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JOB TITLE:

Accountant 1- 3

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

New Orleans Louisiana United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Supplemental Information



This position serves as the technical specialist for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East (SLFPA-E) over the agency's cash receipts, revenue recognition, fixed assets, and intercompany cost allocations.


The SLFPA-E has a combined budget of $55 million and encompasses a number of funds, expenditure types and income sources.
Properties and facilities include 192 miles of earthen levees and floodwalls, 252 floodgates, 8 marine navigational complex structures and 11 pumping stations.
The accounting system tracks expenditures across 8 dimensions including fund, department, function, activity, grant, project, location, and equipment type.
This cost accounting system adds orders of magnitude of sophistication and maintenance requirements.
In addition, the SLFPA-E includes underlying agencies: Orleans Levee District, East Jefferson Levee District, Lake Borgne Basin Levee District and contains a complex system of intercompany billing and cost allocations across each of the agencies.


No Civil Service test score or assessment
is required to be considered for this vacancy.

NOTE REGARDING THE ADVERTISED PAY:

This position participates in a Career Progression Group (CPG) and may be filled as an Accountant 1-3.
The level at which the vacancy is filled will be determined by the qualifications of the candidate selected.
This position provides the opportunity to advance within this job series.

The actual starting salary depends on the education and experience of the selected applicant.

Please click on the below links to learn more about each job level:

Accountant 1

Accountant 2

Accountant 3


Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process.
Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application.
Applications may be rejected if incomplete.
*

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Shannon West
Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority- East
swest@floodauthority.
org
(504) 286-3132


Qualifications

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting.
SUBSTITUTIONS FOR DEGREE AND TWENTY-FOUR HOURS IN ACCOUNTING:
A certified public accountant (CPA) certificate will substitute for the baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting.
SUBSTITUTIONS FOR DEGREE ONLY:
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree (not the 24 hours in accounting).


Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree (not the 24 hours in accounting) as follows:

A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.


30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.


College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To provide professional accounting services.


Level of Work:

Entry.


Supervision Received:

Generally from higher-level fiscal or administrative supervisor.


Supervision Exercised:

None.


Location of Work:

May be used by all state agencies.


Job Distinctions:

Differs from Accountant Technician by presence of professional level accounting duties.



Differs from Accountant 2 in that the duties are less complex.
See allocation criteria memo for details.

Examples of Work

90% Accounting and Financial Reporting

  • Reconcile all ad valorem taxes received, preparing the cost analysis for the portion of tax revenue that is to be distributed to the Lakefront Management Authority, and preparing journal entries for posting
  • Reconcile and posting state revenue sharing, permit fees, and other miscellaneous income such as rental income from the constable
  • Bill and record oil and gas lease income, cell phone tower lease income, and mineral revenues
  • Bill the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority for reimbursements of cost share for projects related to the Lake Borgne Basin Levee District pump stations
  • Responsible for monthly and quarterly receivable reports that reflect all receipts for the period and for a continuous balancing of the accounts receivables and cash receipts subsystems to the General Ledger
  • Prepares revenue estimates for the annual operating budgets, estimates of income for cash flow analysis, and accruals for both modified and full accrual accounting for tax and
  • other revenue in accordance with GASB guidelines
Bill and draft monthly insurance premiums for retirees of the Orleans Levee District, SLFPA-E, and East Jefferson Levee District Bill and reconcile intercompany transactions between the three levee districts and provide amount needed for cash transfers to management
  • Record missing transactions for the related receivables and payable accounts amongst the districts and cash transfers made
  • Serve as the back-up to calculate the intercompany cost allocations from the SLFPA-E to the underlying districts
  • Prepare the required journal entries, and provide department managers with the amounts needed for cash transfers
  • Manage the process of receiving, tagging, and registering vehicles and equipment.
    This includes supervising the completion of tasks by the field crew and the administrative staff that support them
  • Record journal entries for purchase of fixed assets
  • Reconcile the asset ledger to the general ledger on a quarterly basis, preparing adjusting journal entries to correct balances, and following up on pending assets that are missing documentation
  • Running quarterly depreciation schedules and posting these entries to the general ledger
  • Preparing journal entries for assets that are disposed at auction and purging these records from the active file
  • Managing an annual count of all fixed assets including running reports by department and location to send to each team to conduct their count, receiving the completed counts, comparing counts to the fixed asset records and preparing adjusting journal entries.

10% Administration

  • As requested by the Director of Finance, prepare revenue and accounts receivable data to be placed on the monthly Finance Committee meeting agenda
Maintain an accurate and updated filing system for Accounts Receivable and Fixed Asset files Monitors the effectiveness of the Accounts Receivable and Fixed Asset system procedures on an ongoing basis and recommends revisions as needed to increase effectiveness, compliance, etc.
  • Provide data analysis requested by the Director of Finance and public record requests
  • Prepares monthly aging reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

5460 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707126025-482b03af7725c970fa2afe0dfff134ec

LOCATION:

Louisiana United States

CITY:

New Orleans

Job Origin:

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Supplemental Information



This position serves as the technical specialist for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - East (SLFPA-E) over the agency's cash receipts, revenue recognition, fixed assets, and intercompany cost allocations.

