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ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST 1

  • 510491
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Aug 10 2022 at 23:55 MST

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 SPECIALIST 1

Division of Financial Operations
Accounting Administration

Job Location:

Address:  1789 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $39,500 - $41,688 

Grade: 16

Closing Date: 08/10/2022

Job Summary:

The Department of Economic Security is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as an Accounting Specialist 1 with the Division of Financial Operations, Accounting Administration. This position is responsible for reviewing, and verifying employee travel claims, and creating the fiscal transaction utilizing the applicable automated accounting system.

Job Duties:

• Performs routine accounting tasks involving basic numeric calculations for the assigned fiscal management section.
• Gathers, compiles, and reconciles fiscal data.
• Examines and verifies fiscal transactions, such as employee travel claims.
• Research unresolved financial documents and respond to traveler and employee inquiries.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques of government accounting and fiscal management.
• Knowledge of rules and regulations established for the work system or Department.
• Knowledge of methods and techniques of data processing is related to accounting practices.
• Knowledge of principles of accounting; and general fiscal and financial record-keeping practices in the performance of assigned tasks.
• Skill in verbal and written communication.
• Skill in customer service.
• Skill in maintaining positive interpersonal relationships.
• Ability to research and compile fiscal and statistical information.
• Ability to analyze and interpret financial and statistical data.
• Ability to reconcile and maintain records and reports.

Selective Preference(s):

• One year of accounting experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• 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 Rose Ibe at (928) 225-4382 or email RIbe@azdes.gov.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting (928) 225-4382. 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.