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Company: State of Indiana
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

Date Posted: Nov 13, 2023
Requisition ID: 433566
Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204
Work for Indiana
Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana's communities every day.
At the State of Indiana, we don't just talk about diversity and inclusion - Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process, as well as perform the essential functions of a role.
Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.
About the Department of Child Services:
Join a team that engages with families and children to improve lives in meaningful and significant ways. DCS engages authentically with children who are victims of abuse or neglect and strengthens families through services that focus on family support and preservation. The Department also administers family preservation and prevention services, foster care, and child support throughout the State of Indiana. You will relentlessly pursue permanency for children and families through reunification, guardianship, adoption or support youth in making a successful transition to adulthood. While this job is difficult and may have long and sometimes unconventional hours, this is more than a job-it is a calling to improve your community and neighbors. Will you join us in supporting our Mission, Vision, and Values?
Mission: The Indiana Department of Child Services leads the state's response to allegations of child abuse and neglect and facilitates child support payments. We consider the needs and values of all we serve in our efforts to protect children while keeping families together whenever possible.
Vision: Children will live in safe, healthy and supportive families and communities.
Values: We at the Indiana Department of Child Services empower our team, in collaboration with state and local partners, to make decisions in the best interest of every child in our care by embracing:
--- Child Safety
--- Permanency
--- Collaborative partnerships with foster and adoptive families
--- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
--- A culture of safety and transparency
--- A commitment to continuous improvement
This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $39,000. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.
Role Overview:
In this role you are responsible for processing employee travel expense reports. You are responsible for preparing and entering payments in Peoplesoft. In this role you will function as backup as needed for any/all DCS Travel duties. In this role you must be familiar with computers and excel.
A Day in the Life:
The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Reconcile accounts and subsidiary ledgers with general ledger.

  • Post transactions to cost summary journals.

  • Prepare a variety of accounting and financial reports from the accounts maintained.

  • Prepare, correct, and adjust entries prior to closing accounts.

  • Analyze procurement activity and disbursal of funds and assist in the preparation of program area budget requests.

  • Review accounts to ensure availability of funds before encumbrances and advises supervisor if account balance is not in agreement with State Auditor's Office.

  • Ensure all contractual obligations are fulfilled prior to payment to vendors for services or purchases.

  • Secure specifications and requisitions for purchases of equipment, furniture, and supplies.

  • Monitor verification and editing of ledger input to computerized accounting system for the specific program area.

  • Recommend changes in accounting policies and methods and assist in developing accounting procedures.

    The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
    What You'll Need for Success:
    You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment:

    • Broad knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of public accounting.

    • Broad knowledge of federal and state laws, policies and procedures pertaining to government accounting and bookkeeping.

    • Broad knowledge of agency function and organization.

    • Broad knowledge of automated accounting systems.

    • Ability to solve standard accounting problems.

    • Ability to evaluate and recommend modifications to existing accounting policy and procedures.

    • Ability to prepare and interpret financial statements and reports.

    • Ability to assist in budget preparation.

    • Ability to accurately perform arithmetic calculations.

    • Effective communication skills.

      Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:
      This role may be utilized in a supervisory capacity based on agency needs.
      Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:
      The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

      • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans

      • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards

      • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution

      • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities

      • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match

      • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options

      • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:

      • 150 hours of paid new parent leave

      • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave

      • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off

      • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years

      • Education Reimbursement Program

      • Group life insurance

      • Referral Bonus program

      • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits

      • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

      • Free Parking for most positions

      • Free LinkedIn Learning access

        Equal Employment Opportunity:
        The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws.
        If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email -protected].
        The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.
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