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Date Posted:  Nov 30, 2021
Requisition ID:  265523

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46214

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 Correction:

We promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry.  As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism. 


Salary Information:

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

About the Job:

As the Accountant, you will be responsible for maintaining financial records and accounts for a state agency. 



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A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Post transactions to appropriate ledgers and accounts.
  • Verify accuracy of all financial documents and records.
  • Reconcile accounts and subsidiary ledgers with the general ledger.
  • Prepare, correct, and adjust entries prior to closing accounts.
  • Prepare periodic financial reports such as balance sheets and income statements.
  • Ensure availability of funds before authorizing payment or submitting vouchers for payment to the State Auditor’s Office for approval.
  • Prepare, edit, and verify electronic data processing entries and documents.
  • Recommend changes in accounting policies and assists in developing accounting procedures.
  • Direct the work of one to three account clerks.

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:

  • 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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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis