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Job Title:  ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST 1 
Agency:  DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY 
Job Reference ID:  54125 
Category:  ACCOUNTING / AUDITING 
Grade:  16 
Posted Date:  02/14/2020 
Close Date:  02/21/2020 
Job Description



 

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY

Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona

ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST 1

1789 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Would you like to be part of an amazing culture that helps Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance?  The Arizona Department of Economic Security is looking for individuals that are committed to service, community, and teamwork.

Why Should You Apply?

We offer a competitive benefits package that is unmatched by the private sector and a culture that encourages team success and advocates for personal advancement. 

-       Affordable Health, Dental, Vision and Life and Disability Insurance

-       10 holidays per year

-       Paid Vacation and Sick time off - start earning it your 1st day

-       Eligible to participate in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)

-       Contribute to, and participate in the Arizona State Retirement System

-       Ride Share and Public Transit Subsidy

-       Career Advancement Opportunities

-       Tuition reimbursement

Interested?

Apply through azstatejobs.azdoa.gov.  For questions about this career opportunity, please call (602) 542-8904.  Requests for accommodations can be made by calling this number or by clicking this link to access the ADA Job Board.

The Department of Economic Security, Office of Accounting, is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as Accounting Specialist 1. This position reviews, analyzes, and verifies vendor statements, invoices, employee travel claims, and payroll documents, and creates the fiscal transaction utilizing the applicable automated accounting system.  The Accounting Specialist researches unresolved financial documents and responds to vendor, traveler, client, and employee inquiries; gathers and compiles financial data for reports; consults with the supervisor, presenting and resolving complex transactions; and applies accounting principles and practices of governmental accounting while exercising discretion and independent judgment within established practices.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

-          Knowledge of principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of government accounting and fiscal management.

-          Knowledge of rules and regulations established for the work system or DES.

-          Knowledge of methods and techniques of data processing as related to accounting practices.

-          Knowledge of fundamental principles of accounting and general fiscal and financial record keeping practices.

-          Skill in basic math, data entry, analysis and interpretation of financial data, and report preparation.

-          Skill in verbal and written communication, customer service, and maintaining positive interpersonal relationships.

-          Skill in effective time management.

-          Skill in using computers and Microsoft Office applications.  

-          Ability to research, compile, analyze, and interpret statistical information.

-          Ability to reconcile, maintain, and prioritize records and reports.

-          Ability to analyze financial data and effectively communicate findings to management verbally and in writing.

Licenses and Certifications:

-          Travel may be required for State business.  Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record in accordance with DES Fleet Management-Safety Program policy and procedures (DES 1-07-26 & DES 1-07-26-01).  Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.

Qualifications:

-          Prefer one year of accounting experience.

-          Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired state employees

-          Successfully pass background and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Ÿ Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI and VII), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008; the Department prohibits discrimination in admissions, programs, services, activities, or employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics and retaliation.  Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-542-8904.  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:   
 Work Arrangement:     Employment Type:   
Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $18.22-18.22 

 

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