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  • 508899
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jun 28 2022 at 23:55 MST


Managing and conserving Arizona’s natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people both in our parks and through our partners.
To learn more about Arizona State Parks and Trails, visit our web site at azstateparks.com.
Arizona State Parks and Trails protects and preserves 30 State Parks and Natural Areas. The agency also includes the State Trails Program, outdoor-related Grants Program, the State Historic Preservation Office, as well as the Off-Highway Vehicle Program, and more. Arizona State Parks and Trails provides over 1,400 camping and RV sites throughout the parks and manages 8 of the top 25 most visited natural attractions in Arizona.



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Posting Details:

Salary: $40,000 - $47,000 

Grade: 19

Closing Date: June 28, 2022

Job Summary:

The Fiscal Services Unit at Arizona State Parks is recruiting for an Accountant 1. The Accountant 1 will perform multiple accounting duties, finance, budgeting, reporting and administrative services to the agency.

Job Duties:

Systems & Processes (AZ Management System):
- Learn the State processes to assist in providing insight and identifying waste, inefficiencies and escalate problems to the Manager.
- Looks for efficiencies in workload that increase work product efficiency, quality and output. - Provide visual management metrics to Manager.
- Presents problems and questions to Manager.
- Gathers and compiles data to track performance measurements and provides updates and reports to Manager.

Subject Matter Support:
- Learn and understand State and internal policy, statute and Federal regulations as it relates to grants & fiscal, reports and accounts for fiscal and grant processes, analyze budgets, prepares reports, and provides input of key issues regarding fiscal unit financial operations.
- Receives instruction from peers and leadership on accounting principles and techniques necessary for core functions; works on projects, operations and is adaptive to ensure deadlines are met and reporting is accurate.
- tasks and projects for revenue, reporting, banking processes, accounts payable, accounts receivable, grants, CIP accounting, fixed assets and analysis.
HR Leadership
- Works with the Manager to complete assigned tasks and is able to complete these tasks with some guidance.
- Receives peer support and training from other staff for knowledge sharing to grow into independent recommendations and problem resolutions.
- Competent and self-driven to engage management to learn and grow one’s knowledge within the team.

Relationship Management:
- Communicates with agency Management and other finance team members in the agency to ensure the fiscal team maintains open communication.
- Provides requested information to Management needed for planning and immediate decisions.
- Attends and actively participates in team meetings and builds relationships with Managers, Peers, Customers, and Park Managers.

Operations & Reporting:
- With support from Management, completes grants & fiscal projects which include: revenue, accounts payable, accounts receivable, leases, fixed assets, grants, CIP accounting and reporting. - Assists with operating trends and analysis to provide input to Management so appropriate actions can be taken

Other duties as assigned as related to the position

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); Principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of government accounting, grants internal control structures, and fiscal management; The methods and techniques of automated accounting systems, including use of applicable software packages; Reference materials such as federal regulations, Arizona Revised Statutes, applicable agency manuals, and policies and procedures; problem solving techniques; State of Arizona government and state agency functions.

Skill in:
- Work organization and accomplishment; Analysis, interpretation and communication of financial data; Techniques required to maintain accounting records through automated accounting systems (includes personal computer skills and mainframe computer skills); Self driven including interpersonal skills and imparting knowledge to others; Oral and written communications.

Ability to:
- Work toward a common goal; Handle and present resolutions of complex issues; Analyze a complex situation and identify the core problem; Work in diverse groups with complex needs and goals;Speak and advocate for a particular solution; Consider the larger picture in making decisions; Identify service trends and make assumptions regarding future changes.

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or other related field required.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or other related field required.


The State’s comprehensive benefits package includes, affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans. Top ranked retirement and long-term disability plans, deferred compensation plan. Accrued sick leave and vacation leave, ten paid holidays per year and wellness plans.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Eligible for Arizona State Retirement System pension. Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment for newly hired State of Arizona employees.

Contact Us:

For questions about this career opportunity please contact Recruitmenthr@azstateparks.gov


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.