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JOB TITLE:

Staff Accountant - Accountant II

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Denver Colorado United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Department Information



Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Office of the Attorney General!
The Department of Law is seeking an experience accountant to join their hard-working team.
This position is best suited for someone with outstanding attention to detail, dedication to innovation, enthusiasm for customer service, and desire to learn.
The Staff Accountant works on a variety of accounting projects and is the department go-to when it comes to the Payment Portal.
If you're looking for an opportunity to use your accounting and technical skills to advance the mission of the Attorney General's office, apply today so we can learn more about you!

WHO WE ARE

The Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law is committed to serving as the \"People's Lawyer.
\" Attorney General, Phil Weiser, was elected by the people of Colorado and is the State's chief lawyer and law enforcement official.
Our vision for the Department of Law is: \"Together, we serve Colorado and its people, advancing the rule of law, protecting our democracy and promoting justice for all.
\" Our core values and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, drive our actions and demonstrate our focus on being principled public servants who are innovative and better together.


Visit our website to learn more: https://coag.
gov/.

Description of Job

This position is open only to residents of Colorado.


WHAT YOU WILL DO

The Staff Accountant supports the accounting function within the Department of Law, which includes serving as one of two accountants for grants.
This position will be solely responsible for managing the Financial Services Payment Portal, including creating and providing training and job aides, managing workflow of accounting document submissions, and ensuring compliance with all applicable State and departmental rules and policies.
The Staff Accountant will be responsible for entering and reviewing accounting entries, performing analysis, and interpretation of accounting and other fiscal data, recommending procedural or policy changes based on best business practices and professional accounting standards, and applying State fiscal rules and departmental policies.


Specific duties include:

  • Performing day-to-day accounting operations of the department, including managing individual workflow to ensure that all accounting transactions are processed accurately and in a timely manner, maintaining files that include appropriate and sufficient supporting documentation for all accounting transactions and are in accordance with applicable retention requirements, ensuring internal fiscal policies are followed by departmental units, and monitoring and maintenance of accounting controls.
  • Encumbrance accounting, including designing processes for encumbrance accounting.
    Grant accounting, including monitoring all granting deadlines and monitoring all grant transactions.
  • Management of the Financial Services Portal in SharePoint.

Salary note: Although a salary range is listed, salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate's qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.


This recruitment may be used to fill multiple Accountant positions in the Department of Law.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights



This position is open only to current residents of the State of Colorado.


WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Minimum Qualifications: Please document all relevant experience in detail on your application.
Experience will not be inferred or assumed.
Any part-time experience listed will be prorated.


  • Six years of professional accounting experience
OR
  • A combination of education which included 27 semester hours of accounting or auditing coursework AND professional accounting experience equaling a total of 6 years.
OR
  • A valid licensure as a CPA by the Colorado Board of Accountancy
OR
  • An advanced degree (Masters or Doctorate) in Accounting may substitute for 1 year of the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the minimum qualifications, the preferred applicant will also demonstrate and clearly describe the some or most of the following skills and experience in their job application:
  • Accounting experience in a governmental agency
  • Experience applying generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and/or State Fiscal Rules
  • Experience working in accounting or financial services at the State of Colorado
  • Experience with SharePoint
  • High technical aptitude and ability to use technology to create and manage financial services
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing priorities

Necessary Required Competencies:
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite, particularly Excel Knowledge of accounting theory
  • Excellent customer service

Note: Candidates possessing a foreign degree must submit a translation (evaluation) of their degree from an accredited institution, such as The National Association of Credential Evaluations Services in order to be given credit for the degree.


Conditions of Employment:
  • Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.

Supplemental Information

HOW TO APPLY

Required Application Materials


  • A completed State of Colorado Application: Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the application provided is fully completed and clearly describes their education, training and experience as it relates to this position.
    Applications left blank or marked See Resume will not be considered.
  • Cover Letter: A cover letter of no more than 500 words that states your interest in the position and describes a project you are proud of, highlighting the steps you took to ensure success.
  • Current resume

Veterans Preference: In order to be considered for veterans preference you must attach a copy of your DD214 forms as well as any documentation required to prove disability or marital status.


Your application will be reviewed by a qualified Human Resources Specialist to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
If your application does not demonstrate that you meet the minimum requirements, you will be notified that you will not proceed in the selection process for this position.
If your application is rejected and you have questions, you may contact Mercedes Chansisourath at mercedes.
chansisouath@coag.
gov.


Assessment Information:
Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through comparative analysis of merit and fitness.
Upon meeting the minimum qualifications, the next phase of the process is typically a structured application/resume review by a panel of subject matter experts against the job duties and/or preferred qualifications in this job announcement to determine technical competence, depth and breadth of experience and potential job fit.

  • Technical Competence Technical experience as it relates to the duties outlined in this job announcement.
  • Depth and Breadth of Experience Experience that covers multiple areas outlined in this job announcement and demonstrates the level of responsibility assigned.
  • Job Fit Experience will be evaluated to determine how well experience aligns with and meets the business needs of this position.
    Current experience is preferred.

