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Senior Accountant, Grade 18 (PEF)

Accountant Trainee 1, SG-NS (Equated to SG-14)

The New York State Education Department is seeking candidates for a Senior Accountant position in the Rate Setting Unit (RSU). This Unit is responsible for developing reimbursement rates for approved providers of special education programs to serve preschool and school age students in accordance with Part 200 of the Commissioner’s Regulations.  Duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Calculate and process accurate and timely tuition rates for assigned providers in accordance with applicable statutory and regulatory provisions, the Consolidated Fiscal Reporting and Claiming Manual, the Reimbursable Cost Manual, the approved tuition rate setting methodology, and Unit protocols;
  • Prepare correspondence to providers regarding information requests and tuition rate notification, as required;
  • Respond to tuition rate appeals and waivers from methodology requests submitted by school age and pre-school providers for supervisor approval;
  • Provide technical assistance to the field regarding rate setting, including details of schools’ rate calculations; and
  • Perform data analysis, prepare reports and complete special assignments, as required.
Minimum Qualifications: 

Reassignment: Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Senior Accountant.

Eligible List Appointment:  Candidates must be reachable on the Professional Career Opportunities Select Job Titles eligible list for Senior Accountant or Accountant Trainee 1.  If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter.  You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.

Section 70.1 Transfer to Accountant Trainee 1:  Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-13 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law AND possess 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation courses. For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.

Section 70.1 Transfer to Senior Accountant:  Candidates must have one year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-16 or above deemed eligible for transfer under Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law AND possess 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation courses. For information regarding the transfer options of your current title, please visit the Civil Service Career Mobility Office Website.

Section 70.4 Transfer to Accountant Trainee 1:  Candidates may be eligible for nomination for transfer under Section 70.4 of the Civil Service Law to Accountant Trainee 1 if they are a current NYS employee with one year of permanent competitive or 55 b/c service in a title SG-12 or higher AND have standing on the Professional Career Opportunities Select Job Titles eligible list for this title AND possess a bachelor’s degree AND 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation courses.

Conditions of Employment: 

This will be a contingent permanent appointment.  Promotions and transfers may change appointee’s negotiating unit.  Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits. Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview.

This position may be filled as a traineeship. The salary above applies to candidates appointed to Senior Accountant, SG-18.  The salary for candidates appointed to Accountant Trainee 1 starts at $45,455 and, for current NYS employees, is based on the candidate’s salary at the time of hire. Candidates appointed at the trainee level will be required to successfully complete the traineeship in order to advance to the journey level title and salary.

*Leads to a maximum salary of $71,980 based on annual performance advances.

Application: 

Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by May 31, 2019 to omsjobs@nysed.gov (Email submissions preferred).  You must include the Box number (CFO-425/00466) of the position in the subject line of your email and cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.

Location: 
Albany
Grade Level: 
Grade 18
Negotiating Unit: 
PEF
Salary: 
$56,604
Box #: 
CFO-425/00466
Deadline Date: 
Friday, May 31, 2019
Email Address: 
Office: 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Office Information

Office of Human Resources Management
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631

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