NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
POSTING #: 21-00093
TITLE: Auditor Accountant Trainee
ISSUE DATE: 5/21/2021
TITLE CODE: 50961
CLOSING DATE: 6/4/2021
DIVISION: Accounting & External Audit
UNIT: Bureau of External Audit
WORK WEEK: 35 hours
The New Jersey Department of Transportation is accepting applications for candidates interested in an Auditor Accountant Trainee position for the Division of Accounting and External Audit, Bureau of External Audit. Auditor Accountant Trainees are assigned a 35 – hour work week. Current starting salary is $$43,753 and after six months is $45,731. As a NJ State Department, NJDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package including Health Care (medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision care), Pension, Deferred Compensation, 12 paid holidays, and Benefit Leave (12 vacation days, 15 sick days, and 3 administrative days).
The Division of Accounting and External Audit is within the Assistant Commissioner’s Office of Finance & Administration,which also includes the Division of Budget, Information Technology, Procurement, Capital Investment and Program Coordination. Our mission statement is to provide services in an accurate, reliable, user friendly and timely manner. The Division is comprised of the following Bureaus: Director’s Office, Accounting Operations, Agreement Accounting, and External Audit.
More specifically, the Division of Accounting & External Audit is responsible for:
– Financial Reporting to the Department of Treasury
– Payment functions for the entire Department, document scanning, OPRA requests
– Revenue collection related to Federal Highway Administration; Federal Grants and non – State funded agreements
– Auditing of professional services contracts
The primary responsibilities of the unit involves external audits. Duties for this title consist of assisting in the performance of overhead audit reviews, direct cost reviews, CPA quality assurance reviews, rail audits, monitoring the Fire program, and single audit compliance. All of these functions are performed in accordance with applicable auditing standards and NJDOT policies and procedures. This position is also responsible for compiling data and supporting documentation related to various external audits and for providing input and recommendations for the improvement of our electronic work paper templates. The position requires excellent communication skills, both while working as a team member and when contacting
the auditee. Some travel time to engineering consulting offices within New Jersey and Pennsylvania may be required.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree, including or supplemented by twenty one (21) semester hour credit in professional accounting courses which may include courses in municipal or government accounting.
NOTE: Possession of a valid Certificate as a Certified Public Accountant or Registration as a Public Accountant issued by the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy may be substituted for the required degree in accounting.
For more information regarding this position, please refer to: http://info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/50961.htm
Work Authorization: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States according to the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. NJDOT does not provide sponsorship or accept student OPT/CPT program, F1 or H1B work authorization visas.
Residency: All persons newly hired on or after September 1, 2011 have one year from the date of employment to
establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:14 – 7
(L.2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act.”
You must apply through the NJDOT website by clicking on the green APPLY EXTERNALLY button.
Submit a complete packet by the closing date that includes the following documents:
– NJ State Application for Employment (Application instruction can be found at link above)
– Letter of interest
– Current resume
– Copy of unofficial transcript OR foreign degree evaluation
Proof of Degree: You must provide transcript or evaluation of your UNDERGRADUATE degree. Foreign degree evaluation must be evaluated by a USA recognized evaluation service and include your course – by – course evaluation.
Incomplete Packets: Applicants MAY NOT be considered if they fail to provide all requested documents upon initial submittal or fail to follow instructions when submitting electronically. Applicants will be selected for an interview on the basis of their application/resume.
Current State employees: Any appointments made that involve movement may result in a forfeiture of rights to any promotional lists in their former unit.
New Jersey Is An Equal Opportunity Employer