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Accountant - WIC Finance Specialist

Date Posted:  Aug 8, 2019
Requisition ID:  9572

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.


About the Indiana WIC Program

The Indiana State Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state. WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is a nutrition program.  The Indiana WIC Program currently serves an average of 145,000 women, infants, and children each month through a statewide network of 140 WIC clinics.  Indiana WIC supports $105 million in food sales at more than 600 Indiana WIC-authorized grocery stores and pharmacies.

This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $37,778.  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Financial Analyst reports to and advises the WIC Finance Manager in the ISDH Division of Finance.  Incumbent serves as financial liaison between State and local agency staff. Incumbent initiates WIC local agency grant process and contracts and approves local agency requests including but not limited to claims, budget changes, equipment and record disposal, and site relocation.  Incumbent advises local agencies of updates to finance policies and procedures.  Incumbent completes physical financial reviews of local agencies.  Incumbent performs accounting and financial reporting duties in reconciliation of WIC financial transactions to PeopleSoft Financials.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Serve as financial liaison among and between internal and external partners in routine operations.
  • Review financial management of local WIC agencies using USDA guidelines to determine compliance to federal and state program policies and procedures, reports findings, recommends corrective action, and assesses compliance.
  • Monitor local agencies record retention schedule defined by program guidelines.
  • Prepare, submit, and monitor local agency contracts.
  • Review, post, and process claim vouchers received from local agencies.
  • Perform regular accounting transactions to reconcile financial activity with PeopleSoft Financials.
  • Create regular and ad-hoc financial reports for consumption by ISDH Finance and WIC management staff as well as USDA and other external stakeholders.
  • Utilize various web-based software applications for review and approval of local agency claims, processing of local agency payments, and processing of daily food expenditures and monthly rebate transactions.
  • Utilize PeopleSoft Financials to oversee progression of WIC spending throughout the fiscal year, monitoring and reporting spending for areas of food expense, program administration, and rebates.

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.


  • Specialized knowledge of government accounting and budgeting principles.
  • Specialized knowledge of State and Federal source programmatic and fiscal materials and references.
  • Specialized knowledge of interaction between USDA as the Federal granting agency, ISDH as the State administrator of grant funds, and multiple subrecipients in a decentralized service provider network.
  • Working knowledge of USDA WIC Program.
  • Working knowledge of Clinic Operations and Vendor Relations of WIC Program.

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
  • Generous 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 downtown parking
  • Tuition Reimbursement


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis

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