Principal Accountant

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No.: OC-68701 Name: Principal Accountant
Type: Civil Service Exams Deadline: 01/29/20 05:00PM
Exam Date: 03/28/20 08:30AM Price: $15.00
Salary: Varies with other agencies

Description of Duties

This is a managerial level professional accounting position responsible for planning and directing the activities of two or more functional sections of the department to which assigned.  Employees perform the more complex and responsible accounting functions of the units.  The work is performed using an automated or manual accounting system.  The employee reports directly to and works under the general supervision of a higher level staff member with wide latitude allowed for the setting of priorities, work schedules, and for developing internal procedures.  General supervision is exercised over an accounting and clerical staff. 

 

Minimum Qualifications

EITHER:

(A)        Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State recognized college or university with a Master's or Bachelor's degree in Accounting, PLUS five (5) years paid full‑time or its part‑time professional* experience** in auditing or accounting, two (2) years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity; OR,

(B)        Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State recognized college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance or Business Administration that included a minor, or a minimum of fifteen (15) semester credit hours in accounting, PLUS six (6) years of professional* experience as defined in (A) above, two (2) of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity; OR,

(C)        Any equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

*Professional experience in auditing or accounting shall not include account keeping, bookkeeping or other clerical financial or record keeping activities.

 NOTE: Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications under (B) must submit a student copy of their transcript or itemized list of course work and credits received at time of application.

 

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