Accountant

Exam type: 
Notice of Vacancy
Department: 
Erie County DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH
Location: 
95 Franklin St., Buffalo
Posting Dates: 
December 6, 2021 - December 13, 2021
Salary: 
Starts at $44,081 Annually
Description: 

ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH

VACANCY NOTICE

 

DEPARTMENT:                   MENTAL HEALTH – ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE

TITLE OF POSITION:        ACCOUNTANT

TYPE OF POSITION:         PROVISIONAL (Permanency pending civil service exam)

LOCATION:                         95 FRANKLIN STREET, BUFFALO

SALARY:                               STARTS AT $44,081 ANNUALLY

* This position is subject to a civil service examination at a future date. *

 The work involves responsibility for verifying the accounts of County departments and outside agencies.  The incumbent maintains general ledgers and journals and other general books of account.  The incumbent may supervise a clerical staff and, under direction of a higher-level administrator, is in charge of business office function, such as financial reports, budgeting, supply, and purchasing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four (4) year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field, including or supplemented by twenty-four (24) semester credit hours in accounting and one (1) year of accounting* and / or auditing** experience. 

* ACCOUNTING - Recording, classifying, verifying, reporting, and analysis of financial data.
** AUDITING - Confirmation and documenting the veracity of data.

NOTE 1:  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four (4) year college or university with a Master’s Degree in Business or Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or other closely related field may be substituted for the  required (1) year of accounting* or auditing** experience. 

NOTE 2:  Examples of acceptable accounting experience would be junior accountant, full-charge bookkeeper,*** and similar positions. 

*** BOOKKEEPER - responsible for a full set of financial records, including General Ledger and all subsidiaries.

Examples of unacceptable experience are:  account-clerical experience and experience limited to posting, maintaining, examining, or preparing one or more of the following:  voucher register, sales register, cashbook, insurance register, accounts receivable ledger, accounts payable ledger, any other special journal or subsidiary ledger, or experience preparing income tax returns.

NOTE 3: Verifiable part-time and / or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full time experience requirement.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:
Applicants for designated positions in the Department of Social Services that may have access to federal tax information to perform his / her job duties shall be subject to a suitability background check investigation, including FBI fingerprinting, local law enforcement check, and verification check of citizenship / residency.  A criminal record does not necessarily disqualify applicants from employment, rather an individualized determination will be made.  The cost of the background check will be assumed by the Department of Social Services.  

THIS NOTICE WILL BE POSTED THROUGH AND INCLUDING  December 13, 2021.

 

To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume by 4:00 pm on December 13, 2021 to

Shannon.Stocker@erie.gov or mail your resume to:
Erie County Department of Mental Health
95 Franklin Street, Room 1237
Buffalo, NY 14202
Attn:  Shannon Stocker

Resumes received after 4:00pm on December 13, 2021 will not be considered.

Only those whose resumes are being considered will be contacted.
Erie County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Frequently Requested Information

Contact

Phone: (716) 858-8484
Erie County Civil Service Exam Line: (716) 858-8729

Edward A. Rath County Office Building
95 Franklin Street, 6th Floor
Buffalo, New York 14202