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Accounting Assistant

Posted on: November 4, 2023

Website Department of Veteran's Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs – Michael J. Fitzmaurice South Dakota Veterans Home is hiring a full-time Accounting Assistant in Hot Springs, SD. For more information on the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, please visit: https://vetaffairs.sd.gov/

Job ID: 24951

Salary: $18.04- $20.29 per hour, depending on experience

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Accounting Assistant acts as a paraprofessional to accounting and fiscal professionals by performing assigned accounting practices to assist with fundamental accounting and routine fiscal procedures.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have

Experience in Accounts Payable transaction processing. The applicant must have an understanding of accounting principles and is able to analyze, evaluate, and process invoices from receipt through payment. This requires an understanding of both accounting theory and practice. Knowledge of project costing is a plus. Experience in long-term care or related healthcare fields and an understanding of Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affair programs, and private healthcare insurance billing practices is preferred but not required. Excellent communication and customer service skills are required. The candidate must have the ability to work in a team environment assisting elderly residents and their families in a long-term care facility with their financial questions and assist with managing their finances. The candidate will also work with other agencies in gathering, analyzing, and reporting financial data to the Business Office for new resident admissions. Attention to detail, excellent documentation capabilities, and organization skills are highly desired.

Knowledge Of

bookkeeping practices to record debits and credits, basic accounting and financial principles, invoices, requisitions, and similar forms used in purchasing, check writing, and recording;
arithmetic sufficient to calculate percentages;
Excel, QuickBooks, and other computer program applications and database management;
purchasing and procurement practices;
State and Federal codes, regulations, and related statues;
Skill To

analyze effectively and accurately;
remain detail oriented and organized;
communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
problem solve;
ensure accuracy of documents for payment and auditing purposes;
clarify any questionable invoice items, prices or receiving signatures;
assemble and review invoices to be completed for payment;
maintain copies of vouchers, invoices, and other correspondence;
practice effective monitoring to ensure payments are made to vendors in a timely manner.
Ability To

follow written directions such as code books, chart of accounts, and purchasing manuals;
review documents as to protect against unintentional overpayment;
post business transactions, process invoices, verify financial data to maintain accounts payable records;
use a calculator and computer;
learn applicable accounting software;
prioritize and meet established deadlines;
maintain financial records and prepare financial reports;
compare information and recognize discrepancies;
establish and maintain effective working relationships with residents and their families, vendors, departmental officials, co-workers, and the public.
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This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference per ARSD 55:10:02:08.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/ . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources

Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us


” An Equal Opportunity Employer”

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