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ACCOUNTANT II

  • 501143
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF REVENUE
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Dec 6 2021 at 23:55 MST

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

Funding Arizona's future through excellence in innovation, customer service, and continuous improvement.

The Arizona Department of Revenue is consistently striving towards recruiting individuals who are committed to providing quality services to citizens of Arizona and are passionate about creating solutions to the ever-evolving decisions faced within the state government.

We offer full-time employees a multitude of statewide benefit options http://www.google.com including 10 paid holidays per year, as well as Revenue specific benefits such as Teleworking opportunity.

Join the Arizona Department of Revenue as your next career advancement and help to make the Grand Canyon state even better by exemplifying our mission "Serving Taxpayers".

ACCOUNTANT II

Job Location:

Address: 1600 W. Monroe Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007 

Posting Details:

Salary:  $36,814 - $50,000

Grade: 20

Closing Date: 12/06/2021

Job Summary:

The Accountant 2 position reconciles revenue transactions between the front-end customer service cash system, automated tax accounting system, and financial accounting system.  

The position analyzes/completes payments, deposits, adjustments, transfers, and other financial documents as needed while utilizing an automated tax accounting system, financial accounting system, and other applications. Completes Attorney General payments along with analysis of spreadsheets to reconcile. 

This position will also be responsible for composing correspondence dealing with revenue information which may call for considerable discretion and judgment, reply to inquiries, and present or request information to inside and outside customers. Helps agency personnel in locating payments, refunds, and any other related information within the automated tax accounting and financial accounting systems. 

Assists in the development and implementation of identifying any possible lean process improvements within Revenue Accounting. The position will help the team integrate Lean methods into the overall continuous improvement strategy of the unit and division. 

The position will also review and analyze supporting data utilized in the preparation of a comprehensive annual financial report, agency reports, and/or annual reports.  Analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating tax accounting and financial accounting reporting systems, procedures, policies, and methods. 

Performs related work as required.

Job Duties: Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Reconcile revenue transactions between the front-end customer service cash system, automated tax accounting system, and financial accounting system. Analyzing/completing payments, deposits, adjustments, transfers, and other financial documents as needed while utilizing an automated tax accounting system, financial accounting system, and other applications. Analyzes trends of revenue.
  • Performing complex analysis of Attorney General spreadsheets to complete payments, adjustments, transfers, and other financial documents as needed while utilizing an automated tax accounting system, financial accounting system, and other applications.
  • Helping the agency personnel in locating payments, refunds, and any other related information within the automated tax accounting and financial systems.
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of lean process improvements within Revenue Accounting. Integrating Lean methods into the overall continuous improvement strategy of the unit and division. Responsible for input and assistance in the development, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of Lean principles and projects for the unit and division
  • Assisting in review and analysis of supporting data utilized in the preparation of a comprehensive annual financial report, agency reports, and/or annual reports. Assisting in analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating tax accounting and financial accounting reporting systems, procedures, policies, and methods. Composing correspondence dealing with revenue information and may call for considerable discretion and judgment.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs): Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices, the analysis, and reporting of financial data.
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); comprehensive knowledge of the principles, concepts, practice, methods, and techniques of government accounting.
  • Methods and techniques of automated financial systems. Comprehensive knowledge of reference materials such as Arizona Revised Statutes.

Skilled in:

  • Must possess strong excel skills. Must also possess strong oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills along with good analytical, research, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.

Ability to:

  • Apply problem-solving techniques and methods to resolve complex operational problems.
  • Conduct research and perform quality control reviews.
  • Understand and utilize complicated accounting systems.
  • Assist in the development of procedures and desk guides.
Selective Preference(s): The ideal candidate for this position will have:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting required, and 1 year of business or accounting experience.
Pre-Employment Requirements:

Candidates for this position will be required to submit Tax Filing Records, Employment Verification Check, and Fingerprints that will be used to check criminal history records from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).

Benefits:

The State of Arizona provides a world-class comprehensive benefits package including:
· Holidays – 10 paid per year. sick leave – 12 days per year. No accrual or carryover limits.
· A robust and affordable insurance plan that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability options.
· A top-ranked Arizona StateRetirement System (ASRS) with 100% employer-matched contributions (Enrollment eligibility will be effective after 27 weeks of employment).
· Up to $5,250 for tuition reimbursement available to seek further career advancement or certification in Continuing Professional Education.
· Work-life balance and additional options for life betterment such as the Infant at Work Program, Alternate Work Schedule, and Telework opportunity.

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

Retirement:

A top-ranked Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) with 100% employer-matched contributions (Enrollment eligibility will be effective after 27 weeks of employment).

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-716-6950.
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.

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.