New Job Accountant In Indiana



Company : State of Indiana
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Indiana

Full Description

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion - Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process, as well as perform the essential functions of a role.

Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.

About the Branchville Correctional Facility:

Branchville Correctional Facility is an Indiana Department of Correction state prison for men, located in Branchville, Perry County, Indiana, on the southern edge of the state. The prison is a medium-security facility opened in 1982 and has a capacity of 1,455.


The salary for this position traditionally starts at $37,648.00 but may be commensurate with education or work experience.

About the Job:

As the Accountant, you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day accounting activities of an agency or fund. In this position, you will be responsible for the compliance, accuracy, and reporting of accounts and performs other duties such as auditing or financial statement analysis.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Post transactions to appropriate ledgers and accounts.
  • Verify accuracy of all financial documents and records.
  • Reconcile accounts and subsidiary ledgers with the general ledger.
  • Prepare, correct, and adjust entries prior to closing accounts.
  • Prepare periodic financial reports such as balance sheets and income statements.
  • Ensure availability of funds before authorizing payment or submitting vouchers for payment to the State Auditor’s Office for approval.
  • Prepare, edit, and verify electronic data processing entries and documents.
  • Recommend changes in accounting policies and assists in developing accounting procedures.

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • Foundational knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of public accounting.
  • Foundational knowledge of agency function and organization.
  • Foundational knowledge of the federal and state laws, procedures, practices and policies of governmental accounting and bookkeeping.
  • Foundational knowledge of automated accounting systems.
  • Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to solve standard accounting problems.
  • Ability to evaluate and recommend modifications to existing accounting methods and procedures.
  • Ability to accurately perform arithmetic calculations.
  • Ability to prepare clear, accurate and concise reports.
  • Effective communication skills.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may be utilized in a supervisory capacity based on agency needs.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].

The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.