Classified/Competitive 
Class Code Pay Plan Class Title Eff.Date
0941  AR - 26 ASSOCIATE ACCOUNTANT  Jan 23, 2015
0959  CR - 26 ASSOCIATE ACCOUNTANT (CONFIDENTIAL)  Apr 4, 2014
PURPOSE OF CLASS:
In a state agency this class is accountable for performing the most complex accounting tasks within a variety of accounting programs and systems. This class may also be accountable for lead or consultative responsibility.
GUIDELINES FOR CLASS USE:
This is a professional advanced working level or working lead level class distinguished from lower level accounting classes by the variety and complexity of fiscal and accounting procedures and systems involved and level and scope of support given to higher level staff in directing a financial management system of a department or agency.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Works under the limited supervision of a Supervising Accountant or other employee of higher grade.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
May lead lower level fiscal and other staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Establishes and implements accounting sub-systems such as procedures for paying and collecting activities, procedures for issuance of grants, loans or subsidies, establishment of rates or schedules of fees, establishment of account charts for classification of transactions; maintains fiscal controls by authorizing non-routine expenditures based on management priorities and policies, examining data and making recommendations regarding timing and amounts of expenditures; manages various phases of budget preparation and control such as preparing estimates of costs of existing or new programs, offices or divisions, preparing budget requests, appropriation schedules, monthly budget reports and year end budget reports; administers fiscal aspects of grant programs by reviewing funding applications for approval, researching and preparing estimates of costs of proposed grant programs, interpreting grant contracts for approval of grant expenditures, analyzing grantees financial records and reports for compliance with grant expenditure requirements; monitors fiscal aspects of contract administration by reviewing and interpreting contracts for approval on non-routine expenditures, preparing or approving schedules of fees in regard to specific contracts; determines priorities; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with other operating units, agencies and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may coordinate unit workflow; may assign and review work; may establish and maintain unit procedures; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Considerable knowledge of professional accounting principles and practices including governmental accounting and budgeting; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to analyze and evaluate financial records, methods and procedures; ability to devise and install accounting procedures and systems; some supervisory ability.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
General Experience:
Seven (7) years of experience in accounting or auditing.
Special Experience:
One (1) year of the General Experience must have been at the level of Accountant, Auditor or Accounts Examiner with responsibility for the exercise of independent analysis and judgement in the application of professional accounting principles and practices.
Substitutions Allowed:
1.
College training in accounting or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2.
A Master's degree in accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3.
Certification in any of the following may be substituted for one (1) year of the General and Special Experience: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Associate Accountant in Salary Group AR 26 (class code 0941) approved effective October 12, 2007. (Revised to modify Special Requirements)

0941A 1/20/15 cm
CC Final#  Occup. Group Bargaining Unit EEO
0941  2166  (01)-Accounting/Auditing
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
(2)-Professional
0959  2065  (01)-Accounting/Auditing
(03)-CONFIDENTIAL
(2)-Professional