Full Job Description
The Division of Administration/Office of Risk Management has a vacancy. This job title has an assigned pay grade of AS-617.
This vacancy will be filled by new hire or by promotion of a current permanent status classified employee.
Louisiana is a State as a Model Employer for People with Disabilities.
A criminal history check may be conducted on all new hires as well as employees changing positions including promotions, demotions, details, reassignments and transfers. Also, prospective employees may be subject to pre-employment drug testing. New hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify system.
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.
Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 219-1041. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.
For further information about this posting, please contact:
Division of Administration/Office of Human Resources
A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting plus three years of professional level experience in accounting or financial auditing.
A certified public accountant (CPA) certificate will substitute for the baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting plus one year of experience.
A master's degree in accounting, business administration, finance, management, economics, quantitative methods, or public administration will substitute for one year of the required experience.
SUBSTITUTIONS FOR DEGREE ONLY:
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.
Function of Work:
To provide specialized professional accounting services to an agency.
Level of Work:
Generally from an Accountant Manager or higher-level fiscal/administrative position.
May supervise one lower level fiscal professional.
Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.
Differs from Accountant 3 by the presence of serving as a technical specialist over assigned programs.
Differs from Accountant Supervisors and Managers by the absence of direct supervision of required Accounting subordinates.
See allocation criteria memo for details.
Examples of Work
The Office of Risk Management (ORM) is the Division of Administration agency that administers the state-wide, comprehensive risk management program for the State of Louisiana. ORM is solely responsible for managing all purchased insurance and self-insured coverage for workers' compensation, property and casualty exposures, for all non-autonomous state agencies, boards and commissions. ORM is also responsible for managing all tort claims made against the State or its agencies. At the designation of the Commissioner of Administration, since Hurricane Isaac made landfall in Louisiana in August 2012, ORM has served as the State of Louisiana public facilities sub-recipient representative for public assistance (PA) grants under Subpart G, Title 44, Code of Federal Regulations. ORM works with the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support agency clients through the coordination of benefits between insurance and PA grants for all temporary and permanent repairs to damaged State-owned facilities and property.
The Accountant 4 serves as a technical specialist over fiscal program activities relating to ORM's multi-year contract with a Third Party Administrator (TPA). The scope and complexity of the TPA contract requires significant fiscal engagement, oversight and support to complete the duties of the position. The position ensures compliance with applicable State and Federal laws, regulations, rules, policies, procedures and guidelines; ORM's accounting controls, procedures and plans; and within the coverages and terms of applicable insurance policies. The Accountant 4 exercises independent judgment and discretion in carrying out the activities, responsibilities and duties of the position. The position monitors and coordinates fiscal activities that have an annual ORM budget impact of over $98.5 million (claims loss and expenses, net of recoveries and refunds). Coordinates all fiscal activities relating to the TPA contract, working both with ORM and TPA personnel to ensure full compliance with the financial provisions of the contract. Serves as a primary liaison with TPA personnel on fiscal matters. Oversees claims transactions involving TPA activities that require close accounting scrutiny and process control. Completes complex month-end reconciliations and develops complicated journal entries to allocate financial activity occurring each month across multiple lines of coverage. Examines records of claim-related ISIS/LaGov transactions and prepares reports for submission and upload to the TPA's Integrated Information System (IIS). Manages the allocation of claims payments for Risk Management's self-insured high deductible insurance program for Higher Ed participants in the workers' compensation program. Works closely with the Road Hazards Claims Supervisor to insure correct and timely payment of periodic Legislatively Appropriated House Bill payments through State Treasury. Maintains records and prepares reports for use in ORM's Annual Financial Reporting (AFR) processes. The position reports to and receives broad direction from ORM's Accountant Administrator 3.