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Accounting Specialist 1

  • 514906
  • Full-time


The mission of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) is to safeguard the health, safety, and economic welfare of the public by protecting, conserving, and enhancing Arizona's water supplies in a bold, thoughtful and innovative manner. ADWR is for seeking an Accounting Specialist for the Finance and Administration Division.


Finance and Administration Division



Job Location:

Hybrid: remote and 1110 W. Washington St., Suite #310 - Phoenix, AZ 85007 

Posting Details:

Salary:  $35,000-$55,000

Grade: 16

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

This is an entry level position responsible for performing journey level accounting-related tasks within an automated fiscal services system and HRIS.

This position has some flexibility for telework.

Job Duties:

Job duties will include, but are not limited to, payroll, travel, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.

Responsible for gathering, compiling and reconciling fiscal data, preparing and processing fiscal transactions. Reviewing, analyzing and interpreting laws, policies, and procedures related to finance and related assignments. Applies accounting principles and practices to ensure agency compliance with statewide accounting guidelines related to finance accounting and payroll.

Perform general administrative duties including filing, mail distribution and record retention. Responsible for various types of data entry.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, concepts, and techniques of government accounting and fiscal management
  • Procedures, methods, and office equipment used in statistical record-keeping
  • General office procedures
  • Personal computers and various software including Microsoft Office and Google Suite

Skill in:

  • Verbal and written communication
  • Prioritizing and organizing tasks
  • Operating various office equipment and automated accounting systems
  • Work techniques required to maintain accounting records through automated systems
  • Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships
  • Maintaining confidentiality, adhering to federal, state and department policies and procedures
  • Adapting to changing priorities
  • Compiling information and prepare reports
  • Attention to detail

Ability to:

  • Balance, prioritize and organize multiple tasks
  • Research and compile fiscal and statistical information
  • Create reports in various formats
  • Analyze financial information/data
  • Organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks daily
  • Establish and maintain interpersonal relationships
  • Respond to high priority issues in tactful manner
  • Exercise sound judgment and discretion
  • Work with various customers, both internal and external to the agency
  • Take initiative to solve problems and process improvement
Selective Preference(s):


Pre-Employment Requirements:



The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
  • Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
  • Accrued vacation days and sick days
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Credit union membership
  • Wellness plans
  • LinkedIn Learning membership
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee discounts

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 (ASRS). Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment. The current contribution rate is 12.17%

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact ADWR Human Resources Office at (602) 771-8500 for assistance. Persons with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language or an alternative format by contacting ADWR Human Resources.


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.