Financial Analyst 2

State Of Arizona Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 5 days ago

Arizona Department of Child Safety

A New Beginning for Arizona's Children


Budget & Finance Unit
3003 N. Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85012


The Arizona Department of Child Safety is committed to achieving safety, permanency and well-being for Arizona's children and families. DCS is driven by this commitment, as well as a desire to be a national leader for child safety through a well-run, efficient, and effective organization based on best practices and continuous improvement.

Under the direction of a Principal Financial Analyst, this Financial Analyst II is responsible for daily cash management under the Budget & Finance Unit. This position is assigned to one or more programs or subprograms and prepares a variety of fiscal reports. This position performs detailed fiscal and cash analysis for all assigned programs and serves as the primary point of contact. This position also provides financial expertise to department and programmatic management, federal and other grantors on financial matters.


  • Analyzes and oversees processing of grant related fiscal transactions

  • Maintains adequate fund accounts

  • Provides transaction and outstanding balance reports

  • Ensures proper payments are timely and without interruption

  • Uses automated accounting systems, applications to retrieve and review data files,

  • Prepares and analyzes financial records for accuracy and completeness

  • Develops, implements, modifies, and documents procedures for revenue

  • Updates metrics and develops dashboards

  • Updates graphics and dashboard presentation of financial transactions

  • Makes recommendations to upper-level management

  • Develops and maintains fiscal summary information for assigned areas

  • Prepares in depth cost-benefit analysis


Knowledge of:

  • Economic and financial principles and practices

  • Analysis and reporting of financial data

  • Governmental accounting and fiscal principles

  • Principles and practices of administration with special reference to organization

  • Fiscal management and budgetary control

  • Statistical analysis and theory

  • Reviewing, preparing and writing reports

Skill in:

  • Initiating expenditure corrections

  • Initiating journal vouchers

  • Interpretation, and reconciliation of complex financial data

  • Verbal and written communication

  • Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships

Ability to:

  • Monitor revenues and expenditures

  • Schedule and prioritize assignments

  • Develop annual grant budgets

  • Act as a single point of contact for assigned programs

  • Organize and present information in structured and non-structured settings

  • Use computer programs and software


In-state travel may at times be required. Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).

Must be able to secure and maintain clearance from the CPS Central Registry.


A Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics or business administration with a specialty in accounting, finance or economics from an accredited college or university; OR a Master's of Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field such as accounting, finance, finance or economics from an accredited college or university.


Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • 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).

Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2903. 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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