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Job ID: 17828
Agency: Bureau of Finance and Management, Executive Management Finance Office
Salary: $55,000 – $68,486.40, Depending on Experience
Pay Grade: AM1
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
This is a Full-Time 40 Hours Weekly position with the Bureau of Finance and Management. For more information on the Bureau of Finance and Management, please visit https://bfm.sd.gov/ .
The Bureau of Finance and Management (BFM) is a vital component of the state’s financial operations. Our small but industrious staff work in five divisions: Budget Analysis, Accounting Analysis, Executive Management Finance Office, Financial Systems, and Internal Control.
These teams are responsible for managing the state budget process, completing the state’s annual financial report, serving as the finance office for all state bureaus, managing the operations of the state’s financial and HR systems, and implementing and managing the state’s internal control framework.
BFM has a history of producing leaders in state government. Many department secretaries, commissioners, division directors, agency finance officers, and high-level accountants started at, or spent parts of their careers with BFM.
The Accountant Manager is a key position within the Executive Management Finance Office (EMFO) and will work daily with the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications (BIT) senior leadership team, program managers, and accounting personnel. This position will oversee the financial operations of BIT, which has an annual budget of nearly $60 million and 400 personnel. BIT consists of five divisions – Administration, Data Centers, Development, Telecommunications, and South Dakota Public Broadcasting – which serve the State of South Dakota by providing technology solutions, services, and support. This position will have four direct report staff and will provide financial direction to several division directors and program managers.
Primary duties include:
- coordinates, assigns, and reviews work, and schedules all activities with the aim of providing quality analysis, information, and support to internal and external customers;
- monitors performance, provides guidance and coaching, and motivates the finance team to achieve their performance objectives;
- provides technical guidance and may perform and assist with the more complex activities of the work overseen;
- responsible for personnel actions including performance reviews and engages in effective people management activities (e.g., coordination of training and development);
- ensures timely consolidation of financial reports, adequate documentation/support of transactions and reports, and the accounting activities are performed according to procedures, policies, and regulations; and monitors work for accuracy of detail and balancing against appropriate accounts;
- prepares and provides in-depth financial reports for BIT senior leadership and program managers related to rate projections, budget status, and grant requirements;
- improves and modifies standard financial procedures;
- reviews, prepares, and presents audit reports;
- maintains up-to-date knowledge of procedures, policies, and laws relevant to financial operations.
Employment with state government comes with many great benefits, including:
- a fully funded state pension plan that is rated as one of the best in the nation;
- a generous, health insurance plan;
- three weeks of paid vacation plus three weeks of paid sick leave per year to help ensure work-life balance.
This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have:
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in accounting or related business degree is required. Previous experience in governmental accounting and budgeting is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles;
- knowledge of governmental accounting;
- knowledge of computerized accounting software, Microsoft Excel, Word, and Query;
- knowledge of principles and practices of fiscal administration and budget techniques;
- strong analytical, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills;
- ability to communicate information clearly and concisely, orally and in writing;
- ability to make timely and accurate decisions;
- ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others in a team environment;
- ability to prepare accurate and comprehensive financial statements and reports;
- ability to interpret complex rules and regulations;
- ability to analyze and interpret financial reports.
Additional Requirements: To be considered, attach a Cover letter and Resume with your application.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE
The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.
The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/ . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: email@example.com
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”