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To apply to the Georgia Department of Education an applicant should review our advertised job postings and apply for the position(s) that best fit their employment history and qualifications.

Please apply to each job separately by submitting - via Fax, U.S. mail, or Email - a cover letter, resume, and salary history OR a State of Georgia Standard Application for Employment to:

Recruiter
Georgia Department of Education
Human Resources Office
2052 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Telephone: 404-656-2510
Fax: 404-657-7840
recruiter@doe.k12.ga.us

Reference the job announcement number in the email subject line or cover letter. All documents submitted must be in .doc (WORD) or .pdf files only. Do not send links and/or downloads.

NOTE: Please be sure to read the minimum qualifications posted for each position. Some of the education-specific positions require Georgia professional educator’s certification. Official documentation of certification is required with the application/resume. An application or resume received will not be considered for a position without certification documentation if required. Georgia professional educator certification inquiries can be directed to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission by calling 404-232-2500 or visiting the web site at www.gapsc.com.

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Announcement - 14-05 All Job Openings
Job Title:Accountant, Professional (Level 1, 2, or 3)
Post Date:February 27, 2014 (*Updated September 8, 2014)
Apply by:Until Filled
Job ID:*Multiple positions
Location:1654 Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Program/Unit:Accounting Services/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 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; analyzing, recording, and interpreting financial transactions;  reviewing, maintaining, and analyzing information from petty cash and trust fund accounts to ensure compliance with administrative procedures;  performing operational analysis of accounting system(s);  auditing financial documentation such as employee expense statements, travel advances, and registration payments; balancing and processing monthly and quarterly payments;  performing accounts payable, salary, and/or  travel reconciliations;  preparing specialized and standard accounting reports and providing information to auditors and other third parties; making General Ledger adjustments;  providing input into policies and procedures and/or developing and maintaining budget and financial records for a section or unit; analyzing and reconciling accounting data and transactions that requires knowledge of complex rules and regulations and use of research and/or problem-solving skills; performing operational analyses of accounting systems, subsystems, and procedures to ensure accuracy of data, to ensure compliance with GAAP, and to identify improvements in the methods for recording, maintaining, and reporting financial transactions; responding to inquiries for resolution of accounting problems or for information or interpretation from third parties such as banks, auditors, vendors and governmental entities; and notifying appropriate personnel of pending audit actions.  May have lead worker responsibility.   Note: Positions will be filled at Level 1, 2, or 3 based on business need and selected candidates’ qualifications. 
Minimum Qualifications:
Accountant 1, Professional:
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from an accredited college or university OR completion of Bachelor’s Degree in a business curriculum which included the completion of introductory and intermediate accounting sequence.
Accountant 2, Professional:
Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university and one year of professional accounting or professional financial/accounting auditing experience OR completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a business curriculum which included completion of introductory and intermediate accounting sequence and one year of professional accounting experience OR completion of a Master’s Degree in Accounting. 
Accountant 3, Professional:
Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university and two years of professional accounting experience OR Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in a business curriculum which included completion of introductory and intermediate accounting sequence and three years of professional accounting experience OR Completion of a Master’s degree in accounting and one year of professional accounting experience. 
Note: Positions will be filled as Level 1, 2, or 3 based on business need and selected candidates’ qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting
• Experience in governmental accounting
• Completion of the State Financial Management Certificate Program
• Experience utilizing PeopleSoft Accounting modules
• Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access)
• Strong organizational skills

Salary/Benefits:
Accountant 1: Pay grade 12 – Annual salary range $26,672.14 (minimum) to $46,816.96 (maximum). Accountant 2:  Pay grade 14 – Annual salary range $32,418.30 (minimum) to $56,724.24 (maximum).  Accountant 3: Pay grade 15 – Annual salary range $35,569.36 (minimum) to $62,301.82 (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

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