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Financial Reporting Analyst

Accounting Office, State - SAO

The State Accounting Office (SAO) provides accounting and financial reporting expertise for the state of Georgia and is responsible for statewide financial reporting, oversight and management of the State’s Peoplesoft Financial and Human Capital Management system, accounting policy business process improvement recommendations, and management of the SAO Shared Service Center.

The Statewide Accounting & Reporting (SWAR) Division is responsible for the planning, coordination, and delivery of the state's regulatory financial reports, along with the compliance and risk management functions.  SWAR is a dynamic and highly successful team dedicated to the continuous improvement of financial reporting and providing value to the stakeholders of Georgia. SWAR is seeking a Financial Reporting Analyst to become a part of the team.


Position Description:


The Financial Reporting Analyst's primary responsibility is to use accounting techniques to compile, analyze and document agency financial data. They summarize and report information for financial statements and quarterly or annual reports. This position performs specialized tasks and operates on an enterprise scope. Enterprise scope jobs work with numerous state agencies and other reporting organizations daily.


Financial Reporting Analyst - FIP101

Pay Grade: M

Salary range: $46,310.72 - $66,158.17


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Work with other financial reporting professionals on an enterprise level to prepare the financial statements and footnotes of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), the Budgetary Compliance Report (BCR) and other statewide financial reports.
  • Assist Senior Financial Reporting Managers with the research and development of accounting procedures and policies which integrate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards, statutory accounting requirements, and departmental fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Assist management in the implementation of financial reporting process improvements
  • Provide professional guidance and assistance in the solution of complex accounting and financial problems.
  • Provide sound analytical support for key financial reporting decision making.
  • Provide insightful analysis of key reporting data.
  • Communicate with reporting organizations as needed.
  • Engage and lead ad hoc projects as needed.


Skills and Competencies:


  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), accounting procedures, financial reporting practices, and governmental accounting
  • Ability to prepare accurate accounting entries and adjustments and perform mathematical computations accurately using database principles and/or computerized accounting applications
  • Ability to use technical judgment in determining the accuracy and completeness of financial information
  • Ability to confer with state officials and federal representatives on problems which affect or are affected by the accounting system
  • Ability to organize and translate large quantities of data to prepare financial reports. 


Preferred Qualifications:


Preference may be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the Minimum Qualifications, possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or qualified to take exam
  • Knowledge and experience with governmental accounting
  • 3 years of professional level experience in accounting
  • 2 years of work experience in the public sector

 Application/Resume must clearly describe relevant qualifications and experience


NOTE: The State Accounting Office conducts background checks on all final candidates. Hiring of applicants is contingent upon satisfactory results of criminal background\records check, employment and education verification, employment reference checks, credit evaluation and professional license checks (where applicable).

Because of 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 posting may close at any time prior to the published closing date once a suitable applicant pool is identified.


 The State Accounting Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance or a closely related field from an accredited college or university AND One year of professional level experience in accounting and/or a closely related fiscal activity.

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