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  • 504643
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jan 26 2022 at 23:55 MST


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Job Location:

Address:  800 W. Washington Street, Ste. 615,  Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $72,000.00 - $95,992.00 

The anticipated salary is: $95,992.00

Grade: 25

Closing Date: 1/26/2022

Job Summary:

Our Accountant Administrator position is responsible for overseeing and directing the managers and supervisors of several units in the day to day operations. Those units may include: Accounts Payable, Payroll and Travel, Accounts Receivable, and General and Fixed Assets. The incumbent will collaborate with ADOT Comptroller and Deputy Comptroller to identify coordination needs between the Fiscal Operations units, other FMS units, and other ADOT divisions. This position is also involved in the coordination of staff and learning of the Annual Report preparation processes and working with external auditors.

Job Duties:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Directs, instructs, and advises subordinate managers in carrying out tasks requiring considerable judgment.

  • Resolves problems and questions presented by subordinate managers and professional staff rewarding principles and practices.

  • Examine data, analyze needs, recommend and implement changes in accounting procedures. By use of the Arizona Management System, this may include recommending changes to financial systems and helping develop, test, and implement those changes.

  • Work with subordinate managers to develop standard work processes and regularly review and update policies and procedures.

  • Ensures required financial reports are completed accurately and on time. This includes working with the Annual Report team and learning the details to be a backup Annual Report coordinator.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Governmental Accounting and specifically in following GAAP, GASB, FASB, GAAFR and GAGAS for financial reporting

  • Single Audit and Federal reporting processes

  • Annual Report finding and internal control impacts

  • Automated data processing (AFIS, APP, HRIS, etc.) 

  • State laws, policies and regulations governing State accounting requirements


Skills in:

  • Analyzing and interpreting of financial data

  • Oral and written communication and interpersonal relation skills

  • Planning, organizing and managing the work of professional staff


Ability to:

  • Direct and coordinate planning and control functions through subordinate staff

  • Use concepts and techniques to develop quantitative methods in business to develop quantitative methods in business analysis

  • Prepare financial reports and studies as needed or required

  • Understand and anticipate constituent and stakeholder concerns

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting (or a related field such as finance/business with at least 24 hours of accounting credits), 5 years of government accounting experience, 3 years experience in supervision, Certified Public Accountant (CPA and/or Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) or similar certification.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

This position requires possession of a valid Arizona Class D Driver License. Candidates for this position must complete and sign PART 1 of the State of Arizona Application for Employment at the time of interview, which will allow ADOT to obtain the candidate's motor vehicle record (MVR). The most recent 39-month period shown on the MVR will be reviewed in accordance with A.A.C. R2-10-207.11 (H) and (I). The review must show an acceptable driving record prior to any offer of employment being made by ADOT. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable MVR.


The Arizona Department of Administration 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


Mandatory participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is required.

Contact Us:

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 712-7279. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. ADOT is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.


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.