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Accounting Technician

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State Of Minnesota Moose Lake , MN 55767

Posted 2 months ago

Job Details

Job Class: Accounting Technician

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

Closing Date: 10/8/2018

Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Corrections Department / MCF - Willow River / Moose Lake

Location: Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF) - Willow River / Moose Lake

Division/Unit: Financial Services

Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 7:30AM - 4:00PM

Days of Work: Monday - Friday / 40 hours per week

Travel Required: No

Salary Range: $18.58 - $26.27/hourly; $38,795 - $54,851/annually

Classified Status: Classified

Bargaining Unit/Union: 207 - Technical/AFSCME

FLSA Status: Nonexempt

Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary

Job Summary

This position will perform various technical accounting services necessary for successful Department of Corrections (DOC) financial operations, including but not limited to offender financial transactions, staff payroll, business expense reports, special purpose accounts, and other duties. This position will effectively control, analyze, audit, and prepare appropriate accounting records and reports on a daily and monthly basis.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Maintain the Offender Trust Financial System (iTag) on a consistent basis ensuring all offender financial transactions are properly accounted for in an accurate and timely manner, and in accordance with DOC policy and Generally Accepted Accounting Principals (GAAP).

  • Analyze, process and pre-audit bi-weekly employee payroll ensuring all employees are paid accurately and timely and in accordance with collective bargaining agreements, state and federal laws, and DOC policy, in addition to supporting appropriate record retention on behalf of the agency.

  • Analyze, process and pre-audit Business Expense Reports ensuring all employees are reimbursed accurately and timely and in accordance with collective bargaining agreements, state and federal laws, and DOC policy.

  • Perform DOC finance, reporting and general office duties so that the financial services department are assured of efficient operations.


Minimum Qualifications:

The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position:

  • 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.

  • Knowledge of SEMA4, iTag, or other private or governmental accounting system, sufficient to query and compile records and reports, including financial status reports.

  • Working knowledge of electronic spreadsheets, word processing software, computers and other office equipment such as calculators.

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

  • Ability to design, interpret and explain work procedures and operations and provide advice on fiscal policies and procedures.

  • Ability to read and write a variety of materials in English.

Preferred Qualifications:

The following qualifications are strongly desired of applicants seeking consideration for this position:

  • Associate's degree or higher in Business, Accounting or an Accounting related field.

  • Experience with the SEMA4 staff payroll system.

  • Experience with the iTag offender accounting system.

  • One (1) or more years' experience processing employee payroll for a large governmental agency or large business organization.

  • Attention to detail and high degree of accuracy in working with numbers and crucial recordkeeping on a daily basis.

  • Organizational and multi-tasking abilities.

Physical Requirements

Tuberculosis screening may be required prior to hire for this position. For a copy of the Physical Demands Analysis, please contact Shanna Vah at

Additional Requirements

The selection process may include screening the top candidate(s) on their criminal history, predatory offender registration, offender associations and/or other applicable background information in accordance with Department of Corrections' policy.

Employment history/reference checks, including incidents of sexual harassment, will also be conducted on the top candidate(s) in accordance with Department of Corrections' policy. This may include a review of job performance and discipline records.

New employees will be fingerprinted within the first 30 days of employment.

Application Details

Why Work For Us

Join a team with a national reputation for excellence! The Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) is highly regarded nationwide and has provided a model for other corrections systems to follow. Our mission is to reduce recidivism by promoting offender change through proven strategies during safe and secure incarceration and effective community supervision. We offer great State of Minnesota benefits, competitive pay, internal promotional opportunities, free parking, and workout facilities at most locations.

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. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.

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If you have questions about the position, contact Shanna Vah at or 651/361-7317.


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.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.

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