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Job Information
Job Reference ID:  53293 
Grade:  19 
Posted Date:  01/17/2020 
Close Date:  01/23/2020 
Job Description

Arizona Department of Child Safety

A New Beginning for Arizona’s Children


Budget & Finance
3003 N. Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85012

DCS Mission Statement

Successfully engage children and families to ensure safety, strengthen families, and achieve permanency.


Do you have a degree in finance or accounting?  Are you looking to gain budget experience while making an immediate impact?  The Depart of Child Safety is looking for a professional with the ability to learn new processes and systems in a fast paced, deadline driven, and diverse environment.


Within the Budget & Finance Unit, the Financial Analyst I will prepare a variety of fiscal and operating reports and act as the single point of contact for their assigned programs.


-          Compiles revenue and expenditures

-          Analyzes, monitors and interprets financial information

-          Evaluates financial economic and case load trends

-          Provides support in developing the multi-year budget plan, validating data from downstream sources and coordinating budget requests from programmatic staff and leaders

-          Performs financial, fiscal, economic, and cost benefit analysis

-          Monitors budget utilization; to include researching and analyzing expenditures

-          Prepares external and internal reports and financial forecasts

-          Provides financial expertise to the department and programmatic management

-          Determines funding needs of assigned programs and initiates transactions including transfers, journal vouchers, expenditure corrections, encumbrances, modifications, and other like documents

-          Identifies, researches, reviews, analyzes and establishes impacts of proposed Federal and State Legislation policy changes and funding modifications

-          Attends meetings with the Governor's Office of Strategic Planning and Budgeting (OSPB), Joint Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC), provider community and sister agencies

-          Develops and presents financial reports on an annual, monthly, and ad hoc basis

-          Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment


Knowledge of:

-          Accounting and fiscal principles

-          Intermediate financial analysis concepts

-          Principles and practices of administration with special reference to organizations, fiscal management and budgetary control


Skill in:

-          Organizing, prioritizing and multi-tasking

-          Comprehending, analyzing, interpreting and reconciliation of complex financial data including forecasts and projections 

-          Statistical analysis and theory report writing

-          Microsoft Office Suite; Microsoft Excel in leverage pivot tables, VLOOKUP, goal seek, macros, embedding formulas and 'if' statements

-          Understanding the basic concept of Analysis of Variances (ANOVA) and Net Present Value (NPV)

-          Time management

-          Verbal and written communication; communicating complex material in a clear and simplified manner

-          Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships





Ability to:

-          Interact with a diverse audience on a professional level

-          Be an innovative and strategic thinker

-          Schedule and prioritize multiple complex assignments

-          Develop annual budget requests that are consistent with the department's mission, vision and values

-          Create reports

-          Create financial and caseload projections using various computer programs and software

-          Develop budget estimates

-          Be highly self-motivated

-          Balance multiple priorities

-          Work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with varying demands


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


-          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

-          Master’s of business administration, public administration or a related field such as accounting, 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.




Position Requirements
Position Level:    Hours:   
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Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $47,000.00-47,000.00 


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