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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Accountant 4 in Marshalltown, Iowa

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Accountant 4

Salary

$65,145.60 - $100,318.40 Annually

Location

Marshalltown - 50158 - Marshall County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

671 Iowa Veterans Home

Job Number

20-01999

Closing

2/23/2020 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Denise Balot at denise.balot@ivh.state.ia.us

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Job Description

We are hiring! Are you looking for a supervisory accounting position where you can make a difference? The Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown has an opening for an Accountant. This position is located in the Resident Finance Office and Cashiers office and performs advanced professional accounting work.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee and direct the Resident Finance Office and Cashier's Office with revenue collections exceeding $80 million annually.

  • Implement and help develop the accounting system to meet management needs and state and federal requirements and regulations.

  • Responsible for continuous review of the accounting system including updates to streamline processes and improve accuracy and efficiency.

  • Plan and coordinate the billing and collection of Medicaid and Department of Veterans Affairs and resident support for the facility.

  • Direct the preparation of monthly billing statements, bank statements, accounts receivable agings, and other periodic reports.

  • Direct and oversee the proper recording of residents' incomes including Social Security, Veterans Benefits, Pensions, Insurance, and Private Pay. Direct the preparation and distribution of checks. Prepare special reports for audit purposes and analysis of accounts receivable.

  • Develop, direct, and implement internal controls control measures, standard work, and procedures in compliance with applicable federal, state, and departmental laws, rules and regulations and standard for accounting and reporting.

  • Supervise the work of Accounting Technicians and Accounting Clerks to ensure adherence to quality standards, deadlines, and proper accounting procedures in the Resident Finance Office and Cashier's office.

  • Recommend and perform personnel actions including staffing, hiring, investigations, disciplinary procedures, performance management, leave, and grievance procedures.

  • Oversee and assist in the development of the budget for Resident Finance and Cashier's Office.

  • Assist in preparing the annual GAAP package as pertinent to the work unit.

The ideal candidate will possess

  • Knowledge of professional accounting principles, theories, concepts and terms.

  • Knowledge of the basic trends and current developments in governmental accounting.

  • Ability to classify accounting transactions, maintain and reconcile accounts, close accounts and prepare reports and statements.

  • Ability to plan, organize, control and effectively supervise the work of subordinates.

  • Displays high standards of ethical conduct.

  • Ability to work and communicate with all stakeholders providing quality professional service.

  • A high level of initiative, effort, attention to detail and commitment by completing assignments efficiently with minimal supervision.

Preferred Experience

  • Advanced experience in Excel and QuickBooks Enterprise preferred.

* All applicants are subject to a Criminal Background Check, Dependent Adult Abuse and Child Abuse Check

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with satisfactory completion of a minimum of twelve semester or equivalent hours in accounting coursework and four years of responsible experience in accounting, accounts examination or verification, budgeting or closely related fiscal experience with a governmental agency, public accounting firm or private industry; two years of which involved supervisory responsibility over a major functional accounting area similar in scope to that associated with an Accountant 3 with the State of Iowa;

OR

substituting one year of work experience in the above areas for each year of the minimum educational requirements (thirty semester or equivalent hours equals one year);

OR

any combination of qualifying post high school level education and experience which totals eight years; no substitution for the two years of major supervisory responsibilities;

OR

substituting graduate level coursework in accounting, business administration, or finance for each year of the required experience to a maximum of two years on the basis that satisfactory completion of 30 semester or equivalent hours of completed graduate level coursework is equivalent to one year of experience;

OR

Certified Public Accountants may qualify with three years of the required experience;

OR

employees withcurrentcontinuous experience in the state classified service that includes the equivalent of twelve months of full-time experience as an Accountant 3 shall be considered as qualifying.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description.

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Do you understand that the answers to all of the following questions must be truthful, honest, and accurate to the best of your ability?

Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

  • Yes - I understand and agree.

  • No

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Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

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How many years do you have of a combination of post high school course work AND/OR full-time work experience in professional accounting, auditing, or tax preparation? 30 semester hours equals one year of full-time experience.

  • I do not have any of the required education and/or experience

  • I have less than two years of the required education and/or experience

  • I have two years to less than four years of the required education and/or experience

  • I have four years to less than six years of the required education and/or experience

  • I have six years or more of the required education and/or experience

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Are you a current permanent State of Iowa employee - executive branch? IF YES - Do you have 12 months of full-time experience in the State of Iowa executive branch equal to 12 months of full-time work in professional accounting, auditing, and/or tax preparation?

  • I am not a current permanent State of Iowa employee - executive branch

  • Yes - I am a permanent State of Iowa employee - I have the 12 months of required work for the State of Iowa

  • I am a permanent State of Iowa employee but I DO NOT have the 12 months of required work for the State of Iowa

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Are you a current permanent State of Iowa employee - executive branch? IF YES - Do you have 12 months of full-time work as a Revenue Examiner 1?

  • I am not a current permanent State of Iowa employee - executive branch

  • I am a current permanent State of Iowa employee - executive branch AND have 12 months of full-time work as a Revenue Examiner 1

  • I am a current permanent State of Iowa employee - executive branch. I DO NOT HAVE 12 months of full-time work as a Revenue Examiner 1

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Have you graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in any field? IF YES - Do you have experience equal to two years of full-time work in professional accounting, auditing, or tax preparation?

  • I have not graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in any field

  • I have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in any field AND have experience equal to two years of full-time work in professional accounting, auditing, or tax preparation

  • I have graduated from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in any field BUT DO NOT HAVE experience equal to two years of full-time work in professional accounting, auditing, or tax preparation

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State of Iowa

Agency

671 Iowa Veterans Home

Address

1301 Summit StMarshalltown, Iowa, 50158

Website

http://ivh.iowa.gov/

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