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Accountant - DNR Travel

Date Posted:  Jan 20, 2023
Requisition ID:  418092

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. 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.


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) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
    • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
    • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


About the Job:


As the Accountant, you will be responsible for the administration of several funding accounts or significant fiscal function in a state agency.  

A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records financial reports to assess compliance with procedural standards. 
  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice. 
  • Assist the supervisor in analyzing budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
  • Develop and recommend implementation of new accounting methods and procedures pertaining to this
    positions’ area of responsibility.
  • Advise the controller or supervisor on the status of assigned accounts. 
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of general policies for a fiscal program. 
  • Advise program staff on accounting matters relating to specific program funding.
  • Certify the accuracy of financial records and accounts.
  • Assist management in the preparation of agency or program area budget requests. 
  • Reconcile complex discrepancies between accounts and notifies the appropriate department or supervisor of errors. 
  • Prepare and review reports for reconciliation of grant funded accounts. 
  • Analyze and interpret financial statements and reports for accuracy.  
  • Serve as liaison between agency and the federal government or other funding source for assigned account. 
  • Coordinate computerized accounting system within assigned area. 
  • Control the flow of appropriated funds. 
  • Interact with, and respond to, state and federal audit representatives.
  • Make necessary adjustments to close books.
  • Direct the work of lower-level accountants and account clerks assisting in complex or unusual situations. 


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.

What You'll Need for Success:


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

  • Specialized knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of public accounting. 
  • Specialized knowledge of agency organization and function. 
  • Specialized knowledge of federal and state accounting and bookkeeping laws, policies, and procedures. 
  • Specialized knowledge of automated accounting systems. 
  • Ability to solve complex accounting methods and procedures to meet agency needs. 
  • Ability to prepare budgets. 
  • Ability to prepare and interpret complex financial statements and reports. 
  • Ability to reconcile discrepancies between accounts. 
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

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





This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $47,320.  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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