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Louisiana Department of State Civil Service ACCOUNTANT MANAGER 2 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana


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$4,326.00 - $8,514.00 Monthly


Baton Rouge, LA

Job Type


Job Number



DNR-Office of the Secretary


Management and Finance

Opening Date


Closing Date

5/31/2023 11:59 PM Central

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Supplemental Information

Office of the Secretary – Fiscal Services Division

The Office of the Secretary (OS) is responsible for providing quality fiscal, human resources and administrative services to ensure the achievement of the mission and objectives of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The Fiscal Services Division of the Office of the Secretary provides complete financial management services for the various offices that make up DNR, constituting four separate budget units. Its functions include annual budget preparation, maintaining accounts reflecting the department's revenues received and costs incurred, and providing financial management reports and advice.


This position is located in the Fiscal Division within the Office of the Secretary in Baton Rouge, LA. The incumbent in this position is responsible for professional financial work involving various accounting activities centered on budget, contracts, and grants in the Budget and Fiscal Section of the Department of Natural Resources under the supervision of the Budget Administrator 3. This position supervises, advises, and directs activities of the Accounts Payable unit and the Administrative Services unit, which includes the direct supervision of two professional accountant positions and one Administrative Program Director position. The incumbent of this position must possess a complete and comprehensive understanding of the LAGOV ERP system, the Bank of America Works application, DNR's Departmental Policies and State of Louisiana Policies and Procedures that relate to the Accounts Payable function. The position must have a detailed knowledge of State procurement and purchasing requirements. They are also required to have a detailed understanding of the Department's Budget as outlined in HB1.

**Note regarding the advertised pay range: The maximum amount listed is the maximum salary a person can make over their career andnot the amount we are allowed to pay a new hire.

This vacancy is being announced as a classified position and is open to all qualified applicants.This position requires the selected applicant to serve a minimum probationary period of twelve (12) months. A current, permanent status state employee may be required to accept a probational appointment in lieu of promotion. Additional Vacancies may be filled from this announcement within 90 days of the closing date.


No Civil Service test scoreis required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

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 applications to determine where they are in the recruitment process.Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

If using college experience to qualify, a copy of your college transcript MUST be submitted by the closing date of this announcement. This may be done by way of an attachment to your online application and/or by fax/mail.Applicants possessing an international degree must submit an equivalency evaluation statement with their application. This may be done by way of an attachment to your online application.

Transcripts can either be mailed or faxed to the Louisiana Department of State Civil Service. Fax: 225-219-1041. Mailing Address: Department of State Civil Service, P.O. Box 94111, Capitol Station, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9111.

Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application.Applications may be rejected if incomplete.

For further information about this vacancy contact:

Taylor L McDowell

Department of Natural Resources

PO Box 94396

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9396


The Department of Natural Resources is a State As a Model Employer (SAME) agency that supports improved employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. For more information on employment-related resources available for those with disabilities, refer to the Louisiana Employment Resources Guide at

The Department of Natural Resources is a participant in the E-Verify system for identification and employment eligibility purposes.



A baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting, plus four years of professional level experience in accounting or financial auditing.


A certified public accountant (CPA) certificate will substitute for the baccalaureate degree with twenty-four semester hours in accounting plus one year of the experience.

A master's degree in accounting, business administration, finance, management, economics, quantitative methods, or public administration will substitute for one year of the required experience.


Six years of full-time work experience in any field may be substituted for the required baccalaureate degree (not the 24 hours in accounting).

Candidates without a baccalaureate degree may combine work experience and college credit to substitute for the baccalaureate degree (not the 24 hours in accounting) as follows:

A maximum of 120 semester hours may be combined with experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

30 to 59 semester hours credit will substitute for one year of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

60 to 89 semester hours credit will substitute for two years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

90 to 119 semester hours credit will substitute for three years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

120 or more semester hours credit will substitute for four years of experience towards the baccalaureate degree.

College credit earned without obtaining a baccalaureate degree may be substituted for a maximum of four years full-time work experience towards the baccalaureate degree. Candidates with 120 or more semester hours of credit, but without a degree, must also have at least two years of full-time work experience to substitute for the baccalaureate degree.

NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.

Job Concepts

Function of Work:

To plan, organize, and manage fiscal programs.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

Generally from a higher-level fiscal manager or administrator.

Supervision Exercised:

Typically over at least two Accountant Supervisors or one Accountant Manager 1. Agency hierarchy and reporting relationships will also be considered when making allocations at this level.

Location of Work:

May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from other Accountant Managers by level of Accountant Administrator served; relationship to Accountant Administrator; the number of accounting functions managed; scope and complexity of programs managed; and size and composition of subordinate staff.

Differs from Accountant Administrator by subordinate relationship.

See allocation criteria memo for details.

Examples of Work

Oversees the preparation of complex financial reports in the areas of budget development, cost reporting, and revenue forecasting.

Develops goals and measurable performance standards for subordinate fiscal units and subordinate fiscal supervisors.

Establishes productivity reporting criteria and procedures for these units and monitors supervisors' performance in meeting goals.

Ensures that supervisors are trained to counsel employees, develop employees' skills, and lead employees to achieve performance objectives.

Provides periodic reports of unit performance to higher level Accountant Manager or Accountant Administrator.

Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity tomake a differencethrough public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career.

As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits, and have access to a great professional development program:

Insurance Coverage More information can be found at

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year:

  • New Year's Day

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,

  • Mardi Gras,

  • Good Friday,

  • Memorial Day,

  • Independence Day,

  • Labor Day,

  • Veteran's Day,

  • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

* Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor

State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to):

  • Louisiana State Employees Retirement System ( LASERS has provided this video ( to give you more detailed information about their system

  • Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (,

  • Louisiana School Employees Retirement System (, among others


    Do you possess 24 semester hours in accounting from a regionally accredited college?

  • Yes

  • No


    If you answered 'yes' to the previous question, please type each course name, semester hours earned, and the accredited university. If you answered 'no,' type N/A. Example: ACCT 2001 - Introductory Financial Accounting - 3 hrs – LSU


    Do you have a current certified public accountant (CPA) certificate?

  • Yes

  • No


    If you answered yes to the previous question, please list the license number, issue date, and expiration date. If no, please type N/A.

    Required Question


State of Louisiana


For agency contact information, please refer to

the supplemental information above.

Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802


(866) 783-5462



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