Accountant

State of Alaska
$2,469 Per month AK Alaska Apply before 5/13/2024 5:00
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Overview

**THE RECRUITMENT PERIOD FOR THIS RECRUITMENT HAS BEEN EXTENDED**
This position is open to Alaska Residents only.
  Please check our 
 to determine if you qualify.The Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API) is recruiting for a non-permanent Accountant 3.
What you will be doing:
Under the direction of the Hospital’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Accountant 3 incumbent will help support the Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API) financial operations, ensuring efficient and effective internal fiscal controls, revenue collection, financial reporting, and analysis of financial data for medical billing and revenue collection activities. The incumbent will work collaboratively, and serve as backup during absences, to API's permanent full-time Accountant 3 position.  
 
The incumbent is expected to independently apply generally accepted accounting principles and ensure medical billing practices are in accordance with industry standards, and CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Rules and Regulations.
 
The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to learn API's hospital system, state processes, be a strong team player, possess excellent technical, analytical and communication skills and enjoy providing solutions to complex hospital billing practices as well as support the development and integration of a new electronic medical record (EMR) system.

Our organization, mission, and culture:
The Alaska Psychiatric Institute mission is to: Provide compassionate healthcare to support Alaskans in living their best possible lives.

The Alaska Psychiatric Institute vision is: An Alaska where everyone receives the care they need when they need it without judgement.

Our division values are: 
  • Safety
  • Education
  • Responsibility
  • Valuing Hope and Recovery
  • Integrity
  • Compassion-Fairness and Honesty
  • Excellence
If you are someone that embraces these values and want to assist in the mission of API, we encourage you to apply today.

The benefits of joining our team:
This position has ongoing training to help you grow your skills and advance your career. Candidates could find opportunities for advancement within the division at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute, or within the Department of Family and Community Services, or other opportunities within the State of Alaska organization. Working for API will offer you the opportunity to improve your skills in organizing and prioritizing work assignments, providing customer service, and in using a variety of computer software programs.
 
The working environment you can expect:
The selected candidate will work in an environment that is fast paced, busy and challenging at times, but embraces collaboration through working closely with supervisors, managers, and personnel to assist in providing services to Alaska Psychiatric Institute.

This position is located at 3700 Piper Street in the U-MED district of east Anchorage which offers several maintained walking trails, parks and nearby lakes. This area is filled with several restaurants, shopping stores, and has easy access to public transportation.

Who we are looking for:
We are looking for a candidate with the following competencies:
  • Budget Administration: Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget administration and analysis; including preparing, justifying, reporting on, and executing the budget; and the relationships among program, budget, accounting, and reporting systems. 
  • Economics and Accounting: Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, tax law and practices, the financial markets, banking, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Auditing: Knowledge of generally accepted auditing standards and procedures for conducting financial and compliance, economy and efficiency, and program audits.
  • Financial Analysis: Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of financial analysis, forecasting, and modeling to interpret quantitative and qualitative data; includes data modeling, earned value management, and evaluating key financial indicators, trends, and historical data.
  • Financial Examination: Knowledge of the laws, regulations, principles, and practices that govern financial institutions (depository and non-depository) handling financial services transactions; analyzes financial statements, lending or loan portfolios, client/customer files, investment portfolios, and/or management policies and operations; examine for safety and soundness, and/or compliance; identifies any discrepancies and determines necessary corrective actions.
BACKGROUND CHECK
The successful candidate must pass a comprehensive background investigation, which includes a state and FBI fingerprint-based background check.
A cover letter is NOT required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.
To view the general description and example of duties, please go to the following link: .

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the applicant with competencies in  

  • Analysis and Assessment: Uses information technology in accessing, collecting, analyzing, maintaining, and disseminating data and information.
 
  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving: uses a logical, systematic, sequential approach to address problems or opportunities or manage a situation by drawing on one’s knowledge and experience base and calling on other references and resources as necessary.
 
  • Oral and Written Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral and written presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
 
  • Principles of Accounting: Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, standards, and practices (for example, double entry accounting, accrual accounting), including the full accounting cycle and the preparation of work sheets, financial statements, ledgers, and journals.
 
  • Technical Competence: Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
 
Equivalent to those typically gained by:
Any combination of preparatory post-secondary education and/or progressively responsible professional level experience in accounting, budgeting, or financial management.

Special Note:
“Competencies” means a combination of interrelated knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors that enable a person to act effectively in a job or situation.
  
“Typically gained by” means the prevalent, usual method of gaining the competencies expected for entry into the job.
  
