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Job Category:
OST-Accountant/Auditor I
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State of Mississippi | Montgomery, AL
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Job Description

Characteristics of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions

This is entry-level position that requires professional accounting and auditing work independently or as a team. The incumbent may conduct and/or participate in analysis of the department's accounting functions to determine the legality of fiscal activities and the effectiveness of accounting systems. The incumbent should develop knowledge of state and federal laws in relation to financial administration and familiarity with various accounting systems in the agency to provide more efficient operations and better internal control. Work is performed in accordance with established regulations, procedures, and administrative directives and under the direction of the Division Director.

Examples of Work:

Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

Establishes important contacts with banks/auditors/state agencies/etc.

Participates in meetings that will have a direct impact on automated accounting processes.

Processes cash receipts, payment vouchers, government transfers, and purchase orders.

Performs balancing operations.

Makes routine reports.

Assists in preparation of fiscal statements and analysis.

Audits the daily transmittal slip from DFA and prepares large deposit.

Prepares and reviews reports for accuracy of application and conformity with established departmental policies.

Maintains general and/or subsidiary ledgers involving all the major portions of the division's fiscal activities, reflecting a variety of funds.

Provides accurate, valid, and reliable results of assigned financial/accounting/auditing tasks.

Analyzes financial data, develops and defines process improvements, conclusions and recommendations.

Exercises responsibility for reviewing compliance of program requirements, federal requirements, reports and analyses conducted by others.

Displays application of knowledge of professional principles and techniques: State tax laws, rules and regulations, and agency's policies to audit taxpayers for compliance.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:



A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in the field of Accounting.



A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a minimum of 24 hours of accounting as identified below:

18 hours in the following courses:

Principles of Accounting I and II

Intermediate Accounting I and II


Governmental Accounting

The remaining 6 hours may be selected from:

Advanced Accounting

Federal Income Tax

Advanced Auditing

Cost Accounting

Managerial Accounting

Accounting Systems

Auditing Problems

Advanced Federal Income Tax

Required Document:

Applicant must attach a copy of his/her transcript to verify required coursework.

About State of Mississippi

Mississippi State University is a comprehensive, doctoral-degree-granting university offering to a diverse and capable student body a wide range of opportunities and challenges for learning and growth. An able faculty, drawn from the best institutions in all parts of the nation, strive earnestly to perfect their teaching skills, while producing in their specialized studies scholarly books, articles, and conference papers that gain respect for themselves, the University, and the state. A body of energetic researchers, both faculty and other, assisted by an effective research administration, places Mississippi State among the first one hundred universities in the nation in federal research support. The University's service agencies are similarly distinguished, earning the respect and support of their varied constituencies throughout the state, as well as in other states and in foreign countries.