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Accounting Generalist I

  • Accounting Generalist I
  • What will I be doing?
  • Do I qualify?
  • Can I be successful?
  • Benefits
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Class Number: 
Annual Salary Range:
$28,872.00 – $46,176.00
Twice-a-Month Salary Range:
$1,203.00 – $1,924.00
Pay Grade: 

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This is entry-level professional work in the interpretation and application of established accounting procedures and regulations.

Job Duties

Performs professional and/or supervisory accounting responsibilities related to the interpretation, processing, approval, and presentation of financial data.

Processes and/or oversees accounts payable and/or receivable; monitors accounts and fund balances; and ensures compliance with established procedures, principles, statutes, and regulations.

Reviews and approves the processing of invoices, vouchers, adjustments, refunds, expenditures, and disbursements in accordance with established financial procedures; investigates discrepancies, recommends and takes appropriate corrective action within established guidelines.

Interprets and applies garnishments to ensure adherence to procedures and regulations; reviews pay rate changes and adjusts withholdings; and responds to interrogatories.

Monitors contracts/grants to ensure compliance; accomplishes drawdown of funds based upon established schedules; and identifies and resolves discrepancies.

Verifies, prepares, and presents financial data used in the budget process including budget estimates based upon projected level of activities.

Assists in the preparation, planning, development, and implementation of cost allocation plans.

Assists in the planning, development, and implementation of procedures and policies.

Assists in compiling, preparing, analyzing, and presenting detailed financial statements, reports, and data.

Provides direction and/or supervision to clerical and/or technical staff in the preparation and maintenance of financial data and related documents.

Exercises independent judgment and initiative in the performance of duties; receives general administrative direction.

Performs other related work.

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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; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)

Two or more years of experience as an Accounting Technician with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.


A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in Accounting.

(Business or governmental accounting experience (at or above the level of Accounting Clerk) including the processing of financial data may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required college education.)

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?

Intermediate knowledge of accounting principles and practices.

Intermediate knowledge of accounting systems.

Intermediate knowledge of regulations, agency policies and procedures associated with areas of assignment.

Intermediate knowledge of office practices, procedures, and equipment.

Introductory knowledge of management and supervision techniques.

Ability to review and process financial transactions.

Ability to prepare, interpret, and maintain detailed financial reports and statements.

Ability to provide guidance/supervision to staff in the preparation and maintenance of financial data and related documents.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Ability to communicate effectively and present financial data.

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