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Ithaca, NY 14850
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Director of Accounting Services

Minimum Qualifications

In order for County Personnel to determine a candidate's eligibility for a position the applicant must document in writing on the application how they meet the minimum qualifications related to the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  EITHER:

(a)  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college or university with a Masters degree in Accounting, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field which must have included or been supplemented by at least twelve credits in accounting AND two years of full time paid (or the part-time equivalent) supervisory experience in preparing and maintaining governmental financial accounts and records which must  have involved preparation of financial statements as well as other accounting activities; OR

(b)  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered four year college or university with a Bachelors degree in Accounting, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field which must have included or been supplemented by at least twelve credits in accounting AND three years of full    time paid (or the part-time equivalent) supervisory experience in preparing and maintaining governmental financial accounts and records which must have involved preparation of financial statements as well as other accounting activities; OR

(c)  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two year college with an Associates degree in Accounting, Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field which must have included or been supplemented by at least twelve credits in accounting AND five years of full time paid (or the part-time equivalent) supervisory experience in preparing and maintaining governmental financial accounts and records which must have involved preparation of financial statements as well as other accounting activities.

NOTE:   A minimum of 12 credits of accounting are required.  No experience or other education may be substituted for any of these required accounting credits.

NOTE:   A minimum of two years of full time (or the part-time equivalent) supervisory experience in preparing and maintaining financial accounts and records is required.  These two years must have involved the preparation of financial statements.  Education or other training may not be substituted for any of this experience.