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Vendor Management Accountant

Date Posted:  Jul 28, 2022
Requisition ID:  382081

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 interview and to 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.



This position typically hires at the minimum salary of $26,702.


About the Department of Child Services:

Mission:  The Indiana Department of Child Services leads the state’s response to allegations of child abuse and neglect and facilitates child support payments. We consider the needs and values of all we serve in our efforts to protect children while keeping families together whenever possible.

Vision: Children will live in safe, healthy and supportive families and communities.

Values: We at the Indiana Department of Child Services empower our team, in collaboration with state and local partners, to make decisions in the best interest of every child in our care by embracing:

  • Respect for all
  • Racial justice
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • A culture of safety
  • A commitment to continuous improvement

About the Job:

As the Accountant, you will be responsible for preparing, analyzing, and maintaining accounts or ledgers for a state agency. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Reconcile accounts and subsidiary ledgers with general ledger. 
  • Post transactions to cost summary journals. 
  • Prepare a variety of accounting and financial reports from the accounts maintained. 
  • Prepare, correct, and adjust entries prior to closing accounts. 
  • Analyze procurement activity and disbursal of funds and assist in the preparation of program area budget requests. 
  • Review accounts to ensure availability of funds before encumbrances and advises supervisor if account balance is not in agreement with State Auditor’s Office. 
  • Ensure all contractual obligations are fulfilled prior to payment to vendors for services or purchases. 
  • Secure specifications and requisitions for purchases of equipment, furniture, and supplies. 
  • Monitor verification and editing of ledger input to computerized accounting system for the specific program area. 
  • Recommend changes in accounting policies and methods and assist in developing accounting procedures. 

The job profile 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 with or without notice. 

What We're Looking For:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Previous accounting experience preferred. 

What You'll Need for Success:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Broad knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of public accounting. 
  • Broad knowledge of federal and state laws, policies and procedures pertaining to government accounting and bookkeeping. 
  • Broad knowledge of agency function and organization. 
  • Broad knowledge of automated accounting systems. 
  • Ability to solve standard accounting problems. 
  • Ability to evaluate and recommend modifications to existing accounting policy and procedures. 
  • Ability to prepare and interpret financial statements and reports. 
  • Ability to assist in budget preparation. 
  • Ability to accurately perform arithmetic calculations. 
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing. 

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 program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • 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.


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