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  • 501700
  • Full-time





Job Location:

Address:  PHOENIX

Posting Details:

Salary: $43,239-$63,000 

Grade: 22

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary:

The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Operations Division/Budget and Finance Section is seeking an Accounting Supervisor 1. This position responsible for a staff of professionals and assures that established principles, theories, concepts, and practices are applied. Responsible for the development, accuracy and quality review and approval of complex State, Federal and agency management reports and their conformance with GAAP. Responsible for policies and procedures initiated and followed uniformly across Accounting functions. Writes policies and procedures to be approved by management. Responsible for the quality of workflow in various accounting functions. Provides technical and comprehensive leadership and training of subordinates. Responsible for security of the Accounting system. Responsible for the sound development and input of profiles in order to meet Agency, State and Federal mandates. Initiates and recommends improvements to policy, procedures and processes.

Job Duties:

• Directs, instructs, supervises, advises and evaluates the work product and work in progress of staff, initiating changes as needed; resolves problems and questions of subordinates and customers in all areas of their duties following federal and state regulation.
• Prepares and reviews billings and complex expenditure allocations; monitors and initiates appropriate actions regarding cash management; reviews and approves routine journal entries; prepares the year-end closing package; manages, directs and initiates routine accounting related projects (e.g. Rent Allocation, Garnishment reports, Data Cleanup, etc.)
• Monitors and reviews revenue and expenses for the entire agency and reconciles amounts, reviews expenditures for proper allocation, ensures expenditures do not exceed funds available and are used appropriately.
• Establishes and maintains work standards, procedures, methods and rules within General Ledger Unit. This includes improvement to processes involving the internal automated systems including new AFIS, InfoAdvantage, RevQ, and Footprints.
• Retrieves and analyzes data from automated systems essential to the operations of the Office including data needed for external and internal auditing purposes, reconciliations, OSPB and JLBC reports, closeout and final reports.
• Prepares federal, state and internal management reports and participates in meetings to determine the needs of the Office. Gives and receives information, participates in discussions, problem resolution and decision making.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Knowledge of reference materials such as Arizona Revised Statutes, federal regulations, and other rules and regulations affecting the Office of the Attorney General
• Knowledge of principles, concepts, practices methods and techniques of governmental accounting, internal control structures, and fiscal management
• Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
• Knowledge of management and motivational techniques
• Knowledge of process improvement
• Knowledge of accounting systems, including the use of various software packages
• Knowledge of the State of Arizona accounting manual and applicable agency manuals
• Knowledge of data processing techniques as it applies to accounting practices
• Knowledge of the processes of State government, including legislative processes
• Analytical skills
• Computer skills (including advanced spreadsheet and database skills)
• Communications skills (both oral and written)
• Critical thinking
• Delegation skills
• Decision making
• Interpersonal skills
• Motivational skills
• Multitasking skills
• Supervisory skills
• Ability to produce high quality deliverables, under short time constraints, for a sustained period of time
• Ability to problems solve and implement solution to a wide variety of problems
• Ability to synthesize large volumes of information
• Ability to analyze financial data
• Ability to motivate, mentor, and develop subordinates

Selective Preference(s):

The ideal candidate has a strong governmental accounting background, excellent communication skills, systems knowledge and a passion for working in a challenging and fast-paced Public Service work environment.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Two years of accounting experience with advanced degree in Accounting or related field is highly desirable.
• Travel is required for this position. A valid Arizona Driver’s License is required, along with consent to have your driving record run periodically.
• All applicants under serious consideration for hire with the Attorney General's Office are required to be fingerprinted by the Office and complete a criminal background check through State and Federal agencies. A job offer cannot be tendered until the candidate has successfully passed the initial background check. Your record does not automatically constitute a bar to employment. Factors such as, but not limited to, age at time of offense and age of offense, as well as the relationship between the offense and the job for which you apply will be taken into account.


The Attorney General's Office 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


• Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
• Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at humanresources@azag.gov.

During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting the AG’s Human Resources Office at (602) 542-8056 or via e-mail at HumanResources@azag.gov. The Arizona Office of the Attorney General does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age in its programs, activities or in its hiring and employment practices. The following division has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Operations Division, 2005 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004, Phone: (602) 542-8056, Fax: (602) 542-8000.


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.