This is a project-based position with an anticipated start date of September 2022 and end date of September 2024 subject to the needs of the agency and budget availability. This position will fill the duties and responsibilities of a current employee assigned to the implementation of the State's new HRIS system.
The Arizona Department of Administration, General Accounting Office, is seeking an experienced Statewide Accountant 3 to bring their background and experience with principles, theories, and concepts of reporting to be leveraged in a statewide governmental environment to bring forth enhancements to reporting systems, procedures, and methods that enable the accurate and timely processing and reconciliation of bi-weekly payroll. This position performs professional work which is greater than average difficulty and responsibility because of the presence of unusual and unique problems of the accounting program. Primarily responsible for key areas and critical assignments. Performs professional work which is greater than average difficulty and responsibility because of the presence of unusual and unique problems of the accounting program. Under minimal supervision, applies generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB), theories, and concepts to a statewide governmental environment. Acts in a supporting role in complex assignments mandated by statute which may include: reviewing other assigned professional and/or technical staff recommendations to management regarding proposed changes to statewide accounting policies and procedures. Reviews and recommends approval of data collected for accuracy prior to release in response to Public Information Requests; changes to statewide accounting policy and procedures; and changes to initial draft recommendations to the agencies on policy and procedural improvements; Acts in a supporting role during complex assignments mandated by statute as well as other statutorily required and ad-hoc reporting for JLBC and OSPB. Involved with set up and monitoring of HRIS system related configurations. May work on enhancements for improvements to the development and testing of a statewide financial system for use by all budget units; and follow-up activities on Auditor General recommendations.
Secondary responsibilities may include:
Reviewing agencies’ system security procedures to assure the integrity of the statewide financial systems, the statewide fixed asset program; sensitive internal control reviews. Reviews draft financial schedules for the Statewide Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the statewide financial report to the citizens of the state and other statewide reports. and responds to technical pronouncements published by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Draft management recommendations to other departments on internal control improvements and procedural changes. May be required to testify in court or at the legislature on work performed and findings related to other state agencies. Finalizes financial schedules being included in the Statewide Annual Financial Report (AFR). Provides guidance to agencies, JLBC and OSPB in statewide problem resolution and identifies necessary changes to financial statutes. Performs other related functions as necessary.
Specific duties will primarily be in relation to the role of being a resource for employee garnishments. At this time, no supervisory responsibilities are anticipated. Other duties may be added as directed by the supervisor or management.
This position mainly consists of data entry and customer service. This position has many time sensitive tasks that need to be tended to daily to prevent liability to the State for non-compliance with State and Federal laws. This role’s responsibilities include reviewing, monitoring and managing a complex caseload to facilitate the efficient, effective and accurate processing of payroll transactions within timelines prescribed by State and Federal regulations. This role will frequently be researching, gathering and compiling data and documents to record the deposit of monies received from agencies for overpayments and to record the refunds back to employees. This role can be responsible for adjusting employee records on the Statewide payroll system. Occasionally, it is necessary to recreate the mathematical calculations applicable to payroll including stipends, overtime and deductions to validate the accuracy calculations of the Statewide payroll system.
The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.
The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
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.