Accounting Coordinator

State Of Arkansas Little Rock , AR 72215

Posted 2 months ago

Position Number: 2208-2981

County: Pulaski

Posting End Date: Aug 4, 2021

Special Programs - Special Education

Join the Arkansas Department of Education where each student is recognized as an individual. Through a cultivation of world-class educators, partnering with communities, and an influx of social supports, Arkansas Department of Education provides multi-level supports that help ensure students will receive a personalized education and develop a life-long love of learning.

Special Application Information:

Incomplete applications will not be considered. List current/most recent job first.

Account for all time periods including unemployment, self-employment, and military service. A resume may be attached to your required online application form; however, it may not be used as a substitute for completing any part of our application package. To make a call using the Arkansas Relay Service, dial 1-800-285-1121 (Voice) or 1-800-285-1131 (TDD) and for customer service, dial 1-800-285-7192 (V/TDD).


The position will monitor and evaluate school districts, state agencies, and educational service cooperatives for the program and fiscal compliance with state and federal regulations governing the provision of services to students with disabilities; provide professional development and technical assistance to improve outcomes for students with disabilities; and ensure compliance with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and work collaboratively within and across the agency to support the provision of effective special education services statewide. This position will review annual applications for Title VI-B funding for correct coding and allowable expenditures, as well as monitor expenditures to ensure alignment with budgeted allocations.

This position will assist with the approval and monitoring of Title VI-B discretionary funds. This position may require other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:

Successful applicants must possess the formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree. Knowledge of grants, contracts, monitoring, fiscal control practices, and special funding programs.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting, and fiscal management, including budget development, purchasing, and asset management. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations, agency program policies, and applicable laws. Ability to prepare budgets and monitor expenditures.

Ability to interpret and apply laws, policies, and procedures. Ability to investigate problems, and design corrective measures. Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written technical information and reports.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

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.



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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