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Senior Accountant

The Olean Public Library, located in the beautiful rural Southern Tier of Western NY, seeks a full-time Senior Accountant to oversee general accounting and human resources operations in the Library’s business office.

Duties include, but are not limited to, establishing fiscal policies and procedures to conform to local, state, and federal requirements; forecasting and establishing annual budgets; monitoring operating and capital budget expenditures; overseeing and reconciling bank accounts and monitoring investments; processing new hire paperwork, including enrollment in benefits packages; maintaining and preparing payroll reports, employee leave records, and State Retirement System reporting; supervising state and local audits of the Library’s finances; conducting research and maintaining current records on NYS and federal labor laws; supervision of business office personnel.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. Preferred experience: 4 years governmental accounting or 8 years general accounting; HR experience; supervisory experience. This is a Civil Service position, and therefore appointment to the position is provisional pending successful competition and placement through the Civil Service Senior Accountant examination process.

Salary range is $61,000-$71,000, depending on experience, plus a generous benefits package. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to director@oleanlibrary.org. Deadline for applications is October 15, 2022.