Looking for someone to join our Fiscal Team!

Vermont Department of Labor
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job

Come join the fiscal unit at the Department of Labor! We are excited to welcome a new Financial Specialist III to our Business Office team. If you are organized, have good customer service skills, and enjoy working with numbers, this position may be for you!

The Financial Specialist III is responsible for advanced professional level accounting work in the maintenance, review and reconciliation of financial records to ensure compliance with accepted accounting principles and standards. Work involves performing a wide variety of accounting and bookkeeping tasks in multiple complex fiscal programs.

The position’s main responsibilities include processing and tracking our Workforce Development Division participant payroll and support services payments; grants management, which includes technical assistance to grantees on fiscal requirements, communicating with program staff, and quarterly report reviews; tracking department assets in the state accounting system; processing multiple quarterly invoices and reports; processing employee work-related travel expense requests and reports; tracking and entering the department’s postal costs into state and federal systems; processing administrative transfers; and other accounts payable and accounts receivable activities. All of these tasks require thorough and accurate documentation and organization.

The preferred qualifications for this position include:

-Considerable knowledge of accounting & bookkeeping practices.
-Considerable knowledge of fiscal procedures, including automated fiscal record keeping and electronic spreadsheets.
-Knowledge of basic contract requirements.
-Considerable knowledge of cost allocation practices and procedures.
-Knowledge of allowable costs as per State regulations and Labor practices.
-Thorough knowledge of administrative practices.
-Ability to make mathematical computations with speed and accuracy.
-Ability to analyze, interpret, and evaluate accounting problems.
-Ability to develop checkpoints to maintain over-all integrity of the financial system.
-Ability to interpret and apply rules and regulations of considerable complexity.
-Skill in preparing accurate financial and statistical reports.
-Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within department and other agencies/departments in the State.
-Ability to use multiple accounting systems and software programs

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

The Department of Labor Business Office is dedicated to co-creating an environment that values all experiences and perspectives. It makes our work better.

Wage or Salary
State paygrade 21. See the classified bargaining unit pay plan here: https://humanresources.vermont.gov/compensation/pay-charts.