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  • 513348
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Dec 30 2022 at 23:55 MST

Arizona Department of Gaming

The Arizona Department of Gaming is dedicated to the safe and fair regulation of gaming, horse racing, and unarmed combat sports. Dedicated to being a world class regulatory agency, ADG is committed not only to its stakeholders, but also to its employees with competitive benefits, professional development opportunities, college tuition reimbursement, and a host of other benefits.



Department of Gaming


Job Location:
Posting Details:

Salary: $95,000 - $105,000 

Grade: 26

Closing Date: Open Till Filled

Job Summary:

The Comptroller is a senior-level accountant position that performs work in managing, directing and overseeing the accounting operations of the Department. The comptroller ensures the quality of financial transactions and reporting, develops financial well-being, and plays a leading role in financial decision-making. Provides leadership and professional accounting services that ensures the smooth functioning of the department as a synergistic, service-oriented team in meeting the many and varying needs of the Agency's internal and external customers. Provides strategic financial input, and oversees the overall accounting processes. Ensures accurate recording of all receipts and expenditures and the preparation of financial reports while overseeing the work of the finance section personnel.
All work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Job Duties:
  • Serves as the Comptroller for the agency and directs the financial management and related functions of the Department.
    Supervises positions related to finance, accounting, and payroll.
  • Prepares and manages the Department of Gaming's State of Arizona biennial budget. Defends the budget to the analysts at both the Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC).
  • Participates in the development of the agency's strategic plans as they relate to financial management matters.
  • Deposits and distributes of the quarterly tribal contributions as defined in the Tribal-State Compacts.
  • Plans, organizes, directs and coordinates financial management activities with the division, other governmental agencies and the providers with whom the agency contracts.
  • Directs the development and implementation of financial management records and management information systems that control and account for the receipt and expenditure of funds. Ensures that the financial management records and management information systems conform to federal and state laws and requirements and to the State of Arizona Accounting Manual (SAAM).
  • Confers with the Director, Executive Team, state and federal officials, providers and the like on financial management issues.
  • Directs the development and implementation of financial management policies, procedures and operation instructions.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of auditing and accounting.
  • Financial management systems.
  • Budget development and administration.
  • Auditing techniques in evaluating internal control systems.
  • Federal and state laws, rules, policies and procedures governing financial management and fiscal control.
  • Federal and State laws, rules, regulations, and policies governing the expenditure of public funds.
  • Standard costing systems.
  • Tribal-State Gaming Compacts as they relate to fiscal requirements.
  • Techniques in reviewing and analyzing financial data.
  • Computerized products used in accounting systems and processes.
  • Lean tools and methods.
  • Confidentiality.
  • People supervision procedures and techniques.
  • Diplomacy.
  • Native American cultures and sensitivities.
  • State government and department organizational structure.
  • Microsoft Office and the G-Suite/Workplace.

Skills in:

  • Planning, organizing and managing a financial management operation.
  • People management and leadership.
  • Analysis and interpretation of financial data and accounting systems.
  • Interpersonal relationships including federal and state officials, agency providers and other internal/external stakeholders
  • Problem identification and resolution.
  • Gathering of facts and information. Organizing, analyzing, and comprehending. Logical interpretations necessary to perform administrative and management duties.
  • Oral and written communication (Strong).
  • The ability to interpret and apply Compact requirements, state statues, federal rules and regulations.
  • Team building, mentoring and resourcefulness.
  • Effective time management.
  • Statistical and abstract analysis.
  • Customer service and the ability to effectively interact with a wide range of internal and external customers.
  • Training employees.
  • Coaching direct reports both for professional development and remedying deficiencies. Establishing meaningful metrics related to core business processes.
  • Prepare and review position related reports.
  • Working independently with a minimum amount of supervision.
  • Making effective judgments on the basis of partial or incomplete evidence.

Ability to:

  • Supervise daily operations.
  • Handle detailed work accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Adapt to changing assignments and priorities.
  • Respond to inquiries with tact, diplomacy, and appropriate timely information.
    Work as a team player within several divisions.
  • Organize, prioritize and perform multiple tasks on a daily basis.
  • Establish and maintain effective and positive working relationships with agency staff and the public.
  • Complete assigned tasks accurately.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Meet deadlines.
  • Report work status, issues, and inquiries timely.
  • Be organized.
  • Be analytical.
  • Be professional.
  • Problem solve.
  • Analyze and establish priorities.
  • Display sound judgment.
  • Perform work of considerate difficulty, organize and direct activities of diverse areas of regulation.
  • Work as part of a management team to effectively accomplish the section and Agency's Mission.
  • Travel, which may include overnight stays.
  • Work from home.
Selective Preference(s):
  • Four (4) year degree in one of the following studies; accounting, finance, public management/administration, business administration.
  • Five (5) years of experience in fund accounting/not-for-profit or public management/administration.
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • CPA designation, an advanced degree and two (2) or more years’ experience working as an accountant in State government, preferred.
Pre-Employment Requirements:

Candidates for this position will be required to submit to a criminal history investigation. Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.)


The State of Arizona 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.
Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Gaming Recruitment at HumanResources@azgaming.gov or at (602) 771-4263 for assistance. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting Elvis Reyes Ereyes@azgaming.gov or at (602) 639-1468. 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.