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Date Posted:  Nov 16, 2023
Requisition ID:  434034

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 complete the application and interview process, as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE):


The Indiana Department of Education provides innovative support to Indiana schools, teachers, students, and parents.  We proactively work with educators, policymakers, business leaders, and community-based organizations to build student success.  Our strategic priorities include:

  • Delivering quality, purposeful educational opportunities for each student
  • Elevating and supporting Indiana’s educators
  • Increasing partnerships and delivering aligned, effective, and efficient support




This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $59,800.  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Maintain the accounting management of federal and state accounts.
  • Assist in the preparation of the agency’s biennial budget submissions and annual spending plans by providing historical financial data and analytical input.
  • Review and analyze monthly financial statements for each division and account and advise the agency Director, Division Directors, and Program Managers on the status of all assigned accounts.
  • Advise and or assist Managers and Directors in preparation of annual federal grant applications by providing meaningful financial input, including, alternative funding options, input on spending and budgeting and advising them of federal rules and regulations.
  • Ensure the agency’s financial management system reconciles with the Auditor's records on a monthly basis.
  • Monitor the agency’s procurement activities, including everything from major expenditures to office supplies.
  • Research difficult accounting issues using resources such as the Indiana Code, Code of Federal Regulations, and various governmental accounting manuals.
  • Ensure that all accounts are closed at the appropriate fiscal year-end and that federal funds are allocated within specific time frames.


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:


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field.
  • Five (5) years of full-time professional experience in accounting, auditing, business administration, financial management/analysis, or related experience and three (3) years of full-time experience in an administrative, supervisory, or management capacity.
  • Extensive PeopleSoft financial skills are required.
  • Knowledge of State of Indiana Budget procedures and policies, plus working knowledge of BUDSTARS, or ability/willingness to quickly gain that knowledge. 
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply the theories, principles, laws, and techniques regarding state and federal governmental accounting, budgeting, and auditing.
  • Extensive knowledge of GAAP, GASB, GAGAS, GAAS and other applicable accounting guidelines
  • Ability to accurately review, track, and analyze financial data.
  • Ability to understand and write reports, collect data, and follow reporting procedures.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret information pertaining to fiscal accounts, contracts, records, and financial 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) 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


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.

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