It is imperative that the Work Experience section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work product, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, and Preferred Qualifications as listed above.
Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants as the materials may be used to identify a top group for additional assessment or establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.


Appeal Rights:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.


An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative.
This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email, US Mail, faxed or hand delivered within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the departments action.


For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board go to spb.
colorado.
gov or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.
colorado.
gov under Rules.


WHY WORK FOR US

We Embrace Flexibility
We aim to produce outstanding work product for all of our customers

We Are Committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At the DOL, our commitment to DEI is thriving.
We know that we are better together when our differences are valued and everyone is inspired and empowered to contribute.
As such, we strive to provide a safe environment where individuals feel valued and respected for who they are; demonstrate a behavior and mindset where differences are welcomed, and individuals are treated equally and empowered to do their best work; and promote growth and innovation through a diverse workforce.
We empower an active Diversity Equity & Inclusion Impact Team that creates approaches to ensure safe spaces and a culture supportive of people being their authentic selves, hosts events and programs on DEI areas important to our employees, enables development and sustainability of resource groups that give a voice to historically marginalized populations, focuses on retaining our incredible talent, and more! If your professional goals include promoting growth and innovation with colleagues who recognize that we are better together when our differences are valued and respected, then DOL is your place to be!

We Have Strong Core Values
Our core values drive our actions.
At the Department of Law, we are: 1) principled, maintaining the highest ethical standards, rigorous legal analysis, and careful evaluation of facts; 2) public servants, who are always ensuring our work is not about us, but instead is about the people of Colorado; 3) innovative, by seeking to identify the best approach, make deliberate decisions, and look to improve; and 4) \"better together,\" by working to support each other and collaborate.


We are Committed to Developing our Employees
We are deeply invested in our talent and regularly provide meaningful opportunities for personal and professional growth through training and coaching.
Further, our professional development and performance goal setting process is collaborative and ongoing, and aimed at helping our employees grow and succeed.


We Offer Excellent Benefits
In addition to the comprehensive State of Colorado benefits package including competitive medical and dental health plans, employer-paid life insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans with Colorado PERA, and vacation and sick leave earned each month, there are many other unique benefits that we offer, including:
  • Medical and dental health plans
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick leave earned each month
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program forgives the remaining balance on your direct loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a repayment plan while working full-time for a qualified employer.
  • Free access to an on-site fitness center
  • Strong, flexible retirement benefits including 401K and 457 plans
  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State personnel system
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible work schedules, professional development opportunities, and an employee discount program


The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply.
The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them.
Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.


The Department of Law is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals.
As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship.
If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Julie Christopher at hr@coag.
gov.

Position Details

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EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

98844 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707245309-5287865d6f0c07e9f5731676f312cd84

LOCATION:

Colorado United States

CITY:

Denver

Job Origin:

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Department Information



Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Office of the Attorney General!
The Department of Law is seeking an experience accountant to join their hard-working team. This position is best suited for someone with outstanding attention to detail, dedication to innovation, enthusiasm for customer service, and desire to learn. The Staff Accountant works on a variety of accounting projects and is the department go-to when it comes to the Payment Portal. If you're looking for an opportunity to use your accounting and technical skills to advance the mission of the Attorney General's office, apply today so we can learn more about you!

WHO WE ARE

The Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law is committed to serving as the \"People's Lawyer.\" Attorney General, Phil Weiser, was elected by the people of Colorado and is the State's chief lawyer and law enforcement official. Our vision for the Department of Law is: \"Together, we serve Colorado and its people, advancing the rule of law, protecting our democracy and promoting justice for all.\" Our core values and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, drive our actions and demonstrate our focus on being principled public servants who are innovative and better together.

Visit our website to learn more: https://coag.gov/.

Description of Job

This position is open only to residents of Colorado.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

The Staff Accountant supports the accounting function within the Department of Law, which includes serving as one of two accountants for grants. This position will be solely responsible for managing the Financial Services Payment Portal, including creating and providing training and job aides, managing workflow of accounting document submissions, and ensuring compliance with all applicable State and departmental rules and policies. The Staff Accountant will be responsible for entering and reviewing accounting entries, performing analysis, and interpretation of accounting and other fiscal data, recommending procedural or policy changes based on best business practices and professional accounting standards, and applying State fiscal rules and departmental policies.

Specific duties include:

  • Performing day-to-day accounting operations of the department, including managing individual workflow to ensure that all accounting transactions are processed accurately and in a timely manner, maintaining files that include appropriate and sufficient supporting documentation for all accounting transactions and are in accordance with applicable retention requirements, ensuring internal fiscal policies are followed by departmental units, and monitoring and maintenance of accounting controls.
  • Encumbrance accounting, including designing processes for encumbrance accounting. Grant accounting, including monitoring all granting deadlines and monitoring all grant transactions.
  • Management of the Financial Services Portal in SharePoint.

Salary note: Although a salary range is listed, salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate's qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple Accountant positions in the Department of Law.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights



This position is open only to current residents of the State of Colorado.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Minimum Qualifications: Please document all relevant experience in detail on your application. Experience will not be inferred or assumed. Any part-time experience listed will be prorated.


