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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service ACCOUNTANT 1-3 in United States


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$2,694.00 - $5,304.00 Monthly


Baton Rouge, LA

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GOV-Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

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6/23/2021 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

This position may be filled as either a Probational or a temporary Job Appointment. If filled as a Job Appointment , t here is a possibility that this position may later be converted to a Probational Appointment should funding become available.

This job posting will be used to fill two vacancies. The incumbent of this position will perform a variety of professional accounting duties associated with project accounting. Work is performed in accordance with fundamental accounting practices and established procedures, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, as prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board as well as federal and state laws and regulations, and policies and procedures of the department and state.

  • Serves as a Project Accountant that works closely with Project Managers and Project Controls staff to manage project budgets, monitor project expenditures, resolve project budget issues and facilitate project billings for CPRA projects that are funded through the Annual Plan. Reviews and processes invoices for work on projects. Researches project expenditures and processes project budget documents and journal vouchers. Prepares reports on project financial data for internal and external entities.

  • Incumbent will be required to proficiently work within AFS, LaGov SAP and Microsoft Excel. Assists Accountant Manager with ad hoc requests regarding project funding and expenses.

  • Monitors and oversees grant billings for projects in LaGov to ensure accuracy in billing and receipt of funds from grant sponsors. This includes funding and expenditures associated with federal and other grants and cost share agreements. Also responsible for oversight of billings to other state agencies and local political subdivisions. Facilitates transactions for revenue draws and classification to the appropriate fund.

As part of a career progression group, vacancies may be filled from this recruitment as an Accountant 1, 2, or 3 depending on experience. The maximum salary for the Accountant 3 is $77,958.00 annually.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Louisiana is a State as Model Employer for individuals with disabilities.

If you have any questions, you may contact:

Holly Anderson, Human Resources Manager

P.O. Box 44027

Baton Rouge, LA 70804




A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting.


A certified public accountant (CPA) certificate will substitute for the baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting.


Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree (not the 24 hours in accounting).

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree (not the 24 hours in accounting) as follows:

A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.


Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To provide professional accounting services.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Generally from higher-level fiscal or administrative supervisor.

Supervision Exercised:


Location of Work:

May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Accountant Technician by presence of professional level accounting duties.

Differs from Accountant 2 in that the duties are less complex. See allocation criteria memo for details.

Examples of Work

Prepares required financial statements and fiscal reports which include the compilation and analysis of data for monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.

Communicates with public and private accountants; state, federal, and independent auditors; banks; brokerage firms; program or management personnel; and vendors for the purpose of providing information and technical assistance needed to resolve problems.

Maintains cash management records, including funds drawn and received, funds disbursed by sources, deposits of funds, issuance of refunds, and classifies revenue as to sources of funding and expenditures as to their nature.

Prepares, monitors, reconciles, audits, and forecasts revenues, expenditures, and budgets.

Reviews and approves purchases and contracts.

Participates in the development of new accounting techniques in the design and implementation of accounting subsystems, compilation of manuals for accounting and computer application, and preparing managerial reports.


Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to "make a difference" through public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career. As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits and have access to a great professional development program.

Flexible Working Arrangements – The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities. These arrangements vary between hiring agencies.

Professional Development - The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage.

Insurance Coverage – Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State's own Group Benefits Insurance program. The State of Louisiana pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance. Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at ( .

Deferred Compensation – As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings.

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor. State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to): Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (, Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (, Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System (, among others. LASERS has provided this video ( to give you more detailed information about their system.


Do you possess 24 semester hours in accounting from a regionally accredited college?

  • Yes

  • No


    If you answered 'yes' to the previous question, please type each course name, semester hours earned, and the accredited university. If you answered 'no,' type N/A. Example: ACCT 2001 - Introductory Financial Accounting - 3 hrs – LSU


    Do you have a current certified public accountant (CPA) certificate?

  • Yes

  • No


    If you answered yes to the previous question, please list the license number, issue date, and expiration date. If no, please type N/A.

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State of Louisiana


For agency contact information, please refer to the supplemental information above. Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802


(866) 783-5462



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