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Certification and Registration Specialist

  • 497037
  • Full-time


The Board of Accountancy provides assurance to the public that the CPA profession in Arizona operates at the highest level of professional competence through verification of education and experience credentials; monitoring the requirements for continuing education; and investigation of consumer complaints

Certification and Registration Specialist

Job Location:

Address:  100 N. 15th Avenue., Suite 165, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $33,435.17 - $42,000 

Grade: 19

Closing Date: OTF

Job Summary:

The Arizona Board of Accountancy is seeking a dedicated administrative professional with top notch technical, communication, time management and interpersonal skills to help the Arizona Board of Accountancy fulfill its mission protect the public from unlawful, incompetent, unqualified or unprofessional certified public accountants or public accountants through certification, regulation and rehabilitation. The position will play a key role in helping to modernize the Board’s operations to increase efficiency and effectiveness and provide support to the Board’s registration and operations team.

Job Duties:

In this position, you will:

  • Facilitate the work of a seven-member Certification Advisory Committee, a seven-member Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Committee and a seven-member Peer Review Oversight Advisory Committee
    • Ensure proper written notification (notice and agenda) and draft and ensure timely posting of minutes
    • Facilitate compliance with CPE and peer review requirements
    • Write staff feedback summaries of agenda matters for Board and committee members as necessary
    • Interact with registrants via phone and/or email and provide customer service
  • Responsible for firm registration and reactivation and reinstatement of CPAs 
    • Process and recommend for Executive Director or Board approval firm applications, firm name change requests, and firm cancellations for sole
      practitioners and Professional Corporations (PC), Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC) and Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) firms
    • Review and approve firm registration renewals
    • Prepare and mail initial and renewal registrations
    • Prepare and mail suspension orders for failure to timely renew registration
    • Prepare and mail expired orders in accordance with applicable statutes
  • Responsible for reactivation and reinstatement of CPAs
    • Review reactivation and reinstatement applications for completeness, including organizing course outlines and certificates of completion for review by the Board’s CPE Advisory Committee
    • Perform CPE Audits
  • Support Assistant Director
    • Develop proficiency in examination, re-exam, and certification application processing; initial and renewal registration processing; and front office procedures to provide back-up assistance and business continuity for Certification and Registration Assistant positions, and to provide necessary exposure to business processes gain knowledge, to assist Assistant Director in business analysis, continuous improvement opportunities and development of written desk procedures.
    • Create and maintain forms, including PDF fillable forms
    • Develop and/or assist with the development of desk procedures
    • Identify problems and find solutions and/or implement already identified solutions
    • Develop and/or assist with the development of tracking and reporting for performance measurement
    • Responsible for the destruction and archival of records pursuant to records retention policy
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

The ideal candidate must be able to perform a complex list of responsibilities and should routinely employ the following complementary skills and abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Keen conceptual and critical thinking abilities
  • Attention to high level of detail
  • Multi-tasking skills and ability to frequently shift priorities
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet critical deadlines
  • Intermediate to advanced Word, MS Excel, Outlook, OneNote, and Adobe LiveCycle
  • Designer application skills
  • Research and analytical skills
  • Issue identification and problem-solving skills
  • Customer service and teamwork skills
  • Ability to research Arizona Revised Statutes and Arizona Administrative Code
Selective Preference(s):

Preference will be given to the candidate with:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, and/or
  • Evidence of experience commensurate with the skills, abilities, and requirements of this position

The Arizona Department of Administration 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 Luis Bustamante at Luis.Bustamante@azdoa.gov or at 602-542-6186 for assistance.


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.