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Technology Authority, Georgia - GTA

Agency Description:

The Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) currently manages the delivery of IT infrastructure services to 89 Executive Branch agencies and managed network services to more than 1,200 state and local government entities. IT infrastructure services encompass mainframes, servers, service desk, end user computing, disaster recovery and security. Managed network services include the state’s wide and local area networks, voice, cable and wiring, and conferencing services.

Both categories of services are provided as shared services through a public-private partnership called the Georgia Enterprise Technology Services (GETS) program. A Multi-sourcing Service Integrator is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the delivery of services by multiple providers. GTA is responsible for service provider oversight and management as well as governance.

Meanwhile, GTA promotes an enterprise approach to technology by establishing statewide IT policies, standards and guidelines based on industry best practices and federal requirements. GTA works closely with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget and state agencies to ensure an individual agency’s IT strategy aligns with its overall business strategy and business continuity planning. GTA is involved in managing the state’s portfolio of technology projects to ensure they meet established goals and are completed on schedule and within budget.

Cybersecurity is a critically important concern, and GTA gives particular attention to supporting the development of training for state employees so they understand their role in protecting sensitive information. In compliance with statutory requirements, GTA gathers data from state agencies on an annual basis regarding their IT security programs and IT expenditures. The data are compiled into reports that are useful in guiding state leaders in their decision making.

In addition, GTA is responsible for partner coordination at the Georgia Cyber Center, www.gacybercenter.org. Located in Augusta, the center is a state-owned facility designed to promote modernization in cybersecurity technology for both the private and public sectors through unique education, training, research, and practical applications. Comprised of two buildings with a total of 332,000 square feet and budgeted at more than $100 million, the center is the single largest investment in a cybersecurity facility by a state government to date. The first of the two buildings, the Hull McKnight Building, opened July 10, 2018, while the second building, the Shaffer MacCartney Building, opened January 10, 2019.

GTA manages the state's official website, www.georgia.gov, and enterprise web-publishing platform. GeorgiaGov provides information and services from more than 115 state agencies and links to city and county government websites. The enterprise platform supports 82 state agency websites. Both GeorgiaGov and the enterprise platform are carefully designed to ensure friendly navigation, accessibility for users with disabilities, and robust search capabilities.

Through Call Center and Constituent Services, GTA provides constituent services on behalf of the Governor's Office. The Office of Constituent Services is a point of contact for advocates, legislators, and the general public, and its specially trained staff answers questions, addresses complaints, and helps with access to state of Georgia services. In addition, GTA's call center, 1.800.georgia, responds to calls, emails, and chats from users of Georgia's website, www.georgia.gov. It also offers call center services to other state and local government agencies.

GTA and the Department of Community Affairs are leading the Georgia Broadband Initiative, whose goal is to promote and deploy broadband services in unserved areas of the state. Broadband has become essential to business, education, healthcare, agriculture, and overall quality of life, but many rural communities lack high-speed access to the internet. The initiative also involves the Department of Economic Development, the State Properties Commission, and the Department of Transportation.

 

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GTA is currently seeking a Accountant 2, A/R  in the Accoutning Services Unit. 

 

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Under limited supervision, the Accountant 2 performs subsidiary ledger to general ledger reconciliations, compiles and analyzes complex financial data to ensure the development of accurate and consistent financial and operating reports.   Understands highly complex business requirements of the Accounting team, generally accepted accounting principles, and the overall operation of the authority as related to the processing of financial transactions.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares subsidiary ledger to general ledger reconciliations.
  • Prepares and analyzes specialized, complex financial reports.
  • Creates monthly miscellaneous retained file.
  • Compiles and verifies the accuracy and validity of complex accounting transactions, often requiring in-depth analysis and resolution.
  • Applies generally accepted accounting principles in recording and reviewing financial activity. 
  • Assists with updating or implementing departmental policies and procedures that promote compliance with audit standards.  Resolves complex financial issues related to the management of multiple projects.
  • Provides customer service related to complex financial matters.  Interacts with management of GTA and external entities. 
  • May compile information for or serve as a liaison to outside regulatory agencies and auditors.
  • Performs job responsibilities with minimal supervision, demonstrating thorough knowledge of more than one function area.  Recommends and implements accounting policies and procedures. 
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

Core Competencies:

  • Knowledge and application of generally accepted accounting principles, theories and practices; techniques of standard accounting transactions, established governmental accounting practices and procedures. 
  • Ability to compile, monitor, examine, and audit moderately complex financial statements/reports/accounts or budget codes for accuracy, integrity, and conformance to accounting and program guidelines.
  • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.

 

 

SALARY:

GTA Pay Grade: 7

Hiring Salary: $54,500.00

(Hiring salary commensurate with education and experience)   

Current Georgia state government employees will be subject to SPB rule provisions.

 

Additional Information:

EARN MORE THAN A SALARY! In addition to a competitive salary, the Georgia Technology Authority offers a generous benefits package, which includes employee retirement plan; paid holidays annually; vacation and sick leave; health, dental, vision, legal, disability, accidental death and dismemberment, health and child care spending account; in addition to telework opportunities depending upon position.

 

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

 

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

 

This position is unclassified and employment is at-will.

Candidates for this position are subject to a background and credit history check.

 

AGENCY SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field from an accredited college or university OR equivalent education or experience on a year for year basis AND two (2) years of professional accounting experience at a level equivalent to Accountant 1

 

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

(Preference will be given to candidates who, demonstrate some or all of the following skills/experience):

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in Accounting AND two (2) years of professional accounting experience
  • State government accounts receivable experience    
  • Completion of the governmental accounting series 
  • PeopleSoft/Teamwork experience with State of Georgia
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft office 
  • Experience with financial monitoring, analysis, and report creation and/or presentation

 

Georgia Technology Authority does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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