Public Utility and Transportation Auditor 1

State of Tennessee - Nashville, TN (30+ days ago)3.8

Division: Office of State and Local Finance

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

About Our Office:

The Office of the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury is responsible for the audit of state and local governmental entities and participates in the general financial and administrative management and oversight of state government. The Office is led by Comptroller Justin P. Wilson, a constitutional officer who is elected by the Tennessee General Assembly.

In the Comptroller’s Office, we strive to deliver on our mission to make government work better. We believe our success as an office depends on finding opportunities for employees to accomplish our office’s goals and answer challenges to make things better.

We want every member of our team to be excited to come to work every day and be challenged. Through dedicated hard work and commitment, every Comptroller’s Office employee accepts personal responsibility to accomplish our mission and uphold it.


We are currently searching for a full-time Program Accounting Technician 1. This position is with the Office of State and Local Finance (SLF) and is responsible for assisting the Program Accountant and Program Account Analyst in the administration of the Office of State and Local Finance’s debt programs. The Office manages debt issued by the Tennessee State School Bond Authority (TSSBA), the Tennessee Local Development Authority (TLDA), and the State Funding Board (SFB). The TSSBA issues debt to make loans to the public higher education institutions in the University of Tennessee and Tennessee Board of Regents systems. The TLDA issues debt to make loans to municipalities, utility districts, and water and wastewater authorities for water and sewer projects. The SFB is the issuer for the general obligation debt of the State of Tennessee. The Office also manages loans made from the State Revolving Funds for Drinking Water and Clean Water (water and sewer projects.) The Program Accounting Technician 1 assists with the day-to-day processing of transactions related to the administration of the programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have superior communication skills and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the competency, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required with or without reasonable accommodation.

Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate’s degree in accounting or finance. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may qualify an applicant for consideration.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Candidates should possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and listening skills and must work well in a team environment.

Candidates should possess the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with multiple levels of the organization. A successful employee in this position will consistently demonstrate poise and a professional demeanor.

Candidates should be detail oriented, should thrive in a fast-paced environment and should be able to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines while maintaining accuracy, consistency, and integrity at the highest level.

Candidates should have outstanding organizational skills and the ability to maintain accurate records.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the review of payment requests and invoices for mathematical accuracy.
  • Assists with the entry of accounts payable vouchers into the State’s accounting system.
  • Assists with the entry of routine interunit journals into the State’s accounting system for the transfer of money between state agencies.
  • Monitors transactions in process in the State’s accounting system using queries.
  • Assists with the entry of deposits into the State’s accounting system.
  • Assists with the entry of project activities and project budgets into the State’s accounting system.
  • Assists with the entry of general project information into the debt management system.
  • Prepares letters and documents for correspondence.
  • Assists with maintaining project files containing all document on the projects (i.e. correspondence with borrowers, loan agreements, accounting entries, etc.).
  • Assists the Program Accounting Analyst with necessary scanning and electronic storage of loan agreements, project questionnaires, and minutes.
  • Assists the Program Accounting Analyst with the scheduling of meetings and preparation for meetings. of the TSSBA, TLDA, and SFB and staff of these boards/authorities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Starting salary for an entry level candidate is $3,069 per month. The Comptroller’s Office also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes twelve days each of annual leave and sick leave, competitive insurance plans, pension retirement plan, 401k, college fee waivers, and much more.

Pursuant to the State of Tennessee’s Workplace Discrimination and Harassment policy, the State is firmly committed to the principle of fair and equal employment opportunities for its citizens and strives to protect the rights and opportunities of all people to seek, obtain, and hold employment without being subjected to illegal discrimination and harassment in the workplace. It is the State’s policy to provide an environment free of discrimination and harassment of an individual because of that person’s race, color, national origin, age (40 and over), sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $3,069.00 /month


  • accounting: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Microsoft Word and Excel: 1 year (Required)


  • Associate (Required)