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Job Information
Job Reference ID:  56261 
Grade:  18 
Posted Date:  05/21/2020 
Close Date:  05/27/2020 
Job Description

Arizona State Retirement System

For more than a half-century, the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) has provided retirement, health insurance and long term disability benefits to employees of the state, counties, municipalities, universities, community colleges, school districts and other political entities.  We are a top performing benefit plan administrator with a solid reputation and sustainable plan design. Our organizational culture is based on the following principles; Professionalism, Results, Improvement, Diversity and Excellence. We believe in delivering service with PRIDE. Check out our webpage,, to learn more about the ASRS.

Accounting Specialist II

Location: Phoenix

Grade:  18



The Financial Services Division of the Arizona State Retirement System is seeking a highly motivated professional to fill one full-time position in the Contribution Accounting unit.


THE POSITION duties include:

·        Assisting employers with the online enrollment process and minimizing missing member Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

·        Reviewing, analyzing, and processing contributions submitted by ASRS employers for pension, long-term disability benefits and service purchase via payroll deduction

·        Assisting ASRS staff and designated employers regarding the contribution accounting process and reporting requirements

·        Assisting in the preparation of financial reports for the contribution reporting function

·        Reconciling retirement and service purchase balances on individual employer payrolls

·        Serving as the senior specialist for designated employer reporting entities



·        1-3 years of experience in financial reconciliations and/or payroll

·        Ability to review documents for completeness and accuracy, and to identify and resolve discrepancies

·        Proven proficiency in MS Excel, Word and Gmail

·        Ability to learn proprietary software systems

·        Ability to assist ASRS employers and ASRS units in a professional, efficient, and timely manner

·        Ability to review and recommend changes to work processes

·        Effective oral and written communication skills

·        Strong analytical skills

·        Ability to handle high-volume in a fast paced environment 



·        Ideal candidate will have earned or be actively working toward a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or closely related field




The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Robust and affordable insurance plans (medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options)
  • A top-ranked retirement program with employer matched contribution
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Accrued vacation and sick days
  • An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program
  • Work-life balance supported by flexible work hours, telework, and Monday thru Friday work weeks
  • The opportunity to participate in deferred compensation, credit union membership, and a wellness program
  • Rewarding work that benefits the people of Arizona
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligible employer
  • Opportunity for goal-based and spot incentives

Please visit Total Compensation to learn more about benefits offered to our employees. The Arizona State Retirement System is located in midtown Phoenix, within walking distance of the Light Rail. We also provide free covered parking. We offer a stable work environment and an atmosphere that fosters a healthy work-life balance.



Current employees are to apply through the Opportunities link in the MAP application by May 27, 2020. 

External applicants apply online at by May 27, 2020.


·       Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

·       All newly hired employees are subject to the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

·       Candidates selected for hire will be subject to a background investigation to include credit and criminal history.



Position Requirements
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Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $Negotiable 


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