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159590
ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST SUPERVISOR
AS613     $34,590 - $68,099
Creation Date: 04/05/1995
Change Date: 11/30/2018

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To provide the full range of paraprofessional accounting duties while directly supervising a unit of paraprofessional fiscal positions in the performance of accounting duties.

LEVEL OF WORK:
Supervisor.

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
Generally over at least two paraprofessional accounting positions.

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

JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from Accounting Specialists by presence of supervisory duties over paraprofessional accounting positions.

Differs from Accountant Supervisor 1 by lack of professional accounting duties.

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

Maintains accounting ledgers and other documents.

Approves transaction documents or batch documents.

Trains employees in the performance of job duties, assigns and reviews work of subordinates, ensures accuracy of unit/output, and measures and reports productivity of unit.

Responsible for posting and journalizing ledgers and preparing financial accounts reports.

Communicates with public and private accountants; state, federal, and independent auditors; banks; brokerage firms; and program or management personnel for the purpose of providing information and technical assistance needed to resolve problems.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any of the following will qualify:
 
OPTION 1:
Twelve semester hours in accounting plus four years of experience in bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, or numerical computation, one year of which must have been in paraprofessional accounting or bookkeeping.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS FOR OPTION 1:
One additional year of experience in bookkeeping, accounting, payroll or numerical computation 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 provided that three semester hours of each thirty are in accounting.
 
OPTION 2:
An Associate Degree in Accounting Technology from a Louisiana Technical College accredited by the Council on Occupational Education plus two years of experience in paraprofessional accounting or bookkeeping.
 
OPTION 3:
An Associate Degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university plus two years of experience in paraprofessional accounting or bookkeeping.
 
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 required general experience.
 
Paraprofessional experience in accounting or bookkeeping is that gained as an Accounting Specialist 1 or 2 in state service or equivalent experience outside of state service. Experience as an Accounting Clerk is not qualifying as paraprofessional accounting or bookkeeping.
 
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.