State of Arizona :


Job Information
Job Title:  Accountant 
Job Reference ID:  57019 
Category:  GOVERNMENT 
Posted Date:  06/30/2020 
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Job Description

State of Arizona


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.



Salary Range: $55,000 - $59,000


Your application must include a cover letter and resume. Individuals not providing the required materials will not be considered.

Please email your resume and cover letter directly to Governor's Office HR inbox at [email protected]


This position reports to accounting managerial staff and will be responsible to:  Process internal and external accounting transactions for an executive office agency within all department funding sources while exercising sound State of  Arizona Accounting Manual and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles practices, with particular emphasis on internal control practices.  Applicant will manage the various funding accounts that are assigned by building relationships with internal and external stakeholders, completing a bi-monthly draw process for reimbursable grants, tracking fund budgets and timelines and preparing financial reports as required by federal and state statute and regulations.  Activities will also include completing a monthly financial review and reconciliation for the purpose areas of General Ledger, Grants Management, Payroll and Fixed Assets.  This process incorporates a review of financial data and fund balances to ensure costs are properly allocated to appropriate federal, state or other funding sources and to quickly identify and correct any errors.  Applicant will also be expected to gain an understanding of requirements tied to certain federal grant funding sources and review financial information for compliance with these requirements.


·         Some knowledge of ACCESS is desirable. 

·         The candidate should have a basic understanding of the concepts, practices and methods of governmental accounting, internal control and fiscal management. 

·         We are searching for a candidate who exercises professionalism at all times, is an effective communicator and relationship builder that can work in a flexible, team oriented environment.


·         A bachelor’s degree with a major in accounting or finance is preferred from an accredited university or college is required, as is proficiency in Excel. 


The State’s comprehensive benefits package includes:

·         Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans

·         Top ranked retirement and long-term disability plans

·         Deferred compensation plan

·         Accrued sick leave and vacation leave

·         Ten paid holidays per year

·         Wellness plans

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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Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $55,000.00-59,000.00 


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