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Program Accountant II - Hybrid Working Arrangements Print (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/colorado/jobs/newprint/4451679) Apply  Program Accountant II - Hybrid Working Arrangements Salary $61,776.00 - $80,304.00 AnnuallyLocation Denver Metro, COJob TypeFull TimeJob NumberIHA 02115 03/29/2024DepartmentColorado Department of Human ServicesDivisionFinancial ServicesOpening Date04/01/2024Closing Date4/15/2024 11:59 PM MountainFLSADetermined by PositionFLSA StatusExempt; position is not eligible for overtime compensation.Primary Physical Work AddressDepartment of Human Services Division of Accounting 1575 Sherman St. Denver, CO 80203




Department InformationThis position is open to current Colorado residents only. Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Opt in below to receive text message updates on CDHS recruiting events! CDHSCareers Description of JobRemote Work/Hybrid: In office 2 days a week, Remote 3 days a week1575 ShermanPlease note: These working arrangements are subject to change. About this Unit:Program Accounting exists to provide accountable financial information about the Human Services Programs, both State and Federal, to the Management of the Department of Human Services, the State Controller's Office, the federal government, the county departments of social/human services and others in need of information in an efficient and timely manner.About this Position:This is a professional accounting position that generates, compiles, analyzes, and interprets all the accounting and reporting functions for all State and Federal programs assigned. The position is responsible for understanding and maintaining the accounts and records in the Colorado Operations Resource Engine (CORE).Summary of Duties:Daily Accounting Activities:Accesses fiscal systems to produce, correct, audit, approve, and input financial and budget transactions that pertain to the Federal and State Programs. Also analyzes information on an as-needed basis for all assigned programs. This includes accessing all systems for the financial, budget, and payment information as needed by supervisors, peers, program staff, auditors, and county staff producing accurate auditable data using established procedures and manuals.

Assists program staff on expenditure/revenue related decisions.

Advises on allowable activity within the Federal and State program from a financial perspective.

This position analyzes CORE data and creates ad hoc reports to ensure completeness and accuracy of financial reports. This position analyzes procedures to determine if they are appropriate projects for automation, which would allow them to be accomplished more efficiently and effectively

Reconciliation of program Expenditures and Revenues:Reconciles all general and grant ledger accounts relative to all expenditures, revenue, obligations for all assigned programs, both federal and state, by analyzing and investigating various types of errors and interpreting the account expenditures and balances of funds available and using the data received from all financial systems to produce accurate and complete information for federal and management reporting.Program Financial Reporting:Prepare program financial reports on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual basis by analyzing and interpreting CORE data to determine if they are allowable or unallowable costs for the programs for which the financial reports are being produced. Analyzes and prepares Program Financial Reports according to the reporting requirements.Financial Analysis:Prepares and interprets system reports for all assigned programs, and Budget by utilizing a variety of excel spreadsheets to manipulate, enhance, combine the elements and different levels of detail present in CORE and the reports they produce. Said spreadsheets to be used in the budgeting and reporting process pertaining to all assigned programs.Monitoring:Monitors budget balances and resolves any problems with the budget division by preparing budgetary documents for allocations, transfers, increases, decreases, and corrections for the appropriations belonging to the programs assigned.Year End Close:Executes year end closing of all accounts related to programs assigned by utilizing and analyzing COREand other financial information. Make adjusting JV entries, clean up general ledger accounts, and produce required financial exhibits using the information available in CORE.Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal RightsOption 1 (Minimum Qualifications)

Six (6) years of professional accounting experience

Please note: This experience must be clearly documented on your application and the supplemental questions must be answered.

Option 2 (Substitutions)

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in accounting.


Two (2) years of professional experience in Accounting

ORSubstitutions: Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution which included 27 semester hours of accounting or auditing coursework will substitute for the degree requirement. Current, valid licensure as a CPA by the Colorado Board of Accountancy will substitute for the degree requirement and two years of professional accounting experience. Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. Definition of Professional Experience: While not fully encompassing, professional accounting experience is defined by the Colorado Department of Human Services as work that typically involves the following components:

Analysis of financial transactions to determine accuracy, completeness, and conformance to established policies and procedures and generally accepted accounting standards

Preparing, analyzing, and interpreting financial reports, statements and records, (e.g. balance sheets, profit and loss statements, amortization and depreciation schedules)

Assembling data and creating financial projections

Developing, implementing, modifying and documenting accounting systems

Reconciliation of accounts

Calculating and estimating effects of proposed changes in operating programs or accounting operations;

Auditing processes

Revenue recognition & contract completion recognition

Account troubleshooting and problem solving

Implementing and/or designing of financial controls

GL system maintenance

Making account recommendations

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in federal, state , or local government.

