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Accountant Supervisor 1

at Louisiana Department of Civil Service

Posted: 9/2/2019
Job Reference #: 2327803

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Supplemental Information

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy. 
 
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.  Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account.  Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.
 
Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.
 
Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
 
Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review.  Passing candidates will designate as "Pass".  Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".
 
Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.
 
Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.
 
Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager.  You may or may not be called for an interview.
 
Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.
 
Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.
 

 
The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centersand at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.  If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.  

 
(Please note:  Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process.  Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process.  Such questions should be directed to the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available.  Information is also provided on our job seeker website at https://jobs.civilservice.louisiana.gov/).

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Cathy W. Sullivan
4080 West Airline Highway
Reserve, LA 70084
(985) 479-4080 Ext. 1010

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting plus two years of professional level experience in accounting or financial auditing.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS:
A certified public accountant (CPA) certificate will substitute for the baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting plus one year of experience.
 
A master's degree in accounting, business administration, finance, management, economics, quantitative methods, or public administration will substitute for one year of the required experience.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS FOR DEGREE ONLY:
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree (not the 24 hours in accounting).
 
Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree (not the 24 hours in accounting) as follows:
 
A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
 
30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
 
College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
 
NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies:  the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To provide professional accounting services while directly supervising paraprofessional fiscal positions in the performance of accounting duties.

Level of Work:
Supervisor.

Supervision Received:
Generally from a higher-level fiscal or administrative position. 

Supervision Exercised:
Generally over at least two paraprofessional fiscal positions. 

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Accountant Supervisor 2 by composition of subordinate workforce.

Differs from Accounting Specialist Supervisor by performance of professional level accounting.

Examples of Work

Directly supervises a unit of paraprofessional fiscal positions.

Communicates with public and private accountants; state, federal, and independent auditors; banks; brokerage firms; program or management personnel; and vendors for the purpose of providing information and technical assistance needed to resolve problems.

Develops new accounting techniques in the design and implementation of accounting subsystems, compilation of manuals for accounting and computer application, and preparing managerial reports.

Serves as chief accountant for an agency for a primary fiscal function, such as payroll or accounts payable. In this case allocation is made according to majority precedent at agencies with similar programs.

Prepares and monitors agency budget. Monitors and forecasts agency revenues and expenditures.

Prepares required financial statements and fiscal reports which includes the compilation and analysis of data required for the preparation of specialized federal monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.