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State of Michigan Agency Liaison - Accountant 9-12 - State Budget Office in Lansing, Michigan

Agency Liaison - Accountant 9-12 - State Budget Office

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Agency Liaison - Accountant 9-12 - State Budget Office

Salary

$23.90 - $40.44 Hourly

Location

Lansing, MI

Job Type

Permanent Full Time

Remote Employment

Flexible/Hybrid

Job Number

0701-24-30-91NG

Department

Technology, Management and Budget

Opening Date

06/11/2024

Closing Date

7/2/2024 11:59 PM Eastern

Bargaining Unit

NON-EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTED EMPLOYEE (NERE)

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  • Benefits

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Job Description

The Office of Financial Management (OFM) is housed within State Budget Office and is responsible for the State of Michigan’s accounting and payroll functions and related systems. OFM staff perform central accounting and payroll control activities, developing and issuing statewide accounting policies, and monitoring compliance by agencies with state accounting policies and is looking for an Agency Liaison. Learn more atwww.Michigan.gov/budget.

The role of an accountant is to address accounting, budgetary and financial reporting matters.

As an Accountant with OFM, you will:

  • Assist in the preparation of the State’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.

  • Complete assigned Statewide reporting activities.

  • Solve basic accounting problems utilizing knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

  • Assist in the development and control of the State’s accounting system account structure for assigned subject matter areas.

  • At the experienced level, provide instruction and assistance for departments related to assigned subject matter areas.

Online application must contain detailed work experience. It will be used as the primary source for the review of your qualifications. For more information about this posting, please review the position duties listed in the provided links:

POSITION DESCRIPTION - Accountant 9-P11 (https://mcsc.state.mi.us/AgencyPDFs/Generic%20Accountant%209-11%20PD_UPDATED.docx)

POSITION DESCRIPTION - Accountant 12

JOB SPECIFICATION - Accountant 9-12 (https://www.michigan.gov/-/media/Project/Websites/mdcs/JOBSPECS/A/Accountant.pdf)

Office location is Lansing, MI, however, The Office of Financial Management currently offers a hybrid work option (combination of remote/in-office days) which requires one day working on-site at the official workstation with the potential of up to four days remote work per week.

Candidates should confirm work location and schedule at the time of interview. Work must be performed in the state of Michigan. If you currently reside outside of Michigan, you must relocate to Michigan to perform the duties of this position. Relocation expenses are not reimbursed.

Required Education and Experience

Education

Possession of a bachelor's degree with at least 24 semester (36 term) credits in accounting.

Experience

Accountant 9

No specific type or amount is required.

Accountant 10

One year of professional experience performing or auditing the systematic classification and evaluation of accounting data and the preparation of related financial and managerial reports equivalent to an Accountant 9 or Auditor 9.

Accountant P11

Two years of professional experience performing or auditing the systematic classification and evaluation of accounting data and the preparation of related financial and managerial reports, including one year equivalent to an Accountant 10, Auditor 10, or Assistant Auditor General 10.

Accountant 12

Three years of professional experience performing or auditing the systematic classification and evaluation of accounting data and the preparation of related financial and managerial reports, including one year equivalent to an Accountant P11, Auditor P11, or Assistant Auditor General P11.

Note: Experience is considered professional if the job required a bachelor's degree.

The "Salary" listed is a range that reflects the minimum rate through the maximum rate of the position. Based on education and experience, candidates will be reviewed to determine what level they are qualified for.

Alternate Education and Experience

Possession of a Certified Public Accountant certification (CPA) may be substituted for one year of Accountant P11 experience.

OR

Possession of a Certified Management Accountant certification (CMA) may be substituted for six months of Accountant P11 experience.

Additional Requirements and Information

Serve Michigan with a Career in State Budget Office

Accounting / Auditing / Budgeting / Finance / Systems Data and Research

State Budget Office is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that encompasses a culture of empathy, understanding, and respect with diversity of thought, perspective, and experiences.

Working for State Budget Office is both rewarding and challenging.

  • Our team members work together through problem solving, collaborating, and supporting one other.

  • Idea sharing and formation is encouraged to support continued growth throughout our teams.

  • Staff are provided access to training, resources, and experienced team members.

For more information on benefits, visit www.mi.gov/employeebenefits.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to come work with us!

To be considered for this position you must:

  • Apply for this position online via NEOGOV; click on "Apply" in the job posting for instructions on submitting your electronic application. Hard copy applications are not accepted.

  • Relevant experience and/or education referred to in the supplemental questions must be documented in the resume, transcript and/or application to allow for accurate screening.

