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Accountant

Date Posted:  Nov 23, 2021
Requisition ID:  235241
Location: 

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 Indiana Department of Natural Resources:

The mission of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is to protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens through professional leadership, management, and education.


Salary Information:

This role traditionally starts at a base salary of $25,766.

About the Job:

The DNR Division of Accounting assists the DNR personnel, properties, divisions, and bureaus with the collection of revenue and payment of goods and services necessary to support the agency's mission and core values. DNR Accounting performs work that is fiscally responsible and compliant with state accounting laws, rules, and policies as required by Indiana Code and by oversight agencies such as the Auditor of State, State Board of Accounts, and the Treasurer of State. The division processes vendor payments, employee travel expense reimbursements, and revenue collection and deposits in a timely and cost-effective manner through the use of efficient accounting business practices. DNR Accounting endeavors to support State of Indiana vendors and bolster private-public partnerships for the benefit of all parties by providing excellent customer service and assistance during the payment process.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Review purchase order, claim voucher and utility voucher payment requests for completeness. 
  • Enter data from invoices and payment requests to create a payment voucher in the PeopleSoft financial system. 
  • Monitor vouchers daily for valid budget check and communicate budget issues to DNR Finance team. Work with Accounting staff to correct errors.
  • Provide backup  processing of DNR Travel requests. Work with the current DNR Travel Coordiantor to ensure travel requests are submitted to IDOA correctly and promptly.
  • Provide backup assistance on monitoring the DNRPayments email box. Review documents and return any with errors for correction. Send the approved documents to AP Workflow for processing.
  • Act as liaison between DNR and external and internal customers, providing information regarding payments when requested.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal and/or state laws, regulations and/or agency rules, standards and guidelines.
  • Review work for quality, accuracy and completeness.
  • Reconcile document discrepancies; make adjustments as needed.

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

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Basic understanding of computer systems.
  • Knowledge of the PeopleSoft financial system and other software applications, such as Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word, preferred.
  • Ability to work and plan efficiently.
  • Ability to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions.
  • Ability to use or learn to use automated accounting and/or financial computer systems.
  • Ability to evaluate information against a set of standards.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with all levels of DNR employees and representatives from other state agencies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; listen to and understand information and ideas.

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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