Current Employment Opportunity

Accountant I
Environmental Quality
1200 "N" Street,  Lincoln NE
Full-time Permanent
$16.59 -  Hourly
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM -- Monday thru Friday
The Department of Environmental Quality is seeking an Accountant I for our Fiscal Team. We are looking for a candidate who is service driven, loves to learn, customer focused, team oriented, 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.

Monday – Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Flexible Schedules – After 6 month probationary period 10 hour workdays may be available

This position is federally funded and may be governed by the Federal Hatch Act. Click here to review the Act
  • Analyzes financial data from the general ledger to balance with EPA grants. Reconcile 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.
  • Compiles financial data necessary to develop budget proposals; recommends/suggests budget proposals based on analysis of data compiled; assists management in planning and administering funds; monitors budget and provides ongoing reports to management.
  • Compiles calculations from payroll journal entry to determine payroll funding needs from EPA and indirect payroll allocations to programs. Manipulates data on Excel spreadsheet to extract required amounts. Generate a journal entry to allocate indirect costs to programs. Input data into table with data from Enterprise One, EPA and Excel calculations to give to supervisor for federal draw decisions.
  • Audits and examines data on invoices, to ensure the information is accurate and complete and in compliance with established agency and state policies and procedures for payment. This includes coding to the proper object code and Business Unit for entry into Enterprise One is accurate, timely, and has the proper supporting documentation is attached to voucher batch for pre-audit, approval and posting. Code vouchers using agency business units with identify specific grants, funding and programs. Posts data to ledgers, journals, databases and worksheet to establish and maintain records of all financial transactions.
  • Coordinates an annual physical fixed asset inventory with program staff. Ensure all fixed assets paid through the A/P process and are tagged with a "State of Nebraska" tag. Organizes, stores and reports retired fixed assets that are to be taken to State Surplus Property. Coordinates the transfer of those assets to State Surplus. Keeps accurate accountability of fixed assets through EDGE, and reconciles monthly reports to ensure all assets paid are accounted for on a fixed asset list.
  • Serves as backup to Accounts Receivable. Collects funds and codes them to the proper program. Writes receipt in NDEQ database and posts receipts in Enterprise One for revenue transactions.
  • Builds and maintains sub-ledgers for each NDEQ program for new sites or projects in Enterprise One.
  • Manages NDEQ vehicle program. Receives vehicle logs from leased and pooled vehicles and accounts for mileage from vehicle logs and follows up on any discrepancies. Sends reminders to program staff for scheduled auto repairs and maintenance on NDEQ pool vehicles.
  • 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.
  • 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 filing correspondence and records to ensure uniform storage and generating standardized reports.
  • Ability to work in designated time frames for duties and assignments.
REQUIREMENTS: Post high school coursework in accounting, finance, business administration or related field or vocational school OR Experience performing accounting, functions including interpreting and analyzing financial data.

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.

OTHER: Valid driver's license or the ability to provide independent transportation and regular and reliable attendance.
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. Skill 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. rev 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, photocopiers and calculators.

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