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Accountant Associate

Date Posted:  Oct 10, 2019
Requisition ID:  25101

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.


This position typically hires at the minimum salary for this classificaiton, which is $22,282.


About the Department of Child Services:

DCS protects children who are victims of abuse or neglect and strengthens families through services that focus on family support and preservation. The Department also administers child support, child protection, adoption and foster care throughout the state of Indiana. 

Mission:  The Indiana Department of Child Services engages with families and collaborates with state, local and community partners to protect children from abuse and neglect and to provide child support services.

Vision: Indiana children will live in safe, healthy and supportive families and communities.

Values: Respect, Prevention, Safety, Stability, Permanency, Responsibility, Accountability, Continuous Improvement

About the Job:

The Accountant Associate is responsible for general accounting, bookkeeping, billing, referral validation, data entry and submission of county payment claims for the all Local DCS offices for invoices for foster care, residential and preservation services. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Review invoice for accuracy and timeliness
  • Input invoice into Kid Traks
  • Verify Childs Service Eligibility
  • Verify Medicaid Eligibility
  • Verify DCS authorized expense
  • Verify Placement dates are correct
  • Enter Negative Referrals
  • Review and issue payment of requisitions
  • Submit invoices for payment
  • Performs related duties as required

The job description 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.  

What You Need for Success:
  • Working knowledge of DCS Fiscal Policy and Procedures
  • Working knowledge of DCS Service Standards
  • Working knowledge of DCS LCPA and Residential Master contracts
  • Ability to apply these Standards and Policies when reviewing and processing invoices.
  • Ability to understand and utilize DCS Kid Traks System
  • Ability to understand ICWIS and ICES computer programs
  • General knowledge and background on Medicaid and Medicaid services
  • Ability to develop effective work relationships
  • Ability to evaluate and recommend modifications to existing claim process and validations
  • General understanding of basic accounting principals and practices


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

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

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted 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


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Current Employee? Click here to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis