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Accountant II (Audit and Control), Albany County

Position Accountant II (Audit and Control)

Organization: Albany County

Location: Albany, NY

Salary: $66,000-$86,000

Date Posted: 8/21/2023

Contact Frank Commisso, Executive Deputy Comptroller, Albany County Department of Audit & Control

Job Info

Salary: $66,000-$86,000, Commensurate with experience
Hours: Full Time (35 Hours/wk.) Mon-Fri
Department: Office of the Albany County Comptroller
Location: 112 State Street, Albany NY 12207, Room 1030

Send resumes or an Albany County Civil Service Application: Via electronic mail to:

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: An employee in this class performs professional accounting functions and has responsibility for a significant portion of the accounting functions of a department. There is considerable leeway in this position for the exercising of independent, professional judgment in the performance of assigned tasks. Direct supervision is exercised over clerical and account employees. General supervision is received by a superior through analysis of periodic statements and reports. Does related work as required.


  • Supervises the audit of various vouchers and maintenance of various subsidiary accounts in a department having a considerable volume and variety of transactions;
  • Is responsible for one or more aspects of the governmental accounting functions of a department;
  • Performs budget accounting functions, including auditing to insure budgetary compliance;
  • Prepares a variety of financial analysis statements and reports;
  • Prepares bank reconciliations;
  • Develops and supervises the installation of new accounting systems and procedures pertinent to the operations of the assigned section or department;
  • Supervises and instructs subordinate clerical staff in proper work methods and techniques;
  • Performs financial analysis of financial data and makes recommendations to improve efficiencies
  • Applies automated data processing techniques to departmental accounting procedures.


  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures and ability to apply such knowledge to accounting transactions;
  • Thorough knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Excel;
  • Good knowledge of computerized accounting software;
  • Good knowledge of office methods and procedures and familiarity with the use of standard office equipment;
  • Good knowledge of the general principles of public finance administration, including budgeting and financial reporting;
  • Ability to prepare complete and accurate accounting reports and statements of some complexity;
  • Ability to apply analytical methodologies to large datasets;
  • Ability to perform detailed work including written or numeric data and to make arithmetic calculations rapidly and accurately;
  • Ability to organize and direct the work of others;
  • Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions;
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


  • Extensive knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Excel;
  • Extensive ability to apply analytical methodologies to large datasets;
  • Familiarity with Tyler Technologies MUNIS government accounting software products.

Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with at least a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, or Business Administration with a minimum of twenty-four (24) credit hours* in accounting and two (2) years of professional accounting experience.

Twenty-four (24) months’ permanent competitive status as an Accountant I.

NOTE: *A transcript of courses must be submitted.

Juris Class: Competitive / Non-Competitive PT (All Civil Divisions)
ACCS Adopted: Reviewed and readopted by ACCS resolution on 2/10/11
Revised: 07/05

Albany County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information or an Albany County Civil Service Application go to:

Send resumes or an Albany County Civil Service Application:
Via electronic mail to:

Weekly Pay Periods & Excellent Benefit Package including Health, Dental, Accruals of Paid Time Off, and NYS Retirement Plan

Other Optional Benefits Include

  • Tuition reimbursement program for employees
  • Direct Deposit
  • MetLife - Life Insurance
  • AFLAC short-term disability insurance and/or cancer protection plan
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Account for out-of-pocket medical expenses
  • New York State Deferred Compensation Plan (403b)
  • Discounted CDTA bus swiper cards
  • New York’s 529 College Savings Program
  • Employee Assistance Program - access to 4-hours of paid leave each year for free and completely confidential counseling assistance through Capital EAP. Help is available in areas ranging from financial to personal to professional.

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