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Announcement - 12-82 All Job Openings
Job Title:Accountant 1, Professional
Post Date:November 16, 2012
Apply by:Until filled
Job ID:Two (2) new GAVS tuition-funded positions
Location:1654 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Accounting Services Division/Office of Finance and Business Operations
Description of Duties:
Under general supervision and according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), performs professional accounting duties, such as recording financial transactions, preparing standard accounting reports, and providing information to auditors and other third parties.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to, analyzing accounting data and transactions to ensure accuracy; reviewing, maintaining, and analyzing information from agency cash and receivable accounts  to ensure compliance with administrative procedures; ordering and analyzing PeopleSoft reports; preparing accurate and timely journal vouchers; and providing training and/or technical assistance to agency personnel.; performing other duties as assigned.   
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from an accredited college or university OR completion of Bachelor’s Degree in a business curriculum which included completion of introductory and intermediate accounting sequence
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one
or more of the following:
• Experience in governmental accounting, specifically cash management and accounts receivable
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting
• Participation in the State Financial Management Certificate Program
• Experience utilizing PeopleSoft General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, and Cash modules
• Experience with Federal Grants and OTFS draws
• Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access)
Pay grade 12 – Annual salary range $26,672.14 (minimum) to $46,816.96 (maximum).   Hiring salary is based on current employment, relevant education/training, previous work experience, and available funding.  Benefit options include life, disability, dental and health insurance, annual/sick leave, and Employees’ Retirement or Teachers’ Retirement.

Consideration/interviews will begin as soon as a list of applicants is established. Applications/resumes will be evaluated and only those meeting the qualifications may be forwarded to the hiring manager to be considered. Candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted directly. No notification will be sent to applicants except those who are selected for interviews. Due to the large volume of applications received, we cannot provide application status information.

It is the policy of the Georgia Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or age in its employment practices.

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and each associated State School is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify. The GaDOE utilizes the program to verify employment eligibility of individuals hired on or after July 1, 2007.

GaDOE Federally-issued User ID#: 46420
Date of Authorization: 07/02/2007