Responsible for performing professional operating or cost accounting work requiring the standardized application of established accounting principles, theories, concepts, and practices. Reviews and/or conducts the reconciliation of reports and financial data, identifying or correcting inconsistencies or errors. Oversees or performs accounting analyses such as: computing standard ratios; assembling and summarizing accounting literature on a given subject; ensuring costs are properly allocated to appropriate sources.
- Reconcile and resolve vendor statements, resolve vendor issues/concerns. Reconcile PCard statements, process PCard documents, reconcile and process telecommunications invoices. Complete vendor transactions timely and accurately, and assist in day-to-day tasks as needed.
- Addresses payroll and travel problems, concerns, and issues associated with improving existing processes and handling special projects/requests from management. Gathers and compiles data and writes reports summarizing financial transactions for a given period applicable to full cycle of payroll and travel activities.
- Builds automated validations into reconciliation practices for payroll and travel related data utilizing principles, methods and practices of fiscal and financial record keeping and incorporates technological strategies to increase efficiency utilizing automated quality control reviews to detect and resolve complex problems.
- Prepare training slides and QRG's and work with AWFD to provide agency-wide training for multiple Controller's Office functions.
- Performs variety of finance and budgeting functions and/or transactions and implements improvements on reporting, communication standards, workflow, processes and procedures, and standard work.
- Economic and accounting principles and practices; the analysis and reporting of financial data.
- Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); comprehensive knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of government accounting.
- Internal control structures, and fiscal management.
- Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of automated financial systems.
- Comprehensive knowledge of reference materials such as federal regulations, Arizona Revised Statutes, applicable agency manuals, and policies and procedures.
- Working knowledge of financial research methodologies; accounting principles.
- Effective database queries and analysis.
- Arizona Financial Information Systems (AFIS).
- Arizona Procurement Portal (APP).
- Human Resources Information System (HRIS).
- SharePoint ADHS Invoice Management System (IMS).
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.
- Considerable skill in analysis, interpretation and communication of financial data.
- Effective technological skills.
- Effective communication skills both oral and written.
- Effective organization skills.
- Effective time management skills.
- Ability to analyze and interpret fiscal date.
- Ability to speak effectively in front of internal groups of employees.
- 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 required; 2 years experience as an Accountant 1, 2 or equivalent.
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.