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This position serves as a Fiscal Analyst within the DNR Finance Division.
Responsible for the total fiscal management of assigned divisions having a large number of complex financial functions that are broad in scope and performs professional fiscal, budgetary, grant accounting and auditing services under the direction of the Fiscal Supervisor.
A day in the life:
• Conduct budget analysis and advises division leaders on the fiscal matters regarding their operating, dedicated and federal funds.
• Prepare and manage annual and biennial budgets.
• Allot and monitor division budgets in conjunction with monthly state match transfers.
• Prepare and process Request for Federal Reimbursements (draws) for assigned grants according to federal and state guidelines and verifies accuracy of grant financials supporting the draw.
• Prepare monthly fund and operation projection worksheets and review with assigned division leaders to ensure an accurate agency spending plan.
• Analyze and research activities as they relate to state and federal funding within assigned divisions, ensuring that all regulations and guidelines pertaining to the expenditure/revenue transactions are applied to and reconciled in the DNR Accounting system to the State's Official Book of Record maintained by the Auditor of State and the Encompass Financials System.
• Prepare and analyze a variety of state and federal financial status reports related to assigned divisions.
• Coordinate grant financial reports with the divisions to ensure that federal and state standards and timelines are met.
• Serve as financial systems expert for assigned divisions by investigating and resolving budget errors related to state and federal funding, e-procurement, project costing, funding sources and other financial transactions.
• Serve as a liaison between division staff and financial representatives regarding state and federal issues.
• Meet and confer with division leaders and program managers to resolve problems and coordinate services.
• Field questions and respond to information requests from internal customers as well as other state agencies regarding assigned funds and grant projects.
• Perform other budget and grant accounting duties and assignments in order to meet the established goals and objectives of the agency and assigned divisions.
What we're looking for:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Financial Management or related field. Budget and Grant related accounting work experience may substitute on a year-by-year basis.
• Extensive knowledge in preparing, justifying and advocating budget requests as well as monitoring and approving expenditures and other financial transactions for a state agency.
• Extensive knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of federal grants, governmental accounting, budgeting, auditing, and problem solving.
• Advanced knowledge of state budgeting and auditing.
• Experience with analyzing fiscal trends, isolating and understanding variances, projecting expenditures and revenues accurately and adjusting budgets to address shortfalls and optimize fiscal resources.
• Advanced computer skills in Excel, Access, Encompass and Hyperion.
• Extensive knowledge of cost/fund accounting and grant financial reconciliation processes.
• Extensive knowledge of agency organization and function.
• Extensive knowledge of federal and state accounting and bookkeeping laws, policies, and procedures.
• Specialized knowledge of state government organization and function and knowledge of legislation and DNR rules and standards pertaining to assigned divisions.
• Specialized knowledge of automated accounting systems.
• Ability to take initiative and exercise leadership in recommending overall budgetary and performance improvements to division decision makers.
• Ability to solve complex accounting and auditing problems.
• Ability to develop accounting methods and procedures to meet agency needs.
• Ability to develop effective work relationships.
• Ability to prepare and interpret complex financial statement and reports.
• Ability to reconcile discrepancies between accounts.
• Analytical skills; accurate math skills; ability to work under pressure with efficiency, tact, diplomacy and courtesy at all times.
• The incumbent must be flexible, organized, a decision maker/problem solver, and customer service oriented.
Type: Contract | Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
 

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