Accounting Technician

State of Alaska
Full Time 8 quarter per week $29 Per hour AK 333 Willoughby Ave, Juneau, AK 99801, United States Apply before 5/13/2024 5:00


Are you looking to start a rewarding career with upward mobility? Do you enjoy working with numbers?

What You Will Be Doing
The incumbent will work both independently and as part of a team to oversee processing of servicing and capital reimbursable servicing agreements (RSAs), creating structure in the state accounting system (IRIS), completing approvals in IRIS, treasury receipts, drawing federal funds, processing adjusting journal entries (AJEs) and performing credit card account administration. The incumbent will also be responsible for producing reports in the Alaska Data Enterprise Reporting system (ALDER), researching transaction information, and serving as a back up to other Accounting Technicians to ensure adequate cross training exists across our small team.

Mission and Culture
DEED’s mission is to provide an excellent education for every student every day. We have a vision that all students can succeed in their education and work, shape worthwhile and satisfying lives for themselves, exemplify the best value of society, and be effective in improving the character and quality of the world about them. For information on DEED, please review our website, .
The position will help carry out the mission and vision by providing financial, and administrative support across the entire department, enabling staff to provide support to schools, districts, students, and families statewide.    

Benefits of Joining Our Team
The Fiscal team is a small, close-knit team. We value an attitude of service, strong collaborative relationships, communication, and teamwork. We provide cross-training and process-based work that assures consistency across the team.

The Working Environment You Can Expect
Our Juneau office is conveniently located in the State Office Building downtown. The position is assigned a cubicle with ample light, and has the option for teleworking after an initial training period, with the opportunity for some flexible scheduling. Our location is centrally located with plenty of parking, as well as nearby restaurants and coffee shops.

Our ideal applicant will possess some or all of the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience: 

  • Experience with researching and submitting transactions in a large-scale computerized accounting system. Experience with IRIS, the State of Alaska accounting system is desired but not required.
  • Experience with large-scale computerized data reporting systems, including the ability to create reports.  
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Ability to train Accounting Technician 2 positions on more complex accounting tasks.
  • Ability to perform tasks efficiently while maintaining a high level of accuracy.

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of technical level accounting or bookkeeping experience, of which at least one year was at the full-proficiency level.

Certification as an Accounting Technician from an accredited college will substitute for one year of the required experience at the non-full-proficiency level.

Post secondary education from an accredited college will substitute for up to one year of the required experience at the non-full-proficiency level (3 semester/4 quarter hours equal one month) if it includes at least 6 semester/8 quarter hours in Accounting.

Post secondary education from an accredited college will substitute for the required two years of experience (3 semester/4 quarter hours equal one month) if it includes at least 9 semester/12 quarter hours at or above the 200 level in Accounting.

An associate’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration from an accredited college will substitute for the required two years of experience if it includes at least 6 semester/8 quarter hours at or above the 200 level in Accounting.

Additional Required Information

Please read the below information carefully. This applies to your application submission. 
This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents only. Applicants must meet  to be considered for employment at this time. 
 If selected for an interviewthe applicant must provide the following:
  • Transcripts if using education to meet the minimum qualifications for the position; and 
  • A list of at least 3 references with current contact information.
Application Notice
You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via a hardcopy application. If you accessed this recruitment bulletin through a job search portal, such as AlaskaJobs or any other database, you MUST use a Workplace Alaska online or hardcopy application to apply successfully. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska “" page. Your application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on the closing date.
Supplemental Questions
A cover letter is NOT required for this position. Instead, applicants must answer the supplemental questions on the application. Answers must be supported by the work history documented in your application.

Special Instructions for Foreign Education
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the minimum qualifications listed above. If utilizing this education, you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the post-secondary institution. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.
Work Experience 
If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer’s name, job title, employment dates, and whether full or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and if minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the recruitment interview and selection phase.
Note: Attaching a resume is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting, "see resume" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination that your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.
Bargaining UnitIf you are a current state employee, please mark the union you are a member of at the time of application. If you are not a current state employee, do not complete this question.

EEO Statement
The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or 465-4095 in Juneau or (907) 465-3412 (TTY) or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P. O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal-opportunity employer.                           

Contact Information

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For specific information about this position, please contact the hiring manager at the following:

Monique Siverly, Accountant 5


(907) 465-8650


(907) 465-2806