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Accounts Receivable Officer - Accounting Officer

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Accounting & Finance
Minnesota, USA
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024
Working Title: Accounts Receivable Officer

Job Class: Accounting Officer

Agency: Department of Employment and Economic Development

  • Job ID: 76769
  • Location: Statewide
  • Telework Eligible: Yes, may be eligible to telework up to five (5) days per week.
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Unlimited
  • Who May Apply: This vacancy is open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bidders will be considered through 06/03/2024.
  • Date Posted: 05/25/2024
  • Closing Date: 06/17/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Employ & Econ Development Dept / Employ & Economic Dev-MAPE
  • Division/Unit: Employee Payroll / CO Fiscal Management
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift, 8am to 4:30pm
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required: No
  • Salary Range: $22.61 - $32.71 / hourly; $47,209 - $68,298 / annually
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
  • FLSA Status: Nonexempt
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

The work you'll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Under the direction of the Accounting Supervisor Principal – Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) Accounting and the Accounting Officer Sr, this high-level accounting position assists with the administration of the Administrative and Loan Accounts Receivables including State Services for the Blind Accounts Receivable, Loan Portfolio Management, and loan tracking. This position works closely with the Receipt Depositing staff by assisting with ensuring that Federal, State, and other funds used for invoices and payments are accurate, transactions processed are effectively and timely reconciled through SWIFT and problems with any accounts are resolved. This incumbent must have been exposed to accounting and technical system knowledge of complex systems including: SWIFT, SEMA4, and the fiscal IA and OBIEE warehouses to perform the functions of the position. This position assists in providing oversight of work activities within the Accounts Receivable and Loans Management unit of the Administrative & Financial Services (AFS) Division. This includes, but is not limited to, assisting in the coordination of the various phases of Accounts Receivable and Loan Management, including maintaining the loan portfolio and related financial transactions, as well as developing procedures and policies for the work of Accounts Receivable and Loan Management making over 4,000 transactions annually.

This posting may be used to fill multiple positions.

Minimum Qualifications

To receive credit for your education and experience, your resume should clearly describe how you meet each minimum and/or preferred qualification listed, including dates of employment.

One (1) year* of experience in accounting, financial management, or grant management.

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, or related social service or other closely related field as determined by the agency may substitute one (1) year of experience; master's degree substitutes for eighteen (18) months of experience; PhD substitutes for twenty-four (24) months of experience.

Applicants that meet the above minimum qualification will be further evaluated on the following;

Working knowledge of spreadsheets and databases to prepare and present complex financial records and reports.

Experience applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and practices sufficient in creation of various financial statements and reports.

Experience in working closely with internal and external auditors.

Ability to analyze and interpret complex fiscal reports and records for adherence and conformance to federal laws, state statutes, and department policies.

Experience using Microsoft Office products such as Word and Excel, including use of pivot tables and advanced formulas such as VLOOKUP or similar functions.

Communication skills that demonstrate the ability for clear and persuasive presentations.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with financial statements and auditors in the government sector.

Experience with the statewide accounting systems (SWIFT) or similar software.

Skill in organization to manage workload, competing priorities and still meet strict deadlines.

Experience with interpreting, analyzing, explaining, and training others on accounting policies and procedures.

Our employees are dedicated to ensuring cultural responsiveness. Preferred candidates will have a variety of experiences working effectively with others from different backgrounds and cultures.

Additional Requirements

This position requires successful completion of the following:

Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you. Employee reference checks will be conducted on all finalists. This may include a review of documentation related to job performance and education. It includes contact with the applicant's current and/or former employers.

A Criminal Background Check will be conducted on all finalists for this position. A criminal conviction will not automatically remove you from consideration for employment.

When the position requires travel and the applicant drives a state owned or leased vehicle, a driver's license record check will be conducted.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

How To Apply

Select “Apply for Job” at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

Contact

If you have questions about this position, contact Brooke Hancock at brooke.hancock@state.mn.us or 651-259-7258.

To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Brooke Hancock at talent.acquisition@state.mn.us.

The Department of Employment and Economic Development is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply for job opportunities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application and search tools, please contact Karen Lilledahl at Karen.Lilledahl@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance is needed.

Working together to improve the state we love.

What do Minnesota's State employees have in common?

  • A sense of purpose in their work
  • Connection with their coworkers and communities
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth

Benefits

As an employee, you'll have access to one of the most affordable health insurance plans in Minnesota, along with other benefits to help you and your family be well.

Your benefits may include:

  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays each year
  • Low-cost medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug plans
    • Fertility care, including IVF
    • Diabetes care
    • Dental and orthodontic care for adults and children
  • 6 weeks paid leave for parents of newborn or newly adopted children
  • Pension plan that provides income when you retire (after working at least three years)
  • Employer paid life insurance to provide support for your family in the event of death
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance that can provide income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury
  • Tax-free expense accounts for health, dental, and dependent care
  • Resources that provide support and promote physical, emotional, social, and financial well-being

Support to help you reach your career goals:

  • Training, classes, and professional development
  • Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid website at studentaid.gov)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for work/life support:

  • A voluntary confidential program that helps employees and their families with life challenges that may impact overall health, personal well-being, or job performance
  • Common sources of stress can be addressed through the EAP: mental health, relationship challenges (personal and work), grief and loss, finances, and legal issues
  • Daily Living/Convenience Services: Chore services, home repair, trip planning, child/elder care

Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS

Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. State agencies are committed to creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of the state and strongly encourages persons of color and Indigenous communities, members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, individuals with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve Minnesotans.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and disabilities related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status regarding public assistance, disability, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants With Disabilities

Minnesota state agencies make reasonable accommodations to their employees and applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and need assistance in searching or applying for jobs with the State of Minnesota, call the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email careers@state.mn.us and let us know the support you need.