Finance Specialist II

Albany, NY - Posted on: Tuesday 06/21/16

Description

Vacancy Number: 2016-283

Basic Function: The incumbent in this position performs work under the general direction of the Finance Specialist III for Management Services to assist with workflow related to financial record keeping and financial transactions of the BOCES. Work assignments are received by a superior with major emphasis on tracking and maintaining various financial records and transactions of the BOCES. Does related work as required.

Responsibilities:

 Assists in maintenance of source data for revenues and expenses, including but not limited to the cash management system for investment, tracking and reporting on other miscellaneous BOCES funds, tracking and reporting necessary for federal and state tax filings, compiles and analyzes complex financial and statistical records;

 Prepares various financial reports, including but not limited to payroll reports, budget data, federal and state tax filings and purchase orders;

 Processes financial data on a variety of accounts pertinent to the BOCES financial records, including but not limited to payroll records, purchase orders and accounts payable/receivable;

 Enters financial information into computerized system;

 Reviews and checks account keeping records and reports for arithmetical and clerical accuracy, completeness and proper extension;

 Maintains databases and spreadsheets, performs word processing;

 Gathers financial data in support of annual budget preparation and maintenance of fiscal controls;

 Handles various issues and complaints regarding financial matters;

 Maintains of a variety of financial records relating to retirement, social security, state and federal withholding taxes;

 Performs related duties as necessary.

 Thorough knowledge of modern methods used in maintaining financial accounts and records;

 Good knowledge on the use of the computer and software associated with spreadsheets, word processing and account keeping programs;

 Good knowledge of budget, purchasing and payroll procedures;

 Good knowledge of office terminology, procedures and equipment;

 Good knowledge of Business English;

 Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions;

 Ability to make arithmetic computations rapidly and accurately;

 Clerical aptitude, mental alertness, a high degree of accuracy;

 Neatness, integrity, tact and courtesy;

 Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Starting Date: July 1, 2016

Starting Salary: $48,500 prorated to the amount of service rendered. The selected applicant will be subject to a fingerprint supported criminal history background check in accordance with SAVE Legislation effective July 1, 2001.

Qualifications

A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with at least a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and two (2) years of paid experience maintaining complex financial accounts and records, including the use of financially or fiscally related types of computer software programs; OR

B. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelor’s degree in any field with a minimum of twenty-one (21) credit hours in Accounting and two (2) years of paid experience maintaining complex financial accounts and records, including the use of financially or fiscally related types of computer software programs; OR

C. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s degree in Accounting and four (4) years of paid experience maintaining complex financial accounts and records, including the use of financially or fiscally related types of computer software programs.

Vacancies are filled by certified list provided by Albany County Civil Service. Should no certified list be available, candidates appointed to this position will be serving in a provisional appointment in accordance with New York State Civil Service Law. The candidate must successfully complete a competitive examination and be eligible for appointment in accordance with Civil Service Law and the Civil Service Rules for Albany County to obtain a permanent appointment.

To Apply:

Email CRBRecruitment@neric.org which should include your letter of interest and resume.

Application Deadline: June 24, 2016

Further Information Contact: Capital Region BOCES 900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd. Suite 102 Albany, NY 12205