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Accounting Assistant

Posted on: August 9, 2022
Intern – Connect South Dakota Broadband Program

Website South Dakota Department of Social Services

This is a Full-Time 40 Hours Weekly position with the Department of Social Services. For more information on the Department of Social Services, please visit https://dss.sd.gov/.

Our Culture: Family focused. Person centered.
At the Department of Social Services (DSS), family is everything. It’s the foundation of what we do every day through provision of services to strengthen and support individuals and families, connecting them with resources to foster independent and healthy lives. Our work is driven with our vision to build Strong Families, South Dakota’s Foundation and Our Future. We believe families have the right to be safe and secure. We also believe in respecting individual and cultural differences by treating people with dignity, fairness, and respect.

Our Team: Dependable. Committed. Compassionate.
As a member of the Department of Social Services you will be part of a team of professionals who are dependable, committed, and compassionate. We believe collaborative communication, teamwork, partnerships, and trust are foundational to the delivery of essential family services.

Who we want:

highly motivated and experienced person with a passion for serving the public who displays a high level of effort and commitment towards completing assignments and goals;
compassionate individual who listens attentively to others and clearly conveys information and ideas;
dependable and organized individual who effectively plans and organizes work activities;
a person who is dedicated and who will represent the Department of Social Services with integrity and enthusiasm; and who works cooperatively with others and promotes a friendly work climate to achieve shared goals.
What you’ll do:

follows established charts of accounts to ensure payment of bills and record keeping in compliance with supervisory direction;
assigns appropriate codes charging internal division and other departments for services and/or goods;
processes various claims to ensure they are paid promptly and according to guidelines;
documents payment and processing errors and corrections;
reconciles vendor statements and handles calls or inquiries from vendors regarding payments;
replaces stale dated warrants; maintains vendor files; requests and enters W-9’s into state accounting system files;
maintains utility data in the EnergyCap Utility Manager System
reviews local checking accounts, helps with contract administration;
performs various backup duties and projects as necessary and other duties as assigned.
As a Department of Social Services employee, you will have a chance to experience:

Creativity– We are always looking for innovative ideas to help us achieve improved outcomes.
Making a difference– You will have an opportunity to make a difference in the life of fellow South Dakotans.
Professional development– We provide valuable trainings to ensure staff are well-trained, competent, accountable, and empowered and will assist you in reaching your career goals.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of:

Bookkeeping practices sufficient to record debits and credits;
Basic accounting and financial principles;
Invoices, requisitions, and similar forms and documentation used in purchasing;
Arithmetic sufficient to calculate percentages;
Computer program applications and database management – specifically Excel, Word and Access.
Ability to:

follow directions; communicate sufficiently to answer questions and provide information about assigned work;
learn applicable accounting software;
prioritize and complete work by established deadlines; compare information and recognize discrepancies;
establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors; department officials and the public;
demonstrate compassion, respect, courtesy, and tact when interacting with others.
This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference per ARSD 55:10:02:08.

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.

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