Company: State of Indiana
Posted on: November 16, 2023
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
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
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
--- Child Safety
--- Collaborative partnerships with foster and adoptive
--- 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
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
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
Broad knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of public
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
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
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
Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state
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
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
12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
Education Reimbursement Program
Group life insurance
Referral Bonus program
Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral
Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness
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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