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Accounting Administrator

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State Of Arizona Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 4 months ago


Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!


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 of:

  • 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

Skill in:

  • 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

Ability to:

  • 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


  • Master's Degree in Business Administration or Accounting preferred. Experience managing an accounting office. CPA license preferred.


  • 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:

  • Sick leave

  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

  • Health and dental insurance

  • Retirement plan

  • 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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Accounting Administrator

Expired Job

State Of Arizona