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AP Accounting Specialist 1

  • 505809
  • Full-time


The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid agency, is driven by its mission to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective health care to Arizonans in need. AHCCCS is a nationally acclaimed model among Medicaid programs, and a recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility. Among government agencies, AHCCCS is recognized for high employee engagement and satisfaction, supportive leadership, and flexible work environments, including remote work opportunities. With career paths for seasoned professionals in a variety of fields, entry-level positions, and internship opportunities, AHCCCS offers meaningful career opportunities in a competitive industry. AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona.

AP Accounting Specialist 1

Posting Details:

Salary: $34,903 - $37,903 

Grade: 16

Job Summary:

The Division of Business and Finance (DBF) is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as an Accounting Specialist-1 in the Account Payables Unit. This position is responsible of processing administrative payments and deposits, inter and intra agency transfers and professional customer service. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Job Duties:

• Interpret and apply Agency, State and Federal policies and procedures when reviewing purchase orders for accuracy, processing invoices and making payments.

• Reconciles, analyzes, verifies and balances financial transactions. Process intra and sister agency transfers in AFIS, establishing encumbrances and adjusting them when necessary.

• Prepare detailed spreadsheets and companion transfers to allocate the agencies fuel charges to the appropriate divisions within AHCCCS.

• Responsible for professional customer service. Communicate both verbally and in writing with internal and external customers with respect to various accounts payable and general accounting inquiries. Respond to inquiries through letters, emails and telephone calls within a timely manner.

• Performs a variety of accounting and clerical duties using automated systems.

• Submit deposits to the State Treasurer and deposit adjustments for non-sufficient fund checks.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Experience in accounts payables and accounting systems.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Strong customer service, interpersonal skills and telephone etiquette.

• Ability to plan, organize and prioritize tasks.

• Experience with Microsoft office, Word, and Excel; and Google suite.


• High school diploma, GED.


• 12 semester hours or one year of accounting experience
• Communicate proficiently in Spanish verbally and in written form.
• Knowledge and experience using the State Accounting System (AFIS).


At AHCCCS, we promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility and a variety of learning and career development opportunities. Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are 10 paid holidays per year, accrual of sick and annual leave, affordable medical benefits and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan.

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

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-417-4497.
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.