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Accountant 1

Date Posted:  Nov 24, 2021
Requisition ID:  286102

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About Indiana Department of Transportation:
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.

The salary for this position is commensurate based upon education and/or work experience.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.



About the Job:

As a General Ledger Accountant, you will oversee  and review financial transactions received from other sections and agencies and entered in the State’s Financial System.  You will provide guidance on allocations and corrections that will affect the financial reports.  Another major responsibility of this position is to prepare and review complex accounting and financial reports for submission to the Auditor of State, State Board of Accounts and Federal Highway.   

A Day in the Life:

•    Supervise and monitor the performance of the responsibilities of the General ledger Unit
•    Provide leadership, motivation, and assistance to subordinate personnel in the process of completing routine and complex duties
•    Responsible for oversight and compliance with GAAP in the preparation of financial closing entries for the Department’s General Ledger to support the preparation of annual financial statements by Department personnel
•    Serves as the Department’s primary liaison with the Auditor of State for General Ledger activities
•    Develops and implements inter-agency procedures and policies required to effectively manage the General ledger function
•    Coordinates the testing and implementation of new features or modifications to the PeopleSoft General Ledger Module.
•    Balances and reconciles payroll transactions entered by the auditor of state compared to PeopleSoft HR interface.
•    Develops performance metrics to review current practices and lead the division to improved processes i.e. improved efficiencies, better performance metrics 
•    Lead and coordinate annual updates to the Finance Manual
•    Prepare and review GL performance to local agency final close out reports and transactions to support invoicing or refund activities
•    Responsible for overseeing, interpreting, and reviewing the Local Agency Annual Operational Report for Local Roads and Streets and Bridges needed to complete the Local Agency Revenue and Expense Federal Highway Financial Reports. Responsible for contacting the Local Agencies due to errors on their reports and assisting them as needed to get the required information. 
•    Responsible for assisting in the preparation of INDOT’s submission for Governmental Accounting Standards Boards financial reports for the Auditor of State to include GASB 34, GASB 49, GASB 51.  Reporting over $250 to $350 million annually in infrastructure; impacting the State’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR). 
•    Responsible for maintaining a working knowledge of new GASB standards and understanding how they pertain to INDOT
•    Prepare other financial reports as needed for submission to the Auditor of State, Federal Highway and State Board of Accounts
•    Other duties include but are not limited to routine reconciliations, balance sheet preparation, and maintenance of effort calculations. 

What You'll Need for Success:

•    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred, or Associates Degree and 4 years of relevant work experience and pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
•    Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) certifications preferred 
•    Broad knowledge of Government accounting principles and procedures which provide a basis for specialization in governmental accounting
•    Specialized knowledge of procedural and legislative controls as they affect the Department of Transportation, the Auditor of State, and other State Agencies
•    Practical working knowledge and ability necessary to interpret and understand information furnished by the Auditor of State
•    Specialized knowledge of new developments in the accounting field and the ability to adapt accordingly to work procedures
•    Ability to apply mathematical and writing skills necessary to analyze, interpret and record data to reach logical conclusions and to prepare clear, concise, and effective reports
•    Broad working knowledge of the accounting activities of the Divisions of the Department and the resulting impact on the incumbent’s area of work
•    Ability to recommend establishment of effective accounting procedures and policies for use by the Department
•    Ability to work independently
•    Practical working knowledge of automated systems and capabilities of the system as it applies to activities within the incumbent’s charge
•    Ability to recommend and establish effective accounting procedures and policies for use by the Department
•    Broad knowledge of and the ability to apply good supervisory and human relation skills in effective performance of supervisory responsibilities
•    Ability to communicate efficiently and tactfully and to gain the cooperation of personnel in the Department and the Auditor of State’s office
•    Specialized knowledge of business law and State and Federal regulations relevant to the Department
•    General knowledge of Departmental organization, function, and purpose
•    Broad knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB) and the ability to apply such to the incumbent’s charge
•    Ability to develop and execute complex procedures and devise working forms and records

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.


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 premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • 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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