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  • 509839
  • Full-time


The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission’s mission is to continuously address, improve, sustain, and enhance public safety in the State of Arizona through the coordination, cohesiveness, and effectiveness of the Criminal Justice System. Visit our website at http://www.azcjc.gov



Job Location:

Address:  1110 W. Washington St. Suite 230 Phoenix, AZ

Posting Details:

Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 

Grade: 22

Closing Date: OTF

Job Summary:

The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission is seeking an experienced accountant who has background with the analysis and reporting of financial data. In this role you will examine financial records of state, local governments and non-profit organizations participating in federally-funded programs. You will also examine vouchers, checks, invoices, payrolls, contract inventories, equipment, budgets and other financial documents for validity and correctness in accordance with state and federal regulations.

The ideal candidate must be familiar with analyzing financial information and preparing financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit & loss, tax liability, or other financial activities. This role requires an individual to understand and perform cost accounting work utilizing the standardized application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

If you are looking for the next step in your accounting career, this is the role for you! Additional responsibilities include effective management of ACJC's agency-mandated program auditing activities of federal and state grants statewide. As well as assists with the agency budget and reconciles financial data. Bring your experience and background to a position where you can grow and make an impact on the Criminal Justice System in Arizona.

Job Duties:

-Examines financial records of state, local governments and non-profit organizations participating in federally-funded programs; examines vouchers, checks, invoices, payrolls, contract inventories, equipment, budgets and other financial documents for validity and correctness in accordance with state and federal regulations.

-Prepares reports of audit findings to include recommendations on policy and procedural improvements for review and action by agency or organization executives.

-Reviews and/or conducts the reconciliation of reports and financial data, identifying or correcting inconsistencies or errors.

-Assists in the compilation of a comprehensive annual financial report and/or other agency budget preparations.

-Compiles and prepares revenue/expenditures reports, single audit reports and other required financial report documents.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

-Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices; along with the analysis and reporting of financial data.
-Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); comprehensive knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of government accounting.
-Knowledge of Agency's internal control structures, and fiscal management; including materials such as: Federal and State laws, rules and regulations; Arizona Revised Statutes; applicable agency manuals, and policies and procedures.
-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.
-Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including: Access, Excel, Outlook and other accounting software products.

-Demonstrated skills in analysis, interpretation and communication of financial data.
-Skills in developing, implementing, and modifying document recordkeeping and accounting systems; making use of current computer technology.
-Skills in developing, maintaining, and analyzing budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
-Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills to present information in a confident, concise and complete manner before working groups, the Commission, and leaders of the criminal justice system.

-Ability to survey operations to ascertain accounting needs and to recommend, develop, or maintain solutions to business and financial problems.
-Ability to advise management about issues such as resource utilization and the assumptions underlying budget forecasts; including accurate input for improvements.
-Ability to be a team player and participate fully in coordination efforts within the criminal justice system.
-Ability to design, implement and present training.
-Ability to absorb information consistently and then organize it for practical, effective reports and ultimately for the standards and literal database.

Selective Preference(s):

-Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from an accredited college or university; or a Bachelor's degree in a related field with a minimum of (24) semester hours in accounting.
-Two years’ experience as an Accountant 1, 2 or equivalent.
-CPA or CGFM License preferred
-A license as a Certified Public Accountant by the State of Arizona may substitute for the educational requirements.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

-Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license with no major driving citations in the last 39 months is required for all positions where driving is an essential function of the job. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training.
-Will travel to work sites to perform job analysis, conduct special studies, provide training and meet with agency management. Travel level: up to 20%.


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

• Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

• Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

• Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

• Health and dental insurance

• Retirement plan

• Sick leave

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 Nicole Baker at nicole.baker@azdoa.gov for assistance


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.