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139340
ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN
AS611     $25,896 - $50,877
Creation Date: 06/29/1987
Change Date: 11/30/2018

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To provide the full range of paraprofessional accounting services.

LEVEL OF WORK:
Advanced.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Generally from higher-level fiscal or administrative position.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
May supervise lower-level paraprofessional fiscal or administrative positions.

LOCATION OF WORK:
May be used by all state agencies.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from Accounting Specialist 2 by responsibility for preparation of basic-level financial reports.

Differs from professional accountants by assisting accounting professionals in the performance of various tasks within the accounting process.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:
EXAMPLES BELOW ARE A BRIEF SAMPLE OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. NOT ALL POSSIBLE TASKS ARE INCLUDED.

Extracts information and prepares portions of reports and/or schedules for higher-level accounting professionals in a budget unit.

Extracts and manipulates information and prepares weekly or biweekly financial reports and schedules for state and federal reports to be used by higher level accounting professionals.

Responsible for posting and journalizing ledgers and preparing financial accounts reports such as those for complex grants in a large central fiscal office.

Reconciles biweekly or monthly bank statements/accounts.

Prepares biweekly financial projections.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any of the following will qualify:
 
OPTION 1:
Twelve semester hours in accounting plus three years of experience in bookkeeping, accounting or payroll.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS FOR OPTION 1:
One additional year of experience in bookkeeping, accounting or payroll will substitute for the twelve semester hours in accounting.
 
College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.
 
OPTION 2:
An Associate Degree in Accounting Technology from a Louisiana Technical College accredited by the Council on Occupational Education plus one year of experience in bookkeeping, accounting or payroll.
 
OPTION 3:
An Associate Degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university plus one year of experience in bookkeeping, accounting, or payroll.
 
NOTE:
It will not be necessary to provide an official position description (SF-3), or to provide percentages of time performing the qualifying duties in order to be credited with the experience.
 
NOTE (for Options 1 and 3):
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.