Accounting Coordinator

State Of Arkansas Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 2 weeks ago

Position Information

Class Code: A052C

Grade: GS09


Salary Range: $50,222.00 - $72,822.00


The Accounting Coordinator is responsible for overseeing one or more accounting functions of an organization. This position is governed by state and federal laws, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and agency/institution policy.


Provides general supervision to a subordinate professional, para-professional, and administrative support staff engaged in accounting activities by assigning and prioritizing work assignments, providing instructions, reviewing work performed, and evaluating employee performance. Monitors budgets and expenditures, provides approvals for transactions based on available budget and sponsoring agency restrictions, and monitors internal controls, procedures, and compliance issues for grants and/or contracts.

Analyzes, interprets, and disseminates information related to legal contracts received from various federal, state, local, and private agencies including period of performance, allowable cost items, payment terms, and other restrictions. Establishes and maintains general ledgers on departmental operations, calculates and allocates funds for new and existing accounts or projects, develops forms and documents for special accounts, reviews posted entries to general ledgers and subsidiary accounts, balances accounts periodically, and closes books as needed. Prepares spreadsheets and database files from automated information systems, monitors purchasing procedures of departmental personnel, determines account responsibility for payment of expenditures, instructs new employees on purchasing and travel procedures, and interacts with management to develop new accounting procedures.

Reviews, analyzes, and prepares reports designed to reflect aspects of the organization's fiscal status and prepares special and periodic reports for use in planning by upper level management. Compiles budgetary reports for fiscal managers, meets with departmental managers to discuss budgetary reports, and provides advice on budgetary guidelines or other financial reporting matters; analyzes and reviews compiled data of departmental accounts for accuracy of posted entries and advises departmental managers on organizational policies related to financial or budgetary reporting requirements. Provides technical assistance to management, staff, and the general public by providing information on regulations and procedures governing accounting practices and programs that comply with governmental regulations. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems. Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques.

Ability to supervise a subordinate professional, para-professional, and administrative support staff engaged in accounting activities. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of laws, rules, and policies to accounting transactions. Ability to analyze financial information and prepare reports.

Ability to provide guidance and technical assistance to management, staff, and the general public regarding accounting operations. Ability to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of accounting systems and controls, identify problems, and devise corrective actions.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting; plus three years of experience in accounting, financial management, or a related area, including one year in a supervisory capacity. 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 Qualifications

ACFR (previously CAFR) experience

Knowledge of GAAP

Excellent knowledge of accounting procedures and 1099 preparation. Experience including accounts payable, end of the year budgets reconciliations, taxes, journal entries, etc.

High proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word.

Attention to detail with accurate data entry skills.

Proven ability to meet deadlines.

Must be highly organized and capable of managing multiple tasks and priorities.

Ability to maintain strict confidence.

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock

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Accounting Coordinator

State Of Arkansas