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DSP A/R Accountant

Date Posted:  Nov 24, 2021
Requisition ID:  267916

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 Indiana Department of Transportation:
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.


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


Minimum Salary: $25,766 with additional compensation considered with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

This position serves as an Accounts Receivable Accountant for the Accounting Department and is responsible for the timely billing and collecting of invoices due INDOT.  Responsible for establishing claims with insurance companies, this position sends invoices to responsible drivers/insurance companies that are involved in a vehicle accident that damaged State property.  In addition, this positon will work closely with local prosecuting offices as well as Bureau of Motor Vehicle to assist in the collection of outstanding claims.  INDOT averages approximately 450 billings monthly, for an average of $800,000 billed monthly plus special billings, resulting in approximately $10 million billed annually.

A Day in the Life:

•    Responsible for receiving and reviewing all correspondence related to damage to State property, vehicles, and equipment due to a motor vehicle accident and contacting appropriate personnel for the repair estimate;
•    Work directly with local prosecutor offices to request restitution for accidents that involve crimes;
•    When accidents damaging State property result in incarceration or arrest of the driver at fault, coordinate directly with the local prosecuting offices establishing claims with them to facilitate reimbursement to the State through the judicial system. Maintain continued contact with these agencies for court dates and final hearings and plea agreements; Set up and manage payment plans;
•    Set up and manage payment plans;
•    Establish and maintain payment plans for drivers unable to pay the entire balance due:
•    Prepare dunning notices and mail monthly for outstanding accounts;
•    Make telephone inquiries with insurance companies, law enforcement offices, and Indiana drivers as needed to determine the status of outstanding invoices;
•    Coordinate with other departments for additional documentation if needed, or to notify upon payment;
•    Work with the Bureau of Motor Vehicle to suspend and reinstate driver’s licenses;
•    Performs related duties as assigned;
•    Maintain working knowledge of Auditor of State Chart of Accounts to determine correct chart fields to use on invoice.
•    Call insurance companies to set up claims, fax and/or scan documentation.

What You'll Need for Success:

•    High School Diploma or Equivalent required; Associate Degree in Accounting or related field preferred;  
•    Ability to learn and understand the Department functions, organization and basic rules and regulations required to complete standardized tasks;
•    Ability to learn and apply procedures, guidelines and forms prescribed by the Auditor's Office; 
•    Practical knowledge of office methods, bookkeeping procedures and accounting terminology. 
•    Ability to prepare routine correspondence;
•    Extremely important is the ability to communicate tactfully and effectively with various individuals inside and outside the Department;
•    Ability to work independently;
•    Specialized knowledge of accounting principles as they relate to the accounts receivable function;
•    Specialized knowledge of the existing accounting system as it is related to the accounts receivable function;
•    Ability to operate office equipment such as computer terminals, personal computers, fax/copy machines and calculators;
•    Ability to understand the procedural relationships involved in recording a variety of transactions into the accounting system;
•    Ability to learn State and Departmental payment document preparation and processing procedures; 
•    Basic knowledge of computer concepts used in working with input and output of a computerized accounting system; 
•    Must be able to use web - Google searches to identify insurance and local law enforcement contact information;
•    Must be dependable to include consistently be at work on time, follows instructions, and respond to management direction. 


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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