State of Arizona :


Job Information
Job Reference ID:  53239 
Grade:  16 
Posted Date:  02/21/2020 
Close Date:  02/28/2020 
Job Description

Arizona Department of Child Safety

A New Beginning for Arizona’s Children

Office of Budget and Finance
3003 N. Central Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85012


The Department of Child Safety (DCS) is in search of an Accounting Specialist with experience processing financial transactions, recording and analyzing financial information, and establishing interpersonal relationships.


As an entry level position, the Accounting Specialist I is responsible for Accounts Payable (AP) duties for DCS.  In addition, this position works with various DCS departments to resolve Accounts Payable related issues.


-          Reviews, matches and processes payments through the state's automated system, APP

-          Manages and reconciles AP vendors for the department, researches payment history and contacts vendors for billing disputes

-          Uses Arizona Financial Information System (AFIS) to research payment history and vendor information updates

-          Distributes mail, and performs  file room duties

-          Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment



Knowledge of:

-          Accounting practices and procedures

-          Processing AP

-          Purchase and requisition orders

-          Three-way matching

-          Personal computers; Microsoft Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook

Skill in:

-          Operating office equipment

-          Basic mathematics

-          Time management and prioritization

-          Problem resolution

-          Verbal and written communication

-          Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships


Ability to:

-          Work independently with minimal supervision

-          Work under pressure and meet deadlines

-          Apply and adhere to Department of Child Safety policies and procedures

-          Provide customer service


-          Experience using APP and/or AFIS

-          Minimum of two (2) years of accounting related experience or an associate's degree in Business, Finance or Accounting


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:  $31,200.00-31,200.00 


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