Responsible for applying established accounting principles, concepts, and practices in the area of Revenue Accounting and Accounts Payable. Makes practical applications of technical accounting principles, theories, and concepts. Provides proper accounting for a variety of transactions including processing cash/check/wire and credit card deposits daily and completing federal wire requests for payment.
- Responsible for day-to-day operational activities associated with processing agency revenue transactions which include cash, check credit card, and wire payments. Ensures all accounting data is accurately entered in AFIS and coordinates with the Revenue Supervisor on approvals for accounting documents.
- Provides communication to the programs as payments are received and deposited into the appropriate accounting structure. Contacts the programs as necessary to receive input regarding unidentified payments, replacement payments for NSF checks, and reconciling deposit discrepancies. Process bank adjustments for balance sheet accounts.
- Ensures all agency bank accounts and federal grants are reconciled monthly. Processing of checks for deposit through bank check scanner daily. Reconciles check deposits daily to ensure the accuracy of the financial system.
- Cross-train with team members on functions related to cash management and federal grant compliance. Assists other employees as requested and provides backup support when employees are out on annual leave or sick leave.
- Accounting principles and practices, and the reporting of financial data.
- Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- Automated accounting systems and internal control structures.
- Federal grant regulations, AZ Revised Statutes, and agency policies and procedures.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, and methods of government accounting.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.
- Considerable skill in analysis, interpretation, and communication of financial data.
- Effective time management skills.
- Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
- Intermediate or advanced skills in Excel, including macros and pivot tables.
- Work independently under the general supervision of an Accounting Supervisor.
- Work in teams and collaborate effectively with co-workers.
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or equivalent is required. Minimum one-year experience as an Accountant 1 or equivalent. Knowledge of AFIS and the Arizona Procurement Portal (APP) is a plus.
Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award-winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
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.