Current Employment Opportunity

Accountant I
Environment & Energy
245 Fallbrook Blvd,  Lincoln NE
Full-time Permanent
$14.35 -  Hourly
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM -- Monday thru Friday

The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy is seeking a full-time Accountant I for our Fiscal Team.  We are looking for a candidate who is service driven, customer focused, team oriented, loves to learn, and has a high personal standard of integrity. The candidate would develop, prepare, and analyze financial and operating data while performing a variety of moderate accounting duties.

Hourly Hiring Rate:  $14.347 – 20% Increase on 07/01/23

  • Serves as the agency’s lead to Accounts Receivable.  Collects funds and codes to the proper program.  Writes receipt in the NDEE database and posts receipts in the state’s accounting system (EnterpriseOne) for revenue transactions.
  • Supporting role in Accounts Payable.  Audits and examines data on invoices to ensure the information is accurate and complete while in compliance with established agency and state policies for payment.  This includes coding to the proper object code and Business Unit.  Payments must be accurate, timely, and have the proper supporting documentation attached to voucher batch for pre-audit, approval, and posting.
  • Performs and processes multiple front-end, transactional accounting processes including entering data onto forms and other accounting/financial documents or databases to ensure proper accounting of funds; coding vouchers for identification; computing amounts to be disbursed/collected and applying established collection, discount and/or refund procedures; sorting and electronic filing of correspondence and records to ensure uniform storage and generating standardized reports.
  • Analyzes financial data from the general ledger to balance with EPA grants.  Reconciles funds for grants to maintain federal funds and matching grants funds into a single, comprehensive document or report.  Balances account discrepancies and suggests resolutions for corrections, performing account adjustments, through JE or book entry adjustments on the federal system.  Compiles source documentation for support of adjustments.
  • Extracts, compiles, organizes and analyzes financial data from vouchers, ledgers, journals and other accounting documents and databases to develop and prepare spreadsheets, reports, statements and other financial documents or files to assist management in analyzing, financial planning, forecasting and decision making.
  • Builds and maintains sub-ledgers for each NDEE program for new sites or projects in Enterprise One. 
  • Reviews accounting transactions for completeness and accuracy; reconciles account discrepancies and independently prepares resolutions to correct discrepancies performing account adjustments and posting to correct business unit and object code as needed. 
  • Ability to work in designated time frames for duties and assignments.

Post high school coursework or vocational education in accounting, finance, business administration or related field OR experience performing accounting functions including interpreting and analyzing financial data.

OTHER:  Valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent transportation and regular and reliable attendance.

PREFERENCE:  Prior participation in a team environment, skilled with business math, flexible and adaptable, problem solving, and can manage multiple priorities.  Experience with multiple accounting systems, self-development, customer service, advanced Excel, and process improvement.

Knowledge of:  the principles and practices of accounting theory and double entry accounting concepts and procedures; generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); accounting systems; the methods of filing and maintaining accounting records; Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; database management.

Skills in: listening to and understanding information received; using mathematical methods or formulas to compare and analyze data; developing and applying equations and/or formulas; compiling data from multiple sources into a single, comprehensive document or report.

Ability to: learn and apply the principles and concepts of specific agency programs, regulations and procedures of an accounting system; learn and apply GAAP practices and standards; communicate with agency staff and the public to provide and elicit information; classify accounting transactions, maintain, and reconcile accounts, close accounts and prepare reports and statements; extract data from established accounts and prepare accounting reports and financial statements; review accounting documents for completeness and conformance with specific requirements and to take the appropriate corrective action when necessary; design reports and financial statements; compute and compile financial data involving the use of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and fractions; operate office equipment such as personal computers, scanners, copiers and calculators.

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