State of Michigan
Full Time, Permanent $64,959 - $98,661 Per year MI Municipal Employees' Retirement System of Michigan, 1134 Municipal Way, Lansing, MI 48917, United States Apply before 5/20/2024 11:59



Are you a dedicated accounting professional with a passion for public service? If so, we invite you to apply for this challenging and rewarding opportunity. As a vital member of our team, you will play a key role in securing the retirement for over 18,000 members and managing the intricate complexities of more than 1,000 municipal pension plans. Join our dynamic team of professionals as we strive to make a meaningful impact on the future of public servants in Pennsylvania!



As an Accountant 3, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing day-to-day accounting functions. Your responsibilities include supervising, training, and developing staff, ensuring accurate and timely processing of transactions in areas such as cash receipts, purchasing, cash disbursements, and member payroll and benefits. The position involves reviewing and implementing effective accounting systems, maintaining compliance with GAAP and GASB standards, and participating in legislative and regulatory reviews.
Why it is rewarding:
This role offers a unique blend of challenges and rewards. As the linchpin in securing the retirement future of over 18,000 members and managing 1,000+ municipal pension plans, your contributions directly impact the financial well-being of public servants in Pennsylvania. You will have the opportunity to streamline processes, implement improvements, and lead special projects, contributing to the overall efficiency and success of the organization.
A great place to work and public service connection:
Our workplace fosters a collaborative and engaging environment. Beyond the technical aspects of the role, you will find a culture that values professional growth, encourages ongoing learning, and promotes a healthy work-life balance. Moreover, the tie to public service adds a layer of fulfillment, knowing that your efforts contribute to the stability and security of those who dedicate their careers to public service in Pennsylvania municipalities. If you are seeking a challenging yet rewarding role in a supportive environment with a direct impact on the community, we invite you to apply and be part of our dedicated team.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the  

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment
  • Work hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday, with 60-minute lunch.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) part-time up to 3 days a week (anticipated). In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection and work from an approved location inside Pennsylvania. If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.



Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • One year as an Accountant 2; or
  • Three years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience, and graduation from a four-year college or university, including or supplemented by fifteen credits in accounting.
  • Four years of bookkeeping experience and fifteen college credits in accounting may be substituted for college graduation. A Master's degree in Accounting or a related field may be substituted for one year of general work experience. 

Other Requirements:

  • You must meet the . For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the  and click on Residency. 
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

How to Apply: 

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing dateLate applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position. 


  • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to  and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at .

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 

  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. 


  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions. 
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.