Accountant - Auditor's Office (Open)

St. Louis County

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The salary range reflected above is the normal hiring range for 2018. The full salary range, including longevity pay, is $24.00 - $33.50 per hour.

Professional accounting work involving preparation, maintenance, analysis and auditing of financial records and reports in accordance with County policies, State statutes and federal regulations. An employee in this class is responsible for performing professional accounting functions required for maintaining a variety of departmental and institutional accounts.  Duties include analyzing and monitoring financial and budgetary systems, executing complex accounting functions, and recommending improved procedures and methods in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The work is performed under the direction of assigned supervisory staff.These work environment factors are general in nature and may vary depending on the specific position being filled. CONSTANT: Sit and near vision. FREQUENT: Bend neck; talk/speak; sit and visual accommodation. OCCASIONAL: Lift and carry up to 10 pounds; rotate neck; static neck position; walk; hear within 5 feet and midrange vision.


Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting; OR graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in finance and two years full time paid verifiable, accounting related experience.
Possession of a valid driver's license.

Points will be awarded for job-related experience and education exceeding the minimum qualifications. Only experience occurring during the ten most recent years will be used in determining this assessment. Experience beyond ten years may be included on the application for purposes of meeting minimum qualifications or informing the hiring authority of your complete employment history.

Please Note: When answering the supplemental questions on the website, the webpage will time out after 30 minutes. It's highly recommended you draft your answers in a Word document and copy/paste the answers into the application when you're finished writing. Failure to answer all of the questions on the "Supplemental Questions" page within 30 minutes will result in the deletion of your answers by the application system.

The essential functions for this position are listed under the "ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK" on the specification, available in the Human Resources Department or online at

If you are eligible to apply for Veterans Preference, please attach to your application a copy of document(s) listed for the option that applies to you:

Veteran: DD214 noting character of service
Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months.
Spouse of Disabled Veteran: DD214 & compensable disability award letter issued within the last 6 months & marriage certificate.  (Eligible only if Veteran is unable to qualify because of the disability.)
Spouse of Deceased Veteran: DD214, Marriage Certificate and Death Certificate.

Please refer to Minnesota Statute 197.455 for additional requirements. Click Here.

Qualified applicants must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Applicants selected must meet the physical requirements for the position.

Applicants selected for appointment must take and pass a drug test.

Applicants selected for appointment to a position with St. Louis County will be subject to a background investigation.

All new employees must submit documentation verifying identity and employment eligibility within three days of their first day of employment.

Appointees to the position must successfully complete at least a six month probationary period prior to being certified for permanent employment.

St. Louis County is an equal opportunity and veteran-friendly employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, disability, genetic information, veteran status or activity in a local Human Rights Commission or any other characteristic protected by law.

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