Accounting Technician I – USA Job Vacancy

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Subsistence is recruiting for a Accounting Technician I located in Fairbanks!
What you will be doing:
This Accounting Technician I position with the Division of Subsistence provides technical accounting support and is responsible for performing a variety of interesting and challenging accounting and administrative tasks. These duties include assisting higher level administrative staff with preparing and coding invoices for payments, processing travel documents, monthly reconciliation of project accounts, preparing adjusting journal entries, generating financial reports, credit card account reconciliation, preparing personnel documents and processing timesheets and performing routine office support functions.

Our organization, mission and culture:
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s mission is to manage, protect, maintain, and improve the fish, game and aquatic plant resources of Alaska. The primary goals are to ensure that Alaska’s renewable fish and wildlife resources and their habitats are conserved and managed on the sustained yield principle, and the use and development of these resources are in the best interest of the economy and well-being of the people of the state.

The mission of the Division of Subsistence is to scientifically gather, quantify, evaluate, and report information about customary and traditional uses of Alaska’s fish and wildlife resources.
The Subsistence administrative section is a four-person team committed to providing exceptional customer service. We embrace the values of integrity, accountability, and continuous improvement and take pride in doing our part to support the Division’s mission and core services. You will join an office that values teamwork in a cohesive working environment and appreciates a positive attitude and strong work ethic. In your role, you will have opportunity to learn a full range of accounting and administrative processes while honing your skills and building your knowledge and competencies.

The working conditions you can expect:
The position is in Fairbanks and works in a friendly and dedicated office environment. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s office buildings are located on the Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge. It is the perfect location for a lunchtime walk on the beautiful nature trails right outside the front door. The refuge comprises approximately 2,200 acres of fields, woods, and wetlands. The refuge has miles of multi-use nature trails that are open year-round, and it is an excellent location for walking, skiing, snowshoeing, mushing, bird watching and wildlife viewing.

We are looking for a candidate that possesses some or all of the following position-specific competencies (If you have any experience with the following, please document these in your application and supplemental questions. This information will be used to help determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process):

Accounting & critical thinking: experience in data entry, budget tracking, auditing and reporting; processing accounts payable documents; intermediate skills in using Microsoft Excel; and demonstrated strong mathematical and analytical skills;

Personnel/Payroll: experience in processing payroll using timesheet and payroll system software in compliance with state and federal laws;

Problem solver and detail oriented: proven ability to work efficiently and produce consistent quality work with attention to detail and a high degree of independence;

Effective Communicator: demonstrated open, honest, and respectful written and verbal communication;

Accountability & Ethics: strong work ethic that includes a positive attitude, punctuality, and excellent attendance; takes responsibility and ownership for a problem, project, or issue; good organization skills with the ability to prioritize and productively manage time

If this sounds like your skill set or one you would like to develop, please apply through Workplace Alaska!
One year of clerical work experience maintaining records that included using computer systems and performing basic arithmetic calculations.

Successful completion of a formal vocational education program in accounting or bookkeeping will substitute for the required experience.

Post secondary education from an accredited college will substitute for the required experience (3 semester/4 quarter hours equal one month).
If selected, please provide the following at the time of the interview:

Three (3) professional letters of references, including current contact information

If not already attached at the time of application, the following must be submitted to the hiring manager listed in the contact information below within 48 hours of the close of this recruitment, if you are using education to meet the minimum qualifications:

Copies of all college transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable).

A practical skills assessment will be given at the time of interview. The assessment will include an Excel exercise and a brief writing exercise of which both will be done on the computer. Applicants requiring a special accommodation need to contact the person listed below prior to their scheduled interview.

If post-secondary education is required to meet the minimum qualifications, you must fill in the Education section of the application. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of units completed. Copies of transcripts are required to verify educational credentials if used to meet the minimum qualifications for a position. Transcripts can be attached at the time of application or within 48 hours of the close of this recruitment to the contact person listed below.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.

If using work experience not already documented in your application, also provide the employer name, your job title, dates of employment, and whether full-or part-time. Applications will be reviewed to determine if the responses are supported and minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.

This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety (90) days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.

The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

This recruitment is open to Alaska Residents only. Applicants must meet Alaska Residency Requirements in order to be considered for employment at this time.

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For specific information in reference to the position please contact the hiring manager:

De Lincoln
Phone: 907-328-6110
Fax: 907-459-7331

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