Louisiana Department of State Civil Service STATE ACCOUNTING SYSTEM CONSULTANT 4 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana



$3,462.00 - $7,284.00 Monthly

$19.97 - $42.02 Hourly

$3,462.00 - $7,284.00 Monthly


Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, LA

Job Type



Division of Administration

Job Number

OSRAP 101816 BB


10/23/2016 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

Job Number: OSRAP 101816 BB

The Division of Administration/Office of Statewide Reporting and Accounting Policy has one vacancy.

This position will be filled by new hire or by promotion of a current permanent status classified employee. A Civil Service written test score is not required. Anyone is eligible to apply.

Preference may be given to applicants with knowledge and experience with the LaGov Systems including: G/L, vendor files, purchasing, real estate, fixed assets/reporting, ADHOC reporting and financial reporting.

A criminal history check will be conducted on all new hires as well as employees changing positions including promotions, demotions, details, reassignments and transfers. Also, prospective employees may be subject to pre-employment drug testing. New hires will be subject to employment eligibility verification via the federal government's E-verify system.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities.

Applicants can check the status of their application at any time by selecting the 'Application Status' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

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Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

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Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

If you are unable to apply online, you may fax your Civil Service application to (225) 219-1041 or you may mail it to the Staffing Division, Department of State Civil Service, P.O. Box 94111, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111. Please include the job title State Accounting System Consultant 4 and job number OSRAP 101816 BB on your application. All applications must be faxed or postmarked by the closing date of this posting. Paper applications will be considered incomplete if the supplemental questions are not printed, answered, and submitted with the application.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. You must include all relevant education and experience on your official State application.

Applicants qualifying based on college training or receipt of a baccalaureate degree will be required to submit an official college transcript to verify credentials claimed prior to appointment. Please make every effort to attach a copy of your transcript to your application. The transcripts can be added as an attachment to your online application or faxed to (225) 219-1041. The selected candidate will be required to submit original documentation upon hire.

For further information about this posting, please contact:

Brandon Blanchard

HR Supervisor

Division of Administration/Office of Human Resources

email: brandon.blanchard@la.gov



A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting plus three years of professional level experience in accounting or financial auditing.


A CPA certificate will substitute for the baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting plus one year of the required experience.

A master's degree in accounting, business administration, finance, management, economics, quantitative methods or public administration will substitute for one year of the required experience.


Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts


To perform specialized tasks in the maintenance of a statewide fiscal management subprogram or to serve as head of a subprogram with advanced complexity.




Broad review from higher level personnel.


Functional over departmental fiscal personnel on a project basis; functional over peers on a project basis.


Division of Administration, Office of Statewide Reporting and Accounting Policy.


Differs from State Accounting System Consultant 3 by serving as a technical specialist.

Differs from State Accounting System Supervisor by the absence of supervisory responsibility over two or more State Accounting System Consultants.

Please refer to the approved DSCS Allocation Criteria memorandum for specific allocation requirements.

Examples of Work


Supervises a Statewide Fiscal Management subprogram in the Division of Administration, such as: fund reporting/note disclosure, CAFR development, accounts receivable/cost allocation, revenues/expenditures/debt, system maintenance, transaction processing, policy/help, payment processing, and systems reporting and design.

Develops and revises statewide accounting procedures.

Confers with management, executive and fiscal personnel in agencies to resolve highly complex problems, provide technical assistance, and to recommend alternatives in operations.

Prepares the most complex fund statements, such as: the General Fund and Bond Security and Redemption Funds under the governmental fund types, for the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

Prepares statewide year-end close and annual report procedures.

Assesses the training needs of agency and in-house personnel.

Develops and generates special automated reports for state agencies and public use.

Serves as project leader to convert large and complex agency accounting systems to the statewide centralized automated accounting system.

Researches state-of-the-art governmental accounting techniques through professional literature and correspondence with external governmental entities.

Prepares and participates in the negotiation of the Cash Management Improvement Act (CMIA) agreement between the State of Louisiana and the United States Department of the Treasury.

Prepares annually a CMIA report on interest liability to the federal government.

Serves as the appropriation control officer for the Division of Administration.

Develops and maintains an office website on the internet and serves as the liaison between the office and the Data Commission.

Directs and participates in special fiscal management projects as assigned.

Monitor the effects of policy and procedure changes on ISIS subsystems.

Evaluate system processes to detect conflicts with policy and recommend correctional action to management, state agency and other control personnel.