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ACCOUNTING MANAGER

  • 514900
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY
  • Full-time

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY

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.

ACCOUNTING MANAGER

DIVISION OF BUSINESS SERVICES

OFFICE OF ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE AND COLLECTIONS

Job Location:

Address:  1717 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $64,000 - $71,000 

Grade: 22

Closing Date:

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 Accounting Manager with the Division of Business Services, Office of Accounts Receivable and Collections. This position provides supervision over the accounts receivable unit; reviews and interprets debt, billing, collections and adjustments data from the accounts receivable and collection system; develops and revises the administrative fiscal control systems; ensures compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and applicable regulations.

Job Duties:

• Manages workflow, processes and priorities of the accounts receivable unit. Evaluates expenditures in the administrative budget as they pertain to staffing needs.
• Hires, trains and supervises accounts receivable staff.
• Assists in resolving complex accounting and reconciliation issues with the automated interfaces. Addresses escalated customer issues.
• Determines periodic and special reports in agreement with regulatory and organizational requirements. Reviews accounting reports for accuracy and completeness.
• Oversees and surveys the necessity of automated system enhancements. Coordinates with systems staff on any modifications.
• Responsible for approximately 30 different DES programs, each with programmatic accounting transaction types, and reporting requirements.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of governmental accounting, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), fiscal management and collections.
• Knowledge of regulations, administrative policies and practices related to accounting, accounts receivable, and government collections protocol.
• Knowledge of automated government accounting and collections interfaces, electronic banking, data imaging systems, data security.
• Knowledge of Google Workspace and Microsoft Office software applications, such as Excel and Word.
• Skill in leadership and effective management.
• Skill in verbal and written communication
• Skill in maintaining positive interpersonal relationships.
• Ability to research, analyze and compile fiscal and statistical data.
• Ability to reconcile accounting records and reports.
• Ability to interpret and consistently apply policy and procedures in order to ensure compliance.

Selective Preference(s):

• Three or more years of supervisory experience in the accounts receivable or collections environment.
• A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business with an accounting emphasis.
• Governmental accounting experience.
• Knowledge of DES mainframe programs.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• A Bachelor's degree with a major in accounting, finance, or related field, from an accredited college or university.
• One year experience, or equivalent, to an Accounting 4
• Obtain and maintain a valid Fingerprint Clearance Card that meets DES requirements for a Level One card pursuant to Arizona Revised Statute 41-1969.
• 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.

Benefits:

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

Retirement:

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 Anna Rios at (480) 338-6884 or email annarios@azdes.gov. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting (480) 338-6884. 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.