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FINANCIAL ANALYST 2

  • 507813
  • PHOENIX
  • REMOTE OPTIONS
  • DEPT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Jun 3 2022 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)

Job Location:

Address:  1789 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Posting Details:

Salary: $60,999.95 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

This position may offer the ability to work remotely, within Arizona, based upon the department's business needs and continual meeting of expected performance measures

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 Office. 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 from homeless youth to older adults.

Your primary responsibility is all forecasting, analysis, and monitoring of operating and Adult Protective Services program activities. You support all operational activities of a 300+ staff division, including facilities, fleet and purchasing. This includes preparing various advanced fiscal and operating reports involving detailed analysis of financial outlook, spending trends, staffing levels, and other comprehensive analyses. You identify, research, and analyze possible impacts of proposed legislation and funding modification as well as cost benefit and break-even analysis. With minimal guidance, you meet and gather information on operational needs, executes strategic vision and performs ad-hoc analyses with quick turnaround.

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Job Duties:

• Perform regular and ad-hoc financial, staffing and caseload analysis and present to leadership. Research and analyze expenditure and revenue trends for the purpose of reporting fiscal position. Utilize financial expenditure data, trend methodologies, and all available information creating professional reports and communications.
• Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to collect data, assess needs and meet the demands of the business. Prepare data analysis and submit to management for responses to media inquiries and external stakeholders.
• Prepare and update data for various reports, including financial status, usage, and cost reports to be submitted to leadership or other internal and external stakeholders including federal grantors.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
• Governmental accounting and fiscal principles
• Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Concepts
• Principles and practices of business administration, including organization theory and management, fiscal management, and budgetary control
• Applicable federal and state statutes pertaining to all fund sources and functions

Skill in:
• Advanced oral and written communication
• Analysis and interpretation of financial data
• Performing research using a variety of available resources
• Using a variety of computer software packages (e.g., Excel, Word, Google Suite, statistical analysis, 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 with colleagues at all levels

Selective Preference(s):

• Requires a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, economics or business administration with a specialization in accounting, finance or economics from an accredited college or university 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 in AZ State Gov’t.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Candidates for this position shall be subject to a search of the Adult Protective Services Registry pursuant to A.R.S. 46-459.
• 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
• Potential opportunity to participate in the Remote Work Program where the employee telecommutes primarily from home and when required in the office

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

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:

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.

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.