Job Description

Ref No.:18-11384
Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Essential Functions
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
? Collects, analyzes and evaluates financial data from a variety of sources.
? Ensures all transactions comply with accounting and tax policies, procedures, laws, rules and regulations.
? Provides counsel and advice to state organizations to resolve discrepancies, preclude errors and delays in processing.
? Approves requests, verifies coding for transaction processing or cancellation.
? Implements accounting functions, policies, procedures, systems and plans.
? Develops and recommends policies and procedures consistent with state accounting, rules, regulations, priorities, objectives and new federal mandates.
? Performs audits of documents to ensure proper accounting of funds.
? Provides recommendations, guidance and direction to management for the purpose of understanding, meeting functional and operational goals and objectives.
Levels of Work
This is the full performance level of accounting work at the state level.
? Full performance (full range of accounting activities for assigned accounting function(s). Receives less supervisory direction and assistance than at the I level. Supervisor does periodic review of progress.
? Ensures accurate/proper interface between various accounting systems.
? Examines and analyzes diverse financial transactions and system processes to ensure proper application of statewide accounting policies and practices.
? Participates in or leads portions of the on-going functional analysis, design, development, and testing of system changes.
? Evaluates the relevance of accounting principles, concepts, rules and regulations.
? May act as lead worker providing guidance/direction to lower level professional and/or technical staff.
? May plan, assign, review and evaluate the work of lower level professional, technical and support staff.
? Contacts include state organization representatives to coordinate mass changes, troubleshoot problems, implement corrections and recommend solutions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA's listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
? Knowledge of accounting theories, concepts, principles and standards.
? Knowledge of government accounting methods and techniques.
? Knowledge of state accounting methods and techniques.
? Knowledge of applicable federal, state and private laws, rules, regulations and procedures.
? Knowledge of state and departmental computerized financial management systems, including date entry and correction procedures.
? Knowledge of recordkeeping and report preparation techniques.
? Ability to assemble and analyze financial and accounting data and make recommendations.
? Ability to explain policies and procedures to others.
? Ability to explain a variety of financial reports.
? Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
In addition to the above knowledge, skills and abilities, the State Accountant requires:
? Knowledge of accounting theories, concepts, principles and standards.
? Knowledge of government accounting methods and techniques.
? Knowledge of state accounting methods and techniques.
? Knowledge of applicable federal, state and private laws, rules, regulations and procedures.
? Knowledge of state and departmental computerized financial management systems, including date entry and correction procedures.
? Knowledge of recordkeeping and report preparation techniques.
? Ability to assemble and analyze financial and accounting data and make recommendations.
? Ability to explain policies and procedures to others.
? Ability to explain a variety of financial reports.
? Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
? Knowledge of the theory, components, configurations and operation of an automated information system. Knowledge of on-line processing and related control tables.
? Knowledge of state and federal tax regulations regarding public and private entities.
? Knowledge of information systems needs analysis, requirements analysis and alternate design analysis.
? Skill in collecting and analyzing data and making recommendations.
? Skill in recognizing accounting and reporting anomalies.
? Ability to explain and teach individuals in the use of an automated information system, application of accounting and payroll policies and procedures and state and federal laws.
? Ability to plan, coordinate and implement complex projects.
Job Requirements
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
1. At least one year experience in accounting which includes recording, verifying and reporting financial information using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
2. Experience in accounting which includes recording, verifying and reporting financial information using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
3. Experience in financial analysis which includes compiling, analyzing and interpreting financial data to ensure effective and efficient accounting of funds or to make projections for financial planning.
4. Experience in analyzing financial problems, developing alternatives, recommending and advising management on solutions.
5. Experience in interpreting accounting or payroll laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
6. Experience in narrative report writing.
7. Knowledge of information system functional support which includes planning for informational needs to initiate system changes; developing user, operational and program documentation; coordinating, overseeing and participating in the testing of new/modified computer program enhancements by creating test data, analyzing the system's actions and determining critical system performance to ensure applications meet user needs.

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