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  • 497851
  • Full-time





Job Location:

Address:  PHOENIX

Posting Details:

Salary: $33,435-$43,000 

Grade: 19

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Operations Division/Budget and Finance Section is seeking an Accountant 1. This position will be responsible for payroll and travel related activities. Reviews, prepares and inputs payroll, travel and employee reimbursement claims into the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) including leave payouts, prior period adjustments, overtime requests, travel claims, and employee expense reimbursements. Will be responsible for running various payroll, travel and employee reimbursement related reports to identify inconsistencies and errors through the use of InfoAdvantage, Data Warehouse, HRIS and Crystal Reports such as schedule variances, salary history, FMLA special pay codes, as well as military and donation leave. Ensures all payroll, travel and employee reimbursement activities are in compliance with the State of Arizona Accounting Manual (SAAM), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and all applicable Federal and State laws, policies, and procedures. Position may also be assigned components of accounts payable and general ledger.

Job Duties:

• Prepares and inputs payroll transactions into the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) such as leave payouts, prior period adjustments, and overtime requests. In addition, reviews any adjustments made to HRIS by Human Resources, verifying changes are approved and valid.
• Responsible for running and reviewing various payroll reports through the use of InfoAdvantage, Data Warehouse and HRIS, such as the status of ETE time records, schedule variances, FMLA, special pay codes, as well as any other reports to identify inconsistencies and errors.
• Works with Divisions to Understand travel needs of employees. Researches and coordinates all logistics which may include airfare, lodging and rental vehicles to ensure the most economical means are used. Once travel has concluded, follows up with travelers to ensure travel claims are submitted timely.
• Review and process travel related documents ensuring all claims are in compliance with the State of Arizona Accounting Manual (SAAM), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and all applicable Federal and State laws, policies, and procedures. Works with the General Accounting Office (GAO) for any exception requests.
• Responsible for maintaining and reporting all travel related activities to identify inconsistencies and errors as well as providing reports requested by management.
• Participate in Accounts Payable and General Ledger related activities as needed.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of governmental accounting, internal control structures, and fiscal management.
• Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
• Knowledge of accounting systems, including the use of various software packages
• Knowledge of the State of Arizona (SAAM) accounting manual and applicable agency manuals
• Knowledge of data processing techniques as it applies to accounting practices
• Knowledge of the processes of State government
• Analytical skills
• Computer skills (including advanced spreadsheet and database skills)
• Communications skills (both oral and written)
• Critical thinking
• Interpersonal skills
• Multitasking skills
• Ability to produce high quality deliverables, under short time constraints, for a sustained period of time
• Ability to synthesize large volumes of information
• Ability to analyze financial data

Selective Preference(s):

Ideal Candidates will have some governmental accounting background, excellent communication skills, systems knowledge and a passion for working in a challenging and fast-paced Public Service work environment.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Requires Bachelor's Degree in accounting or related field.
• All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken into account.


The Attorney General's Office 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 Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at humanresources@azag.gov.

During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the AG’s Human Resources Office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at HumanResources@azag.gov. The Arizona Office of the Attorney General does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices. The following division has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Operations Division, 2005 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.


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.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.