Classified/Non-Competitive 
Class Code Pay Plan Class Title Eff.Date
0034  AR - 15 ACCOUNTING CAREERS TRAINEE  Mar 17, 2017
PURPOSE OF CLASS:
In a state agency this class is accountable for mastering the skills necessary to satisfactorily complete the training program for a professional accounting or auditing position.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Works under the immediate and close supervision of accountants or similar professional employees to whom on-the-job training or supervision has been delegated.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Receives training in introductory accounting or auditing work for development of skills and knowledge in order to qualify for advancement into a professional agency accounting or auditing position; performs a variety of increasingly difficult duties as skills are acquired during the course of the training period; examines financial records of governmental or private businesses and accounting methods and procedures to ensure compliance with statutes, regulations, guidelines or accepted accounting principles; may receive training in such areas as maintaining financial records and accounts, establishing financial statements and schedules, and preparing budget estimates; performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Knowledge of accounting and auditing principles and practices; knowledge of business mathematics and statistics; some knowledge of business uses of information technology; some knowledge of effective report writing; ability to read and understand written materials; ability to utilize computer software.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's degree in accounting or in a closely related business field with at least 15 semester hours in accounting.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT:
1.
The length of the training program is two (2) years for individuals with a Bachelorís degree in accounting or in a closely related business field with at least 15 semester hours in accounting.
2.
The length of the training program is one (1) year for individuals with a Masterís degree in accounting or in a closely related business field with at least 15 semester hours in accounting.
3.
The length of the training program for an individual who earns a Masterís degree in accounting or in a closely related business field with at least 15 semester hours in accounting while assigned to this classification is one year from the date the Masterís degree is conferred or the end of the original two (2) year training period, whichever comes first.

SCHEDULE OF SALARIES
FOR
ACCOUNTING CAREERS TRAINEE

Minimum Requirements Hiring Rate Completion of 1
Year of Training

Bachelor's degree with l5 Step 3 Step 5
semester hours in accounting

Bachelor's degree with 30 Step 5 Step 7
semester hours in accounting

Master's degree in a related field Step 5 Step 7
and l5 credits in accounting

Master's degree in a related field Step 6 Step 7
and 30 semester hours in accounting
1.
The salary for an employee who completes any of the above Minimum Requirements after initial appointment to the Accounting Careers Trainee job class will be adjusted commensurate with the schedule above and effective the pay period following the date the Master's degree has been conferred or the pay period following the date the appropriate number of credits as indicated above have been earned.
2.
For current state employees, compensation will be in accordance with guidelines for computing salary adjustments set forth by the Department of Administrative Services, Determining Salary Upon Change in Class Manual.
PROMOTION:
1.
Incumbents in this class with a Bachelorís degree in accounting or in a closely related business field with at least 15 semester hours in accounting will be eligible for promotion to the target class without further competitive examination after successful completion of the two (2) year training program.
2.
Incumbents in this class with a Masterís degree in Accounting or in a closely related business field with at least 15 semester hours in accounting will be eligible for promotion to the target class without further competitive examination after successful completion of a one year training program.
3.
Incumbents who earn a Masterís degree in Accounting or in a closely related business field with at least 15 semester hours in accounting while assigned to this classification will be eligible for promotion to the target class without further competitive examination after successful completion of a one year training program from the date the Masterís degree is conferred or the end of the original training period, whichever comes first.
This replaces the existing specification for the class of Accounting Careers Trainee in Salary Group AR 15 approved effective June 29, 2016. (Revised to modify Promotion section)

0034A 4/20/17 cm
CC Final#  Occup. Group Bargaining Unit EEO
0034  2408  (01)-Accounting/Auditing
(16)-ADMIN & RESID (P-5)
(2)-Professional