  • Attach a resume identifying specific experience and dates of employment. Dates of employment should include month and year and hours per week.

  • Attach a cover letter.

  • If applicable, attach a copy of an official transcript(s). We accept scanned copies of official transcripts. We do not accept web-based, internet, or copies of unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar's signature.

Failure to complete any of the above items may result in your application not being considered and screened out. See instructions for attaching files here: Instructions (http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdcs/New_Online_Employment_Application_Guide_-_First_Time_User_446027_7.pdf) (Download PDF reader)

Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.

The Office of Career Services (https://www.michigan.gov/mdcs/0,4614,7-147-6876---,00.html) offers current State Employees and interested applicants access to the job application process and a variety of career planning resources.

In accordance with federal law, all new employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States within three business days of beginning employment. If selected for employment, you must be able to submit proof of your legal right to work in the United States.

State employment also offers rewarding careers where you can help Michiganders enjoy better lives. Many State of Michigan jobs offer alternate work schedules and remote-work options that can help give the flexibility you need. The State of Michigan has been recognized as a leading U.S. employer by new graduates from 2021-2023 and a best large U.S. and state employer. Recognized on the international stage for fostering positive employee engagement, the State of Michigan is a past recipient of a North America Government Agency Employees Engagement Award.

More details on benefits for our new hires are below:

Rewarding Work:State of Michigan jobs allow you to serve Michiganders in many different ways depending on your interests and skills. Help preserve and protect our environment and the public health; enforce state laws and regulations; advocate for children, families, and victims of discrimination; support our state’s military and veterans; rebuild our state’s infrastructure; or support other state agencies through our fiscal, IT, and HR systems.

Insurance Benefits:The State of Michigan offers health, mental health, dental, and vision insurance to eligible career employees, their spouses, and their children. The state also covers a life-insurance benefit of two times employees’ annual salary (up to $200,000). The state also offers long-term-disability insurance that can provide continuing benefits if an injury or illness prevents employees from working. More information is available atwww.mi.gov/employeebenefits.

Retirement Programs:The State of Michigan offers 401(k) and 457 plans for new hires to save for retirement. The state will automatically contribute an amount equal to 4% of your pay to a 401(k) account. The state will also match up to 5% of your pay if you contribute to your 401(k) account. Your contributions vest immediately, and the state’s contributions fully vest after just 4 years. More information is available athttp://www.mi.gov/orsstatedc.

Vacation and Sick Leave:Eligible full-time employees receive between15 and 35 personal daysand13 sick daysper year that may be rolled over to the following year if not used. Eligible employees also receive an additional day each year for community service or school functions.

Paid Parental Leave:Eligible employees can take12 weeks of paid leaveimmediately after a birth or adoption to allow needed time together at home with a new child.

Paid Holidays:Eligible employees receive 13 or 14 paid holidays each year including New Year’s Eve and Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve and Day.

Bonus Programs:Eligible employees with five years of service also receive annual longevity bonuses that grow as seniority increases. Some positions also may qualify for recruitment, retention, and performance bonuses or other special pay premiums.

Military Pay Differential:Employees in the guard or reserves may also qualify for supplemental pay benefits if miliary pay during qualifying duty is less than normal state pay. Prior military service may also allow seniority credits to accelerate eligibility for longevity bonuses and additional personal leave accrual.

Tax-Advantaged Programs:In addition to 401(k) and 457 retirement accounts, the state also offers flexible spending account (FSA), health savings account (HSA), and qualified transportation fringe benefit (QTFB) programs that can help you save money by reducing your taxable income.

Student Loan Forgiveness:Working for the State of Michigan may allow you to participate in programs that forgive the balance of qualifying student loans.Information (https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation) to help determine if you could qualify is available from the U.S. Department of Education.

Tuition Reduction:Some colleges and universities offer savings to eligible employees and family members to further their education while working for the State of Michigan.

Professional Development:To help develop your career, programs are available to apply for reimbursement of up to $2,000 a year for education and training for college course credits and non-degree programs.

Alternative and Remote Work Schedules:Depending on the nature of their duties, many state jobs offer flexible work schedules and remote or hybrid telecommuting options that can help obtain the work-life balance that you seek.

Great Lakes and Great Times:Michigan boasts four Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes, 36,000 miles of rivers and streams, 20 million acres of forests, 100 state and national parks and recreation areas, 1,300 miles of bike trails, 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails, the second-most ski areas in the nation, 650 public golf courses, 600 campgrounds, and an international dark-sky park—just for starters. Our cities offer concerts and cultural events, storied sports teams, education hubs, vibrant downtowns, one-of-a-kind craft beverages, and renowned restaurants for every appetite. From urban centers to beach towns to the great outdoors, the opportunities are endless. With your state salary and benefits and Michigan’s affordable cost of living, you can explore all that Michigan has to offer.

