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Senior Accountant - Human Services


Do you excel in the field of accounting and enjoy complex fiscal and budgetary projects?  If so, Pennsylvania's Office of Comptroller Operations has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Accountant within the Human Service Medical Assistance unit.  Showcase your leadership qualities as you guide preparations for our state's accounting and reporting responsibilities for Medical Assistance and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  Join our dynamic team and embark upon a rewarding accounting career which will make a meaningful impact on the people of Pennsylvania! 




As a Senior Accountant, you will be responsible for the preparation of federal and state mandated reporting and correlating accounting tasks for medical assistance related grants.  You will supervise staff accountants within the unit to fulfill the team's duties, in addition to providing professional analysis, internal control over accounting and budgetary compliance, and professional, technical guidance to grant programs.  You will serve as a key liaison with state and federal partners, and collaborate with agencies and business associates to assess initiatives and provide guidance to department and agency personnel.  We are looking for someone who possesses an in-depth knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, strong analytics, and proven team collaboration in the planning and achievement of high-quality accounting deliverables.  This professional reports to the Medical Assistance Accounting Manager within the Bureau of Accounting and Financial Management (BAFM).


Interested in learning more?  Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description: https://careers.employment.pa.gov/pd/PD_NEOGOV.asp?p=00082764


Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment
  • Work hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday, with a 60-minute lunch.
  • Telework: You may have the opportunity to work from home (telework) full-time, with occasional in-office days when work dictates such requirements.  Please keep in mind that while this is a full-time telework position, that can change at any time at the Governor's discretion.  In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection and work from an approved location inside Pennsylvania.  If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email.  Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.
Position: Senior Accountant - Human Services
Organization: Pennsylvania Office of the Budget, Office of Comptroller Operations
Location: Harrisburg,  PA 
United States
Salary: $64,959 - $98,661 per year
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 6/7/2024


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • One year as an Accountant 2; or
  • Three years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience, and graduation from a four-year college or university, including or supplemented by fifteen credits in accounting. 
  • Four years of bookkeeping experience and fifteen college credits in accounting may be substituted for college graduation.  A Master's degree in Accounting or a related field may be substituted for one year of general work experience.


Other Requirements:

  • You must meet the PA residency requirement.  For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency. 
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.


How to Apply: 

  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position.  Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date.  Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position. 
Status: This listing expires on: 7/7/2024
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Organization Information
Pennsylvania Office of the Budget, Office of Comptroller Operations
555 Walnut St, 9th Floor

Harrisburg,  PA 17101
United States
Lori Hepler

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