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  • 508886
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jul 3 2022 at 23:55 MST


The Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) is a social and human services agency whose mission is to successfully engage children and families to ensure safety, strengthen families, and achieve permanency. DCS has field office locations located throughout the state of Arizona, with its central office located in Downtown Phoenix. DCS employs over 2,800 employees who share the common vision of ensuring children thrive in family environments free from abuse and neglect.



Job Location:


*This position may offer the ability to work remotely, within Arizona, based upon the department's business needs and the continual meeting of expected performance measures.*   

Posting Details:

Salary: $53,300

Grade: 19

Closing Date: July 3, 2022

Job Summary:

The Accounting Systems Analyst will analyze accounting records, data files, and ensure accuracy of DCS's Guardian system, as well as the Arizona Financial Information System (AFIS) and other state owned systems. The position will report directly to the Controller and will be responsible for Accounting & Finance data analytics and evaluation, and financial reporting as it pertains to other assigned programs. The Accounting Systems Analyst will provide technical support for Accounting & Finance users.

Job Duties:
  • Prepares, examines, or analyzes accounting records, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness and conformance to reporting and procedural standards by using DataMart, InfoAdvange, Advanced Find, and APEX Paid applications. Creates and modifies ad-hoc and standard reports per request.
  • Uses automated accounting systems and applications to retrieve and review data files, analyze information, and track expenditures. Recommend, develop or maintain solutions to business and financial problems. Ensures internal control maintained by addressing outstanding transactions and escalating as appropriate.
  • Troubleshoots Guardian to AFIS interface errors and works with appropriate departments to resolve. Serves as the subject matter expert processing warrant cancellations, Guardian ticket tracking, and other Guardian problems that arise.
  • Develops, implements, modifies, and documents record keeping and accounting systems, making use of current computer technology.
  • Performs tasks related to ARMS. Serves as the primary backup for the Cost Allocation and Chart of Accounts analyst.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Information systems/databases.
- Reference materials such as federal regulations, ARS, SAAM, GAAP, applicable agency manuals, policies and procedures and the information contained therein.
- Fiscal principles and practices
- Analysis and reporting of financial data
- Principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of government accounting
- Internal control structures, and fiscal management
- Methods and techniques of automated financial systems

Skill in:
- Analysis, interpretation, and communication of financial data
- Using automated accounting and spreadsheet processes to create, develop, monitor and reconcile fiscal records and reports
- Problem solving
- Developing correspondence, reports, and procedures
- Effective verbal and written skills

Ability to:
-  Coordinate and resolve inter-departmental problems/issues
-  Perform independent research
- Obtain a strong work ethic and attention to detail
- Work independently with little to no supervision
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers
- Organize and maintain files, accurate records, and business processes of optimized workload and productivity
- Work concurrently on multiple tasks and change task/work priorities based on workload and situations
- Recognize potential issues and pro-actively address and solve

Selective Preference(s):

The educational and work experience preferences (not requirements) are 2 year degree in Accounting, Finance or similar, and 3+ years in Government accounting, finance.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

- Must be able to secure and maintain clearance from the DCS Central Registry.
- Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation.


As an employee of the Department of Child Safety you will be entitled to a comprehensive benefits package that can become effective as soon as two weeks after starting!

Benefits include:
- Paid sick leave.
- Paid vacation that includes ten (10) holidays per year.
- Competitive health and dental insurance plans.
- Life insurance and long-term disability insurance.

We also offer optional employee benefits that include:
- Vision coverage.
- Short-term disability insurance.
- Deferred compensation plans.
- Supplemental life insurance.
- Employee wellness plans

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). Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2903. 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.


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.