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New York State Civil Service Senior Accountant/Accountant Trainee in Rensselaer, New York

Minimum Qualifications

One year of permanent competitive service or 55 b/c service as a Senior Accountant OR Eligible for a 70.1 transfer. ## Duties Description This position in the Bureau of Budget Management (BBM) reflects and supports the mission of the Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) to protect the State’s most vulnerable populations, improve the safety and well-being of children, youth and families within their communities. The incumbent with be part of the State Aid Rate team.

Under the guidance and supervision of a G-23 staff, responsibilities include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Performing desk reviews of fiscal data collected from voluntary agency service providers, including review of certified financial statements, application of relevant statutes and administrative guidelines to the process of determining allowable costs for rates that will become the basis for Federal and State reimbursement.

  • The use of existing systems and methodologies and/or help to develop new systems and methodologies, for the purpose of tracking expenditures to establish reimbursement rates.

  • Analyses of fiscal and statistical data for the purpose of presenting findings to management for review and/or other reporting purposes, as well as to calculate reimbursement rates.

  • Providing technical assistance to stakeholders, including service providers, State and/or local government employees and others, regarding allowable costs, reimbursement rates, or other procedures for maximizing Federal and State reimbursement of program expenditures.

  • Assisting in the development and/or refinement of standards used in either desk audits and rate setting models related to allowable costs, care days, allocation procedures, and/or program efficiencies.

  • Special projects as assigned.

Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview. ## Additional Comments Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate:

  • Strong analytical background

  • Attention to detail;

  • Ability to gather, organize and utilize relevant data;

  • In-depth knowledge with Microsoft Excel and Word programs. Free parking is available at the Rensselaer location. Work hours are 9-5 with the potential for overtime during the budget season. Background Investigation Requirements: 1) All prospective employees will be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA. ## Notes on Applying Qualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to You MUST include the Vacancy number of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

Date Posted: 02/03/20

Applications Due: 02/20/20

Vacancy ID: 78582

Agency: Children & Family Services, Office of

Title: Senior Accountant/Accountant Trainee

Occupational Category: Financial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade: 18

Bargaining Unit: PS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary Range: From $42986 to $71980 Annually

Employment Type: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Permanent

Jurisdictional Class: Competitive Class

Travel Percentage: 0%

Workweek: Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week: 37.50

From: 6 AM

To: 6 PM

Flextime allowed?: No

Mandatory overtime?: No

Compressed workweek allowed?: No

Telecommuting allowed?: No

County: Rensselaer

City: Rensselaer

State: NY

Zip Code: 12144

Name: New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Telephone: 518-473-7936

Fax: 518-473-6122

Email Address:

Street Address: Capital View Office Park 52 Washington Street

Street: Bureau of Personnel - MMP 52 Washington Street, 231 North