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Accountant 1

Baton Rouge - Louisiana (LA),

State of Louisiana

Job Description:

Supplemental Information

The Patient's Compensation Fund Oversight Board is an off budget and non-ISIS paid agency that is responsible for processing internally a variety of high level accounting duties to include: ACH transactions, financial statements, fiscal reports, W-2, payroll and account payables. The agency's annual budget is approximately $139,000,000, self-generated revenue in a range of $170,000,000 to $200,000,000 per year and fund balance is over 1 billion dollars. The incumbent in this position handles all revenue transactions, account payables, fund balance and reconciliation of revenues from PCF's internal computer application (both surcharge and filing fees). Incumbent prepares maintenance agreements. This position is in a Career Progression Group up to Accountant 2 however this announcement is for an Accountant 1. This position is under the direct supervision of the Accountant Manager 2. Position is responsible for a broad range of professional level accounting services.

This job is located in the downtown Baton Rouge area. Selected applicant will undergo pre-hire background check and drug screening as this is an safety sensitive position. Official transcripts to verify degree and completion of 24 semester hours of accounting coursework must be submitted prior to final offer of employment. E-Transcripts are accepted when submitted directly to [email protected] from the educational institution. Please attach a "copy" of your transcript and any certifications obtained to this application. Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

OMV records will be pulled after hire to verify eligibility to drive on state business as this position may require driving State vehicle and/or personal vehicle on occasion. The OMV record will be checked routinely thereafter. A valid Louisiana driver's license and acceptable OMV record will be needed for clearance.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Nolitha LeDay-McDowell
Patient's Compensation Fund/Human Resources Dept.
PO Box 3718
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
[email protected]

Qualifications

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting.
SUBSTITUTIONS FOR DEGREE AND TWENTY-FOUR HOURS IN ACCOUNTING:
A certified public accountant (CPA) certificate will substitute for the baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting.
SUBSTITUTIONS FOR DEGREE ONLY:
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree (not the 24 hours in accounting).

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree (not the 24 hours in accounting) as follows:

A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To provide professional accounting services.


Level of Work:

Entry.


Supervision Received:

Generally from higher-level fiscal or administrative supervisor.


Supervision Exercised:

None.


Location of Work:

May be used by all state agencies.


Job Distinctions:

Differs from Accountant Technician by presence of professional level accounting duties.



Differs from Accountant 2 in that the duties are less complex. See allocation criteria memo for details.

Examples of Work

Prepares required financial statements and fiscal reports which include the compilation and analysis of data for monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
Communicates with public and private accountants; state, federal, and independent auditors; banks; brokerage firms; program or management personnel; and vendors for the purpose of providing information and technical assistance needed to resolve problems.
Maintains cash management records, including funds drawn and received, funds disbursed by sources, deposits of funds, issuance of refunds, and classifies revenue as to sources of funding and expenditures as to their nature.
Prepares, monitors, reconciles, audits, and forecasts revenues, expenditures, and budgets.
Reviews and approves purchases and contracts.
Participates in the development of new accounting techniques in the design and implementation of accounting subsystems, compilation of manuals for accounting and computer application, and preparing managerial reports.

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