Louisiana Department of State Civil Service Accounting Specialist 2 in United States

Accounting Specialist 2


$2,018.00 - $3,962.00 Monthly


Lafayette, LA

Job Type



University of LA - Lafayette

Job Number



4/21/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

This vacancy resides in the University's Administrative Services Department.

Applicants must have Civil Service test scores for 9242 Accounting Paraprofessional Test in order to be considered for this vacancy unless exempted by Civil Service rule or policy. If you do not have a score prior to applying to this posting, it may result in your application not being considered.

Applicants without a current test score can apply to take the test here.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process by selecting the 'Applications' link after logging into their account. Below are the most common status messages and their meanings.

Application received - Your application has been submitted successfully.

Checking for required test score - We are making sure you have an active, passing score for the required written test.

Written Exam – See History – Click on the History link for test results. Candidates with an active, passing score will designate as "Pass". Candidates with a failure on the written exam designate as "Fail". If no information is present, you have no present written exam results.

Evaluating experience - Your application is being reviewed to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Minimum Qualification Review – See History – Click the History link for the results of your application review. Passing candidates will designate as "Pass". Failing candidates will designate as "Fail".

Eligible for consideration - You are among a group of applicants who MAY be selected for the position.

Eligible Pending Supplemental Qualification Review - Only candidates meeting the supplemental qualification will be eligible for referral.

Referred to hiring manager for review - Your application has been delivered to the hiring manager. You may or may not be called for an interview.

Position filled - Someone has been selected for the position.

Position canceled - The agency has decided not to fill the position.

The State of Louisiana only accepts online applications. Paper applications will not be accepted. Computer access is available at your local library, at local Louisiana Workforce Commission Business Career Solutions Centers, and at our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at 5825 Florida Boulevard, Room 1070, Baton Rouge, LA 70806. If you require an ADA accommodation, please contact our office at (225) 925-1911 or Toll Free: (866) 783-5462 during business hours for additional assistance.

(Please note: Libraries and LWC centers cannot provide in-depth assistance to applicants with limited computer skills; therefore, we suggest that such applicants have someone with computer proficiency accompany them to these facilities to assist with the computer application process. Also, no State Civil Service employees are housed at the libraries or LWC centers to answer specific questions about the hiring process. Such questions should be directed to our Baton Rouge Information and Testing Office at the phone numbers above or by visiting the office on Florida Blvd. where assistance is available. Information is also provided on our job seeker website at www.jobs.la.gov).

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Taronsler Faye Cormier - Human Resources Analyst

University of Louisiana at Lafayette Human Resources Department

P. O. Box 40196, Lafayette, LA 70504-0196




Three years of experience in bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, or numerical computation.


College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience provided that three semester hours of each thirty are in accounting.

An Associate Degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university will substitute for two years of the required experience.

An Associate Degree in Accounting Technology from a Louisiana Technical College accredited by the Council on Occupational Education will substitute for two years of the required experience.


It will not be necessary to provide an official position description (SF-3), or to provide percentages of time performing the qualifying duties in order to be credited with the experience.

NOTE (for the first and second substitutions):

Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To provide limited support of accounting functions.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Generally from higher-level fiscal or administrative positions. See allocation criteria memo.

Supervision Exercised:


Location of Work:

May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Accounting Technician by lack of responsibility for preparation of basic-level financial reports.

Differs from Accounting Specialist 1 in that the duties are more complex in nature.

Examples of Work

Serves as the first level of review and approval of financial transactions relative to collections, refunds, funds disbursement, cost accounting, expenditure control, budgeting, grants management, program analysis, accounts payable, and accounts receivable to ensure accuracy and completeness of calculations, legitimacy of transactions, and proper authorization.

Responsible for posting and journalizing for complex accounts (e.g., grants, contracts and revenue), large or sensitive accounts, and/or a greater variety of accounts.

Confers with the general public, patients, vendors, and employees to obtain information and answer questions on more complex matters.

Verifies calculations to balance receipts and to determine taxes, discounts, deductions, and additional charges.

Makes bank deposits, writes checks, and reconciles bank statement/accounts.