AD22 - Accountant/Fiscal Analyst II
General Nature of Work:
Performs professional duties in the creation and maintenance of accounting records, the verification and documentation of financial transactions, or the preparation and management of agency budgets.
Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:
This class is intended for use at the journey level of the accounting/fiscal analyst profession. Some positions have supervisory responsibilities.
Examples of Work:
(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)
Distributes budgetary instructions, interprets policies and procedures, develops and/or explains the use of budgetary forms and prepares budgetary reports and amendments for review.
Reviews complex budgetary requests for completeness, verifies estimates, summarizes budgetary statements of program activities and objectives and analyzes program benefits/cost-effectiveness measures.
Calculates personal service expenditures, allots appropriated personal service funds, monitors personal service fund changes and apprises management of unbudgeted actions.
Analyzes transactions in specific accounts, including operating revenues, operating revenue deductions and plant investments, determines the propriety of the inclusion of specific charges in each account.
Compiles data relating to the depreciation provision; determines the propriety of annual depreciation rates used by the company, their application to the proper depreciable accounts and the propriety of the depreciation provisions charged to the rate payers.
Discusses specific problems arising from the examination of financial records of a company with superiors to determine the extent of information to be secured and the manner of prorating expense or revenue when records are incomplete; ascertains specific financial items which need particular scrutiny in the examination of a company's records.
Arranges for the concentration of funds into a single account with the Federal Reserve Bank.
Monitors all incoming wire transfers to accounts at the Federal Reserve Bank.
Maintains accounting systems for the investment and debt management areas and prepares related reports.
Researches and analyzes preferred investment programs; makes determinations as to most suitable programs and invests accordingly.
Analyzes, prepares and distributes various financial and fiscal reports and statements on accounts for internal and external use.
Communicates with agencies and bank representatives to resolve complex problems.
Executes banking transactions between various accounts.
Ensures the accurate documentation of all financial transactions.
Applies and supervises the application of the principles of accounting theory to alter and maintain an accounting system, develops methods for recording and monitoring financial transactions and directs the preparation of financial reports.
Supervises the accounting and compliance activities of a major grants and contracts unit.
Evaluates assigned programs; assists in developing program performance standards; uses process modeling tools or assists in the development of process modeling tools.
Develops budgetary forecasts based on reviews of programmatic needs and requirements, expenditure and funding trends and anticipated general economic changes.
Analyzes and recommends alternative funding and spending options in the preparation of annual and five-year budgets for review by top agency management.
Creates and applies budgetary performance goals to measure the financial efficiency and program effectiveness of complex agency programs and services.
Tests information contained in financial institution files for validity and accuracy.
Reviews operating procedures to determine that sound internal safeguards are in place and properly functioning.
Reviews and evaluates loans and investment accounts.
Receives requests for information on the industrial loan program and responds as deemed appropriate; coordinates the maintenance of records for these activities.
Researches prospective applicants to determine possible risks and qualifications for programs.
Services all accounts for which primary responsibility has been assigned on a continuing basis, including the maintenance of current supporting information, the collection of loans in accordance with repayment agreements and the assurance of compliance with federal and state funding requirements for documentation and appropriate action of borrowers.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)
Knowledge of the principles, practices, theories and terminology of accounting, auditing, banking, budgeting, financial management or investment.
Knowledge of state government fiscal and accounting processes.
Knowledge of the organization and capital structure of public utilities and of the methods and procedures used in the financing of major extensions to utilities' operations.
Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
Knowledge of state laws and regulations pertaining to banks and banking.
Knowledge of credit and commercial financial lending practices.
Knowledge of basic commercial laws and Uniform Commercial Code practices.
Knowledge of financial statement analysis.
Knowledge of state and federal regulations and laws concerning funding for economic development purposes.
Ability to proficiently mathematical concepts.
Ability to interpret and analyze financial data, records and reports.
Ability to supervise subordinates.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to determine appropriate investment opportunities.
Ability to communicate effectively.
State Minimum Training and Experience
State Necessary Special Requirements:
(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)
A high school diploma and professional experience in a related area such as accounting, auditing, finance or commercial lending.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A high school diploma and three years professional experience in a related area such as accounting, auditing, finance or commercial lending. A bachelor's degree with multiple accounting courses may be substituted for two years of the required work experience.
MUSC Physical Requirements: