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The State of Montana is an equal opportunity employer.

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Accountant-District Financial Officer

*Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.


For more information contact:

State Agency:
PO Box 1359
Great Falls, MT 59403
TTY:Montana Relay Service at 711

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Local Montana Job Service Workforce

Position 54153302
Great Falls
Full-Time Permanent
Great Falls Administrative
$54,916.00 - $54,916.00
Additional Salary Information:

Training Assignment:This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.

Applicant Pool:If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.

Special Information:
Training Assignment: A training assignment may be considered if the experience requirements are not met, however, all candidates must possess the required education.
All documentation required establishing preference or as required as part of the application must be submitted by the closing date to be considered during the selection process.
A valid driver’s license is required. Driver’s record will be verified. Successful applicants will be required to sign a release form which authorizes the Department to obtain the applicant's permanent driving records. Compliance with Mont. Admin. R. 2.6.201, "State Vehicle Use," and MDT Policy # 3-0134, "Addendum to Rick Management and Tort Defense Division State Vehicle Use Policy" are conditions of employment.
The position is physically located in the Great Falls Office, occasionally traveling to surrounding offices in the district and to Helena (HQ) as needed. Read below for the education and experience requirements necessary to fill this position.
Work shift is 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
This position is covered by a VEBA (Voluntary Employee Benefit Association). The successful applicant for this position will be required to participate in the VEBA group. The VEBA group can take part in an annual election. Any questions regarding the VEBA can be addressed to Laurie Edwards, MDT Human Resources Division 444-6053.

As the District Financial Officer (DFO) for the Great Falls District, you will be responsible for a variety of professional accounting duties related to MDT's varied construction and maintenance projects. On a regular basis you will be performing professional duties such as establishing district accounting controls, analyzing district budgets, and administering the district's fiscal and accounting systems. The position has a dual reporting relationship with the Great Falls District Administrator and the Chief Accountant of the Administration Division in Helena, who both rely on this position to provide and manage reliable and valid district financial information in support of MDT's mission to maintain a cost-effective transportation system.

The position requires an advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of governmental accounting and budgeting; research and analysis practices; business administration; Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting requirements; and must become familiar with state and federal rules and regulations related to agency accounting activity.
The position also requires knowledge of automated accounting software, management and financial systems and other systems. The position requires knowledge of administrative goals and objectives, legislative and administrative rule requirements and processes. The position will become familiar with Montana statutes, MDT rules, regulations, policies, and procedures; state and federal budget and financial reporting requirements; and adult education and training methods.
Knowledge and skill of supervisory management and techniques are required.
The position requires skill in the operation of a personal computer, office software and specialized financial management systems, and standard office equipment; mathematical analysis; problem solving techniques; written and verbal communications; and presentation and negotiation.

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a closely related field. Two years of progressively responsible experience to include one year of supervisory experience. CPA Certificate may substitute for up to one (1) year progressively responsible experience.

Supplemental Questions: None Required
Additional Materials Required:
  1. Transcripts