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Accounting Analyst III

  • Accounting Analyst III
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  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$46,392.00 – $73,896.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,933.00 – $3,079.00
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This is supervisory or highly specialized accounting work in the maintenance, review, analysis and development of accounting systems.

An employee in this class is assigned to the most complex projects relating to the state's long-range goals for accounting systems. Work normally involves the supervision of staff in the preparation of both periodic and special financial reports. In addition the employee analyzes the effect of legislative proposals (as assigned) on the state's financial condition. Work also includes the analysis of new systems design and a determination of the need for and adaptability of accounting processes to electronic data processing equipment. Problems and proposed solutions are reviewed with an administrative superior within the Division of Accounting, who provides only general direction through conference and evaluation.

Job Duties

Supervises a small staff of technical and/or clerical employees, either on a continuing or project basis.

Reviews the accumulation of alternatives and the ultimate recommendation for new state accounting systems procedures.

Coordinates a periodic review of manual systems and procedures and prepares an opinion of the operating effectiveness of the procedures as performed; evaluates proposed changes in manual systems and submits a recommendation on this matter to a superior.

Together with Division of Accounting unit supervisors develops the methods of systematic review of internal operating procedures.

Supervises the preparation of state regular and special financial reports and prepares detailed explanations of technical summaries.

Reviews and presents oral and written financial analyses based upon constitutional and statutory provisions for budgeting, appropriation of funds and fiscal control to an administrative superior.

Participates in such projects as determining applicability and methods of conversion of electronic data processing to state accounting systems; the evaluation of computer software packages and their use within accounting procedures; a study of various systems programs to determine acceptable systems for the Division; a review and analysis of legislation affecting the financial status of the state, including the preparation of fiscal notes for proposed legislation; and a continuing review of new concepts in governmental accounting.

Reviews projects completed by subordinate accountants and clerical personnel, such as the determination of useful lives of equipment; the designation of a new system of coding for state accounts and the development of related forms; a study of the retention of accounting records, including the establishments of files and files maintenance procedures; and the preparation of reports as required by the U.S. Department of the Treasury on the use of revenue sharing and other federal funds.

Performs other related work as assigned.

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(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

One year as an Accounting Analyst II in the Division of Accounting.


Successful completion of the Certified Public Accountant examination followed by at least two years of experience in public accounting.


Three years of professional experience in public or private accounting, of which one year must have been in work comparable to that of Accounting Analyst II; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major specialization (approximately 30 semester hours) in accounting. Coursework must include at least one course in data processing systems and must include studies in PERT and/or CPM analysis and the application of statistics to accounting methods. (A Master's Degree in accounting may be substituted for one year of the non-specialized experience.)

Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.

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Key Skills

Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?

Considerable knowledge of theoretical accounting principles and methods and ability to apply and adapt established methods to varied accounting problems.

Considerable knowledge of theoretical and applied governmental accounting.

Considerable knowledge of data processing systems, analysis and design.

Ability to develop new methods and procedures to meet changing needs.

Ability to interpret financial data and to prepare complete and accurate accounting reports.

Ability to illustrate graphically financial data.

Ability to assign project parts to subordinate accounting specialists and clerical staff and combine these partial elements into a meaningful project report.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other state employees.

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