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Accountant I

Company: County of Hawai`i
Location: Hilo
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Job Details Accountant I - SR-18 This listing closes on 9/15/2020 at 11:59 PM Hawaii. Salary $21.77 Hourly $3,774.00 Monthly $45,288.00 Annually $45,288.00 Annually Location Future vacancies with immediate vacancy in Hilo, HI Future vacancies with immediate vacancy in Hilo, HI Job Type Permanent & Temporary Positions Department Various Job Number 2020-00091 Closing date and time 9/15/2020 at 11:59 PM Hawaii Description Benefits Questions Duties Summary Performs professional accounting work on assigned components of a larger fiscal program or for a small department in accordance with standard accounting practices and general instructions; and performs other related duties as required. One (1) immediate permanent full-time vacancy with the Finance Department - Treasury Division in Hilo. The eligible list may be used for other Accountant I permanent and temporary vacancies as they arise during the life of the list. Temporary appointment may lead to conversion to permanent appointment. Examples of Duties Maintains expenditure, object, cost, and control ledgers, registers, journals, and other records required in a fiscal operation. Participates in the collection, compilation, classification, evaluation, and reporting of fiscal data. Classifies, codes, and posts to proper accounts and funds, accounting documents covering encumbrances, expenditures, and revenues. Oversees the payroll processing for the department; prepares related labor reports, e.g., job costing. Prepares and processes personnel documents and transactions involving personnel changes, position changes, benefits, etc.; provides information on personnel laws, rules, and collective bargaining provisions. May serve as contact person on all matters related to employee benefits; provides information on benefits to employees; distributes, reviews and processes all required enrollment or change forms. Maintains required records for the determination and reporting of expenditures and fund balances for reimbursement under federal-aid programs. Takes trial balances; makes adjusting and closing entries. Verifies and analyzes financial data and prepares financial statements and reports. Prepares or assists in the preparation of the annual budget; may participate in budget hearings. Gathers data and performs studies on various problems arising related to financial administration; makes recommendations. Conducts studies and estimates of department's revenues and operating costs and assists in working out allocation of funds to various programs or activities. Supervises lower level personnel concerned with fiscal control records; provides training as required. May operate County vehicle to run errands, attend meetings and trainings. Minimum Qualification Requirements Training and Experience:A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to: graduation from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree, with twelve (12) semester credit hours in accounting and/or auditing courses (scan and attach your official college transcript), and one (1) year of responsible work experience performing professional accounting or auditing work involving the maintenance or examination of accounting records and the preparation, analysis, and/or interpretation of financial statements and reports as applicable to the position, and demonstrated supervisory aptitude*. (Immediate vacancy requires supervisory aptitude), and possession of a valid State of Hawai`i driver's license (Class 3) or any other valid comparable driver's license as applicable to the position at time of filing. (Immediate vacancy does not require a valid driver's license.) You will be required to submit your driver's license at time of hire. *Supervisory aptitude is the ability or potential of an individual to perform supervisory duties as demonstrated: by the successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects; by serving as a group or team leader, or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory capabilities exist; by completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential. Substitutions of Experience for Education: The following types of experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis provided that such experience shall have included the preparation and/or analysis of financial statements and reports: maintaining and/or reconciling general journals and general ledger accounts; preparing balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and related accounting and financial reports; examining accounts to identify significant changes and transactions that caused changes; preparing worksheets or reports of examinations conducted, discrepancies noted, and corrective entries made to adjust accounts; preparing budget estimates for operational requirements and needs. Non-qualifying work experience such as in the following positions will not be accepted for professional accounting or auditing experience: bookkeeper or minor accounting or clerical positions; accounting or bookkeeping machine operators; office manager or owner of a business who supervise accountants, auditors or bookkeepers, but do not participate in the accounting or auditing work with responsibility for its technical adequacy; or positions concerned with tax matters not requiring the application of general accounting and auditing principles. Examination: All applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be assigned a score of 70 points. An education and experience evaluation will be conducted based on the applicant's training, education and experience as presented in the application. Please read the minimum qualification requirements carefully. Be certain to list all pertinent training and experience, as this may be important in determining your examination score. It is essential that the applicant describe fully the duties and responsibilities of each position held, specify the date of each position held (from and to, month and year), and indicate the number of hours worked per week. Attach all required documentation (e.g. official transcript, professional license(s)/certification(s), DD-214, etc.) at the time of submitting your application. Note: In-person interviews and/or further testing in Hawai'i County may be required at the discretion of the hiring department/agency. If in-person interviews and/or further testing are required, applicants who are referred to the hiring department/agency must be available to participate in person and at their own expense at that phase of the selection process. Knowledge of: principles and practices of accounting; preparation and analysis of financial statements and reports; report writing; and office practices and procedures. Ability to: prepare complete and accurate reports in accordance with accounting standards; analyze data, detect errors and correct inconsistencies in accounting records; learn and apply pertinent laws and regulations applicable to the department's programs; operate a personal computer using applicable software applications; and maintain effective working relationship with others. Physical Requirements: Persons seeking appointment to positions in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.Physical Effort Grouping: Light Supplemental Information Please scan and attach these supporting documents to your on-line application, if required: an official college transcript, a valid driver's license, a temporary assignment verification, professional licenses, and/or certificates Veterans applying for veteran's preference points shall also scan and attach their DD-214 form and as needed, their VA claim letter to the on-line application. ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION TO APPLICANTS: Please ensure that the email address and contact information you provide is current, secure, and readily accessible to you. We will not be responsible in any way if you do not receive our emails or fail to check your email box or NEOGOV account INBOX in a timely manner. Checking your NEOGOV account INBOX daily is recommended and is the most secure method to check on notices sent to you. This is a new feature created by our vendor, NEOGOV. Please add to your contact list. Open your NEOGOV account using your user name and password. In the upper right hand corner of the account is your name, and under your name, click on INBOX to view all notices sent you. The notices will appear here in the INBOX even in the event you don't receive it on your cell phone, computer, or other electronic device. This is the best way to check and view all notices sent to you. Employee benefits are generally for full-time permanent employment and include the following from the date of hire: * sick leave and vacation earnings * paid holidays * social security * credit union membership * life, dental, medical, vision, and prescription drug insurance plans * employee-employer paid retirement plan * flexible spending plan * tax-sheltered savings and investment program * mortgage loans through the State Employees' Retirement System * career opportunity and mobility in a merit system for civil service positions Persons who are hired may be required to pay union dues/service fees. Benefits for part-time employment is based on hours worked and type of appointment. Benefits are subject to change due to legislative, collective bargaining negotiation, and other changes. 01 REQUIRED SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS. The information provided to these Supplemental Questions may be used in combination with your application to determine whether you meet the minimum qualification requirements and/or your final score. Failure to provide detailed and complete information may result in your application being rejected or you receiving a lower score. Please do not submit a resume in place of completing the Supplemental Questions. Any information you submit may be verified. When applying for this position, I understand that I must thoroughly complete the Education and Work Experience Sections of my application and the Supplemental Questions. This includes a detailed description of each position that I feel qualifies me for the job I am seeking. I have read the above statement and understand that failure to provide sufficient detailed information may result in my application being rejected or my receiving a lower examination score. I also understand that I may not submit resumes in lieu of filling out the application or answering the Supplemental Questions. However, I may attach a resume to the application to provide additional information. I acknowledge that I have read and understand the above information. 02 Applicants must meet all the requirements for the position they are seeking as of the closing date of the recruitment, unless otherwise specified. Your possession of the required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted as proof of qualification for the position. Overall paid or unpaid experience must be of such scope and responsibility as to conclusively demonstrate that you have the ability to perform the duties of the position. It is essential that you describe fully the duties and responsibilities of each position held, specify the date of each position held (from and to, month and year), and indicate the number of hours worked per week. Note: Calculation of experience is based on full-time, 40-hour work weeks. Part-time experience must be pro-rated. Example: Twelve months of experience at 20 hours per week is equivalent to six months of experience. In addition, hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week, per work experience, will not be credited. Example: Twelve months of experience at 60 hours per week is equivalent to one year, not one and one-half years. I acknowledge that I have read and understand the above information. 03 Did you graduate from an accredited college or university with a baccalaureate degree? Yes No 04 Do you have twelve (12) semester credit hours in accounting and/or auditing courses? Yes No 05 Did you attach your official college transcript? Yes No 06 Do you have one (1) year of professional accounting or auditing work experience involving the maintenance or examination of accounting records and the preparation, analysis, and/or interpretation of financial statements and reports? Yes No 07 If you answered "Yes" to question #6, please describe ALL of your professional accounting and auditing work experience. Treat each change in employer or position separately. Include the following information: A. Employer's name B. Your job title C. Employment dates (from month/day/year to month/day/year) D. Hours worked per week E. Describe your professional accounting experience with the maintenance or examination of accounting records. Include the kinds of and the purposes for accounting records you maintained and examined. F. Describe your professional experience in auditing accounting records. Include the kinds of records you audited and what your audit entailed. G. Describe your professional experience with the preparation, analysis, and/or interpretation of financial statements and reports. Include the kinds of and reasons for the financial statements and reports you prepared, analyzed and interpreted. H. The percentage of time spent performing accounting work. I. The percentage of time spent performing auditing work. If you have no professional accounting and auditing work experience, enter N/A. Be specific and complete ALL questions for ALL experience you are claiming. The following are unacceptable responses: - See above - Refer to resume - See attached 08 Do you have supervisory work experience? Yes No 09 If you answered "Yes" to question #8, please describe your supervisory work experience. Treat each change in employer or position separately. Include the following information: A. Employer's name B. Your job title C. Employment dates (from month/day/year to month/day/year) D. Hours worked per week E. Description of your duties F. The number of employees you supervised G. The percentage of time you spent performing this work. If you answered "No," enter N/A. Be specific and complete ALL questions for ALL experience you are claiming. The following are unacceptable responses: - See above - Refer to resume - See attached 10 If you do not have supervisory work experience, can you demonstrate your possession of supervisory aptitude? (Supervisory aptitude is the demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects, by serving as a group or team leader, or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory capabilities exists; by completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.) Yes No N/A (I have supervisory work experience and have described it in question #9) 11 If you answered "Yes" to question #10, please describe your possession of supervisory aptitude. If you answered "No" or "N/A", enter "N/A". 12 Do you have a valid State of Hawai`i driver's license (Class 3) or any other valid comparable driver's license at the time of filing? (Note: You will be required to submit your valid driver's license at time of hire, if the position requires a drivers license.) Yes No

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