The SLFPA-E has a combined budget of $55 million and encompasses a number of funds, expenditure types and income sources. Properties and facilities include 192 miles of earthen levees and floodwalls, 252 floodgates, 8 marine navigational complex structures and 11 pumping stations. The accounting system tracks expenditures across 8 dimensions including fund, department, function, activity, grant, project, location, and equipment type. This cost accounting system adds orders of magnitude of sophistication and maintenance requirements. In addition, the SLFPA-E includes underlying agencies: Orleans Levee District, East Jefferson Levee District, Lake Borgne Basin Levee District and contains a complex system of intercompany billing and cost allocations across each of the agencies.


No Civil Service test score or assessment
is required to be considered for this vacancy.

NOTE REGARDING THE ADVERTISED PAY:

This position participates in a Career Progression Group (CPG) and may be filled as an Accountant 1-3. The level at which the vacancy is filled will be determined by the qualifications of the candidate selected. This position provides the opportunity to advance within this job series.

The actual starting salary depends on the education and experience of the selected applicant.

Please click on the below links to learn more about each job level:

Accountant 1

Accountant 2

Accountant 3


Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. *

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Shannon West
Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority- East
swest@floodauthority.org
(504) 286-3132


Qualifications

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting.
SUBSTITUTIONS FOR DEGREE AND TWENTY-FOUR HOURS IN ACCOUNTING:
A certified public accountant (CPA) certificate will substitute for the baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting.
SUBSTITUTIONS FOR DEGREE ONLY:
Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree (not the 24 hours in accounting).

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree (not the 24 hours in accounting) as follows:

A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.
120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.
NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To provide professional accounting services.


Level of Work:

Entry.


Supervision Received:

Generally from higher-level fiscal or administrative supervisor.


Supervision Exercised:

None.


Location of Work:

May be used by all state agencies.


Job Distinctions:

Differs from Accountant Technician by presence of professional level accounting duties.



Differs from Accountant 2 in that the duties are less complex. See allocation criteria memo for details.

Examples of Work

90% Accounting and Financial Reporting

  • Reconcile all ad valorem taxes received, preparing the cost analysis for the portion of tax revenue that is to be distributed to the Lakefront Management Authority, and preparing journal entries for posting
  • Reconcile and posting state revenue sharing, permit fees, and other miscellaneous income such as rental income from the constable
  • Bill and record oil and gas lease income, cell phone tower lease income, and mineral revenues
  • Bill the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority for reimbursements of cost share for projects related to the Lake Borgne Basin Levee District pump stations
  • Responsible for monthly and quarterly receivable reports that reflect all receipts for the period and for a continuous balancing of the accounts receivables and cash receipts subsystems to the General Ledger
  • Prepares revenue estimates for the annual operating budgets, estimates of income for cash flow analysis, and accruals for both modified and full accrual accounting for tax and
  • other revenue in accordance with GASB guidelines
Bill and draft monthly insurance premiums for retirees of the Orleans Levee District, SLFPA-E, and East Jefferson Levee District Bill and reconcile intercompany transactions between the three levee districts and provide amount needed for cash transfers to management
  • Record missing transactions for the related receivables and payable accounts amongst the districts and cash transfers made
  • Serve as the back-up to calculate the intercompany cost allocations from the SLFPA-E to the underlying districts
  • Prepare the required journal entries, and provide department managers with the amounts needed for cash transfers
  • Manage the process of receiving, tagging, and registering vehicles and equipment. This includes supervising the completion of tasks by the field crew and the administrative staff that support them
  • Record journal entries for purchase of fixed assets
  • Reconcile the asset ledger to the general ledger on a quarterly basis, preparing adjusting journal entries to correct balances, and following up on pending assets that are missing documentation
  • Running quarterly depreciation schedules and posting these entries to the general ledger
  • Preparing journal entries for assets that are disposed at auction and purging these records from the active file
  • Managing an annual count of all fixed assets including running reports by department and location to send to each team to conduct their count, receiving the completed counts, comparing counts to the fixed asset records and preparing adjusting journal entries.

10% Administration

  • As requested by the Director of Finance, prepare revenue and accounts receivable data to be placed on the monthly Finance Committee meeting agenda
Maintain an accurate and updated filing system for Accounts Receivable and Fixed Asset files Monitors the effectiveness of the Accounts Receivable and Fixed Asset system procedures on an ongoing basis and recommends revisions as needed to increase effectiveness, compliance, etc.
  • Provide data analysis requested by the Director of Finance and public record requests
  • Prepares monthly aging reports
  • Other duties as assigned

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