Colorado State Accountant I in Denver, Colorado

Accountant I



Accountant I


$3,563.00 - $5,214.00 Monthly


Denver, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Department of Personnel & Administration

Job Number


Max Number of Applicants



3/28/2018 11:59 PM Mountain

  • Description

  • Benefits

Department Information

Who we are:

This position is only open to Colorado state residents.

This position is open until the date posted or until 75 applicants have been received, whichever comes first.

The Department of Personnel & Administration (DPA) provides the infrastructure by which the rest of state government operates. The programs and services provided by DPA are vitally important to the efficient and effective operation of state government. Due to the nature of the Department's business, service to customers is the Department's driving force. The Department's customer base is three fold: DPA serves state agencies, state employees, and the public.

Our values are:

Integrity - Being honest and fair in our work and relationships

Teamwork - Collaborating with and empowering each other to achieve success

Responsiveness - Engaging and following through in a way that promotes respect, energy, creativity, and adaptability

Transparency - Operating with accountability, clarity, and ethics in a way that builds and sustains trust

Service - Being helpful, useful, timely, and efficient in our actions, results, and communications

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference and build greater public confidence in good government, consider joining the dedicated people of the State of Colorado. Our professionals strive to support state government and the citizens of Colorado. Customer service is a key component for every position in state government as is the focus on ideas and ways to redesign the delivery of services in making state government more:

  • Effective. Measure every aspect of government to be sure it's doing what it's supposed to do and to look at outcomes to judge whether our programs are successful.

  • Efficient. Deliver services in ways that are timely and effective including identifying waste and duplication and measure for efficiency.

  • Elegant. Deliver state services in a way that elevates both the state employee and the person receiving state services.

In addition to a great location and rewarding meaningful work, we offer:

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

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

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Paid basic life insurance

  • Short and optional long-term disability coverage

  • 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

Description of Job

What you will do:

  • Approves payments by reviewing billing, enters the proper accounting coding and serves as quality control to monitor and a correct errors made by data entry function

  • Reconciles invoices not automatically reconciled between systems as well as lender invoices which detail principal and interest payments for vehicles

  • Assembles reports that list invoices approved for payment and audits monthly invoice status reports to monitor any purchase orders submitted by Fleet in which no invoice has been received

  • Runs monthly depreciation and vehicle inventory and provides summary report of activity to assist DPA Administration in reconciling systems

  • Researches out-of-line expenses by monitoring and analyzing trends that appear to be abnormally high or low and reports findings to the manager

  • Clarifies requirements and processing procedures for vendors, state agencies and internal staff

  • Acts as point of contact for account payable/receivable personnel

  • Coordinates and monitors the work flow including invoice batch verification and processing and researching incomplete invoices

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Only your on-line application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications and/or substitutions. "See Resume" will not be accepted. You may attach a resume and cover letter to your on-line application.

Part of, or the entire comparative analysis for this position, may involve a review of the information you submit in your on-line application, resume and/or cover letter. Therefore, it is paramount that in the experience portion of your on-line application you describe the extent to which you possess the education, experience outlined in the job announcement as well as the preferred qualifications. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions may affect the assessment of your submittal and prevent you from competing in subsequent measures used to arrive at a top group of applicants. Candidates may also be required to pass a pre-employment test as part of the comparative analysis process in order to move on to the next step in the process.

Who you are:


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in accounting.


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.


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.