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  • 500341
  • Full-time
  • Closing date: Dec 31 2021 at 23:55 MST


Arizona is on a mission to become the #1 state in the nation in which to live, work, play, get an education, and retire. Arizona state government plays a vital role in making this happen, and in order to maximize our potential the State of Arizona must operate in way that demonstrates a business-like approach. The Arizona State Treasurer’s Office protects taxpayer money by serving as the State’s bank and fiduciary agent, providing investment management, financial information and services. The State Treasurer is seeking talented people to help move the State forward!
Visit our website at http://www.aztreasury.gov/

Accountant 1


Job Location:

Address:  1700 W. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $35,000-$40,000 

Grade: 19


Job Summary:

The Arizona State Treasures Office Banking Division is responsible for overseeing the State’s bank accounts by reconciling and analyzing bank statements and recording adjustments. The Division also finds banking solutions for State agencies with merchant services and depositing needs. The Division also processes and records journal entries for incoming and outgoing wires and ACH transactions, credit card transactions, and other banking items that affect the bank accounts. In conjunction with internal journals, the Division uses the Arizona Financial Information System to reconcile several balance sheet accounts.

Job Duties:

The State Treasurer is seeking a motivated accountant to do the following:
• Perform a wide variety of accounting task such as maintaining ledgers, recording entries, interacting with state agencies and numerous financial institutions
• Maintain effective fiscal management by analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating accounts and reporting systems, procedures, policies and methods
• Resolve problems and questions presented by management, state agencies and financial institutions regarding accounting transactions, policies and procedures
• Use automated accounting systems and applications to retrieve and review data files, analyze information and research and resolve issues
• Respond to inquiries from the banks and state agencies regarding various financial transactions and adjustments
• Prepare and analyze internal reports that accurately reflect bank balances and anticipated transactions for management and other divisions within the agency
• Perform reconciliations of balance sheet accounts and bank accounts
• Back up job duties of other accountants and accounting specialists

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills and abilities:
• Provide customer service
• Multitask
• Establish and maintaining interpersonal relationships
• Organization and project management
• Analysis and interpretation of financial data
Ability to:
• Learn principles, practices, methods, and techniques of governmental accounting
• Learn and adhere to the State of Arizona Accounting guidelines and procedures
• Work efficiently to meet deadlines
• Adapt to changing priorities
• Assess situations and make sound decisions

Selective Preference(s):

REQUIRED: A bachelor’s degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university, or a bachelor’s degree in related field with a minimum of 24 semester hours in accounting courses.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal history investigation.


The Arizona Department of Administration 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


Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Treasury Human Resources at 602-542-7875.


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.