DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY
Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!
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.
Division of Business and Finance
1789 W. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
The Accounting Administrator exercises direct oversight of the Office of Accounting through subordinate managers, planning, directing and controlling the Department's extensive accounting systems for the Accounts Payable, Payroll, Asset Management, Travel, and Financial Reporting units.
Responsible for the financial operations of Department, approving various financial statements and reports for the Assistant Director and/or Director's review and issuance
Serves as technical advisor to the Assistant Director
Composes correspondence pertaining to highly confidential subject matters
Recommends Department guidelines for continued improvements to financial work systems
Ensures Department follows all financial reporting requirements
Provides guidance and consultation on the design and implementation of automated accounting systems, and ensures that the systems follow generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and other accounting rules and regulations
Explains accounting practices and procedures to program staff
Negotiates financial agreements
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):
Principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of government accounting
Methods and techniques of automated accounting systems, such as the Arizona Financial Information System (AFIS
Reference materials, such as federal regulations, Arizona Revised Statutes, applicable agency manuals, and policies and procedures
Management and leadership techniques
Principles and concepts in the schedule of federal financial assistance
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Work measurement methods, management techniques, employee motivation and effective communication
Work organization and accomplishment
Analysis, interpretation and communication of financial data
Techniques required to maintain accounting records through automated financial accounting systems
Preparation of financial statements, completing all financial disclosures as required and promulgated by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
Identifying and resolving higher-level problems
Interpersonal relations with high-level representatives of federal granting agencies and state officials, including the Auditor General's staff
Public speaking and group facilitation
Verbal and written communication
Administration and supervision of a multi-disciplined staff
Lead and manage a group toward a common goal
Handle and present resolutions of complex issues
Analyze complex situations and identify core problems
Work in diverse groups with complex needs and goals
Present and advocate for a particular solution
Consider the larger picture in making decisions
Identify service trends and make assumptions regarding future changes
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or closely related field required.
In-state travel is required. An acceptable driving record for the last 39 months is required including no DUI, suspensions, or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. A copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required at the time of your interview, if an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.). Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.
The Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:
Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
Health and dental insurance
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Patricia Beasley at [email protected] or 602-542-8904 for assistance.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-364-3981. 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.
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