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Accounting Technician

State of Minnesota

Location: Mankato, Minnesota
Type: Full-Time, Part-Time, Remote
Posted on: February 1, 2024
Accounting Technician
Job Class: Accounting Technician
Agency: MN Department of Natural Resources
This position was previously announced on 10/12/2023. If you already applied for this job, you do not need to reapply.
• Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers
• Date Posted : 01/31/2024
• Closing Date : 02/02/2024
• Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Department of Natural Resources
• Division/Unit : Fish and Wildlife
• Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift
• Days of Work : Monday - Friday
• Travel Required : No
• Salary Range: $20.47 - $28.93 / hourly; $42,741 - $60,405 / annually
• Classified Status : Classified
• Bargaining Unit/Union : 207 - Technical/AFSCME
• Work Area : Division of Fish and Wildlife; specific locations defined below
• FLSA Status : Non-Exempt
• Telework Eligible : Yes
• Re-Posting : Yes
• Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities ( : Yes
Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.
The work you’ll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.
The DNR is currently seeking a full-time Accounting Technician to work in the Fiscal Administrative Services Unit of the Fish and Wildlife Division. The selected candidate will have the option to report to one of the following locations: Grand Rapids, Shakopee, Sauk Rapids, New Ulm, Windom, or St. Paul, MN . Specific location will be determined at time of selection.
This position is responsible for reviewing invoices, generating records and reports, analyzing expense reports, preparing purchase orders, and entering invoice data. The position will be responsible for variance analysis and account reconciliations, including but not limited to invoices and payments. The incumbent will work with system reporting to analyze data and compile financial records and reports and will operate in the SWIFT (Statewide Integrated Financial Tools).
Responsibilities Include
• Assist with the division‘s purchasing to ensure that purchases are handled consistent with state and department policies and procedures.
• Oversee the work associated with the requisition process including information submitted through the Electronic Inter Office Requisition System (EIOR).
• Review, code, and receipt all invoices in SWIFT according to DNR policy, SWIFT and procurement procedures, and state policy.
• Generate financial reports and records using accounting and financial systems, such as SWIFT. Maintain and enter purchases and account information.
This position has a flexible work arrangement and may be eligible to telework on a part-time basis which is subject to change. If approved, the employee would be required to complete a telework agreement.
Minimum Qualifications
• Documented one (1) year experience working in an office environment with knowledge of office procedures and equipment sufficient to communicate via email, process documents, perform data entry, and audit documents.
• Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) sufficient to analyze, interpret, and prepare financial information, records, and reports; locate errors; and recommend solutions to procedural or other fiscal problems.
• Mathematical skills sufficient to calculate, review, and reconcile data and balance accounts.
• Organizational skills sufficient to maintain reconciliation and documentation in compliance with established Agency and state policies, procedures, and applicable statutes.
• Customer service skills and English sufficient to write, read, and speak effectively with vendors, internal customers, coworkers, and supervisors.
• Communication skills sufficient to communicate policies and procedures clearly, effectively, and in a positive manner.
• Data entry sufficient to enter text and numbers into spreadsheets, databases, and computer systems and applications.
• Accounting and office skills sufficient to compile records which are in compliance with directives and explain policies or procedures to others.
Preferred Qualifications
• Post-High School education in Business, Accounting or Finance.
• Three (3) or more years of accounting experience.
• Skill in basic accounting sufficient to reconcile differences between invoices, receipts, purchase orders, and payments and estimate needs based on historical data and events affecting the account.
• Spreadsheet and database experience sufficient to maintain up to date account information, perform reconciliations, and problem-solving discrepancies.
• Knowledge of state accounting system, policies, and cost coding, as well as state rules, statutes, and procedures related to accounting practices.
• Experience with Microsoft Office, including but not limited to Excel and Word.
• Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat.
• Knowledge of the Statewide Integrated Financial Tools (SWIFT) or other private or governmental accounting system, sufficient to query and compile records and reports, and assist with preparation and maintenance of spending plans, financial status reports and budget requests.
• Experience working in a large accounting system such as Peoplesoft or Oracle Financials.
Additional Requirements
No driving duties are required.
Applicants must have the ability to meet the physical requirements and work in the environmental conditions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
It Is Policy Of The Department Of Natural Resources That All Candidates Submit To a Background Check Prior To Employment. The Background Check May Consist Of The Following Components
• Conflict of Interest Review
• Criminal History Check
• Education Verification
• Employment Reference / Records Check
• License / Certification Verification
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email . Please indicate what assistance is needed.
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