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Title:  Financial Specialist III

Application Deadline Date:  05/26/2022
Req ID:  29206
Department:  Labor
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $21.64

Overview

The Vermont Department of Labor is looking for a new team member to serve in the fiscal unit of the Business Office. If you are organized, have good customer service skills and enjoy working with numbers, this position may be for you! The Financial Specialist III performs technical accounting duties such as making cost allocations to various cost centers and auditing financial documents for state and federal programs, special projects, grants, and contracts with the approval of the requesting officer. 

 

Compiles financial data for the preparation of financial reports, as requested. Posts, balances, and reconciles accounting records. Processes financial transactions, disbursements, receipts either manually or by data processing methods. Processes financial transactions, disbursements, receipts, expenditures and fund transfer requests. Makes corrections in accounting records. Performs and edits financial and statistical analysis for review. Maintains time and attendance records. Calculates accounting adjustments. 

 

This position serves as primary contact for timesheets, Human Resources setups and alterations, and approving expense reports. 

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Considerable knowledge of accounting & bookkeeping practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of fiscal procedures, including automated fiscal record keeping and electronic spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of basic contract requirements.
  • Considerable knowledge of cost allocation practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of allowable costs as per State regulations and Labor practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of administrative practices.
  • Ability to make mathematical computations with speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and evaluate accounting problems.
  • Ability to develop checkpoints to maintain over-all integrity of the financial system.
  • Ability to interpret and apply rules and regulations of considerable complexity.
  • Skill in preparing accurate financial and statistical reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within department and other agencies/departments in the State.

 

This position is expected to work full-time, in person at the Central Office in Montpelier.

Who May Apply

This position, Financial Specialist III (Job Requisition #29206), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Tami Furry at Tami.Furry@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in a standard office setting.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND three (3) years or more of experience in accounting, bookkeeping or technical level fiscal experience that involved the calculation, recording and maintenance of accounting or financial records.

OR

Completion of a vocational/technical training program in business, office administration, financial support or related area AND two (2) years or more of experience in accounting, bookkeeping or technical level fiscal experience that involved the calculation, recording and maintenance of accounting or financial records.

OR

Associate's degree in accounting, business administration, office administration or a related field AND one (1) year or more of experience in accounting, bookkeeping or technical level fiscal experience that involved the calculation, recording and maintenance of accounting or financial records.

OR

Two years or more of full-time college coursework in accounting, business administration, office administration or a related field AND one (1) year or more of experience in accounting, bookkeeping or technical level fiscal experience that involved the calculation, recording and maintenance of accounting or financial records.

OR

One (1) year or more as a Financial Specialist II with the State of Vermont.

Special Requirements

For some positions experience working with the VISION system (VISION is the State of Vermont PeopleSoft financial management system) may be required.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.


Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier