Accountant/Auditor 1 - #19503824

State of West Virginia

Date: Dec 26, 2020
City: Charleston, WV
Contract type: Full time
State of West Virginia

Nature of Work

Requires a Bachelor's degree with 24 semester hours in accounting. This is entry level accounting/auditing work which may involve: general accounting, internal auditing, external auditing, budgeting/administration, financial analysis, and statutory accounting. Through formal classroom training and on-the-job training, job assignments are designed to develop familiarity with government accounting/auditing practices and procedures, knowledge of laws and regulations governing accounting/auditing and the ability to post accounting data to the general ledger, ability to prepare audit workpapers, ability to balance and reconcile accounting records, and the ability to prepare and analyze financial records for completeness and accuracy. Some positions may require travel. *Persons with significant accounting experience should also consider applying for Accountant/Auditor 2 and higher level Accountant/Auditor positions as they become available.

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Examples of Work

  • In a training capacity:

  • Participates in formal classroom and on-the-job training to develop familiarity with state and federal rules, regulations, and laws, and accounting/auditing methods and procedures.

  • Assists in the balancing and reconciling of accounting records.

  • Assists in posting accounting data to general ledger accounts; in recording adjusting or correcting entries to the general ledger.

  • Assists in compiling data for preparation of accounting reports; may prepare reports of limited complexity.

  • Assists in the maintenance and review of expenditure and budgetary control accounts, subsidiary and general ledgers, accounting journals, financial reports, batch reports, and other fiscal records.

  • Assists in preparing workpapers to support audit adjustments and recommendations.

  • Assists in the transferring and encumbering of funds.

  • Assists in analyzing financial records for completeness and accuracy to determine compliance with state and federal laws as well as with national accounting and auditing standards.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of generally accepted professional accounting and auditing principles and practices.

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods and techniques of governmental accounting and auditing.

  • Knowledge of database principles and/or computerized operations.

  • Skill in the use of a personal computer especially in the area of accounting spreadsheet applications.

  • Skill in the use of a calculator.

  • Ability to learn to prepare accurate accounting entries and adjustments and perform mathematical computations accurately and quickly.

  • Ability to learn, develop, and prepare audit schedules and working papers.

  • Ability to learn to analyze and interpret accounting records.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications

Training: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with at least 24 semester hours in accounting. Substitution: Certification or registration as a public accountant in West Virginia may be substituted for the training.

Senior students in an accredited college or university who are within 6 months of degree completion may apply. They MUST produce evidence of successful completion of the stated education requirements before they may be considered for interviews.

NOTICE: If you are claiming college or other post-high school education or license, you MUST attach or provide by mail a legible copy of your OFFICIAL education transcript, license or training record. YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT UNTIL THIS VERIFICATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED. To avoid missing a job opportunity, it is important that you provide this verification as soon as possible. You only have to provide this verification one time. It is not required with every application. Attach documents to the online application, or via email to:, FAX: 304-957-0396, or mail to: Division of Personnel, Building 3, Suite 500, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25305.

Other Information

If you decide to apply you will be required to answer the online Supplemental Questions shown in the tab above. Your responses will be made available to the hiring manager. You will be required to verify all responses. IMPORTANT: Any related experience indicated in the Supplemental Questions MUST also be detailed in the "Work Experience" section of your application. Misleading claims or statements is grounds for permanent disqualification

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