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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Accountant 3 in Ankeny, Iowa

Accountant 3

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Accountant 3

Salary

$56,971.20 - $88,379.20 Annually

Location

Ankeny - 50021 - Polk County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number

22-00802

Closing

9/27/2021 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Angel Robinson- Angel.Robinson@iowadot.us

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Job Description

The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) is looking for a new member to join its team! As an Accountant 3, you’ll serve as the team lead of MVD and coordinate financial aspects of the five systems used by MVD which fund the Road Use Tax Fund (RUTF). Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist Management in leading the MVD Accounting’s Accounting Clerks, Account Techs, and temporary employees in GAP accounting practices and auditing.

  • Lead MVD Accounting in meeting its responsibility for ensuring the accuracy of over 50% of the funds collected on behalf of the RUTF and serves as the required Audit Department as required by Iowa Code section 321.156.

  • Represent accounting and MVD’s financial interests in developing programs, projects, and procedures, and system changes for the Iowa Department of Transpiration. The team lead should be able to speak to the impact of the change to MVD’s financial processing and staff.

This position will demonstrate actions and behaviors guided by the DOT’s five CORE values: Safety First, People Matter, Customer Focused, Servant Leadership and Integrity Without Exception. We care deeply about providing exceptional service to Iowans. Join us on our journey to become the role model for public service nationwide.

What You Bring to Us:

  • A cooperative, supportive, teamwork mentality.

  • An interest in developing new skills.

  • Attention to detail.

  • A commitment to excellence in customer service.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication.

  • Experience leading and training people.

  • A professional background in finance.

  • The ability to independently prioritize workloads appropriately.

  • Experience with reviewing, interpreting, and implementing requirements in procedures, laws, contracts, or regulations.

  • A background in project management and reporting.

  • Analytical expertise to review, research, financial transactions and financial inconstancies.

  • Experience with researching, reviewing, and pulling financial data from different software.

  • Comfort in cash handling and processing money.

Candidates with a CPA encouraged to apply!

Hours and Additional Information:

This position allows for flexible hours between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The Team:

Our newest member will be joining the Systems and Administration Bureau of nearly 50 staff located in the Motor Vehicle Division Headquarters building in Ankeny. You will also work directly with internal work units, external businesses, associations, other agencies, county treasurer offices, and the Motor Vehicle Division’s Legal compliance officer to strategically meet approach policy matters affecting state and federal compliance.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college or university with twelve semester hours in accounting course work and experience equal to thirty months of responsible full-time work in accounting, accounts examination or verification, budgeting or closely related fiscal work with a governmental agency, public accounting firm, or private industry;

OR

an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting one year of the required experience for each year of the required education to a maximum of four years;

OR

an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting thirty semester hours of graduate level course work in accounting, business administration or finance for each year of the required experience to a maximum substitution of sixty hours;

OR

Certified Public Accountants will qualify with eighteen months of the required experience;

OR

employees withcurrentcontinuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to nine months of full-time work. as an Accountant 2.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description. (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/class_and_pay/JobClassDescriptions/Accountant3-00312-90312.pdf)

Join Us!

Whether it's caring for those in need, making highways safer, or improving agriculture production, the work that we do matters to the people of Iowa.

We take our responsibilities and the public trust very seriously. We are committed to delivering the services that matter most to the people of Iowa. If you have the skills, the commitment and the desire to make a difference, then we invite you to explore the career opportunities available with the State of Iowa.

CareerChoices

State government is one of the largest employers in Iowa, and also one of the most diverse. From state trooper to nurse to engineer, the state offers a wide variety of career opportunities.

Benefits

The state offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts. For more information, please visit the executive branch employee benefits website (http://goo.gl/rHiarg) .

The State of Iowa is committed to providing an outstanding employment experience. Check out thisBenefits Beyond the Paycheck brochure (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/employment/Benefits_Beyond_the_Paycheck.pdf) .

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Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

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    Have you graduated from an accredited college or university with twelve semester hours in accounting coursework?

IF YES -How many months do you have of responsible full-time work experience in accounting, accounts examination or verification, budgeting or closely related fiscal work with a governmental agency, public accounting firm, or private industry?

  • Not applicable – I do not have a degree with twelve semester hours in accounting coursework

  • No experience in accounting, accounts examination or verification, budgeting or closely related fiscal work with a governmental agency, public accounting firm, or private industry

  • Less than 15 months of responsible full-time experience in accounting, accounts examination or verification, budgeting or closely related fiscal work

  • 15 months to less than 30 months of responsible full-time experience in accounting, accounts examination or verification, budgeting or closely related fiscal work

  • 30 months or more of responsible full-time experience in accounting, accounts examination or verification, budgeting or closely related fiscal work

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    How many years do you have of a combination of accredited college/university coursework and/or responsible full-time work experience in accounting, accounts examination or verification, budgeting or closely related fiscal work with a governmental agency, public accounting firm, or private industry? 30 semester hours equals one year of experience.

  • No experience in accounting, accounts examination or verification, budgeting or closely related fiscal work with a governmental agency, public accounting firm, or private industry

  • Less than two years of combined education and experience in accounting, accounts examination or verification, budgeting or closely related fiscal work with a governmental agency, public accounting firm, or private industry

  • Two years to less than four years of combined education and experience in accounting, accounts examination or verification, budgeting or closely related fiscal work with a governmental agency, public accounting firm, or private industry

  • Four years to less than six and a half years of combined education and experience in accounting, accounts examination or verification, budgeting or closely related fiscal work with a governmental agency, public accounting firm, or private industry

  • Six and a half years or more of combined education and experience in accounting, accounts examination or verification, budgeting or closely related fiscal work with a governmental agency, public accounting firm, or private industry

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    Have you graduated from an accredited college/university AND do you have six months of full-time experience in accounting, accounts examination or verification, budgeting or closely related fiscal work with a governmental agency, public accounting firm, or private industry? IF YES – How many years do you have of a combination of GRADUATE level (post bachelor's degree) coursework in accounting, business administration or finance AND/OR ADDITIONAL (not used to count for the first portion of the question) full-time experience in accounting, accounts examination or verification, budgeting or closely related fiscal work with a governmental agency, public accounting firm, or private industry?

30 semester hours of GRADUATE level coursework equals one year of experience.

  • I have not graduated from an accredited college or university AND/OR I do not have the six months of identified experience.

  • Less than 12 months of the combined GRADUATE level education and experience listed above

  • 12 months to less than 24 months of the combined GRADUATE level education and experience listed above

  • 24 months or more of the combined GRADUATE level education and experience listed above

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    Are you a Certified Public Accountant?

IF YES -How many months do you have of responsible full-time work experience in accounting, accounts examination or verification, budgeting or closely related fiscal work with a governmental agency, public accounting firm, or private industry?

  • I am not a Certified Public Accountant

  • Less than eighteen months of experience

  • Eighteen months or more of the required experience

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    Are you a current State of Iowa employee - executive branch?IF YES -How many months of experience do you have in the classification of Accountant 2 for the State of Iowa?

  • Not applicable – I am not a State of Iowa employee

  • No experience in the classification of Accountant 2 for the State of Iowa

  • Less than nine months of experience in the classification of Accountant 2 for the State of Iowa

  • Nine months or more of experience in the classification of Accountant 2 for the State of Iowa

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645 Iowa Department of Transportation

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