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Budget Officer

Date Posted:  Jan 24, 2023
Requisition ID:  419102

Knightstown, IN, US, 46148


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.


Agency Statement

The Adjutant General’s Office (AGO) provides a dynamic workplace while serving the Indiana National Guard at its various facilities throughout the state.  AGO’s programs and projects offer exciting opportunities for professionals in many fields - from maintenance repair to cadre to civil engineers - looking to begin or advance their careers.  AGO offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as an outstanding work/life balance.  AGO offers agency specific benefits, such as an opportunity to work an alternative work schedule and a spot bonus program to reward hardworking employees.

Salary Statement

This position typically starts at an annual salary of $53,222, but may be commensurate with education and experience.

Role Overview

The mission of the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy (HYCA) is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of at-risk youth to produce program graduates with the values, skills, education and self-discipline necessary to succeed as adults.  This program provides military based training, including supervised work experience in community service and conservation programs, to civilian youth who cease to attend secondary school before graduating so as to improve their life skills and employment potential.

You will serve as the Budget Officer providing direct oversight for development, submission, modification and reporting of the fiscal budget in support of the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy. 

About the Job:

As the Accountant, you will be responsible for the accounting and bookkeeping operation of a state agency. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records financial reports to assess compliance with procedural standards. 
  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.
  • Maintain or examine the records of government agencies. 
  • Advise the appointing authority, controller, and/or supervisor of the status of all accounts. 
  • Develop policies and procedures for general accounting and bookkeeping. 
  • Reconcile complex discrepancies between accounts and notifies the appropriate department or supervisor of errors.
  • Oversee usage of the computerized accounting system. 
  • Establish work methods and control measures for accounting/bookkeeping functions. 
  • Certify the accuracy of the agency’s financial records and accounts. 
  • Control the flow of appropriated funds.
  • Prepare and review reports for grant reconciliation for grant funded accounts. 
  • Serve as liaison between agency and the federal government or other funding source for assigned account.
  • Direct program staff in accounting matters relating to specific program funding and the preparation of agency or program area budget requests. 
  • Assist the controller with analyzing or preparing budgets, and prepare periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.  

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 You'll Need for Success:

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

  • Extensive knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of public accounting. 
  • Extensive knowledge of federal and state laws, policies, and procedures as they pertain to accounting and bookkeeping. 
  • Extensive knowledge of agency organization, function, and purpose. 
  • Extensive knowledge of automated accounting systems. 
  • Ability to lead budget preparations. 
  • Ability to direct the preparation and interpretation of complex financial statements and reports. 
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex accounting problems. 
  • Ability to develop new, or modify existing, accounting procedures and methods. 
  • 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 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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