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Accounting Technician

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State Of Minnesota Grand Rapids , MN 55730

Posted 4 months ago

Job Details

Job Class: Accounting TechnicianWorking Title: Accounts Payable Technician

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 09/05/2018

Closing Date: 09/17/2018

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Department of Natural Resources

Division/Unit: Operations Services / Regional Business Office

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift

Days of Work: Monday - Friday

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $18.58 - $26.27/hourly; $38,795 - $54,852/annually

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 207 - Technical/AFSCME

AFSCME Work Area: Grand Rapids Region

Work Location: Grand Rapids, MN

Employment Condition: Unlimited, Full-Time

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

The Department of Natural Resources is currently seeking a full-time Accounting Technician to work in the Accounts Payable unit of the Operations Services Division located at the Grand Rapids Regional Business Office. This position provides fiscal support to ensure all accounting functions and processes on accounts payable and employee business expense obligations for the DNR are performed accurately and according to with state and federal regulations and/or procedures, DNR policy, labor agreements, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Responsibilities include:

  • Audit and process Employee Expense Forms.

  • Analyze claimed reimbursements to ensure the transactions are in compliance with the appropriate labor union agreements as well as State rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

  • Resolve issues and prepare transactions for entry.

  • Provide post entry audit of transaction reports to ensure transactions were entered correctly.

  • Analyze documents for accuracy and completeness.

  • Enter payments, monitor for valid budget and approvals, and ensure all payments are made in a timely and compliant manner.

  • Respond and advise vendors concerns on payment processing.

  • Perform other administrative and financial tasks as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) sufficient to analyze, interpret, and prepare financial information, records, and reports; locate errors; and recommend solutions to procedural or other fiscal problems.

  • Documented one year experience working in an office environment with knowledge of office procedures and equipment sufficient to communicate via email, process documents, perform data entry, and audit documents.

  • Mathematical skills sufficient to calculate review and reconcile data and balance accounts.

  • Accounting skills sufficient to analyze, interpret, and prepare financial information, records and reports; locate errors; and recommend solutions to procedural or other fiscal problems.

  • English skills sufficient to interpret a variety of written materials (e.g., statutes, policies, procedures, and contracts) and to prepare well written correspondence and reports.

  • Leadwork skills sufficient to design work procedures and plan, organize, and implement work assignments.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability handle a large volume of work while maintaining accuracy and to prioritize and meet deadlines.

  • Skill in electronic spreadsheets, word processing software, computers, and other office equipment such as calculators.

  • Demonstrated customer service skills sufficient to communicate effectively with internal and external customers.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-High school education in Business, Accounting, or Finance.

  • Three or more years of technical accounting experience or financial auditing work.

  • Knowledge of budget terminology, preparation, and use sufficient to assist in budget planning.

  • Experience working in government and the ability to interpret and explain state rules, statutes, policies, and procedures related to accounting practices and fiscal policies, procedures, and practices.

  • Knowledge of state accounting system, policies, and cost coding.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access) at an advanced level.

  • Experience working with the Statewide Integrated Financial Tools (SWIFT), or other large private or governmental accounting system, sufficient to query and compile records and reports, and assist with preparation and maintenance of spending plans, financial status reports, and budget requests.

Physical Requirements

Requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.

Additional Requirements

It is policy of the Department of the Natural Resources that all candidates submit to a background check prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

  • Employment Reference Check

  • SEMA4 Records Check

  • Criminal History Check

  • Education/License Verification

Application Details

Why Work For Us

The Department of Natural Resources is proud to operate within a Culture of Respect that provides a healthy, safe, and productive work environment for all employees. This means that our employees are supportive of a diverse workplace, are respectful to one another and to our customers. We believe that promoting a Culture of Respect allows our employees to do their best work in support of the agency's mission.

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

How to Apply

Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page and submit an application/resume that clearly describes how you meet the qualifications listed above. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to


If you have questions about the position, contact Vicki Dunnell at or 218.328.8959.

If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please submit your certificate to Chelsie Fisher at or fax to 651.296.6494 by the job posting close date.


The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages participation in all its programs, services and activities and does not discriminate against qualified applicants with disabilities. Anyone who believes they may need a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate in the job application, interview or selection processes may contact any agency official with whom applicant has contact in the processing of their employment application to request an accommodation. Applicants may also contact the DNR's Affirmative Action office to request an accommodation by: E-mail: or by calling Sarah Spence-Koivisto at 651.259.5016; or using MN Relay 711.

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Accounting Technician

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State Of Minnesota