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Welcome to the new career section of our website, Now Hiring. Below you will find direct links to St. Lawrence County’s largest employers, including hospitals, college and universities, industries, service, and more. We hope this is a helpful resource for locals seeking job opportunities, and for newcomers looking to secure that job before moving to beautiful St. Lawrence County. The St. Lawrence Valley has many opportunities for professional couples--it is a great place to work, learn, play, and live!

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To view a variety of job opportunities from all employers in St. Lawrence County, go to Chamber Member North Country This Week Employment page - NorthCountryNow.com or NNY360 employment page HERE. 

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Associate Accountant - Personal Allowances & Benefits - St. Lawrence County

Posted: 04/03/2024

Position Type/Expected Hours Of Work - 40 hours per week

 

Qualifications - Associates degree in a relevant field (business, accounting); 1-3 years of experience with benefit systems for developmentally disabled individuals; experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and other software; good organizational, communication and mathematical skills.

 

Work Authorization/Security Clearance - Authorized to work in the United States and pass all background clearances.

 

Summary/Objective - This position is responsible for maintaining Social Security & Social Services benefits, including benefit application and changes in status. Responsible for monitoring resident’s financial resources to ensure compliance with income levels per state and federal requirements, coordinate food stamp receipts and disbursements and audit resident’s financial ledgers.

 

Essential Functions - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

 

Maintain Social Security, VA, Railroad & Social Service Benefits, to include the following:

  • Initiate benefit applications and changes in status
  • Monitor financial resources to minimize fluctuations in benefit entitlements
  • Maintain resident’s financial status and eligibility for all entitlement programs
  • Coordinate food stamp receipts and disbursements
  • Maintain resident’s files
  • Resolve issues in Medicaid and other benefit entitlements

 

Maintain Client Fund Balances:

  • Resident Maintenance (electronic tracking system)
  • Audits of residents’ ledgers monthly
  • Cable/Phone bill reimbursements to the agency
  • Countable income calculations for room and board
  • Transfer funds as needed among personal, savings, burial
  • Transfer Room & Board payments to the agency

Reporting:

  • Monthly wage reporting of disabled workers on both taxable and non-taxable wages to applicable Agencies
  • Monthly review and correspondence that monthly benefit amounts are as expected
  • Admission paperwork
  • Annual Tax Returns for residents required to file
  • Respond to audits & reviews by regulatory authorities

 

Oversight:

  • Review Personal Allowance check requests and verify against the PEP for team approval and ensure that funds are available
  • Quarterly house audits

 

Serve as resource to agency staff, care managers and families

 

Food Stamp/Grocery:

  • Process EBT for Food Stamps - monthly
  • Issue checks from Food Stamp bank account
  • Record transactions

 

Clothing Allowance:

  • Provide input in bi-annual funds request to OPWDD
  • Record receipt of funds per resident
  • Issue checks
  • Verify funds were spent per guidelines

 

Provide back-up to Accounting staff, as requested

 

Competencies -

  • Ethical Conduct
  • Time Management
  • Organization Skills
  • Project Management
  • Personal Effectiveness / Credibility

 

Supervisory Responsibility - None

 

Work Environment -This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

 

Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; lift; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

 

Other Duties - This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. I have read and received a copy of the above job description and understand the responsibilities fully. I understand that the preceding job description will be reviewed/updated at least annually; more frequent updates will depend on contract needs.

 

Wage Range - $20.29-$23.13/Hour, Based on education and experience 

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