Accounting Specialist

State of Michigan
Full Time, Permanent $29 - $44 Per hour MI Michigan DNR Natural Resources Department, 3580 State Park Dr, Bay City, MI 48706, United States Apply before 5/31/2024 11:59


This position will ensure that all accounting activities within the Forest Resource Division comply with the policies and procedures established by the State of Michigan as well as DNR policies and procedures.  This position will ensure the division is adhering to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  The division has an extensive funding structure which includes several appropriations and restricted funds which require completing complex accounting functions and in-depth analysis of these funds.  Some of the funding sources that FRD receives include Forest Development Funding, Game & Fish Protection Funding, Fire Equipment Funding, Forest Land User Charges, Wildlife Funding, Private Donations, General Fund, and Federal Funding.  This position is responsible for oversight of all accounting activities including monthly and quarterly reconciliations and the year-end closing process for the division.  This position performs reconciliations of timber sale revenue, bonds, and land use permits.  

Required Education and Experience


Possession of a bachelor's degree with at least 24 semester (36 term) credits in accounting.


Four years of professional experience performing or auditing the systematic classification and evaluation of accounting data and the preparation of related financial and managerial reports equivalent to an Accountant, Auditor, or Assistant Auditor General including two years equivalent to an Accountant P11, Auditor P11, or Assistant Auditor General P11 or one year equivalent to an Accountant 12, Auditor 12, or Assistant Auditor General 12.

Alternate Education and Experience

Possession of a Certified Public Accountant certificate (CPA) may be substituted for one year of Accountant P11 experience.


Possession of a Certified Management Accountant certification (CMA) may be substituted for six months of Accountant P11 experience.

Additional Requirements and Information

Please attach a cover letter and resume to your application.  Failure to do so may result in your application being screened out.  
Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions. Unsupported responses may not be considered further.
You must attach an electronic and/or scanned copy of your official college/university transcript. For our purposes, "Official Transcripts" must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar's signature and/or seal.
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