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Job Title:  ACCOUNTANT 1 
Job Reference ID:  47804 
Grade:  19 
Posted Date:  06/11/2019 
Close Date:  06/14/2019 
Job Description

Arizona Department of Administration

Delivering results that matter by providing best in class support services.


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.



General Accounting Office (GAO)

Office of the Controller

100 N. 15th Ave

Phoenix, AZ  85007


The Arizona Department of Administration, General Accounting Office, is seeking an experienced Accountant 1 to prepare monthly accrual basis financial statements, weekly cash reports and maintain statistical information.


-          Prepares monthly financial reports for ADOA business units and creates ad hoc reports

-          Gathers statistical data and analyzes financial information

-          Meets with divisional and agency managers to review financial statements and discuss operational performance data to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of state programs

-          Reconciles internal worksheets, schedules and reports

-          Assists other accountants in the preparation of financial statements

-          Approves accounting transactions for technicians to process claims and revenue billings

-          Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment



Knowledge of:

-          Reconciliation procedures

-          Accounting methods for fixed assets, accrual and cash based accounting

-          Office methods, procedures and equipment

-          Database structures or other applications necessary to use and modify data

Skill in:

-          Problem solving

-          Oral and written communication

-          Operation of computers and software applications

-          Time and organization management

-          Analysis and interpretation of financial data

-          Work techniques necessary to maintain accounting records in automated accounting systems

Ability to:

-          Learn Arizona Financial Information System (AFIS)

-          Learn ADOA rules and regulations

-          Merge both knowledge and skill within a dynamic environment to perform a variety of accounting functions, under supervision



-          One year work experience working with and preparing a variety of financial reports


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


The Arizona Department of Administration 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, contact Michelle Huckabay at [email protected]

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-542-5482. 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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