Professional Career Opportunities - Job Title Details

Senior Accountant, G-18

Occupation Group

Accounting, Auditing, Economics and Finance

General Information

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Job Description

Accountants perform professional accounting or auditing tasks requiring a knowledge of accounting principles and procedures in the development, examination, review, analysis or supervision of financial and accounting records including the preparation of related reports and statements.  Employees further may design new or revise existing accounting systems, within constraints.  These positions are located in various State agencies.

Who has this title?

Various New York State agencies

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet the requirements below to qualify for this title.

Bachelor's or higher degree in Accounting, Auditing, or Taxation; and two years full-time professional experience*;


Bachelor's or higher degree with 24 semester credit hours in accounting, auditing, or taxation courses. Note that courses such as business law, economics, statistics, and most finance courses, although taken as part of an accounting curriculum, cannot be counted toward the 24 semester credit hours and two years full-time professional experience*;


Master's or higher degree in Accounting, Auditing, or Taxation and one year full-time professional experience*;


a currently valid Certified Public Accountant license and registration issued by New York State.

*Professional experience must have been in accounting/auditing or financial internal or field auditing, responsible for the full range of activities in the design and/or review, analysis and management of accounting systems, resulting in the preparation of, or recommendations on, financial statements in accord with generally accepted accounting principles.

Not considered qualifying are activities restricted to teaching, bookkeeping, maintaining/auditing payroll records or accounts receivable/accounts payable, or preparing tax returns.

Appointment Information

Appointment Information

Candidates may also be appointed to a traineeship to this job title from the PCO eligible list. See the Select Job Titles description for more information. For further appointment information, see the Appointments tab in the PCO Overview.

To Apply

To apply for the examination for this PCO Select Job Title you must apply for the PCO examination by February 22, 2017, fill out and submit the PCO Questionnaire by April 5, 2017, and take the PCO written test in April of 2017. The application for and information about the PCO examination is at: