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  • 504486
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jan 24 2022 at 23:55 MST


Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona.

DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision that every child, adult, and family in Arizona will be safe and economically secure.

DES serves more than 3 million Arizonans Our Mission is to make Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable.


Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS)

Job Location:

Address:  Location-Based on Successful Candidate's Arizona Residence*

Posting Details:

Salary: $81,000 

Grade: 23

Closing Date: 1/24/2022

Job Summary:

The Department of Economic Security, Division of Aging and Adult Services, seeks an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Finance Manager with the Finance and Business Operations Administration DAAS supports at-risk Arizonans to meet their basic needs and to live safely, with dignity and independence. Services and programs reach a diverse population of Arizonans.

With direction from management, you oversee the day-to-day operations of the financial units. As the technical expert and consultant, you provide advice regarding financial and budget matters, federal regulations, federal reports, compliance plans and financial forecasts to management, and federal and other granters. You develop, lead and counsel a diverse team of professionals in a challenging and dynamic environment requiring flexibility in developing tools and processes to meet the division's evolving business needs. You ensure staff meet performance and productivity metrics on schedule. You work in coordination to support the annual federal and state budget request process for the Division.

*This position works primarily from the successful candidate’s Arizona home office but occasional in-person attendance at the worksite location for mandatory meetings, trainings, etc. may be required. Worksite location: 1789 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, Arizona 85007.

Job Duties:

• Provide financial and operational expertise across all areas. Serve as technical expert and consultant to the division's management teams regarding financial and budget matters. Provide financial expertise to division management, programmatic management, and federal and other grantors on matters and federal regulations, federal reports, compliance plans and financial forecasts.
• Coach and mentor staff towards a continuous improvement culture that fosters daily improvement involving all.
• Work in coordination to support the annual federal and state budget request process for the Division. Prepare management reports. Lead meetings and discussions between staff and management level positions. Perform strategic analysis spanning multiple areas across the Division.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• Governmental accounting and fiscal principles and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
• Principles and practices of business administration with special reference to organization, fiscal management, and budgetary control
• Supervisory techniques and team motivation
• Conceptual understanding of the Department's federally approved cost allocation plan

Skill in:
• Oral and written communication of complex concepts
• Initiating and reviewing expenditure corrections, journal vouchers, and cash receipts within the state and agency's automated systems
• Organization and prioritization of multiple complex projects
• Using a variety of computer software packages (e.g., Excel, Word, databases, Access, PowerPoint, Google Suite, etc.)

Ability to:
• Be an Innovative and strategic thinker
• Write clear, concise, and accurate reports
• Interact with a diverse audience on a professional level
• Schedule and prioritize multiple assignments

Selective Preference(s):

• Candidate requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, economics, business, public administration, or related field and 2 years’ experience managing budget/finances of a complex organization. Supervisory experience is highly desired. Two years of additional work experience noted above substitutes for the bachelor’s degree.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• In-state travel may be required. The position may require the 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 driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11). Individuals may be required to use their personal motor vehicle.
• Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired state employees.
• Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.


We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the private sector and a culture that encourages team success and advocates for personal advancement.
-Affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability Insurance
-10 holidays per year
-Paid Vacation and Sick time off - start earning it your 1st day
-Eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
-Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System
-Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy
-Career Advancement Opportunities
-Tuition reimbursement
-Opportunity to work remotely (home office) on an ad-hoc basis

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


State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period. The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for life-long income upon retirement. You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments. On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines and effective dates.

Contact Us:

For questions about this career opportunity, please call Brenda Vega at (520) 279-4525 or email DAASHR@azdes.gov.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting (602) 542-0400. 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.