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Accountant 5

Date Posted:  May 12, 2022
Requisition ID:  332721

Branchville, IN, US, 47514


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About Branchville Correctional Facility:

Branchville Correctional Facility is an adult male, medium security facility located in Perry County, Indiana. 



This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $25,766.


About the Job:

As the Accountant, you will be responsible for maintaining financial records and accounts for a state agency. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Post transactions to appropriate ledgers and accounts. 
  • Verify accuracy of all financial documents and records. 
  • Reconcile accounts and subsidiary ledgers with the general ledger. 
  • Prepare, correct, and adjust entries prior to closing accounts. 
  • Prepare periodic financial reports such as balance sheets and income statements. 
  • Ensure availability of funds before authorizing payment or submitting vouchers for payment to the State Auditor’s Office for approval. 
  • Prepare, edit, and verify electronic data processing entries and documents. 
  • Recommend changes in accounting policies and assists in developing accounting procedures. 

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:  

  • Foundational knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of public accounting. 
  • Foundational knowledge of agency function and organization. 
  • Foundational knowledge of the federal and state laws, procedures, practices and policies of governmental accounting and bookkeeping. 
  • Foundational knowledge of automated accounting systems. 
  • Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to solve standard accounting problems. 
  • Ability to evaluate and recommend modifications to existing accounting methods and procedures. 
  • Ability to accurately perform arithmetic calculations. 
  • Ability to prepare clear, accurate and concise reports. 
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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