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Accountant II

  • 503666
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jun 30 2022 at 23:55 MST

Arizona Department of Gaming

The Arizona Department of Gaming mission is to ethically and effectively regulate gaming, horse racing, and unarmed combat sports, while ensuring that they are conducted in a socially responsible manner. ADG is committed not only to its stakeholders, but also to its employees by offering competitive benefits, professional development opportunities, college tuition reimbursement, and a host of other benefits.

Accountant II


Department of Gaming


Job Location:
Posting Details:

Salary: $43,000 - $53,000 

Grade: 20

Official Title: Accountant 2

Closing Date: Open Till Filled

Job Summary:

The Accountant II analyzes/completes payments, deposits, adjustments, transfers, and other financial documents as needed, it also tracks payments received by the agency. Performs financial forecasting, reporting, and operational metrics tracking. Analyzes financial data and create financial models for decision support, monitoring of expenditures and revenues. Accountant II also monitors funds, appropriation balances, and revenue collections. Reconciling and analyzing encumbrances and expenditures. This positions assists with developing and implementing reconciliation processes for expenditures and revenues. It reviews current practices, identifies risk, recommends solutions and develops standard work and training materials. This position also plays a role in examining various sources of data to determine trends and identify cost drivers and incorporate those findings into financial analyses.

Job Duties:
  • Analyze, prepare, monitor, extract, collect, explain, interpret and report on revenue and expenditure data from all fund sources.
  • Monitors and reporting of variances in financial positions.
  • Performs reconciliations, research and analysis to resolve complex financials issues reporting on trends, inconsistencies, anomalies, outliers and missing pieces.
  • Prepares charts, tables, dashboards and other exhibits.
  • Initiating, coordinating and implementing continuous quality improvement processes.
  • Establish and documents standard work, workflows, identifying problems, and collaborating to find solutions.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
  • The Arizona State General Accounting Manual.
  • State statutes, rules and regulations as they pertain to the Department.
  • Principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of government fund accounting and fiscal management.
  • The methods and techniques of data processing as it relates to accounting practices.
  • Continuous improvement in streamlining work processes.

Skills in:

  • Applying auditing and accounting methods and techniques.
  • Methods and techniques of automated financial systems.
  • Considerable skill in analysis, interpretation and communication of financial data.
  • Using Excel and Google Sheets with an intermediate to advanced level.
  • Customer service.
  • Strong Oral and written communication.
  • Organization, time management, coordination, and research.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Using Spreadsheets (Excel/Google Sheets) including pivot tables; formatting and advanced analytics (vlookup, sumifs, sumproduct, etc.).
    Data mining and management.
  • Expenditure and revenue forecasting.

Ability to:

  • Effective time management.
  • Work independently without direct supervision.
  • Prioritize effectively.
  • Adapt to a dynamic work environment.
  • Be an effective team player.
  • Interact effectively with people.
  • Organize and prioritize various work assignments.
  • Be detail oriented.
  • Multitask and meet deadlines.
  • Be analytical.
  • Communicate effectively in an empathetic and professional manner.
  • Work with a high degree of independence and initiative.
  • Be highly observant.
  • Formulate appropriate courses of action and communicate those courses of action to decision making authorities.
  • Travel, which may include overnight stays.
  • Work remotely (from home).
Selective Preference(s):
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or similar field.
Pre-Employment Requirements:

Candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal history investigation. Requires 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 required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)


The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Sick leave
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Retirement plan
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

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.
Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gaming Recruitment at HumanResources@azgaming.gov or at (602) 771-4263 for assistance. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting Elvis Reyes Ereyes@azgaming.gov or at (602) 639-1468. 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.