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Associate Accountant

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No.: OC-66214 Name: Associate Accountant
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 01/18/19 05:00PM
Exam Date: 03/16/19 08:30AM Price: $15.00
Salary: Varies with other agencies

Description of Duties

This is a senior level professional accounting position responsible for planning, developing, and participating in accounting procedures, supervising staff in one functional unit of a department to which assigned, and/or performing specific high-level accounting functions such as project accounting. Employees perform the more complex and responsible accounting functions of the unit. This title is distinguished from Principal Accountant in that supervising more than one functional unit is not performed. The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of a Controller or other higher level staff member, with wide latitude allowed in the exercise of independent judgment regarding internal procedures, priorities and the resolution of accounting problems. General supervision may be exercised over an accounting and clerical staff.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma PLUS either:
 
(A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master's in Accounting,
plus two (2) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent*** professional* experience in auditing or accounting; OR,
 
(B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in
Accounting, plus three (3) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent*** professional* experience in auditing or accounting; OR,
 
(C) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s degree in
Economics, Finance, or Business Administration including a minimum of twelve (12) college semester credit hours in accounting courses**, plus three (3) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent*** professional experience as defined in (A) above; OR,
 
(D) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor's degree in
Economics, Finance, or Business Administration including a minimum of eighteen (18) college semester credit hours in accounting courses**, PLUS four (4) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent*** professional experience as defined in (A) above; OR,
 
(E) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B), (C) and (D) above.
 
*Professional experience in auditing or accounting, for the purposes of these minimum qualifications, shall not include account keeping, bookkeeping or other clerical financial or record keeping activities.
 
**Relevant college semester credit hours shall include no more than three (3) credit hours received for internships.
 
NOTE: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications under (C) and (D) above must submit, at the time of application, a student or official copy of a college transcript or itemized list of course work and credits received.

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