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Director of Accounting

Date Posted:  Jan 13, 2022
Requisition ID:  249363

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 Auditor of State (AOS):


The mission of the State Auditor’s office is to carry out the constitutional responsibilities of the Audio of State by: Informing the public about Indiana State government’s finances; Maintaining the State’s financial records and reports and paying the State’s bills and employees accurately and efficiently; Taking a leadership role in the development of the State’s financial policy; Upholding the public’s trust and confidence by ensuring that Hoosier’s tax dollars are accounted for and spent transparently; Serving as a check and balance within the executive branch to sustain accountability among state and local governmental entities and; Providing quality customer service to all who conduct business with the State of Indiana.




The starting salary for this position may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

This position serves as Director of Accounting and Reporting for the Auditor of State (AOS), and performs a variety of tasks including planning, organizing, directing and coordinating all significant and administrative functions for the delivery of effective and efficient accounting and reporting for the State of Indiana.  Primarily overseeing the preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Award (SEFA), providing guidance and support to staff and agencies concerning the accurate reporting of financial data for the State of Indiana, and ensuring the transactional integrity of our financial system.  The Director of Accounting and Reporting is responsible for the oversight of the Accounting & Reporting Department which includes direct supervision of department employees.  Financial Services provided by the Department include accounting, financial reports, financial policy development and related functions.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:


  • Plan and direct preparation of the State’s ACFR and other areas listed above, establishing departmental goals and monitoring performance through weekly managers meetings, monthly reports and defined work schedules;
  • Provide guidance and training to departmental staff;
  • Provide technical accounting guidance, training, and support to all state agencies;
  • Maintain understanding of GAAP and GASB standards and ensure agencies are adhering to those standards through training and outreach;
  • Manages all aspects of the external audit, including responding to technical questions and issues;
  • Ensure the integrity of the financial data within our Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, which includes cash management, monthly reconciliation, auditing, and financial reporting;
  • Create various financial reports as needed by the office;
  • Oversee the audit and approval of General Ledger transactions in accordance with the state’s Uniform Compliance Guidelines Manual;
  • Provide oversite of the compilation of the state’s Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Award (SEFA);
  • Provide guidance on reporting of the state’s assets;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


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:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, or closely related field and five (5) years of experience in public accounting with government exposure, or governmental accounting; or
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, or closely related field and seven (7) years of experience in public accounting with government exposure, or governmental accounting;
  • CPA license required;
  • Five (5) years of experience in a management position including supervision of professional staff;
  • Possess extensive knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of government financial administration, including generally accepted principles for state and local governments;
  • Experience in preparing an Annual Comprehensive Financial Report;
  • Experience with Federal single audit requirements;
  • Knowledge and ability to adhere to GAAP and GASB standards;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to make effective presentations;
  • Ability to analyze, problem solve and perform root cause analysis;
  • Mindset towards effective collaboration and continuous improvement, with a management style that fosters trust, loyalty and respect;
  • Detail-oriented approach in validating work to ensure completeness and accuracy;
  • Proactive disposition in accomplishing goals and seeking out information.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.


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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