis and management of accounting systems, resulting in the preparation of, or recommendations on, financial statements in accord with generally accepted accounting principles.
OR
• A master's or higher degree in accounting, auditing, or taxation AND one year of professional experience in accounting/auditing or financial internal or field auditing, where you were responsible for the full range of activities in the design and/or review, analysis and management of accounting systems, resulting in the preparation of, or recommendations on, financial statements in accord with generally accepted accounting principles.
OR
• A currently valid Certified Public Accountant license and registration issued by New York State.

Experience NOT considered qualifying are activities restricted to teaching, bookkeeping, maintaining/auditing payroll records or accounts receivable/accounts payable, or preparing tax returns.
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COMPETITIVE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• You must be currently reachable on the appropriate eligible list for this title.
or
• Eligible under the 55 b/c program.
or
• Eligible to transfer to this title under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law.

Duties Description Under the direction of an Associate Accountant, the incumbent must be able to perform the following essential functions:
• Maintain a working knowledge of accounting principles and procedures in the development, examination, review and analysis of financial and accounting records including the preparation of reports, statements and reconciliations.
• Provide documentation and reports to assist with audit requests.
• Demonstrate exceptional attention to detail and the ability to effectively prioritize work based on various deadlines.
• Address inquiries from Treasury, bank and agency personnel regarding various accounts.
• Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills.
• Maintain comprehensive documentation of unit policies and procedures.
• Update and maintain various databases.
• Oversight and problem resolution on production of checks and electronic payments.
• Perform other related accounting activities and special projects as required.
• Adhere to the Department’s time and attendance requirements

Additional Comments Specific work hours will be discussed at interview.

This position is at Treasury's downtown offices, located at 110 State Street, Albany, NY. Parking may be available at the Office of General Service's peripheral parking lots.


New York State is an equal opportunity employer. It's the policy of the state of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or an arrest or criminal conviction record unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

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Name Anjuli Barcomb

Telephone 518-530-4639

Fax

Email Address Anjuli.Barcomb@tax.ny.gov

Address

Street W A Harriman State Office Campus

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12227

 

Notes on ApplyingInterested candidates should submit a cover letter stating how you qualify with a resume to the email address above. IF YOU QUALIFY UNDER NY HELPS: PLEASE INCLUDE UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS.

In the subject line of your email please include the Vacancy ID, job title, and Treasury.

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