The Industrial Commission of Arizona is seeking an experienced Accountant. This position supports the ICA budgetary and financial processes and assignments, this including: forecasting, monitoring of expenditures and revenues; compiling of monthly financial reports; monitoring fund and appropriation balances; processing, reconciling and analyzing encumbrances and expenditures; monitoring revenue collections; and other ad-hoc reporting; develops and implements reconciliation processes for expenditures and revenues; reviews current practices, identifies risk, recommends solutions and develops standard work and training materials; examines various sources of data to determine trends and identify cost drivers and incorporate those findings into financial analyses; and will assist in the successful resolution of fiscal, procurement, training, travel, fixed assets, and other issues for the Division. Works closely with the federal grant program manager to develop and monitor federal grant budgets.
This position will be responsible for analyzing, preparing, monitoring, extracting, collecting, explaining, interpreting and reporting on revenue and expenditure data from all fund sources; monitoring and reporting of variances in financial position; performing reconciliations, research and analysis to resolve complex financial issues; reporting on trends, inconsistencies, anomalies, outliers and missing pieces; preparing charts, tables, dashboards and other exhibits; supporting the CFO during the Annual Budget submittal; initiating, coordinating and implementing continuous quality improvement processes; establishing and documenting standard work; documenting workflows and identifying problems and collaborating on finding solutions.
• Governmental accounting and fiscal principles.
• Budget and state legislative process.
• Grant and/or cost accounting principles.
• Principles and practices of business administration, including organization theory and management, fiscal management, and budgetary control.
• Statistical analysis and theory.
• Excel or Google Sheets.
• Report writing techniques.
• General office practices and procedures.
• Using Excel or Google Sheets to include pivot tables; formatting and advanced analytics (vlookup, sumifs, sumproduct, etc.).
• Data mining and management.
• Applying principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of accounting, budget and fiscal analysis.
• Expenditure and revenue forecasting.
• Presenting written and oral facts and recommendations in a clear, concise and consistent matter for both financial and non-financial audiences.
• Successfully negotiating interpersonal relationships in a work setting.
• Problem solve.
• Be flexible.
• Work with a team, provide leadership and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Work independently in a high-paced environment, under pressure and tight timeliness while meeting deadlines.
• Interpret, comprehend, format and sort complex financial data.
• Solve problems in variable situations requiring analytical, interpretive, evaluative, and/or constructive thinking within broadly designed policies and objectives.
• Make sound judgments and decisions.
• Recognize and engage those with different backgrounds, characteristics, and perspectives to bridge gaps in understanding of differing viewpoints, as well as ensuring persons with diverse perspectives are given the opportunity to collaborate and provide input.
Ideal candidates will have:
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration with a specialization in accounting, finance or economics from an accredited college or university. Three years of experience in a financial environment as an accountant or financial analyst.
Arizona Driver's License:
Must possess valid Arizona Driver's License. Required In-state and out-of-state travel is required. Requires possession of and 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 record checks, must complete any required driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207 (12). Employees may be required to use their own transportation, as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.
The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
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
You will be eligible to participate in the state employee health/disability insurance plan, and you are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). ASRS participation may begin immediately or upon your 27th week of employment. Contributions are matched by the employer.
If you have any questions please feel free to call 602-542-5559 or email HR@azica.gov for assistance.
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.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.