The Arizona Attorney General’s Office Operations Division/Budget and Finance Section is seeking a Budget Control Development Specialist. This position will provide financial and budgetary support to the assigned program and will work diligently with the program to ensure business needs are met while complying with applicable Agency, State, and Federal policies and laws. This position will monitor spending trends and be responsible for complex work related to planning, directing and coordinating the assigned program budget. The position will also be required to offer recommendations and implement solutions to identified budgetary issues by developing expenditure and revenue forecasts; preparing and efficiently allocating financial resources. Constant communication will be required with internal and external customers by conducting meetings and/or phone conferences. Position will review and approve funding for personnel requests and analyze the impact to agency funding. The Arizona Financial Information System will be utilized to input, review, and reconcile budget transactions. This employee will provide all information needed to prepare monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual financial report for the assigned program, Executive Office, Outside State Agencies, Joint Legislative Budget Committee, and Governor's Office of Strategic Planning & Budgeting.
• Prepare, review, and analyze financial reports, division budget, and budget related reports to ensure accurate reporting and adequate operating flow that comply with agency, state, and federal policies.
• Meets with Division Chief and management on all budget requirements, mission, laws, rules, regulation policies and procedures affecting the state budget and federal grants. Meet with AGO Executive Office, Client Agencies, Governor's Office staff, Joint Legislative Budget Committee staff, and federal officials on matters of Office and programmatic budget, grant programs, and ISAs.
• Design, develop, draft, approve and implement yearly plans and timetables for budget development proposals, completion and control, including budget projection reports.
• Review and approve all personnel action forms for the division.
• Principles and practices of government finance and operations. General knowledge of effective practices of research design and statistical analysis. Knowledge of general accepted accounting principles and requirements
• Effectively interpret and analyze requirements and data. Develop and conduct effective presentation. Extensive skills and experience working with Microsoft Office software and the Arizona Financial Information System (AFIS). Preparation of business correspondence and comprehensive reports. Clear and concise communication, both orally and in written.
• Good judgment and analytical skills in making recommendations to management on budget requests, budget problems, and general budget questions. Effectively communicate with internal and external contacts. Represent the organization in a professional manner to outside agencies. Interact effectively with individuals at all business levels involving a variety of situations which requires tact, judgment, and composure. Establish priorities and work with minimal supervision.
State Accounting experience.
• Requires Bachelor's Degree in business, accounting, or related field.
• 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:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
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.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources at (602) 542-8056 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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