Experience conducting fiscal monitoring for federal grants

Experience working with CORE and InfoAdvantage reporting.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated proficiency working collaboratively with internal teams, technical and program partners.

Critical thinking; ability and motivation to develop solutions to complex, interpersonal processes, systemic challenges, and ability to use critical thinking when making decisions or to solve problems.

Conditions of Employment:

The successful candidate in this position must be willing and available to submit to the following conditions:

Must be willing to submit to and able to successfully pass a criminal background check.

Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must (1) disclose that information on the application (2) provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position, (3) provide the employee number from the applicant’s prior State employment. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination and failure to provide this information will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS

Appeal Rights:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (dpastate.personnelboard@state.co.us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.colorado.gov ; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.

Supplemental InformationHow to Apply (https://cdhs.colorado.gov/information-for-job-applicants#how-to-apply) The Assessment Process For additional recruiting questions, please contact maria.ramos-robinson @state.co.us. About Us: If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (https://www.colorado.gov/cdhs) (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:

Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.copera.org plus 401(k) and 457 plans

Medical and dental health plans

Employer supplemented Health Savings Account

Paid life insurance

Short- and long-term disability coverage

11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

BenefitHub state employee discount program

Employee Wellness program MotivateMe

Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more

Remote work arrangements for eligible positions

Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more

information, go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs .

Our Values:

We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans .

Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.

We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.

Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.

We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.

Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

ADAA Accommodations: CDHS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Nancy Schmelzer, at cdhsada@state.co.us or call 1-800-929-0791.


Toll Free Applicant Technical Support (https://cdhs.colorado.gov/information-for-job-applicants#technical-support)

The State of Colorado offers permanent employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program. Please click the following link for detailed information: www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/benefits Please note that each agency's contact information is different; therefore, we encourage all applicants to view the full, official job announcement which includes contact information and class title. Select the job you wish to view, then click on the "Print" icon.01 You must be a Colorado resident at the time of application. Are you a Colorado resident?




A requirement of this position is that you possess at least six (6) years of experience or satisfy one of the substitution listed in the job announcement. Do you meet this requirement?


Yes, based on the substitution provided in the job announcement



Do you have at least two (2) years of professional accounting experience?




If you indicated that you meet the minimum qualification based on the substitution listed in the job posting, please explain in further detail how your work experience and/or education qualifies you for the position. If this does not apply, type N/A in the box below. Do not write "see resume" for this question.


Please describe your previous and/or current professional accounting experience. If this does not apply to you, type "N/A" in the box below. Do not type "See Resume" for this question.


Do you have experience working with (or applying) governmental generally accepted accounting principles?




Please describe your experience working with the State Financial system CORE. If you have not worked with CORE, please describe your experience with other accounting systems.


Please describe your knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel, including any project examples and particular formulas that you are comfortable using.


Please describe your management style and how you would resolve conflict within your unit.


Please describe how you would go about providing financial information to non-financial program staff.


Please describe what you would consider to be the most ideal working environment including relationship structure between management, other departments, and this role?


I have read and understand the entire announcement and followed all of the instructions provided therein, including: fully and accurately completing the application (see resume statements will not be accepted); answering any supplemental questions; and have attached all of the required documentation, including resume, cover letter, and transcripts (if applicable), which will all be used as part of the comparative analysis process. I understand that failure to follow all instructions and submit all required documentation may result in elimination from consideration. (Late submissions will not be accepted).




Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application. In the space below, please provide an explanation as to why the prior termination or resignation should NOT disqualify your application from the current position.


If you are a current or former State of Colorado employee, please list your employee number.


Your legal name is used in the hiring process for background checks. Did you use your full legal name in your application?




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