AD25 - Accountant/Fiscal Analyst III
General Nature of Work:
Performs and/or coordinates complex 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:
Positions in this class perform the most complex duties and may have supervisory responsibilities over an assigned functional area.
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.)
Supervises major functional areas within an agency's financial system, e.
, general accounting, accounting or permanent improvement project accounting.
Conducts feasibility studies for accounting system modifications by evaluating user needs and requirements and the potential impact on present systems.
Maintains accounting records of the Insurance Reserve Fund.
Maintains claims, expense, premium income and investment information in coordination with an automated system; prepares appropriate reports and projections.
Prepares the NAIC Annual Report in coordination with the Insurance Department.
Plans large, complex and interrelated projects, assigning personnel and coordinating studies in a wide variety of areas; recommends policies and program objectives impacting on agencywide management, organization and processes.
Reviews, analyzes and evaluates existing policies, programs, plans, systems, operations, procedures and documents to develop improvements in efficiency, effectiveness and productivity; assists in developing program performance standards.
Determines which securities should be bought and sold.
Ensures the registration and punctual payment of the state's general obligation indebtedness and various other debt service accounts.
Collects, assimilates and ensures the accuracy of financial data for internal and external reporting requirements.
Reconciles situations when files are out of balance; researches errors and ensures corrective action is taken.
Coordinates loan document preparation and maintains documentation for the loan life of each credit.
Monitors borrower compliance with loan agreement terms and conditions and state and federal regulations.
Reviews with the senior loan officer the financial soundness and economic viability of loan portfolios, the degree of compliance with financial reporting requirements, the submission of payments and the overall effectiveness of the agency's lending efforts.
Coordinates activities of all loan officers, to include credit reviews, loan committee presentations, loan closings and collections.
Formulates an appropriate recommendation on each credit consideration requiring loan committee action.
Determines and prepares pro forma adjustments necessary to placing the company's revenues, revenue deductions and plant investment on a going level basis in all instances where formal proceedings, such as rate cases, are involved.
Assists in developing procedural manuals to be followed by utility companies; advises appropriate company officers of such regulations.
Reviews and verifies agency budgetary adjustments and new personnel position requests; monitors agency expenditures.
Provides technical assistance to agency officials in the implementation of state budgetary policy and procedures.
Analyzes state and/or federal budgetary procedures for fiscal requirements.
Evaluates cost projections for new, expanded or reorganized agency services and apprises management of program financial requirements; performs program analyses of existing agency services.
Conducts comprehensive credit evaluations of local government and public utility loan applicants; negotiates loan amounts, terms security, lien positions, financial conditions and other related items with officials.
Assists in preparation of annual budgets and budget requests; provides internal auditing and liaison services.
Reviews and evaluates institutions' financial status, including loan files, cash and investment accounts.
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, banking, budgeting, financial management or investment.
Knowledge of state government fiscal accounting processes.
Knowledge of financial EDP systems.
Knowledge of rate-making practices and procedures.
Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
Knowledge of basic commercial laws, the Uniform Commercial Code and commercial lending practices.
Knowledge of financial statement analysis.
Knowledge of state and federal regulations and laws applicable to the area of employment.
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.
Ability to proficiently apply mathematical concepts.
Ability to analyze and interpret complex financial data and reports.
Ability to plan, organize, review and supervise the work of subordinates.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
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 bachelor’s degree and professional experience in a related area such as accounting, auditing, finance or commercial lending.
MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:
A bachelor’s degree and four years professional experience in a related area such as accounting, auditing, finance or commercial lending. A job-related bachelor’s degree with multiple accounting courses may be substituted for two years of the required work experience.
MUSC Physical Requirements: