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Title:  Financial Specialist III

Application Deadline Date:  12/23/2019
Req ID:  3761
Department:  Children and Families
Location: 

Waterbury, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $20.88
Overview

The Child Development Division, Child Care Financial Assistance Program seeks an individual with considerable knowledge of bookkeeping practices, a high-level of proficiency with excel and excellent communication skills both written and verbal. This position is responsible for the reconciliation of childcare benefit program payments to ensure compliance with state and federal statutes. Fiscal functions include childcare payroll processing, maintenance of financial records, programmatic support for compliance and financial integrity efforts, analysis of billing processes and payroll training for childcare providers. The ability to work independently, the delivery of accurate and timely work, an aptitude and interest to learn and a positive attitude are all keys to success in this position.


You may be asked to complete an exercise demonstrating your Excel and Word (written communication) skills if selected for an interview. 

Who May Apply

This position,Financial Specialist III (Job Requisition #3761), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

 

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Anne Rada at Anne.Rada@vermont.gov or (802) 241-0822.

 

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.  You must apply online to be considered.

 

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS:  Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position.  In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Class Definition

Advanced Professional level accounting work in the maintenance, review and reconciliation of financial records to ensure compliance with accepted accounting principles and standards. Work may involve performing a wide variety of accounting and bookkeeping tasks in multiple complex fiscal programs, lead worker in the work of a unit within a centralized accounting operation, or responsible for supervision of lower level technicians and specialists in a small fiscal unit. Duties are performed under the general supervision of an administrative supervisor.

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
Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
AHS Affirmative

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.  We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.


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