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State of Montana Accountant (66005) in Helena, Montana

[Building a Stronger Montana] MISSION STATEMENT: Empowering all Montanans through work and opportunity. DLI CORE VALUES: * Customer Service * Leadership * Accountability Why should you come to work for the Department of Labor & Industry? It’s about the people and the impact we make in our communities every day. We are proud of our open, team-based, supportive, and collaborative work environments. Learn more about DLIhere. Watch this short video to see why people love working for DLI: DLI Employee Testimonials What other benefits can you expect from this opportunity? Lookherefor a summary of our outstanding benefits. You’ll love what you see! Our benefits include: * Work/life Balance * Health Coverage * Retirement Plans * Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays (a combination of up to 38 per year!) How would this position make an impact in your community? Are you looking for a position where you get to work with a great group of professionals who love what they do and are dedicated to public service? Are you looking for a work environment that places high value on customer focus, individual responsibility, continuous improvement, and professional growth? If so, then you may be interested in the Accountant position in the Centralized Services Division. As an Accountant you will perform or oversee all general ledger accounting, contract management, cash management, financial analysis, and account reconciliation functions for divisions within the department of Labor & Industry. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: If you are the right person for this opportunity, you will have the following knowledge, skills, or abilities: Knowledge of: * Principles and practices of governmental accounting. * Research and analysis practices. * Budgeting and auditing. * Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting requirements. * Reconciliation and system testing methods and practices. Skills in: * Decision Making - Identify, understand, and predict issues, problems, and opportunities. * Communication - Clearly convey and receive information and ideas in a timely manner through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience, helps them understand and retain the message, and permits response and mechanisms to accomplish internal and external communication. * Planning and organization - Set priorities, allocate resources. Identify and assess innovative alternatives. Understand priority setting is dynamic and recognize at any given time what is the highest priority. Ability to: * Manage Conflict - Must be able to deal effectively with others in difficult situations. Use appropriate interpersonal styles or methods to reduce conflict. Recognize different viewpoints and allow others to express their views. Remain professional and objective. * Acquire and maintain technical/professional expertise required to manage program effectively. Actively support continuous learning and keep abreast of new developments. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: * The required knowledge, skills and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of directly related education and experience equivalent to five years. * Equivalent combinations include an Associate degree in accounting or related field and three years of directly related experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered on a case-by-case basis. This position may be covered by a Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA) *HOW TO APPLY: You are REQUIRED to attach a cover letter & resume at the time of application. In your cover letter please address the following question: * What is your favorite part about being an accountant? Position is open until filled. First review of candidates will May 16, 2022. In your resume, include all work experience you have held that would help you qualify for this position, including duties, dates of employment (month & year - start & end) and hours per week. Starting pay is based on relevant education and experience. Pay is set based on what you submit at time of application. A complete state application is not required; however, you will need to initiate the application and attach the cover letter and resume to be considered for this position. Failure to attach the cover letter and resume will result in your application being considered incomplete and will not be considered further. All documents for Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents. Job: Accounting/Finance* *Title: *Accountant (66005) Location: Helena Requisition ID: 22141560