New York State has approximately 93 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.
*The number of positions is approximate and represents the number of positions established (both filled and vacant); it is not an indication or reference to position type or duration, or intent to be filled. If you are viewing a trainee title, please note this number reflects the number of positions established at the journey level. Agencies may fill at the trainee level(s) or at the journey level based on employee qualifications. GOT-IT does not provide information on any job postings or job availability. For information on current job postings, please visit State Jobs NY. You may also visit specific New York State Agency websites for information about an agency and its job opportunities.
There is currently no Career Ladder information available for this title.
As a Head Account Clerk, you would supervise and perform various activities necessary to the fiscal or business management of state agencies, facilities, or institutions or to the fiscal transactions with local agencies. This work may include assigning and directing the work of subordinate account and audit clerks; processing financial claims against the state; preparing annual and quarterly budgets; setting up ledgers from appropriation acts and budget segregations; keeping ledgers of revenue receipts and reconciling balances with monthly bank statements; preparing or auditing payrolls; answering correspondence; and doing related work as required. You may also supervise other clerical operations including inventory records and/or personnel records. In addition, there is an emphasis in this class on General and New York State Accounting Procedures, the rules and regulations of the Office of the State Comptroller, and on State Finance Law. Head Account Clerks are typically assigned responsibility for the maintenance of accounting records at a large and complex organization and, therefore, have more supervisory responsibility; more volume, difficulty, and complexity of the accounting records kept; and more independent judgment exercised in the application of methods to particular problems than Principal Account Clerks.
View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.
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Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.
You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.
For qualified employees of New York State on or before the date of filing application, you must be a qualified employee of New York State and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service in a clerical, secretarial, or paraprofessional title allocated to Grade 12 or higher, or as a Principal Clerk Collection, SG-11.
For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.36-589
When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.
Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.