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Treasury Assignment Descriptions

Division or Location

Assignment Summary
Examples of Duties/Responsibilities
Minimum Qualifications
Time Commitment
Division of Accounting -Nashville, TN
The Accounting Division performs the subsidiary accounting functions for the programs managed by the Treasury Department. There are four primary areas: Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) Accounting, Investment Accounting, and Program Accounting and Banking Operations.
  • Input transactions into the State's accounting system and subsidiary accounting system
  • Photocopying supporting documentation
  • Mailing statements and warrants
  • Spreadsheet preparation
  • Other accounting related duties and projects as assigned

Junior and above; accounting major required

Special: Good knowledge of general operation of PC and spreadsheet preparation

Full time
Baccalaureate Education System Trust Division (BEST) - Nashville, TN
A student working in this assignment would provide office support in a team atmosphere.
  • Update the BEST system based on phone, voice mail, or written inquiries
  • Provide telephone support for the BEST program
  • General mailings of application/information packets
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director or Manager

College junior and above. Major in Business, Social Science, Political Science or Liberal Arts.

Special: Good communication skills both written and oral. Good organization skills a plus and should enjoy working with people.

Full time preferred
Division of Claims Administration - Nashville, TN
The Division of Claims Administration contains two sections - Tort Claims and Criminal Injury Compensation. The student would work in both of the sections as assigned.
  • Tort Claims - claims made against the state when someone has sustained damages as a result of the state's negligence. The student would be used to assist in the investigation of claims made against the state. This includes contacting witnesses by phone, reviewing responses from state officials, identifying discrepancies or the need for additional information or clarification, and requesting supporting documentation. Contact may be with claimants, attorneys, physicians and employees of state government.
  • Criminal Injury Compensation - program to assist innocent crime victims in Tennessee who sustain injury or death. Funds from the program may pay expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, funeral bills, etc. The student would be used to assist in the investigation of claims for benefits under this program. Investigative contact may include written or oral communication with victims or their families, attorneys, and medical/funeral providers.
College junior or above. Major in Business, Social Science, Political Science or Liberal Arts.
Full time
Division of Internal Audit - Nashville, TN
The internal audit function is a continuous independent management control and appraisal activity established within the agency to review administrative, fiscal and program operations to determine for management that (1) assets are safeguarded and their use properly accounted for, (2) adequate managerial and accounting controls exist and function properly, (3) recommendations are made for appropriate improvements in controls and operations, and (4) management plans, policies and procedures are carried out and executed effectively and efficiently.Internal
  • Review transactions and systems to determine if executed in compliance with management's authorization and are recorded properly. We evaluate procedures of all areas of the Treasury Department to determine if appropriate separation of duties and other internal controls are in place and functioning as intended.
  • Internal Audit provides exposure to financial transactions processed through a variety of media. Computers are used extensively. The student may review reconciliations prepared by others for the purpose of opining on the propriety of the reconciliation.
  • Interact with other auditors and auditees to prepare audit work papers to document the audit test work completed. Statistical sampling is used when appropriate.
  • Review transactions for compliance with policies, procedures, statute, contract terms and conditions or other criteria. Work paper technique standards guide the preparation of consistent documentation of work with appropriate referencing and presentation of results. We follow the standards promulgated by the Institute of Internal Audit and the Government Auditing Standards promulgated by the General Accounting Office (GAO).
  • Review internally prepared financial statements for presentation and accuracy to assist other divisions.
Proficient using PC spreadsheet and word processing applications in addition to a ten key adding machine. Completion of a course in intermediate accounting and at least one other upper division accounting course. Strong communication skills are needed to present technical results of work performed.

Full time; part time acceptable for graduate students
Division of Information Systems - Nashville, TN
Information Systems Division, Nashville TN Provides hardware and software support services to Treasury Department users to ensure efficient delivery of services.
  • Systems Analyst
  • Web content administration - configure web-based application modules and update content on department Internet and Intranet sites.
  • Data analysis and reporting - Develop and lay out reports per business specifications utilizing Business Objects (Crystal Reports), write and refine basic SQL statements to extract report data.

Junior and above with Information Systems or Computer Science Major.

: Experience with Web technologies, computer software development tools, relational database concepts, and database reporting tools.

Full time
Division of Unclaimed Property - Nashville, TN
Responsible for professional accounting, compliance and or auditing work of routine difficulty
  • Will work mainly with holders (companies) reporting unclaimed property and third party auditors that audit holders for compliance to unclaimed property laws.
  • Holder Compliance: Manage voluntary compliance program; Manage problem reports.
  • External Auditors: Track current audits; Analyze and organize data received from external auditors
  • Other duties and functions as needed.

Junior and above; Accounting major.

Full time
Investment Division - Nashville, TN
Prepare financial data on specific companies, sectors and industries. Other financial analysis as requested.
  • Prepare financial ratios, comparative data and fundamental data.
  • Summarize research reports on specific companies.
  • Prepare spreadsheet reports on economic and investment information.
  • Preparation of miscellaneous financial and investment reports as requested.
  • Special projects as assigned.

Finance and Economics majors with preference for those in graduate programs.

Special: Strong spreadsheet skills; strong analytical skills.

Full time
Pre-Retirement Planning Division - Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) - Nashville, TN
The Counseling Section of the Retirement Division coordinates pre-retirement seminars for members of the TCRS.
  • Plan pre-retirement education seminars. This includes making arrangements for the speakers, facilities, and refreshments.
  • Moderate and facilitate the programs as set up. Coordinate the agenda, secure speakers for various topics, and confirm participation of speakers.
  • Present the TCRS portion of the seminars to groups. Coordinate and assemble the packet of information for distribution and maintain records and statistics of seminars.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor or pre-retirement planning personnel and manager of counseling services.

Junior and above; any major with emphasis in finance and business

Special: Good communication skills both written and oral. Good organizational skills and should enjoy working with people. Position may require some travel.

Full time