Updated: 2/28/24

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ACCOUNT - Do you possess a bachelor's degree or higher with at least 24 semester (36 term) credits in accounting? If so, please attach a copy of your official college transcripts.

  • Yes

  • No

    02

    ACCOUNT - Please select your level of experience.

  • None to one year of post-degree professional experience performing or auditing the systematic classification and evaluation of accounting data and the preparation of related financial and managerial reports.

  • One to two years of post-degree professional experience performing or auditing the systematic classification and evaluation of accounting data and the preparation of related financial and managerial reports.

  • Two to three years of post-degree professional experience performing or auditing the systematic classification and evaluation of accounting data and the preparation of related financial and managerial reports.

  • At least three years of professional experience performing or auditing the systematic classification and evaluation of accounting data and the preparation of related financial and managerial reports, including one year equivalent to an Accountant P11, Auditor P11, or Assistant Auditor General P11.

  • At least two years of post-degree professional experience performing or auditing the systematic classification and evaluation of accounting data and the preparation of related financial and managerial reports AND possession of a Certified Public Accountant certification (CPA). If so, please provide your license number in the Certification/Licenses section of your application.

  • At least two years and six months of post-degree professional experience performing or auditing the systematic classification and evaluation of accounting data and the preparation of related financial and managerial reports AND possession of a Certified Management Accountant certification (CMA). If so, please provide your license number in the Certification/Licenses section of your application.

    03

    Do you have a bachelor's or master's degree in accounting?

  • Yes

  • No

    04

    Do you possess a Certified Public Accountant certification (CPA)? If so, please attach your certification to your application materials.

  • Yes

  • No

    05

    Please select your grade point average (GPA) for your accounting coursework:

  • 3.7 - 4.0

  • 3.4 - 3.7

  • 3.0 - 3.4

  • Below 3.0

    06

    Please select the range that reflects your overall grade point average (GPA).

  • 3.5 or higher

  • 3.3 - 3.49

  • 3.0 - 3.29

  • Below 3.0

    07

    How many years of experience do you have preparing financial statements?

  • None

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1-2 years

  • 3-5 years

  • More than 5 years

    08

    How many years of audit experience do you have?

  • None

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1-2 years

  • 3-5 years

  • More than 5 years

    09

    How many years of experience do you have in general ledger reconciliation and accounting transaction processing?

  • None

  • Less than 1 year

  • 1-2 years

  • 3-5 years

  • More than 5 years

    10

    What is your level of competency in using Microsoft Excel?

  • No experience

  • BASIC (open/save files; enter/edit data; use menus; format cells/rows/columns; use page setup and print; use simple arithmetic functions in formulas)

  • INTERMEDIATE (filter data and manage filtered list; perform multiple-level sorting; use mathematical, logical, statistical, and financial functions)

  • ADVANCED (Use VLOOKUP and other advanced functions; work with Pivot Tables; manage macro commands)

    11

    Do you have experience with the State's accounting system, SIGMA?

  • Yes

  • No

    12

    If you indicated that you have SIGMA experience, please describe. If no experience, please answer N/A.

    13

    To collect SBO recruitment effort data, please select from below how you learned of this job opportunity. We appreciate the feedback!

  • College/University Career Services Office

  • College/University Career Fair

  • Employee Referral

  • Govern For America

  • Handshake

  • LinkedIn

  • Michigan Civil Service Office of Career Services

  • Michigan Works! Agency

  • Other Job Posting Site (Indeed, ZipRecruiter)

  • Pure Michigan Talent Connect

  • State of Michigan Career Fair

  • State of Michigan website/NEOGOV job alert

  • Veterans Organization

  • X (previously Twitter)

    14

    If you selected Other Job Posting, Veteran's Organization, or Employee Referral in the previous question, please identify the source or employee name for which you learned of this opportunity.?

    15

    Do you understand this job will require working onsite a minimum of one day per week on Tuesday?

  • Yes

  • No

    16

    Did you attach a cover letter, copy of your detailed resume and official college transcripts to your application? Failure to do so may result in your application being screened out of the selection process.

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question

Agency

State of Michigan

Department

Technology, Management and Budget

Address

DTMB-HR@michigan.gov

Elliott-Larsen Bldg., 2nd fl., 320 S. Walnut Street

Lansing, Michigan, 48909

Phone

Attn: HR Office

Website

www.michigan.gov/dtmb

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