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Central Accounting Associate at State of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:


Do you find accounting and numbers fun? Are you an Excel guru with great attention to detail? If you're answering "yes!", join us as a Central Accounting Associate and support the Nebraska Department of Education!

If you are customer service oriented, enjoy working with a variety of people and projects, and great at multitasking, this could be a great fit! This is a great team who enjoys having fun while they work, and has lots of knowledge to share!

Office Location & Schedule: This position is assigned to our office located at 84th & O St, Lincoln, NE, with potential for up to two days telework contingent upon proper agency approvals.

Teammates Enjoy:

In addition to being part of meaningful work and making a difference through public service, our Total Compensation package includes an approximate $22,600 in additional Benefits value! This includes:

  • Stable employment and hours with regular salary increases

  • Thirteen paid holidays per year

  • Competitive benefits, paid time off, and retirement

  • 79% employer-paid health insurance with four plans and coverage levels to choose from

  • Dental, vision, long and short-term disability, flex spending and health savings accounts, employee assistance program, employee discount program, and more!

  • Generous vacation and sick leave earnings each year (starting at 12 days each!), plus a variety of other leave types

  • 156% state-matched retirement (yes, that's $1.56 for every dollar!) with a guaranteed 5% return

  • $20,000 term life insurance at no cost to you, with additional supplemental life insurance options

  • Wide variety of professional development opportunities

EEO: NDE is committed to advancing equity, inclusiveness, and diversity in all that we do. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we encourage applications from ALL qualified candidates and assure they will receive consideration for this position regardless of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Examples of Work

  • Collects money, writes receipts, codes and posts transactions to proper accounts, and stores money for deposit with the State Treasurer.

  • Enters, reviews, and approves the daily deposit and accounts receivable into the State Accounting System.

  • Processes Automated Clearing House (ACH) and credit card payments and balance receivables and creates the journal entry for the various systems that receive payments via ACH transfer or credit card payments.

  • Assists in the processing of bi-weekly payroll generation for NDE, and reviews and verifies the payroll for assigned teams.

  • Performs pre-audit function and processes payment and disbursement requests in support of the activities of the assigned section, ensuring claims are processed in a timely manner.

  • Reviews requests for payment and disbursement, ensuring all necessary documentation is included with the request, and in cases where additional information is required, contact the requestor for the additional information.

  • Evaluates claims against rules and regulations that affect the assigned section, ensuring that the request is in compliance with rules and regulations, and denies requests that are not in compliance.

  • Provides technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders on fiscal matters.

  • Maintains proper records for payment/disbursement requests to expedite audit procedures.

  • Demonstrates commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

Qualifications / Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate degree in Accounting or related field and at least two years of experience performing accounting functions.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Professional.

*The supplemental "Questions" section of the application assists us in learning about specific, comparable experiences from each candidate. We can then use evidence-based equitable practices to determine candidates to move forward. In addition to the required Work Experience and Education sections, answering the supplemental Questions completely with requested details is highly encouraged. Each written response area has ample space to provide a complete response; due to screen size, we do not recommend filling out this application on small mobile devices.
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