Accountant

State of Michigan
Full Time, Permanent $49,839 - $75,795 Per year MI MI Department of Treasury, 430 W Allegan St, Lansing, MI 48933, United States Apply before 5/19/2024 11:59
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Overview

THE POSITION

Are you seeking professional accounting work and an opportunity that supports career advancement? Become an Accountant 1 for the Bureau of Business Taxpayer Accounting Account Maintenance Division, Account Maintenance Section. Utilize your accounting knowledge for the essential work of auditing statutory compliance and transparency in reporting. Apply here and join a service-oriented accounting team that values inclusivity and integrity!


DESCRIPTION OF WORK

As an Accountant 1, your will be responsible for auditing statutory compliance for a variety of restricted credit programs and assist with the preparation of various financial reports. This work is essential for our accountability to the legislature, other agencies, and the general public. You will analyze and evaluate all financial transactions posted to corporate ledger accounts, with an emphasis on identifying errors and ensuring compliance with division objectives, statutory requirements, and department objectives.

Other responsibilities include maintaining written narratives of all division operating procedures, providing recommendations for improvements to existing systems, and serving as liaison to other divisions, bureaus, and agencies to promote efficiency for new or existing restricted credit programs. You will also have the opportunity to assist with general account maintenance functions and special projects as necessary. Connect with our team and advance your accounting career today!

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 a choice between 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM with a 60-minute lunch, or 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a 30-minute lunch, Monday – Friday.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) full-time, with one day per month required in office. In office training may be required. 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.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Commonwealth's Accounting Intern Program; or
  • One year as a Financial Programs Trainee; or
  • One year as a Fiscal Technician, and fifteen college credits in accounting; or
  • Five years of Bookkeeping experience and fifteen college credits in accounting; or
  • A Bachelor's Degree including or supplemented by fifteen credits in accounting.
  • Applicants will be considered to have met the educational requirements once they are within three months of graduating with a qualifying degree.

Other Requirements:

  • You must meet the . For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the  and click on Residency. 
  • Hiring preference for this vacancy may be given to candidates who live within Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, or York counties. If no eligible candidates who live within these counties apply for this position, candidates who reside in other counties may be considered.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements: 

  • This position will have access to Federal Tax Information (FTI) and is subject to the provisions of IRS Publication 1075 (Pub 1075) which requires you to pass an enhanced background check prior to beginning employment. Under Pub 1075, acceptance of a conditional offer of employment will require submission to and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports, including but not limited to: a fingerprint-based federal records check; a PA State Police clearance; a check of local law enforcement agencies where you have lived, worked, and/or attended school within the last five (5) years; and a citizenship/residency verification. 

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. 

Veterans: 

  • 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.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

  • 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.
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