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Iowa Department of Transportation Accountant 3 in Ankeny, Iowa

Salary $56,971.20 - $88,379.20 Annually

Location Ankeny - 50021 - Polk County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 22-00802

Closing 9/27/2021 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Angel Robinson-

Job Description

The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) is looking for a new member to join its team! As an Accountant 3, you’ll serve as the team lead of MVD and coordinate financial aspects of the five systems used by MVD which fund the Road Use Tax Fund (RUTF). Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist Management in leading the MVD Accounting’s Accounting Clerks, Account Techs, and temporary employees in GAP accounting practices and auditing.

  • Lead MVD Accounting in meeting its responsibility for ensuring the accuracy of over 50% of the funds collected on behalf of the RUTF and serves as the required Audit Department as required by Iowa Code section 321.156.

  • Represent accounting and MVD’s financial interests in developing programs, projects, and procedures, and system changes for the Iowa Department of Transpiration. The team lead should be able to speak to the impact of the change to MVD’s financial processing and staff.

    This position will demonstrate actions and behaviors guided by the DOT’s five CORE values: Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership and Integrity Without Exception. We care deeply about providing exceptional service to Iowans. Join us on our journey to become the role model for public service nationwide. What You Bring to Us:

  • A cooperative, supportive, teamwork mentality.

  • An interest in developing new skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • A commitment to excellence in customer service.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication.

  • Experience leading and training people.

  • A professional background in finance.

  • The ability to independently prioritize workloads appropriately.

  • Experience with reviewing, interpreting, and implementing requirements in procedures, laws, contracts, or regulations.

  • A background in project management and reporting.

  • Analytical expertise to review, research, financial transactions and financial inconstancies.

  • Experience with researching, reviewing, and pulling financial data from different software.

  • Comfort in cash handling and processing money.

    Candidates with a CPA encouraged to apply! Hours and Additional Information:This position allows for flexible hours between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Team: Our newest member will be joining the Systems and Administration Bureau of nearly 50 staff located in the Motor Vehicle Division Headquarters building in Ankeny. You will also work directly with internal work units, external businesses, associations, other agencies, county treasurer offices, and the Motor Vehicle Division’s Legal compliance officer to strategically meet approach policy matters affecting state and federal compliance.

    Minimum Qualification Requirements

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with twelve semester hours in accounting course work and experience equal to thirty months of responsible full-time work in accounting, accounts examination or verification, budgeting or closely related fiscal work with a governmental agency, public accounting firm, or private industry;


    an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of the required experience for each year of the required education to a maximum of four years;


    an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting thirty semester hours of graduate level course work in accounting, business administration or finance for each year of the required experience to a maximum substitution of sixty hours;


    Certified Public Accountants will qualify with eighteen months of the required experience;


    employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to nine months of full-time work. as an Accountant 2.For additional information, please click on this link to view the job description. ( (Download PDF reader) (