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ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST I

  • 501807
  • DOUGLAS
  • DEPT OF CORRECTIONS
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Oct 19 2021 at 23:55 MST

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

REHABILITATION & REENTRY

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry is dedicated to developing, encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding the professional performance and growth by employees at all levels. The state is proudly served by over 9,000 well-trained corrections professionals who are dedicated to public, staff and inmate safety by effectively employing sound correctional practices, efficient operational procedures, and proven programming opportunities for inmates. Join our team and help to proudly serve our community!

ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST I

(Three positions to be filled)

Job Location:

Address:  

Arizona State Prison Complex (ASPC) – Douglas
6911 North BDI Boulevard
Douglas, Arizona 85608
https://corrections.az.gov/

Posting Details:

Salary: $27,110.00 - $37,903.00

Grade: 16

Closing Date: 10/19/2021

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) is looking for an astute and precise problem solver with excellent communication skills. This position is responsible for the compliance of all state, federal, and agency laws, policies, and procedures pertaining to the areas of Financial and Business Office data and its various systems.

Job Duties:

- Entering and verifying financial and other data to provide records, reports, and other information and correspondence in a systematic manner
- Perform routine accounting tasks involving basic numeric calculations
- Enter data in all systems related to job duties
- Examine and verify financial transactions such as billing invoices, accounts payable/ receivable, payroll, creating requisitions, and other financial documents
- Record keeping and/or journal entries to include maintenance of financial records, reports, checks, and deposits
- Create, maintain, and reconcile spreadsheets
- Resolve technical problems, investigate, and resolve account discrepancies
- Prepare job-related correspondence
- Drives on State business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

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 Suite and Google Suite

Skill in:
- Verbal and written communication
- Prioritizing and organizing tasks
- Operating various office equipment and automated accounting systems
- 10-key/calculator
- Work techniques required to maintain accounting records through automated systems
- Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships

Ability to:
- Accurately work with numbers and complete mandated reports in required formats
- Adapt to changing priorities and situations
- Research and compile fiscal and statistical information
- Interpret ADCRR policies as they pertain to accounting
- Work in a prison environment

Selective Preference(s):

One (1) year experience in governmental accounting or one (1) year working in the private sector business field

Pre-Employment Requirements:

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).
Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation and a drug test.

Benefits:

We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
- Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
- Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
- Exceptional retirement program
- Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
- An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Current ADCRR Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2430.
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.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.