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Date Posted:  Oct 8, 2021
Requisition ID:  241401

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 the Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA): 

FSSA was established by the Indiana General Assembly in 1991 to consolidate and better integrate the delivery of human services by state government. FSSA is a health care and social services funding agency. Ninety-four percent of the agency’s total budget is paid to thousands of service providers ranging from major medical centers to a physical therapist working with a child or adult with a developmental disability. The six care divisions in FSSA administer services to more than 1.5 million Hoosiers. FSSA’s mission is to compassionately serve Hoosiers of all ages and connect them with social services, health care and their communities. 


Salary:   The annual minimum starting salary for this position is $ 25,766.00.  


About the Job:

The Accountant is responsible for maintaining financial records and accounts for a  state agency.   The purpose of this position is to process a specific group of transactions related to the procuring and payment for goods and services acquired.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Prepares, corrects and adjusts entries prior to closing accounts
  • Verifies accuracy of all financial documents and records;
  • Insures availability of funds before authorizing payment or submitting vouchers for payments to the office of the State Auditor for approval; each transaction must be accurate and in a specified format as prescribed.  
  • Prepares, edits and verifies electronic data processing entries and documents;
  • Accounting for items through fixed assets and the reconciliation of transactions within the various financial software applications and the Auditor of the State.  
  • Responds to all internal and external customer inquiries, verbal and written;
  • Pre-audits documentation supporting a payment for accuracy and validates that all terms and conditions have been met in accordance with an established contract or purchase order;
  • Reviews and corrects budget exceptions.
  • Maintains paper and electronic records related to returned payments, cash receipts and/or rejected direct deposits;
  • Verifies and edits entries to computer applications to account for goods and services, ensuring that payments are getting processed within established payment guidelines;
  • Gathers information and records data for metrics established within specific areas;
  • Provides support to vendors establishing themselves for good-standing within the State of Indiana's guidelines, including Secretary of State requirements, minority and women-owned requirements, and IN Department of Revenue and IN Department of Workforce Development clearances.
  • Reconciles transactions to various financial reports;
  • Researches payment inquiries and responds with accurate information in a customer friendly and timely manner.
  • Maintains organized paper documentation to establish an audit trail detailing transactions;
  • Assists with documenting business procedures in writing for assigned project specific programs.
  • Establish and maintain standard desktop procedures;
  • Performs related duties as required. This includes filing, emailing and faxing documentation to internal and external customers, and assisting other areas within the department as needed.
  • Recommending changes in agency guidelines;
  • Prepare monthly statistical reports;

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'll Need for Success:

  • Two (2) years work experience in accounting; auditing; or accredited college training in a related field.
  • Specialized knowledge of the theories, principles and procedures of public accounting;
  • Working knowledge of agency function and organization;
  • Working knowledge of the federal and state laws, procedures, practices and policies of governmental accounting and bookkeeping;
  • Working knowledge of automated accounting systems;
  • Effectively 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 supervise, delegate and coordinate activities of others;
  • Ability to prepare clear, accurate and concise reports.

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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