  • Six years of professional accounting experience
OR
  • A combination of education which included 27 semester hours of accounting or auditing coursework AND professional accounting experience equaling a total of 6 years.
OR
  • A valid licensure as a CPA by the Colorado Board of Accountancy
OR
  • An advanced degree (Masters or Doctorate) in Accounting may substitute for 1 year of the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the minimum qualifications, the preferred applicant will also demonstrate and clearly describe the some or most of the following skills and experience in their job application:
  • Accounting experience in a governmental agency
  • Experience applying generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and/or State Fiscal Rules
  • Experience working in accounting or financial services at the State of Colorado
  • Experience with SharePoint
  • High technical aptitude and ability to use technology to create and manage financial services
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing priorities

Necessary Required Competencies:
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite, particularly Excel Knowledge of accounting theory
  • Excellent customer service

Note: Candidates possessing a foreign degree must submit a translation (evaluation) of their degree from an accredited institution, such as The National Association of Credential Evaluations Services in order to be given credit for the degree.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.

Supplemental Information

HOW TO APPLY

Required Application Materials


  • A completed State of Colorado Application: Applicants are responsible for ensuring that the application provided is fully completed and clearly describes their education, training and experience as it relates to this position. Applications left blank or marked See Resume will not be considered.
  • Cover Letter: A cover letter of no more than 500 words that states your interest in the position and describes a project you are proud of, highlighting the steps you took to ensure success.
  • Current resume

Veterans Preference: In order to be considered for veterans preference you must attach a copy of your DD214 forms as well as any documentation required to prove disability or marital status.

Your application will be reviewed by a qualified Human Resources Specialist to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position. If your application does not demonstrate that you meet the minimum requirements, you will be notified that you will not proceed in the selection process for this position. If your application is rejected and you have questions, you may contact Mercedes Chansisourath at mercedes.chansisouath@coag.gov.

Assessment Information:
Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through comparative analysis of merit and fitness. Upon meeting the minimum qualifications, the next phase of the process is typically a structured application/resume review by a panel of subject matter experts against the job duties and/or preferred qualifications in this job announcement to determine technical competence, depth and breadth of experience and potential job fit.
  • Technical Competence Technical experience as it relates to the duties outlined in this job announcement.
  • Depth and Breadth of Experience Experience that covers multiple areas outlined in this job announcement and demonstrates the level of responsibility assigned.
  • Job Fit Experience will be evaluated to determine how well experience aligns with and meets the business needs of this position. Current experience is preferred.

It is imperative that the Work Experience section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work product, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants as the materials may be used to identify a top group for additional assessment or establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Appeal Rights:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email, US Mail, faxed or hand delivered within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the departments action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board go to spb.colorado.gov or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.

WHY WORK FOR US

We Embrace Flexibility
We aim to produce outstanding work product for all of our customers

We Are Committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
At the DOL, our commitment to DEI is thriving. We know that we are better together when our differences are valued and everyone is inspired and empowered to contribute. As such, we strive to provide a safe environment where individuals feel valued and respected for who they are; demonstrate a behavior and mindset where differences are welcomed, and individuals are treated equally and empowered to do their best work; and promote growth and innovation through a diverse workforce. We empower an active Diversity Equity & Inclusion Impact Team that creates approaches to ensure safe spaces and a culture supportive of people being their authentic selves, hosts events and programs on DEI areas important to our employees, enables development and sustainability of resource groups that give a voice to historically marginalized populations, focuses on retaining our incredible talent, and more! If your professional goals include promoting growth and innovation with colleagues who recognize that we are better together when our differences are valued and respected, then DOL is your place to be!

We Have Strong Core Values
Our core values drive our actions. At the Department of Law, we are: 1) principled, maintaining the highest ethical standards, rigorous legal analysis, and careful evaluation of facts; 2) public servants, who are always ensuring our work is not about us, but instead is about the people of Colorado; 3) innovative, by seeking to identify the best approach, make deliberate decisions, and look to improve; and 4) \"better together,\" by working to support each other and collaborate.

We are Committed to Developing our Employees
We are deeply invested in our talent and regularly provide meaningful opportunities for personal and professional growth through training and coaching. Further, our professional development and performance goal setting process is collaborative and ongoing, and aimed at helping our employees grow and succeed.

We Offer Excellent Benefits
In addition to the comprehensive State of Colorado benefits package including competitive medical and dental health plans, employer-paid life insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans with Colorado PERA, and vacation and sick leave earned each month, there are many other unique benefits that we offer, including:
  • Medical and dental health plans
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick leave earned each month
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program forgives the remaining balance on your direct loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a repayment plan while working full-time for a qualified employer.
  • Free access to an on-site fitness center
  • Strong, flexible retirement benefits including 401K and 457 plans
  • Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the State personnel system
  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible work schedules, professional development opportunities, and an employee discount program


The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Department of Law is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Julie Christopher at hr@coag.gov.


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