Staff Accountant – Accountant II


Position Number:
Salary Range:
$61,776.00 - $98,844.00 Yearly
Apply By:
Monday, February 19, 2024, 11:59 pm
Work Unit:
Financial Services
Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 - Hybrid Work Options Available
Release Date:
Friday, February 2, 2024
Employment Type:
Position Type:
Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Office of the Attorney General!

The Department of Law is seeking an experience accountant to join their hard-working team. This position is best suited for someone with outstanding attention to detail, dedication to innovation, enthusiasm for customer service, and desire to learn. The Staff Accountant works on a variety of accounting projects and is the department go-to when it comes to the Payment Portal. If you’re looking for an opportunity to use your accounting and technical skills to advance the mission of the Attorney General’s office, apply today so we can learn more about you!


The Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law is committed to serving as the “People’s Lawyer.” Attorney General, Phil Weiser, was elected by the people of Colorado and is the State’s chief lawyer and law enforcement official. Our vision for the Department of Law is: “Together, we serve Colorado and its people, advancing the rule of law, protecting our democracy and promoting justice for all.” Our core values and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, drive our actions and demonstrate our focus on being principled public servants who are innovative and better together.

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Description of Job

This position is open only to residents of Colorado.


The Staff Accountant supports the accounting function within the Department of Law, which includes serving as one of two accountants for grants. This position will be solely responsible for managing the Financial Services Payment Portal, including creating and providing training and job aides, managing workflow of accounting document submissions, and ensuring compliance with all applicable State and departmental rules and policies. The Staff Accountant will be responsible for entering and reviewing accounting entries, performing analysis, and interpretation of accounting and other fiscal data, recommending procedural or policy changes based on best business practices and professional accounting standards, and applying State fiscal rules and departmental policies.

Specific duties include:

  • Performing day-to-day accounting operations of the department, including managing individual workflow to ensure that all accounting transactions are processed accurately and in a timely manner, maintaining files that include appropriate and sufficient supporting documentation for all accounting transactions and are in accordance with applicable retention requirements, ensuring internal fiscal policies are followed by departmental units, and monitoring and maintenance of accounting controls.
  • Encumbrance accounting, including designing processes for encumbrance accounting. Grant accounting, including monitoring all granting deadlines and monitoring all grant transactions.
  • Management of the Financial Services Portal in SharePoint.

Salary note: Although a salary range is listed, salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple Accountant positions in the Department of Law.


Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

This position is open only to current residents of the State of Colorado.

Minimum Qualifications: Please document all relevant experience in detail on your application. Experience will not be inferred or assumed. Any part-time experience listed will be prorated. 

  • Six years of professional accounting experience


  • A combination of education which included 27 semester hours of accounting or auditing coursework AND professional accounting experience equaling a total of 6 years.


  • A valid licensure as a CPA by the Colorado Board of Accountancy


  • An advanced degree (Masters or Doctorate) in Accounting may substitute for 1 year of the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications: In addition to the minimum qualifications, the preferred applicant will also demonstrate and clearly describe the some or most of the following skills and experience in their job application:

  • Accounting experience in a governmental agency
  • Experience applying generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and/or State Fiscal Rules
  • Experience working in accounting or financial services at the State of Colorado
  • Experience with SharePoint
  • High technical aptitude and ability to use technology to create and manage financial services
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and be adaptable to changing priorities

Necessary Required Competencies:

  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite, particularly Excel Knowledge of accounting theory
  • Excellent customer service

Note: Candidates possessing a foreign degree must submit a translation (evaluation) of their degree from an accredited institution, such as The National Association of Credential Evaluations Services in order to be given credit for the degree.

Conditions of Employment:


  • Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.


Please view the full job announcement for more information, including information about compensation and benefits, and to apply online.

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