Accountant I - Central Office
State of Nebraska

Lincoln, Nebraska

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Classification Salary Range:
$17.22 - $25.38

Job Posting:
JR2023-00001656 Accountant I - Central Office (Open)

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Job Description:
Hiring rate: $17.216-25.378/hour. Pay rate may be commensurate with education and/or experience within fiscal constraints, if approved.

The State of Nebraska can offer you:

• 13 paid holidays
• Vacation and sick leave (24 days your first year, accruing immediately)
• Military leave
• 156% state-matched retirement
• Tuition reimbursement • Employee assistance program
• 79% employer paid health insurance plans
• Dental and vision insurance plans
• Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) eligible through the Federal
• Wide variety and availability of career advancement
• Meaningful public service -- service with a purpose!
• Numerous training and development opportunities

For more information call 402-471-2654. For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, please call (402) 479-5812

Enter, analyze, review/pre-audit and approve various expenditure payment types, journal entries, deposits and other AP and AR transactions as needed. Enter data in various billing systems/databases. Generate, extract, compile, organize and analyze financial data from vouchers, ledgers, journals and other accounting documents and databases to develop and prepare spreadsheets, reports, statements and other financial documents or files. This position will communicate with vendors, agency personnel and other agencies to answer inquiries and clarify any matters that may be in question.

REQUIREMENTS: Post high school coursework or vocational education in accounting, finance, business administration or related field OR experience performing accounting functions including interpreting and analyzing financial data.

PREFERRED: Associates Degree in Accounting or Finance field; proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel. Computer and data entry experience including Enterprise One (E1).

OTHER: Applicant accepting a job offer must pass the following pre-employment exams in this order: medical exam and, at a randomly announced time, pass a drug test. Once at the Staff Training Academy, must successfully complete the fully paid NE Corrections Training Program.

Knowledge of: the principles and practices of double entry accounting concepts and procedures; clerical accounting methods, forms and techniques; the methods of filing and maintaining accounting records; mathematical functions related to accounting processes; word processing and spreadsheet computer software programs.

Skill in: gathering and compiling data into spreadsheets or data bases; strong attention to detail and problem-solving abilities; excellent communication; working independently, multi-tasking and making independent decisions.


We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.

Check out all that the State of Nebraska has to offer! For more information on benefits currently offered to permanent teammates, please visit:

Equal Opportunity Statement

The State of Nebraska values our teammates as well as a supportive environment that strives to promote diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job classifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex. age, national origin, disability, marital status or genetics.

Current employees of the State of Nebraska should NOT apply on this external career. Instead go to Workday and access the Jobs Hub - Internal Apply app from your home landing page.

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