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  • 514169
  • Full-time


Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona.

DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure.

DES serves more than 3 million Arizonans. Our Mission is to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable.


Division of Financial Operations
Financial Services Administration

Job Location:

Address:  1789 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $62,900.00 - $78,101.00 

Grade: 22

Closing Date: Open until Filled

Job Summary:

The Department of Economic Security is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as an Accountant 3 with the Division of Financial Operations, Financial Services Administration.

Job Duties:

• Establishes and maintains effective fiscal due diligence by analyzing, auditing, and evaluating financial data extrapolated from accounting and reporting systems for inputs into the cost allocation process.
• Oversees or performs financial data analysis, adequacy assessments for current cost pools, computing base percentages for cost allocation pool breakouts, and performs data extractions, such as payroll, expenditure, and revenue data tables.
• Gathers and interprets financial information effectively and will structure the data into meaningful and concise analyses.
• Identifies areas for change and makes recommendations, including proposing new cost pool structures, while managing multiple demands and competing priorities.
• Lead in conducting the cost allocation process and will ensure the department’s compliance with all Federal regulations including the Federal Requirements of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of data warehouse and extrapolation methods.
• Knowledge of cost allocation.
• Skill in customer service.
• Skill in working cross-divisionally.
• Ability to perform analysis.
• Ability to communicate effectively.
• Ability to effectively present findings.

Selective Preference(s):

• Experience in cost allocation analysis and/or process.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a closely related field required; and two (2) years experience as an Accountant 1, 2, or equivalent.
• Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.
• Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
• The position will require the 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 maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12). Individuals may be required to use their personal motor vehicle.


The Arizona Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

- Career Advancement & Employee Development Opportunities
- Flexible schedules to create a work/life balance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
- 10 paid holidays per year
- Stipend Opportunities
- Infant at Work Program
- RideShare and Public Transit Subsidy
- Affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision
- Life and Disability Insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period. The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for life-long income upon retirement. You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.
On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines and effective dates.

Contact Us:

Apply through azstatejobs.azdoa.gov. For questions about this career opportunity, please call Rose Ibe at (928) 225-4382 or email RIbe@azdes.gov.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting (928) 225-4382. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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.