Financial Specialist, Principal

State of Idaho Boise, ID
PO Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0066


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Financial Specialist, PrincipalDepartment of Labor

Open for Recruitment: July 11, 2018 - July 25, 2018

Announcement # 04244046576

Salary Range: $22.02 - $31.00 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

Idaho Department of Labor

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The IDOL Accounting Bureau has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Financial Specialist, Principal to join us in the Central office (Boise). The bureau has 29 employees, and this position will be part of the bureau management team, which consists of the Financial Executive Officer and 2 Financial Specialist, Principals. This position will be responsible for budget and financial reporting, accounts payable, cash management and procurement. The ideal candidate has strong communication skills, an analytical approach to problem solving and good time management skills. For questions regarding this position, please contact John Taylor (

Previous applications for this position will not be considered for this vacancy.

Job Responsibilities

* Oversee the operation of multiple accounting units

* Analyze accounting systems and processes, maintain workflow documentation and coordinate with Bureau Management Team to implement approved system enhancements

* Provide technical guidance and assistance to management, staff and external customers

* Establish, document and maintain internal controls

* Compile data and prepare financial reports

Minimum Qualifications

* Good knowledge of accounting principles and practices

* Good knowledge of supervisory practices

* Experience using personal computers to develop, analyze and report on financial data

* Experience monitoring/reviewing internal financial controls

* Experience resolving technical accounting, auditing, or budgeting problems

* Experience preparing financial documents for management review

* Experience analyzing financial activities and recommending or implementing management actions

Additional Qualification

Applicants will receive additional points if they meet the following criteria:

* Certified Public Accountant or Certified Government Financial Manager license


The examination is a rating of your education and experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the spaces provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question addressing minimum requirements to qualify for this position. Scoring will be based on the information you provide. A minimum rating of 63 is needed to pass this examination. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete.

To preview the exam, click on the "Preview Exam" link at the bottom of this page (you will not be able to take the exam from this screen). If you wish to take the exam, click on any Apply Online button and follow the instructions provided.

How to Apply

Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. Copy and paste your customized resume into the field provided under the Qualifications & Exams section of the Application Checklist. When updating your online application information, please select: Department of Labor under "Agencies", Full Time employment under "Job Type/Shift" and Boise under "Cities".

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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

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