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New York State Civil Service Director of Accounting and Disbursements in Albany, New York

Agency Thruway Authority

Title Director of Accounting and Disbursements

Occupational Category Financial, Accounting, Auditing

Salary Grade NS

Bargaining Unit M/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary Range From $124144 to $151754 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Temporary

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.50


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address 200 Southern Boulevard

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12209

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration with an emphasis in accounting, or a related field AND eight years of experience managing and preparing financial statements in accordance with General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP*). *Up to four years’ experience auditing government organizations in accordance with Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States may substitute. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:• Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed by New York State.• A master’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field. • Experience accounting and/or auditing a complex government organization subject to GAAP standards promulgated by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB).• Proven record of analyzing and implementing new accounting statements issued by GASB. • Excellent computer skills; including proficiency with Oracle e-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Human Resource Management System; Microsoft Office Suite; and other accounting systems.• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.• Understanding of New York State Public Authorities Law.• Analytical ability to develop and implement improvements or recommendations.• Proven ability to work well with senior executives and team, as well as mentor/lead other team members.

Duties Description Under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Director of Accounting and Disbursements is responsible for administering, directing, and supervising the Office of Accounting and Disbursements.The Office of Accounting and Disbursements is responsible for preparation of the Authority's monthly and annual financial reports; coordination with the Authority’s external auditors to complete financial statement audits, maintenance and oversight of the Authority's financial system; processing of bi-weekly employee payrolls and maintenance of payroll, attendance and tax records; payment processing for construction and personal service contracts, merchandise/services, utilities, travel and employee benefits; administration of a procurement card program; maintenance of fixed asset records; project and cost accounting; and invoicing of reimbursements requests related to federal and other external funding sources. • Manage all aspects of the Authority’s chart of accounts, general ledger, and financial reporting to conform with NYS Public Authorities Law, generally accepted accounting principles, and Authority bond covenants. Coordinate with internal and external auditors.• Administer project accounting records to support financial reporting and project funding, as well as produce reports for management’s use in analyzing and evaluating operations.• Administer fixed asset records to support financial reporting and inventory control of Authority assets.• Administer a record of all suppliers, contractors, consultants, and government entities doing business with the Authority/Corporation. • Maintain documented system of accounting policies and operations. Oversees the development and updating of internal controls for the Office.• Oversee the Authority’s payroll function, ensuring compliance with applicable laws, and maintenance of records related to employee attendance and accruals/usage of paid time off. • Mange the prompt and accurate payment of all obligations of the Authority, including amounts owed to contractors, consultants, suppliers, benefit providers. Oversee the Authority’s procurement card program.• Oversee the Authority’s reporting to comply with Public Authorities Law.• Maintains a continuous evaluation of the operating systems used to ensure that they are in line with the changing requirements of the Authority/Corporation and currently accepted practices and to maximize the effective use of electronic data processing equipment for these systems. • Advise on financial analyses and decision-making regarding significant drivers of revenues, operating costs, capital investments and other matters with management and Chief Financial Officer.

Additional Comments This position is a full time, benefits eligible position with no end date. The status is listed as Temporary due to being in the Exempt jurisdictional class.Free onsite employee parking.Remote work availability will be discussed at time of interview. Some of the benefits provided to Management Confidential (M/C) Thruway Authority employees include: Health Insurance and Prescription Drug Coverage. Dental and Vision Coverage. 13 Paid Holidays, 4 of which are floating holidays, which are credited in July each year for use from July 1st through June 30th. Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave Accruals.Eligible to exchange up to 5 days of their accrued vacation credits for cash compensation. Also eligible to exchange a maximum of 5 additional days for a total of 10 days if they have a vacation accrual balance of at least 35 days.Employees who maintain a continuous sick leave balance of 165 days may be eligible for sick leave incentive compensation. Employees with less than 165 days may be eligible for a prorated incentive payment.Health insurance opt out program is available, eligible employees will receive compensation for participating in this program.Sick Leave at Half Pay eligibility if requirements are met.Sick Leave is credited at the rate of one-half day each biweekly pay period up to a total of 165 days. Paid Family Leave benefit, which provides job-protected paid time off for covered family leave. Disability Benefits Program which provides disability benefits for an off the job injury or illness. Membership in the New York State and Local Retirement System, as well as optional enrollment in the NYS Deferred Compensation Plan. Tuition Assistance Program which reimburses 90% of tuition costs for approved courses up to 15 credit hours per year. New York's 529 College Savings Program which provides New York families with a tax-advantaged way to save for college. Flexible Spending Program, which allows employees to set aside pre-tax payroll deductions for eligible health care and dependent care expenses. Employees with 20+ years of State/Authority service may receive up to an additional five days of vacation leave accruals annually. Longevity Pay - Employees with five years of satisfactory service at or above the maximum salary of their grade will be eligible to have salary advanced to the First Longevity, 10 years of satisfactory service will advance to the Second Longevity, and 15 years of satisfactory service will advance to the Third Longevity. Longevity pay has a positive impact on retirement. Employees are paid bi-weekly, with no lag time. The New York State Thruway Authority is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. New York State Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, familial status, citizen or immigration status, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity or expression, prior arrests, prior conviction records, predisposing genetic characteristics or domestic violence victim status. The Thruway Authority is committed to a workplace free from discrimination based on the referenced characteristics and other federal and state protected characteristics. The New York State Thruway Authority provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Development at or call (518) 471-4321.

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Name Christina P.


Fax 518-471-5076

Email Address


Street 200 Southern Blvd.

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12209

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