State of Georgia Accountant (WL) in Fulton, Georgia

/(Hiring salary will be based on experience, credentials, pay equity, and statewide rules)/

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The Fiscal unit of the Department of Administrative Services seeks an Accountant who will perform working level accounting duties in the area of accounts payable, accounts receivable and general ledger, according to DOAS established policies and standards, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). These independent responsibilities include but are not limited to analyzing financial information and preparing financial reports to document or maintain records of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, or other financial activities.

_Job Responsibilities:_

  • Serves as subject matter expert or organization resource in assigned areas.

  • Analyzes and reconciles accounting data and transactions requiring the knowledge of complex rules and regulations; initiates contact with outside agents, institutions, or with other internal units, to develop and implement a solution to accounting discrepancy.

  • Prompt and immediate processing of daily work tasks according to special financial and accounting practices defined and established for the assigned sub-systems.

  • Manage all Flexible Benefits financial transactions

  • Balances and reconciles complex accounting records, such as statewide Flexible Benefits and bank reconciliations

  • Determines sources of errors by researching accounting records, recording and/or directing correction of entries.

  • Plays a key role in monthly, quarterly and annual financial closing processes with reviewing, preparing and posting journal entries.

  • Preparing advanced-level professional recommendations and financial reports to management.

  • Assist in development of policies and procedures for assigned areas.

  • Maintains complete, accurate and readily accessible accounting files that conform to applicable policies, procedures, guidelines and standards.

  • Follows guidelines for providing information to others and auditors when necessary.

  • Maintains confidentiality of records, files and other documentation.

_Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:_

  • Knowledge of business operations (AP and AR)

  • Skills using queries and reports to monitor financial records

  • Knowledge of accounting theory

  • Ability to retrieve information from the accounting system, analyze, identify and investigate discrepancies

  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills; Strong interpersonal skills

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Experience using Microsoft office to include Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials

Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:

  • Intermediate Excel skills (creating spreadsheets, formulas, pivot tables, etc.)

  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials

  • Government accounting experience

  • Three or more years experience working in AP, AR and general accounting environment.

  • Completion of a master’s degree in accounting

This position will require completion of a pre-employment background check is required.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or email. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by the hiring agency.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

DOAS is an equal opportunity employer**

When applying for this position, you will be asked if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position as stated below and may possibly be presented with additional questions to assess preferred qualifications. /Preference will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the preferred qualifications./

Completion of a bachelor-s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university AND One year of professional accounting experience OR Completion of a bachelor-s degree in a business curriculum which included completion of introductory and intermediate accounting sequence AND One year of professional accounting experience OR Completion of a master-s degree in accounting Note: Some positions may require certifications

Job: *Financial

Organization: *Ga. Dept. of Admin. Services

Title: Accountant (WL)

Location: GA-Fulton-Atlanta

Requisition ID: FIN01LW