Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 12/28/17
Applications Due: 01/13/18
Vacancy ID: 46340

Position Information

AgencyChildren & Family Services, Office of

TitleAssociate Accountant

Occupational CategoryFinancial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade23

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $71847 to $90876 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 9 AM

To 5 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No


County Rensselaer

Street Address Capital View Office Park-Office of National and Community Services

52 Washington Street

City Rensselaer


Zip Code12144

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Eligible for 70.1 transfer with one year of permanent competitive service as an Associate Accountant.

Duties Description Perform a systematic examination and appraisal of ONCS’ accounting and program records and reports financial information to ensure that all accounts are maintained in compliance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and contract provisions. Evaluate ONCS’ internal controls and practices.

Provide a preliminary review and analysis of grant applicants’ fiscal systems and ability to administer federal funds. Conduct reviews of applicants’ budgets. Determine the ability of each contracting organization to operate its program effectively and efficiently. Prepare and submit ONCS grant application budgets through electronic and other means. Coordinate training for and train grant contractors on the requirements of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and all applicable grant provisions in the preparation of periodic financial reports to ONCS. Serve as first point-of-contact for all ONCS contractors and/or subcontractors on fiscal matters.

Comply with the contract management schedule for submitting program contracts and claim payments. ONCS program staff will provide the first level of review for appropriateness and eligible expenses. The Associate Accountant will then conduct the second level of review before the contract or claim goes to the OCFS Bureau of Contract Management (BCM) for approval and payment. Monitor contractors’ fiscal systems and financial reporting practices by conducting on-site financial site visits and reviews contracts on a rotating basis and in special circumstances as approved by the Executive Director. Confer and collaborate with each contractor, as necessary, to review its budget, monitor expenditures where appropriate and feasible, and keep the contractor’s spending on target.

Monitor ONCS expenditure levels against each annual budget throughout the fiscal year and provide the Executive Director with frequent reports. Prepare and submit federal financial reports, grant application budgets and other financial material required or requested by funding sources. Respond to fiscal inquiries from federal and other agencies and work with the staff who administer federal grants, when necessary.

Provide fiscal and budgetary support to the Executive Director and program staff, including development of ONCS annual budget and request

Additional Comments Must be reachable on the Civil Service List.

Free parking available at the Rensselaer location

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Contact Information

Name New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Telephone 518-473-7936

Fax 518-474-0017

Email Address


Street Bureau of Personnel, EOA #17-641 MMP

52 Washington Street, 231 North

City Rensselaer

State NY

Zip Code 12144


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter giving the Title, Location, and EOA Number of the position being applied for. Please provide your email address and your work, home and cell phone numbers. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.