Job Spec Banner
140470
ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST 2
AS610     $24,211 - $47,549
Creation Date: 06/29/1987
Change Date: 11/30/2018

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To provide limited support of accounting functions.

LEVEL OF WORK:
Experienced.

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None.

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

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

Differs from Accounting Specialist 1 in that the duties are more complex in nature.

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

Serves as the first level of review and approval of financial transactions relative to collections, refunds, funds disbursement, cost accounting, expenditure control, budgeting, grants management, program analysis, accounts payable, and accounts receivable to ensure accuracy and completeness of calculations, legitimacy of transactions, and proper authorization.

Responsible for posting and journalizing for complex accounts (e.g., grants, contracts and revenue), large or sensitive accounts, and/or a greater variety of accounts.

Confers with the general public, patients, vendors, and employees to obtain information and answer questions on more complex matters.

Verifies calculations to balance receipts and to determine taxes, discounts, deductions, and additional charges.

Makes bank deposits, writes checks, and reconciles bank statement/accounts.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Three years of experience in bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, or numerical computation.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS:
College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience provided that three semester hours of each thirty are in accounting.
 
An Associate Degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university will substitute for two years of the required experience.
 
An Associate Degree in Accounting Technology from a Louisiana Technical College accredited by the Council on Occupational Education will substitute for two years of the required experience.
 
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 the first and second substitutions):
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.