Colorado State ACCOUNTANT II in Denver, Colorado






$4,117.00 - $4,940.00 Monthly


Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Department of Labor and Employment

Job Number

KAA 3683(2) Acct II 3-18

Max Number of Applicants



3/19/2018 5:00 PM Mountain

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Department Information

The Department of Labor and Employment keeps Colorado strong and competitive. We connect workers with great jobs and assist those who have been injured on the job. We help people who are unemployed through no fault of their own by providing temporary wage replacement and we ensure fair labor practices. We provide an up-to-date and accurate picture of the economy that helps in decision making. And we protect the workplace – and Colorado communities – with a variety of consumer protection and safety programs.

This is a values-driven organization, committed to teamwork, collaboration, accountability, adaptability, excellence, integrity and respect.

We believe in outstanding customer service, an inclusive culture, continued process improvement and in our role as a trusted and strategic partner. Recognizing that knowledgeable employees drive our success, we are seeking dedicated individuals who exhibit our shared values and our passion for quality and excellence in all we do.

In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

  • Discounted RTD EcoPass (Denver Metro locations)

  • BenefitHub state employee discount program

  • CafeWell employee wellness program

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more

Our agency website: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer.

Description of Job



This position exists to manage the day-to-day Workforce Development 11 Regional/County cash settlement, accounts payable and encumbrances that needs to maintain in CORE/CLEAR systems. This position follows the procedures and policies to ensure adherence to rules and regulations of GAAP, Department, State and Federal fiscal rules. Analyze, reconcile and advise sub-recipient financial manager's contracts and account payable financial data using both CORE and CLAR financial systems in order to process cash settlement on a timely basis. Provides timely and accuracy financial information to CDLE staff and sub recipients. Advises and discusses matters of financial importance with the sub recipients as well as CDLE staff. This position must reconcile both CLEAR and CORE expenditures. This position must make sure the vendors reimbursements are received in a timely manner. This consists of monitoring CLEAR for entries from the vendors and CORE for the corresponding payment. Provide CLEAR technical assistance and the customer services to the regions/counties. Other additional duties as required by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


Education and Experience:

Must be a current State of Colorado resident in order to apply.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in accounting and two years of professional accounting experience.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution which included 27 semester hours of accounting or auditing coursework will substitute for the degree requirement.

Additional appropriate experience will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Current, valid licensure as a CPA by the Colorado Board of Accountancy will substitute for the degree requirement and two years of the professional accounting experience.

Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Governmental Accounting experience

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong reconciliation skills

  • Ability to provide excellent customer services

  • Proficient with Microsoft office

Highly desirable Skills:

  • CORE experience

  • Account Payable experience

  • Ability to interact with various stakeholders, mostly financial managers

  • Ability to resolve and provide financial issues in a timely manner

  • Ability to reconcile the expenditures from the sub ledger to main systems

    Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a Colorado resident at time of application.

  • As a condition of employment, you must successfully pass a background check (both criminal and unemployment insurance benefit overpayments).


If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information

Minimum Qualification Screening

A Human Resources Analyst will only review the work experience/job duties sections of the online job application to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Cover letters and resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of the official State of Colorado online application, but may be attached. Part-time work experience will be prorated.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications to continue in the selection process for this position. Work experience and qualifications must be specifically documented on your online application. Do not use "see resume" or "see attached" statements on your application. Resumes WILL NOT be reviewed for minimum qualification screening.

Comparative Analysis Process – Structured Application Review

After minimum qualification screening, the comparative analysis process for this position will involve a review and rating of all the information you submit with your application materials. Therefore, it is extremely important to document in the work experience/job duties portion of your online application the extent to which you possess the education, experience, minimum qualifications, and preferred qualifications as outlined in the job announcement. It is also important to thoroughly answer all supplemental questions as your answers to these questions will be evaluated during this phase. Any attachments such as cover letters, resumes or other documents that support your experience may also be reviewed during this phase.

Supplemental Questions

Answer the supplemental questions on the application completely and thoughtfully. Your answers may be rated based on your writing ability (spelling, grammar, and clarity of your writing) as well as the content of your answer.