NYS Education Department Building

Senior Accountant, SG-18 (PEF)
Accountant Trainee, SG-NS
(5 Positions)

LOCATION: Albany
SALARY: $53,339*

The New York State Education Department’s Special Education Finance’s Rate Setting Unit (RSU) is seeking applicants for five Senior Accountant positions.  The RSU is responsible for working with providers and constituents to facilitate the rate setting process and developing reimbursement rates for approved providers of special education programs to preschool and school age students in accordance with Part 200 of the Commissioner’s Regulations.  The incumbents of these positions will review methodology waiver requests and prepare analysis to support waivers for review and approval by the Division of the Budget.  Major Responsibilities of these positions will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Calculate and process accurate and timely tuition rates for assigned providers in accordance with applicable statutory and regulatory provisions, the Consolidated Fiscal Reporting and Claiming Manual, the Reimbursable Cost Manual, the approved tuition rate setting methodology, and unit protocols;
  • Prepare correspondence to providers regarding information requests and tuition rate notification, as required;
  • Respond to tuition rate appeals and waivers from methodology requests submitted by school age and pre-school providers for supervisor approval;
  • Provide technical assistance to the field regarding rate setting, including details of schools’ rate calculations; and
  • Perform data analysis, prepare reports and complete special assignments, as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Reassignment: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Senior Accountant.

Eligible List Appointment: Candidates who are reachable on the Accountant Trainee 1, Professional Career Opportunities Select Job Titles, Professional Careers in Accounting and Auditing, or Senior Accountant eligible lists may be considered for appointment.   

§70.1 Transfer to Accountant Trainee 1: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-13 or above deemed eligible for transfer under §70.1 of the Civil Service Law AND possess 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation courses.

§70.1 Transfer to Senior Accountant: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-18 or above deemed eligible for transfer under §70.1 of the Civil Service Law AND possess 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation courses.

§70.4 Transfer to Accountant Trainee 1: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in a title SG-12 or above AND a standing on the eligible list AND possess a bachelor’s degree and 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation courses.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:  These will be contingent permanent appointments.  Promotions and transfers may change appointee’s negotiating unit.  Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance, and other benefits.  Transfers to Accountant Trainee 1 and appointments from the Accountant Trainee 1, Professional Career Opportunities Select Job Titles, or Professional Careers in Accounting and Auditing eligible lists require successful completion of a two-year traineeship which leads to the title of Senior Accountant, SG-18.  The salary above applies to candidates appointed to Senior Accountant, SG-18.  The hiring rate for candidates appointed to Accountant Trainee 1 starts at $42,833, and for current NYS employees, is based on the candidate’s salary at the time of hire.  Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview.

NOTE:  If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter.  You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.

*Leads to a maximum salary of $67,827 based on annual performance advances.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a resume and letter of interest by April 7, 2017 to omsjobs@nysed.gov.  (Email submissions preferred.)  You must include the Box number (CFO-273) of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.


Office of Human Resources Management
Box CFO-273/00816 /53030 /53037 /53038 /53051
NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 528 EB
Albany, NY 12234
Fax (518) 486-5631
E-mail: omsjobs@nysed.gov

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Last Updated: March 17, 2017