Accounting Technician

State of Colorado
Full Time 00 pm work per week $48,396 - $62,916 Per year CO Colorado


Department Information

This position is only open to Colorado state residents.

  • This position is covered by the Partnership Agreement between the State of Colorado and Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions (COWins). 

  • New employees to the State will be paid biweekly. There are 26 biweekly pay periods in a year. 

  • Expected start date for this position will be in July 2024.

About CDOT 

Do you want to make a difference in Coloradans’ lives? Do you have a passion for helping people and keeping them safe? At the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), you will have the opportunity to do just that. The work our people do contributes to keeping Coloradans and visitors safe and provides freedom, connection, and experience through travel. Please visit our  to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future! Also, check out our excellent  package!

CDOT for All

CDOT’s strength is our people, and our commitment to our people is to shape, support, and sustain the employee experience, and ultimately, create a supportive workplace where everyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, education, disability, socio-economic status, or any other identity, has the opportunity to thrive. 

Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to  

The eligible list created from this announcement may be used to fill current and future vacancies for a period of up to 6 months.


Description of Job

About the Position

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has an opening for an Accounting Technician III in our business office located in Denver.  This position ensures that financial transactions are processed in an accurate and timely manner with the proper authorization and coding within legal parameters. This position applies the fiscal rules to all contracted and consultant payments and reviews all invoices against contracts and consultant task orders to make sure the fiscal rules are followed. This position monitors practices and procedures to comply with internal control procedures and ensures ongoing compliance with all relevant federal and state legislation, policies, procedures, and contractual terms affecting the assigned areas of responsibility.

Your duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Review, verify and calculate invoices. Apply funding strings to charge against and enter reported expense account information into SAP Financial System. 
  • Administer the Commercial Card program for the Metro Denver area.  
  • Apply State Fiscal Rules, policies, and procedures to reimbursements for accuracy and identify discrepancies. 
  • Communicate with staff to advise and/or identify issues. Instruct and guide staff on appropriate changes or adjustments to apply.
    • Process invoices. 
    • Review and investigate invoices or documentation provided by vendors and determine correct calculation of charges. 
    • Apply correct financial coding for service entries or invoices presented. 
    • Follow up on vouchers not processed through SAP properly and provide advice and training to PMs on correct documentation to be submitted.
  • Utilize SAP financial reporting system to prepare and develop financial reports for HQ Managers, providing detail of expenses by project. 
  • Maintain several internal tracking systems for the Business Office. 
  • Revise and update financial forms and tracking sheets. 
  • Assist in maintaining internal procedures for the Accounts Payable Unit.
  • Assist in developing and utilizing business office filing system to ensure easy retrieval of all financial documentation by vendor and fiscal year. 
  • Maintain files and coordinate with the team to ensure all records management procedures are followed according to CDOT policy and Federal regulations. 
  • Ensure documents are properly uploaded in SAP and destruction policies are followed.
  • Other job duties as assigned.

Work Environment: 

  • Primarily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday
  • Occasional travel throughout the state to give or receive training

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Experience Only:

  • At least three years of professional experience with a primary focus in technical accounting, such as accounts payable.   
  • Experience working with spreadsheets and financial software is highly desirable.
  • Experience working within State Fiscal rules to support accounting or fiscal functions is highly desirable.

Experience & Education:

  • A combination of at least three years of experience and education that includes:

  • Coursework from a U.S. accredited college or university in Accounting, Audit, Budget, Finance, Mathematics, or a closely related field of study.

  • Professional work experience in technical accounting, such as accounts payable.

Education Only:

  • A bachelor's or master's degree from a U.S. accredited college or university in Accounting, Audit, Budget, Finance, Mathematics or a closely related field of study will substitute for the experience on a year-for-year basis.

Please Note: The required experience must be substantiated within the work experience section of your application. “See Resume” statements on the application or resumes in lieu of a complete application may not be accepted. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application. In addition, part-time work will be prorated.

 College Transcripts: If you are using education to qualify, a legible copy of your official or unofficial college transcript(s) or a foreign credential evaluation report must be submitted with your application. Transcripts must show the name of the school and that a degree was conferred. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or foreign credential evaluation report may result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position.

Conditions of Employment
  • Must pass a pre-employment screening which may include social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records check, educational records, and driving records checks. More information in the supplemental information section.

Preferred Qualifications

Theexceptional applicantwill possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:

  • Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section.

  • Years of State service experience related to the duties of this position.

  • Highest work/personal ethics and integrity.

  • Successful completion of a bachelor's degree with an emphasis in Accounting.
  • Analytic skills to enable accurate, complete, and timely processing of financial data.
  • Working knowledge of general accounting practices and standards, including GAAP, GASB, State Fiscal rules, State Financial reporting, and State Auditor requirements.
  • Strong written communication skills including technical report writing and editing.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing assignments.
  • Ability to take initiative to solve problems in an innovative manner.
  • Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders with sensitivity to their needs, priorities, promises made and commitments.
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Strong time and project management skills, including prioritization and multi-tasking ability.
  • Excellent reasoning, investigative, analytical, and problem-solving ability.
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation, and communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Strong attention to technical detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access), Gmail and Google Applications, SAP, and the ability to quickly learn other software systems.