Accounting Assistant Job at South Dakota State Government, Pierre, SD

  • South Dakota State Government
  • Pierre, SD

Job Description

Job Description

Job ID: 26988
Agency: Accounting Assistant
Location: Pierre
Salary: $20.55 per hour
Pay Grade: GG
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This is a full-time position with the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. For more information on the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, please visit .

The desired candidate will possess a commitment to service; rigorous attention to detail and the ability to work in a team oriented environment. The candidate will follow established operating procedures to maintain accounts payable and receivable; record revenue, make deposits, and balance checking accounts; distribute costs to various grants and programs according to assigned coding; monitor fund sources and report shortfalls to managers; provide purchasing support; and report daily transactions. Provide administrative support for the South Dakota Animal Industry Board which may include: licensing, conduct research, collect data, board meeting minutes, USDA Packers and Stockyards Division (PSD) and prepare reports to provide information about program activities; write and type correspondence; generate and maintain computerized files and databases. Other office administrative support includes issuing permits for livestock entering the state and answering phone calls.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have: Knowledge of or a background in animal science, agriculture or the livestock industry would be beneficial. Coordination of applications and granting of licenses for livestock business interests is preferred. Working knowledge of access database development, Office 365 and SharePoint, database management would also be beneficial.

Knowledge of:

  • bookkeeping practices sufficient to record debits and credits;
  • basic accounting and financial principles;
  • invoices, requisitions, and similar forms and documentation used in purchasing;
  • check writing and recording;
  • arithmetic sufficient to calculate percentages;
  • computer program applications and database management;
  • record keeping;
  • purchasing and procurement practices;
  • State and Federal codes, regulations, and related statutes;
  • USDA Packers and Stockyards regulations;
  • minutes for Board Meetings.

Ability to:

  • follow written directions such as code books, charts of accounts, and purchasing manuals;
  • use a calculator and computer and learn applicable accounting software;
  • prioritize and complete work by established deadlines;
  • communicate sufficiently to answer questions and provide information about assigned work;
  • maintain financial records and prepare financial reports;
  • compare information and recognize discrepancies;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors; departmental officials and the public.

Additional Requirements: To be considered, please attach your resume.

This position is exempt from the Civil Service Act.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online:
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email:

"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

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