ACCOUNTANT I (10611)
$35,618.40 - $53,976.00
Location: AOC
GENERAL
The Alabama Administrative Office of Courts (AOC) is currently accepting applications from qualified individuals to fill a vacancy in the class of ACCOUNTANT I (10611) for AOC. Applications for this position will be accepted until Friday, April 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM.
Note: This is a confidential (non-merit) appointment. Confidential employees are exempt from merit system rules and regulations relating to appointment, tenure, and appeal.
WORK SETTING

This is accounting work in the application of accounting principles, methods, and procedures in the establishment, analysis, and maintenance of fiscal records for the AOC.  Employees in this class perform professional accounting work of routine difficulty according to established procedures and regulations.  Work involves keeping all accounting records; maintaining less complex control accounts; reviewing accounting reports; or assisting higher level accountants in providing specific analyses, interpretations, etc.  Employees work under general supervision, and instructions are usually given only when they begin new work or when new procedures are instituted.  Work is reviewed at completion for overall standards of performance.

TYPICAL DUTIES

(May not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties which may be performed.)

        Oversight and review of Accounts Payable which includes processing and monitoring payment documents and procurement documents.

         Resolves accounting issues relating to vendors.              

        Analyzes correspondence, audit and investigative reports, and other financial and statistical records for completeness and accuracy to determine sufficiency and reasonableness of information and compliance with state and federal laws.

        Returns audit and investigative reports to field staff with specific instructions for completion; handles related correspondence by letter or phone.

        Performs related work as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND/OR SKILLS
        Working knowledge of professional accounting principles, methods, and procedures and ability to apply and adapt established methods to varied accounting transactions. 
        
Working knowledge of related fields such as economics, business law, data processing, general management, and of the interrelationships of accounting with these process.
        Knowledge of English to include business writing, sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
        Knowledge of mathematics to include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and business statistics.
        Ability to perform detailed work involving written or numerical data.
        Ability to perform statistical calculations and analyses of financial information.
        Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
        Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
        Ability to operate standard office equipment, personal computers, calculators, computer terminals, etc.
          
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

        Bachelor’s degree from an accredited* four-year college or university with a major in Accounting.  Considerable progressively responsible office experience; including recent experience in accounting in government or private business.

        Applicants must also submit an official college transcript for each accredited* postsecondary academic institution attended. Applications received without a transcript will not be processed.  Original transcripts issued to students will be accepted.  Photocopies of transcripts, and or information obtained from the internet will NOT be accepted.  Experience in the preparation of documents in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook Express is required.  A valid Alabama Driver’s license is required.

        Knowledge of the State's Accounting System (STAARS), is strongly preferred.

Policy on Accepting College Coursework, Post-Secondary and Advanced Degrees

         

        1.     Specific college coursework required for a job, as well as, Bachelor’s, graduate, post graduate, and doctoral degrees will be accepted from the schools accredited by any of the six regional accreditation associations in the United States listed below:

  

                ·      Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

                ·      Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

                ·      Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

                ·      Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

                ·      New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE)

                ·      Western Association of Schools and Colleges-Senior College and University Commission (WASC-SCUC)

        

        2.     Course work or degrees from schools that have not been accredited by one of the above listed regional accreditation associations may be accepted if a regionally accredited school considers the coursework or degree to be an acceptable prerequisite for admission to an advance degree program.  For example, if a regionally accredited school accepts an applicant’s bachelor’s degree for admittance into a graduate degree program, the Administrative Office of Courts’ (AOC) Human Resources Division will accept the college coursework if a regional accredited school accepts the coursework towards a post-secondary degree (e.g., a bachelor’s degree).  This must be documented by a letter of acceptance from the regionally accredited school.  The AOC Human Resources Division will review such requests on a case-by-case basis.

        Note:  This policy is subject to change.  Other state agencies, and/or branches of government may have additional requirements.

        *The term “regionally accredited school” refers to an institution of higher education accredited by one of the above listed accreditation associations.

HOW TO APPLY
Qualified individuals should complete the Alabama Unified Judicial System’s Employment Application (Form PERS 22 Rev. 5/12), which can be obtained at the AOC Human Resources Office, or the web site at: (http://humanresources.alacourt.gov), or the local offices of the Alabama State Employment Service. Resumes may be submitted with the application, but will not be accepted as a substitute for the application form.



Forward all materials to:
Administrative Office of Courts
Attention: Human Resources Division (10611)
300 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama 36104-3741


Applications must be received at the above address on or before Friday, April 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM. Applications received after that date will not be accepted. Selected applicants will be scheduled for interviews at a later date.

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