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State of Montana Accounting Technician in Helena, Montana

Department Overview: The Montana Department of Commerce works with statewide and local partners, private industry and small businesses to enhance and sustain economic prosperity in Montana. The Department works to improve the state's economy through business creation, expansion, retention, and diversification of the state's economic base; provides direct technical assistance, grants and loans for Montana's entrepreneurs, businesses and their employees; strengthens the economy through the promotion of tourism development, promoting and protecting historic sites, and marketing Montana as a travel and filmmaking destination; promotes access to new markets, both foreign and domestic, for Montana goods and services; provides financing for homeownership and rental assistance opportunities for Montana families; and develops and improves public infrastructure and housing for Montana citizens by providing grants and technical assistance to Montana communities and counties. Department of Commerce values their employees and here are some of the core competencies that the Department believes in: Commitment, Communication, Initiative and Accountability, Influence, Personal Effectiveness, and Thinking and Problem Solving. Job Overview: This position is responsible for all accounts payable for the agency. This includes payments to outside vendors and other State agencies, as well as reimbursement of employee travel expenses. This position also provides financial services for the department in the areas of accounts receivable, contract management, records management, and cash handling, to ensure all accounting transactions are recorded accurately and in a timely manner. HOW TO APPLY: You areREQUIREDto attach acover letter and resume at the time of application or your application will not be reviewed.This posting is open till filled with weekly applicant reviews. In your cover letter please address the following question: How has your professional career and education prepared you to meet the requirements of this position? In your resume, include all work experience you have held that would help you qualify for this position, including duties and dates of employment (month & year - start & end). A complete state application is not required; however, you will need to initiate the application and attach the cover letter and resume in order to be considered for this position. Failure to attach the cover letter and resume will result in your application being incomplete and will not be considered further. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Materials submitted but not requested will not be considered in the selection process. All documents for Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents. If you need an accommodation with the application process or for a copy of the complete job description, send your request to the HR Department at Education & Experience Associate Degree 2 years of job related experience. Working knowledge of bookkeeping principles and procedures; general accounting principles and practices. Preferred knowledge: accounts payable, deposits, State Accounting, Budgeting, Human Resource System (SABHRS); state government operations; contract requirements; State of Montana Purchasing Regulations; State of Montana Travel Regulations. Other combinations of experience and education will be considered on a 1-1 basis (1 year of education is equal to 1 year of experience & 1 year of experience is equal to 1 year of education for evaluation purposes) Total combined years must add up to the total of education plus experience listed as minimum qualifications for the application to be considered. Job: Accounting/Finance *Title: *Accounting Technician * Location: *Helena Requisition ID: 21142467