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Financial Analyst at STATE OF OHIO in Columbus, Ohio

Posted in Finance 11 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS), State Human Resources Division (SHRD) Pay Fiscal Unit is seeking an experienced Financial Analyst to provide assistance in processing financial transactions. 

The Pay Fiscal group is responsible for the reconciliation and funding of all Payroll deductions including retirement, medical, dental, vision and other payroll related deductions.

Responsibilities include, but is not limited to: 

  • Assists in reconciling payroll vendor payments from HCM to Financial Module (FIN) for four different pay cycles to verify vendor payments; 

  • Creates new vendors in PeopleSoft with vendor & banking information; reconcile Fund 124 to general ledger; processes special payments to four retirement systems for transfers between retirement systems & supplemental payments for employee settlements; 

  • Posts deductions & reconciles payment report for purchase of retirement service credits; 

  • Validates information sent to retirement systems; 

  • Processes annual report for State Teachers Retirement System; 

  • Queries, validates & bills retirement systems for refunds for each pay cycle;

  •  Coordinates with Ohio Administrative Knowledge System (OAKS) batch team the creation & reconciliation of data files sent to all retirement systems; 

  • Prepares W-2’s;

  •  Prepares & finalizes all quarterly tax reports; 

  • Reconciles & ensures that all tax records remain pure through each stage of merging; 

  • Reconciles final statewide W-2 records; reviews & corrects quarterly wage & adjustment reports;

  •  Adjust employee earnings as required; validates & runs queries to produce reports for vendors & reconciling purposes; processes tax forms;

  •  Responds to inquiries from vendors & internal auditors; 

  • Coordinates receipt & validates documentation (e.g. tax reports, vendor payments & interface files); 

  • Processes payments to retirement systems;

  • Reconciles employee & agency shares of OPERS refunds; 

  • Accounts for receipts & disbursement of all funds.

Preferred Qualifications:

12 months experience in payroll accounting & preparing employer tax forms; 

12 months experience in using accounting applications (e.g. PeopleSoft, Quickbooks, etc)

Applying for position:

  • When completing your on-line Ohio Civil Service Application, be sure to clearly describe how you meet the minimum qualifications outlined on this job posting. 

  • All answers to the supplemental questions must be supported by the work experience/education provided on your civil service application.

  • Selection devices, testing and/or assessments may be used to determine proficiency in this position.

  • If you require a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please email the Human Resources contact on this posting so special arrangements can be made.

Why work for DAS:

  • Extensive health benefits for all full and part-time permanent employees.

  • Guaranteed 11 paid state holidays every year.

  • Employee Tuition Reimbursement Programs.

  • Life Insurance coverage for all permanent employees.

  • Wellness Incentive program for employees enrolled in healthcare.

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Completion of undergraduate core program in business administration, accounting, finance or related field; 6 mos. exp. or 6 mos. trg. in accounting &/or finance to include an intermediate level of experience in spreadsheet software.

-Or 30 mos. exp. or 30 mos. trg. in accounting &/or finance to include an intermediate level of experience in spreadsheet software.

-Or 12 mos. exp. as Financial Associate, 66561.

-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.

NOTE: Successful completion of the Fiscal Academy may be substituted for 4 mos. of required accounting/fiscal experience referenced in this portion of the minimum qualifications.



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