ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
150 N. 18th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007
"Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans" is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona's children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is an award winning, nationally recognized department and is one of the largest in Arizona State Government with a budget of 1.5 billion dollars and workforce of approximately 1550 employees.
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Accounting Specialist 1
The Accounting Specialist will be responsible for performing a variety of accounting and payroll functions and transactions. The individual in this role will use established accounting principles, concepts, and practices to review and reconcile electronic payroll records. This position prepares and processes fiscal transactions using methods and practices of fiscal and financial records keeping, as well as executes variety of payroll entries in HRIS system while adhering to parameters contained in the State of Arizona Accounting Manual.
What will I be doing in this job?
Performing entry level accounting-related tasks within an automated fiscal services system
Handling critical recurring payroll functions that include auditing and verifying accuracy
Monitoring payroll transactions for compliance with state and federal regulations, and in accordance with internal ADHS specific provisions
Reviewing and reconciling payroll requests
Applying accounting principles and practices within government institutions
Analyzing payroll reports containing varying criteria to attest to proper representation of payroll data
Performing complex calculations associated with payroll analysis
Gathering, compiling and reconciling fiscal data
Preparing reports summarizing financial transactions and monitor activity for correctness
Examining and verifying fiscal transactions for payroll and employee expense reimbursements
Ensuring payroll accuracy while cross-referencing data on multiple software databases
Establishing standard work by creating, clarifying and sharing information about the most efficient method to perform an existing task
Communicating details relating to payroll concepts
Instructing stakeholders on various documentation requirements, policy updates and discrepancies
Providing excellent customer service to all ADHS employees by fielding questions and presenting solutions to problems relating to payroll subject matter
Providing expert instruction to field personnel concerning federal and statewide regulations and required documentation
Conducting general administrative duties including filing, mail distribution and record retention
What does this job require?
Requires high school diploma or GED
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques of government accounting
Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of automated accounting systems
Extensive knowledge of reference materials such as federal regulations, Arizona Revised Statutes, SAAM, applicable agency manuals, and policies and procedures
Advanced communication skills, both oral and written
Advanced interpersonal skills
Group facilitation skills
Excellent analytical and interpretation skills
Substantial skill in work organization and accomplishment
Considerable skill in techniques required to maintain accounting records through automated accounting systems
Effective time management skills
Understand, interpret and apply the fundamental principles of accounting and general fiscal and financial record keeping
Ability to effectively analyze and communicate financial data
Ability to speak effectively in front of internal groups of employees
Maintain ledgers and journals
Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination
What are the preferred qualifications for this job?
Prefer 12 semester hours of accounting courses
Two years of payroll experience
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.
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
High quality selection of medical and dental insurance plans
Generous separate leave banks (Vacation and Sick)
10 paid holidays per year
Deferred compensation plan
Wellness program and plans
Award winning Infant at Work program
Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
Short-term disability insurance
Credit union membership
Central location with covered parking
May require 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 checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
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State Of Arizona