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State of Montana Accountant 21035 in Helena, Montana

Escape the traffic congestion and high of cost living of so many metro areas and discover why we love Helena. Cradled in the foothills of the Montana Rockies, surrounded by pristine forests, alive with history and culture, lies Helena, "the heartbeat of Montana." This charming, sophisticated and beautiful Victorian city is both the capital of the state of Montana and the county seat for Lewis and Clark County.In Helena, you’ll get to know the colorful Queen City of the Rockies! Whether you are interested in outdoor recreation, immersing yourself in the arts and culture of the area, or retracing the history of the Capital City, Helena has something for you. We’ll catch you on the trails, in the theaters, at a community event, or maybe at a local hotspot. Learn more at To be considered for this position, please attach your transcripts and a cover letter that includes the following information: Describe your knowledge and experience related to governmental accounting, grants and budgeting. Include any financial systems that you have used to complete that work. This position is an Accountant and Financial Contact for the Aeronautics Division at MDT. Responsibilities includes recording accounting treatment in accordance with GAAP, maintaining accurate and reliable financial statements, establishing and maintaining internal controls, conduct financial monitoring to ensure cost efficiency and compliance within the Department’s accounting, budgeting and fiscal bureaus. Ensures state compliance with complex federal regulations and establishes goals, objectives and priorities for all accounting functions. Provides technical assistance to division financial contacts, budget analysts, and project management to ensure consistent application of policies and procedures. This position is part of a career ladder which provides opportunities for advancement and reports to the Accounting Treatment Supervisor. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in in Accounting or a related field. 2 years of related accounting experience. Governmental Accounting experience is preferred. Alternate combinations of related experience and education may be considered. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to sign a release form, which authorizes the department to conduct a name-based background check. All required additional materials must be submitted by closing date. If you need assistance in completing the online application or if you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office. This position is being posted in accordance with the bargaining unit agreement. Non-bargaining unit employees or employees of another bargaining unit may apply. If the position is not filled with a bargaining unit applicant, the non-bargaining unit applicants may be considered. However, bargaining unit applicants will have preference. Relocation assistance may be offered to the successful candidate at the time of offer. The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, at 406.444.6054. The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace. Job: Accounting/Finance* *Title: *Accountant 21035 Location: Helena Requisition ID: 21142341