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FINANCIAL ANALYST 2

  • 503146
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Dec 10 2021 at 23:55 MST

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY

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.

FINANCIAL ANALYST 2

Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS)

www.azdes.gov 

Job Location:

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

Posting Details:

Salary: $52,000 - $61,000 / Annually

Grade: 21

Closing Date: 12/10/21

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 Financial Analyst 2 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.

You perform all forecasting, analysis, federal reporting, and monitoring of assigned high-profile Division programs. You prepare various advanced fiscal and operating reports involving detailed analysis of financial outlooks, spending trends, staffing levels, and other comprehensive analyses. Identifying, researching, and analyzing possible impacts of proposed legislation and funding modification and preparing formal bill analyses, as well as cost benefit and break-even analyses is also your responsibility. You provide financial expertise to Division and programmatic leadership and to external partners, such as the Governor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC) and federal grantors, on financial and budget matters pertaining to assigned programs, including budget, cash management, reconciliation, compliance with federal and state regulations, federal reports, forecasts, and monitoring.

*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 West Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85007.

Job Duties:

• Function as single point of contact between the DAAS Financial Business Office and assigned DAAS programs, providing guidance and customer support. Attend formal and informal meetings to ensure proper knowledge of assigned programs and adequate communication with programmatic personnel. Prepare appropriate materials for those meetings.
• Research and analyze expenditure and revenue trends for the purpose of reporting fiscal position, preparing external and internal reports, and preparing forecasts with minimal supervision.
• Develop and maintain fiscal summary information and resource information for assigned programs, including data such as caseload statistics, historical funding patterns, and fund sources. Prepare in-depth cost-benefit analyses and break-even analyses with minimal supervision.
• Identify, research, review, analyze, and establish possible impacts of proposed and pending federal and state legislation, policy changes, or funding modifications for assigned programs.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• Governmental accounting and fiscal principles
• Advanced budget and state legislative process
• Principles and practices of business administration, including organization theory and management, fiscal management, and budgetary control
• Statistical analysis and theory

Skill in:
• Advanced oral and written communication
• Initiating expenditure corrections, journal vouchers and cash receipts
• Time and process management
• Using a variety of computer software packages (e.g., Excel, Word, databases, Google Suite, etc.)

Ability to:
• Write clear, concise and accurate reports
• Organize and prioritize projects to meet deadlines
• Evaluate complex problems and issues and formulate viable solutions
• Develop effective working relationships and interact professionally with colleagues and leadership at all levels

Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, economics or business administration with a specialization in accounting, finance or economics and 2 years of experience dealing with complex issues in one or more of the following areas preferably in a governmental setting: budget preparation, analysis, and control; funding, financial reporting or related specialties; OR 1 year as a Financial Analyst 1.

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.

Benefits:

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 participate in the Remote Work Program where the employee telecommutes primarily from home and when required in the office

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

Retirement:

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:

Apply through www.azstatejobs.gov. For questions about this career opportunity, please call DAAS Human Resources at (602) 542-0400 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.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

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.