Accountant 2 or 3

State of Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA3.6

30+ days ago
Supplemental Information
This vacancy is located within the Louisiana Department of Revenue – Office of Management and Finance.

  • This posting may be used to fill vacancies in other divisions or units in the Department of Revenue within 90 days of closing.
Vacancy Information:
This position may be filled as either a Probational or a Job Appointment (open to all qualified applicants); a Promotion (open to all statewide classified and Agency wide permanent status employees); or by Detail to Special Duty. Current permanent status, classified employees may be required to accept a Probational appointed if selected. If filled as a Job Appointment, there is a possibility that this position may be converted to a Probational Appointment should funding become available.

This position will be domiciled in East Baton Rouge Parish. Applicants must select this parish on their application to indicate that they are available to work in the parish of this vacancy.

This position participates in a Career Progression Group (CPG) and is advertised as 2 or 3. The level at which the vacancy is filled will be determined by the qualifications of the candidate selected. The maximum salary for the highest level of this position, Accountant 3, is $37.48 per hour / $77,958 per year.

A Tax and Natural Disaster Clearance will be conducted on all selected applicants to validate the timely submission of tax returns and payments. It is a requirement that all Revenue employees must adhere to all tax laws of the State of Louisiana.

LA R.S.15:587.5, 587.6 and the IRS require the Louisiana Department of Revenue to conduct a criminal history records check of a prospective employee who will access federal tax information to perform job duties. Any applicant who receives and accepts a conditional offer of employment will require a completed criminal history records check prior to his or her first day of work.

Applications will be rejected if the applicant fails to meet the minimum qualifications, submits an incomplete application or fails to apply by the closing date of the announcement. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application listing complete work experience and education.

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 Applicants must attach a copy of college transcripts to this application. Failure to do so will result in not being considered for this vacancy. The transcripts should be added as an attachment to your online application. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.

If you are applying for a position which requires a baccalaureate and/or master's degree you may apply 90 days prior to receipt of your degree however the effective date of the appointment cannot be prior to your graduation date. Please contact the HR representative listed below to ensure that your application is accepted as eligible.

Applicants are encouraged to click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application.

Responsibilities and/or Preferences:
The incumbent in this position performs complex professional accounting, computer data transmission, and reporting functions associated with the Department's bank accounts (electronic transfer funds, manual bank accounts, and system bank accounts). The incumbent will also maintain the reconciliation of all of the major state collection of revenue (approximately 8.6 billion dollars and 2.5 million disbursements transactions). Specifically, this position reconciles monthly bank statements/accounts; researches, extracts and complies information and prepares financial reports and schedules used by the Accountant Manager; communicates with other accountants, internal and state legislative auditors, banks and program and management personnel for the purpose of providing information and assistance to resolve problems

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 by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers (Download PDF reader), and at the State Civil Service Testing and Recruiting Center at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.

(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Jennifer Duncan
Human Resources Analyst
Louisiana Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 66378
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
LA Department of Revenue is an Equal Opportunity Employer


A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting plus one year 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 the one year of required experience.

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 Association of Schools and Colleges; 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 Accountant or fiscal supervisor. See allocation criteria memo.

Supervision Exercised:

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Accountant 1 by complexity of duties and level of responsibility.

Differs from Accountant 3 by the lesser degree of complexity, size of unit, and variety of programs.

See allocation criteria memo for details.

Examples of Work
Prepares required financial statements and fiscal reports which includes 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.