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  • Full-time


Arizona is on a mission to become the #1 state in the nation in which to live, work, play, visit, recreate, retire, and get an education. The Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity plays a vital role in making this happen. Our focus is on workforce development, providing a direct link between the business community and the workers they need to be successful, and creating a more efficient climate to do business in Arizona. For more information please visit our website at https://www.azcommerce.com/oeo/



Job Location:

Address:  100 N. 1th Ave. Phoenix, AZ

Posting Details:

Salary: $45,000 - $55,000 

Grade: 19

Closing Date: 

Job Summary:

Continually strengthening Arizona’s economy is a top priority for Governor Ducey’s administration. The Office of Economic Opportunity plays a key role in providing real-time data and strategies which support Arizona’s economic development plan.

The Office of Economic Opportunity is seeking an experienced accountant to join our agency.

This position works under the direct supervision of the Finance Manager, performs a variety of duties both independently and as a member of a team. This position will review and analyze fiscal transactions such as billings and invoices, payments or other financial documents. Records entries in ledgers, resolve issues with vendors, and assist with the monitoring and controlling of amounts expended from budget(s) to assure that expenditures do not exceed funds available. This position follows established guidelines and is responsible for performing diverse activities including but not limited to financial preparations, accounting, purchasing, and overall assistance with OEO office agency management.

Job Duties:

• Invoice payments; coding and AFIS vendor entry;
• Create requisitions, purchase orders and receipts in Procurement Portal (APP);
• Works with vendors and agencies to resolve payment or billing discrepancies;
• Record entries in A/P;
• Correspond with vendors and agencies for payment initiation;
• Initiate and process AFIS transactions for deposits and agency revenue for reimbursements (for example: ITA's, IET's, EFT's, ITIAD's, ITIOP's, ITAOP's, CR DOC's for check's, etc.);
• Assist with preparation of audits;
• Assist with Year End Close;
• Assist with employee travel reimbursements;
• Main point of contact for state vehicle rentals;
• Run daily, bi-weekly, and monthly reports in InfoAdv for reconciling of payments/ revenue;
• Monitor OEO’s finance all mailbox, serve as mailroom backup, sort, organize and distribute mail to staff;
• Purchase office equipment, computer, phone, tech equipment, and office supplies;
• Manage agency software license renewals;
• Update agency org charts, staff directory, and emergency contact lists;
• Assist other OEO departments as needed; other duties as assigned as related to the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:
• General office practices and procedures.
• Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); comprehensive knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of government accounting
• Internal control structures, and fiscal management.
• Federal and State accounting laws, rules and procedures.
• Comprehensive knowledge of reference materials such as federal regulations.
• Knowledge of Arizona Revised Statutes, applicable agency manuals, and policies and procedures.
• Understanding of Budget and state legislative process.
• Considerable skill in analysis, interpretation and communication of financial data.
• Reviewing and verifying accuracy of data.
• Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of financial automated accounting systems (HRIS, INFOAdv, and AFIS highly desirable).
• Reconcile records and compute numerical data.
• Using Excel or Google Sheets to include pivot tables; formatting and advanced analytics (vlookup, sumifs, sumproduct, etc.).
• Perform multiple tasks simultaneously with minimal supervision.
• Organize own work, setting priorities and meeting critical deadlines.
• Independently plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
• Analyze and interpret fiscal data.
• Problem solve.
• Be flexible.
• Make sound judgments and decisions.

Selective Preference(s):

• Bachelor's Degree in accounting or a closely related field.
• One year experience as an Accountant or equivalent.
• Working knowledge of AFIS accounting databases and software and a reasonable level of Excel experience.
• At least 1 year of accounts payable or accounts receivable and purchase card experience. 1 year employee travel reimbursement and time/payroll experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:



The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
• Sick leave
• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
• Health and dental insurance
• Retirement plan
• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

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


• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
• Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Nicole Baker at nicole.baker@azdoa.gov or 480-645-2005 for assistance.


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.