The Accountant I is responsible for analyzing financial information and preparing reports related to the financial activities of an organization. This position is governed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), state and federal laws, and agency policy.Typical FunctionsEstablishes contract and grant accounts after award completion, reconciles accounts for billings/invoices/drawdown of grants/contracts, processes journal entries related to general ledger, monitors grant and contract activities, and budgets and processes budget modifications, receivable transactions, and expense transfers.
Develops and maintains manual or automated accounting records to record production, sales, billings, receivables, cash received/disbursed, purchases, inventory, and assets to record and reflect organizational fiscal status; transfers and/or encumbers funds as necessary.
Prepares spreadsheets and database files from automated information systems, monitors purchasing procedures of departmental personnel, makes decisions regarding account responsibility for payment of expenditures, and instructs new employees on purchasing and travel procedures.
Analyzes business operations, trends, costs, revenues, and financial commitments and obligations to project future revenues and expenses for budget purposes.
Enters and runs trial balances, reconciles out-of-balance amounts, and performs calculations on amortization and interest due or earned.
Reconciles bank statements, bank transfers, and stop payments and makes necessary corrections as needed.
Assists management in the development of new accounting systems and procedures and confers with information technology staff to resolve automated information system problems when necessary.
Provides technical assistance to management, research investigators, staff, and members of the general public regarding policies and procedures and budget and accounting laws.
Performs other duties as assigned.Special Job DimensionsKnowledge, Abilities, and SkillsKnowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems.
Ability to develop and maintain manual or automated accounting systems.
Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of laws, rules, or policies to accounting transactions.
Ability to analyze financial information and prepare reports.
Ability to provide technical assistance to management, research investigators, staff and the general public regarding accounting operations.Minimum Education and/or ExperienceThe formal education of a bachelor's degree in accounting; plus one year of experience in accounting or a related field.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.Preferred QualificationsIntermediate to Advanced skills in Excel.
Ability to problem solve,handle competing priorities, and multi-task.
Experience in retirement benefits administration.
Experience in AASIS.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Ability to manage a high volume of transactions.
Certificates, Licenses, RegistrationsAgency Specific InformationApplicants must complete all areas of the Application for State Employment. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Resumes may accompany, but WILL NOT replace the application. The application must be received before 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.
If a college degree is required for the position for which you are applying, bring a copy of your transcript with you if you are selected for an interview.
If you are a Veteran, Disabled Veteran or a Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran and remain unmarried at the time you are seeking preference and you are a citizen and resident of this state, you shall be entitled to Veteran's Preference. Please submit the DD-214 and other official documentation to one of the following:
Method of pay is direct deposit. Checking or savings account required if hired.
6% Mandatory contribution to AR Teacher Retirement System is required if hired.
Employees hired or rehired in 2014 or later will be automatically enrolled into the Arkansas Diamond Deferred Compensation 457 Plan with a 3% automatic deduction. If you do not wish to participate, you have 90 days from your first deduction to opt out.
ATRS is an equal opportunity employer.
How to apply other than the internet
To obtain a State of Arkansas Employment Application or for more information, call Vicky Fowler, Human Resources Manager at (501) 682-2391.
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