The Department of Revenue includes approximately 1,200 employees located throughout Colorado performing functions as varied as tax auditing, tax collection, taxpayer assistance, issuing driver licenses and motor vehicle titles, marketing lottery products, enforcing liquor laws, and regulating the Gaming, Horse Racing, Medical Marijuana, and the Auto Industry. Our employees are hard working and we strive to provide efficient and effective service to the citizens of Colorado.
lass Title: ACCOUNTANT III
Type of Announcement: This position is open only to classified permanent employees of the listed department and division within that department.
Closing Date/Time: Tue. 02/03/15 5:00 PM Mountain Time
Primary Physical Work Address: 17301 W Colfax Ave., #135 Golden, CO
Salary: $5,493.00 - $8,327.00 Monthly
Salary Note: Although the full salary range for this position is provided, appointments are typically made at or near the range minimum.
FLSA Status: Exempt; position is not eligible for overtime compensation.
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Golden, Colorado
How To Apply: Thank you for your interest. Submit an on-line application by clicking the link below or submit a State of Colorado Application for Announced Vacancy and all supplemental questions according to the instructions provided below. Failure to submit a complete and timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application materials are received by the appropriate Human Resources office before the closing date and time listed above.
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Methods of Appointment: Appointment to the vacancy or vacancies represented by this announcement is expected to be from the eligible list created or the transfer, non-disciplinary (voluntary) demotion or reinstatement applicants. However, there is the possibility that appointment(s), for valid, articulated business reasons may be made by transfer, reinstatement, disciplinary or non-disciplinary demotion, trial service reversion, placement due to return from military service, or another method of appointment not stated.
The employee in this position is responsible for preparing accurate monthly financial statements for Division of Gaming unit managers, the Colorado Limited Gaming Commission, and others in accordance with GAAP principles. This position reviews and approves payment and journal vouchers, intergovernmental transfers, purchase orders, and cash receipts in the Colorado Resource Engine (CORE) for correct coding and conformity of State Fiscal Rules. This position is responsible for maintaining correct information in CORE, the Department of Revenue's Accounting System (GenTax), and in the Division's internal licensing system, this includes detecting and fixing problems and errors. Specifically, this position prepares and approves appropriate accruals and adjustments to accurately reflect the Division's financial position at the month's end; organizes, reviews and makes adjustments to the accounting reports; responsible for compliance with all Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) statements; reconciles, on a monthly basis, to ensure accounting information is accurately recorded on all appropriate systems (CORE, the Division's Licensing System, GenTax and the fixed asset tracking module); assists the Controller with ad hoc accounting reports for the Division, contract auditors, the Dept. of Revenue and the State Controller's Office as needed; is the main point of contact for the external auditors; trains, oversees, assists, and advises the Accounting Technicians; answers questions from Division staff; and calculates Gaming funds at year end as outlined in state statute. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting and four years of professional accounting experience of which one year of the experience must have included financial reconciliation experience. Must be proficient in MS Excel.
NOTE: Professional accounting work is defined as experience requiring the application of accounting theories, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and standards (Financial Accounting Standards Board) usually acquired through an accounting or finance degree. Professional accounting is further defined as experience that utilizes all four of the technical accounting functions (recording, classifying, verifying, and reporting), plus significant involvement in the following professional accounting functions:
1. Interpreting, analyzing, evaluating and investigating- this experience must be included in any fully
professional level accountant position. Doing research, making evaluations and producing decisions
concerning financial items that may not be defined or easily understood by others. Such interpretation,
evaluation and investigation are performed with special consideration given to the impact of the action
on the accounting system’s integrity. This function goes beyond providing information or clarification
of system rules, practices, or standards.
2. Training, recommending, implementing and advising – Instructing or counseling others in the use of
methods, practices, procedures, rules, laws or related standards where the object is to train others. The
advisory duties relate to a position that must prepare recommendations to management or others on how
to deal with or treat (financially) a particular problem in general accounting.
3. Planning and designing – Providing the necessary research and basic development schemes on how
accounting systems should work or how related items must work together to fit into a comprehensive
and cohesive whole with built-in financial controls.
SUBSTITUTIONS: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university which included 27 semester hours of accounting or auditing coursework may substitute for the required education. A master’s degree in accounting or MBA with an emphasis in accounting or a doctorate degree in accounting from an accredited college or university may substitute for the bachelor’s degree and one (masters) or two (doctorate) years of the professional accounting experience respectively. A CPA may substitute for the bachelor’s degree and one year of the professional accounting experience. Full-time professional accounting experience may substitute for the required bachelor’s degree in accounting on a year-for-year basis.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must successfully pass a comprehensive background investigation prior to appointment to positions in the Division of Gaming. This job must be done accurately and timely. Long hours are required during year end closing. The employee must pay close attention to detail, be able to successfully double check their own work, and be highly organized.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES: The preferred candidate will have Division of Gaming accounting experience; possess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Accounting; will have financial reconciliation experience; CORE/COFRS experience; GenTax experience; will be proficient in MS Word and highly proficient in MS Excel; and will possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
DOR REQUIRED SKILLS & COMPETENCIES: Competencies required for all DOR positions include good communications skills (both oral and written), interpersonal skills, the ability to multi-task, the ability to work with confidential information, the ability to work in high-stress environments, and the demonstrated ability to assist customers in an effective, efficient, and elegant manner.
The following are conditions of employment with the Colorado Department of Revenue:
1. All employees must be current with their Income Tax filings and payments with the State of Colorado. This includes successfully passing a pre-employment evaluation of your tax records/accounts.
2. Applicants must agree to provide reference information and sign a waiver of liability in order to be considered for DOR jobs.
3. All DOR positions require successful completion of a background investigation prior to appointment. Background checks may include criminal, financial, traffic, civil, education, and/or experience checks or any other checks related to the assignment. Movement within the department to a different position may be cause for requiring additional background checks. Refusal to participate in the background check process will disqualify a person from employment with DOR. In addition, false, incomplete or inaccurate information, including failure to disclose a material fact during this process, may be grounds for disqualification from employment and/or your name being removed from the eligible list.
4. Department of Revenue employees are prohibited from "...exercising any regulatory control over any organization at which the employee was formerly employed or associated for a period of three years from the employee's last employment with such organization..." Prior employment, as it may be covered by this policy, will be considered in the hiring process.
5. Effective January 1, 2005, newly hired employees should be aware that employment with a state government employer offering public pension plans may cause a potential reduction of future Social Security benefits. The Department of Revenue is such an employer.
6. Employees in positions designated as overtime eligible under FLSA provisions (non-exempt), must be willing to accept compensatory time off in lieu of cash compensation for overtime work performed.
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.
Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.
Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.
A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.