“Training” and “education” in this guidance are synonyms for the process of acquiring knowledge and skills through instruction. It includes instruction through formal and informal methods (such as classroom, on-line, self-study, and on-the-job), from accredited and unaccredited sources, and long-duration (such as a post-secondary degree) and short-duration (such as a seminar) programs.

“Professional experience” means work that is creative, analytical, evaluative, and interpretive; requires a range and depth of specialized knowledge of the profession's principles, concepts, theories, and practices; and is performed with the power or right to decide or act according to one's own judgment.

“Progressively responsible” means indicating growth and/or advancement in complexity, difficulty, or level of responsibility.
 

Additional Required Information

At the time of application are requested to submit:

  • College transcripts (if using education to meet the minimum qualifications). These can be attached to your application at the time of submission.
At time of interview applicant must submit:
  • List of three (3) professional references, including daytime phone numbers, two (2) of which are from a current or former supervisor.
  • Copies of your three (3) most recent performance evaluations, or two (2) letters of professional reference, if available.
Please read the below information carefully. This applies to your application submission.
 
If selected for the position and prior to hire, applicant will be asked to:
  
1. Submit to fingerprinting and background check screening.
  2. Provide proof of Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap), Mumps, Measles, Rubella (MMR), and Varicella Immunizations.
  3. Provide proof of Hepatitis B (immunity or declination statement)
  4. Provide annual Influenza vaccination or a signed declination statement.  
  5. Proof of Tuberculosis screening within past 12 months.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS
For your application to be evaluated you must answer the Supplemental Questions.  Be specific in your answers and tell us how you acquired the relevant experience. Please use complete sentences and proof-read your submissions when answering the supplemental questions. Your responses will be considered a writing sample and will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment process.
 
EDUCATION
To verify education being used to meet the required minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials being used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position and are required with each application. (Unofficial are okay, please ensure that the institution/URL name is listed on the transcripts). Transcripts can be attached at the time of application, provided at the time of interview, or if/when requested prior to scheduling an interview.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION
Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in 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. state university 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 state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Omission of required documentation listed will result in an incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration.
WORK EXPERIENCE
When using work experience not already documented in your application, please provide the employer's name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported, and minimum qualifications are clearly met. Work experience needed to meet the minimum qualifications must be documented in the application. If the application does not support minimum qualifications, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment. A resume will not be used to determine that minimum qualifications have been met for the position in which you are applying.
 
If you are currently or previously been appointed to a flexibly staffed position, please ensure your work experience within a flexibly staffed position indicates the actual dates employed at each level. Ensure your time and any subsequent flex promotion(s) are documented as a separate position. This is required as there are minimum qualifications that require experience at a particular level in which the lower level may not be considered. If this information is not accurately reflected in your application this may cause the processing of your application for consideration to be delayed.

NOTE: Attaching a resume or curriculum vitae is not an alternative to filling out the application in its entirety. Noting "see resume or CV" or any similar response on any portion of your application may lead to a determination your application is incomplete and removal from consideration for this job posting.

LEGAL EMPLOYMENT
The State’s online recruitment system, Workplace Alaska, requires applicants to certify that they have a legal right to accept employment in the United States. It is the responsibility of the employee to maintain the appropriate documentation to accept or continue legal employment. The State of Alaska does not function in the role as an employer sponsor.  
 
The State of Alaska does not provide VISA Employer sponsorships.
MULTIPLE VACANCIES
This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.
 
RECRUITMENT SCOPE
This position is open to Alaska Residents only. Please check our  to determine if you qualify.

APPLICATION NOTICE
You can ONLY apply for this position through the Workplace Alaska website or via 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 successfully apply. Instructions on how to apply with Workplace Alaska may be found on the Workplace Alaska "How to Apply" webpage, found here: . 
 
NOTICE
Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465- 4095. If you choose to be contacted by email, please ensure your email address is correct on your application and that the spam filter will permit email from the 'govermentjobs.com' domains. For information on allowing emails from the 'governmentjobs.com' domains, visit the Lost Password Help page located at
 
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 1-800-587-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 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.
 
WORKPLACE ALASKA APPLICATION QUESTIONS & ASSISTANCE
Questions regarding application submission or system operation errors should be directed to the Workplace Alaska hotline at 1-800-587-0430 (toll free) or (907) 465-4095 if you are in the Juneau area. Requests for information may also be emailed to.

Contact Information

For applicant password assistance please visit: .   

Name: April Andrews
Title: Division Operations Manager/CFO 
Phone: 907-269-7100
april.andrews@alaska.gov

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