State Accounting System Consultant 4

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Company: Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Salary: $4,326 - $8,514
Industry: Finance
Job Type: Full Time
Contact: Louisiana Department of State Civil Service
Posted: 21 days ago
Reposted: Today
State Accounting System Consultant 4

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State Accounting System Consultant 4


$4,326.00 - $8,514.00 Monthly


Baton Rouge, LA

Job Type



Division of Administration

Job Number

OSRAP 091222 ERG


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Supplemental Information

The Division of Administration/Office of Statewide Reporting and Accounting Policy has a vacancy. This job title has an assigned pay grade of AS-619.

This vacancy will be filled by new hire or by promotion of a current permanent status classified employee.

Louisiana is a State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities.

A criminal history check may be conducted on all new hires as well as employees changing positions including promotions, demotions, details, reassignments and transfers. Also, prospective employees may be subject to pre-employment drug testing. New hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify system.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. 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.

Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to . The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.

For further information about this posting, please contact:

Erica R. Gay

HR Specialist

Division of Administration/Office of Human Resources




A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting plus three years of professional level experience in accounting or financial auditing.


A CPA certificate will substitute for the baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting plus one year of the required experience.

A master's degree in accounting, business administration, finance, management, economics, quantitative methods or public administration will substitute for one year of the required experience.


Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts


To perform specialized tasks in the maintenance of a statewide fiscal management subprogram or to serve as head of a subprogram with advanced complexity.




Broad review from higher level personnel.


Functional over departmental fiscal personnel on a project basis; functional over peers on a project basis.


Division of Administration, Office of Statewide Reporting and Accounting Policy.


Differs from State Accounting System Consultant 3 by serving as a technical specialist.

Differs from State Accounting System Supervisor by the absence of supervisory responsibility over two or more State Accounting System Consultants.

Examples of Work


Supervises a Statewide Fiscal Management subprogram in the Division of Administration, such as: fund reporting/note disclosure, ACFR development, accounts receivable/cost allocation, revenues/expenditures/debt, system maintenance, transaction processing, policy/help, payment processing, and systems reporting and design.

Develops and revises statewide accounting procedures.

Confers with management, executive and fiscal personnel in agencies to resolve highly complex problems, provide technical assistance, and to recommend alternatives in operations.

Prepares the most complex fund statements, such as the General Fund and Bond Security and Redemption Funds under the governmental fund types, for the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.

Prepares statewide year-end close and annual report procedures.

Assesses the training needs of agency and in-house personnel.

Develops and generates special automated reports for state agencies and public use.

Serves as project leader to convert large and complex agency accounting systems to the statewide centralized automated accounting system.

Researches state-of-the-art governmental accounting techniques through professional literature and correspondence with external governmental entities.

Prepares and participates in the negotiation of the Cash Management Improvement Act (CMIA) agreement between the State of Louisiana and the United States Department of the Treasury.

Prepares annually a CMIA report on interest liability to the federal government.

Serves as the appropriation control officer for the Division of Administration.

Develops and maintains an office website on the internet and serves as the liaison between the office and the Data Commission.

Directs and participates in special fiscal management projects as assigned.

Monitor the effects of policy and procedure changes on accounting subsystems.

Evaluate system processes to detect conflicts with policy and recommend correctional action to management, state agency and other control personnel.


Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to "make a difference" through public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career. As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits and have access to a great professional development program.

Flexible Working Arrangements- The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities. These arrangements vary between hiring agencies.

Professional Development- The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage.

Insurance Coverage- Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State's own Group Benefits Insurance program. The State of Louisiana pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance. Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at

Deferred Compensation- As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings.

Holidays and Leave- State employees receive the following paid holidays each year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor. State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement- State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to): Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (), Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (), Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System (), among others. LASERS has provided this video () to give you more detailed information about their system.


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