State of Arizona :


Job Information
Job Title:  ACCOUNTANT 1 
Job Reference ID:  59076 
Grade:  19 
Posted Date:  10/06/2020 
Close Date:   
Job Description


Managing today for Wildlife tomorrow 



FLSA –Exempt 

GRADE 19 (HIRING SALARY RANGE $33,435 - $49,000)

REQUISITION #59076  / CLOSING DATE: 10/13/2020


The Arizona Game & Fish Department is responsible for managing Arizona’s fish and wildlife resource as an enduring public trust. In addition, the Department is charged with promoting safe and responsible use of watercraft and off-highway vehicles. Funding is provided from the sale of licenses and permits; watercraft registration fees; federal excise taxes on firearms, fishing equipment, boats, and other sporting goods; State lottery revenues; donations on State income tax forms; and various contracts and grants. Department policy is set by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, whose five members are appointed by the Governor.  For more information, please visit our website at  

The mission of the Arizona Game & Fish Department is to conserve Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources and manage for safe, compatible outdoor recreation opportunities for current and future generations.  It is our vision to be the national conservation leader supporting the continuation of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation and Arizona’s most trusted, respected and credible source for wildlife conservation products, services and information.


Under the direction of the Accounts Payable Supervisor, this position is responsible for maintaining a fiscal services system for state and federal grants, license revenues and donation accounts in which examining a variety of financial documents for completeness and accuracy, and conformance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). 

Major responsibilities will include: 

  • Makes entries and revisions to the general ledger, monitors funds from state and federal grants for available funding for payments to vendors to assure that expenditures do not exceed  funds available

  • Reconciles reports from AFIS and APP, which includes check requests; Inter-agency and intra-agency payment requests needed due to program area requests and monies owed

  • Identifies apparent inconsistencies for a given grant and preparing financial reports which may involve extensive research for available funding and budgets or accounting analysis

  • Performs professional accounting work to support the Department’s mission and the expenditures of the Agency, including the wildlife, watercraft and off-highway vehicle resources of the State of Arizona and to all staff that contribute to the Department’s mission

  • Makes payments to vendors using automated accounting systems, AFIS and APP.

  • Reviews that goods and/or services and invoices were received and verifies amounts to pay.

  • Analyzes, prepares, and reconciles encumbrance and invoice payment reports to general ledger and assesses for accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards. Reports variances to Accounting Supervisor and Accounting Manager. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned


The candidate must have knowledge of/in:  accounting principles, analyzing and preparing financial reports, GAAP, principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of government accounting, internal control structures and fiscal management, automated financial systems, reference materials such as federal regulations, Arizona Revised Statutes, applicable agency manuals, and policies and procedures, and financial research methodologies. 

Candidate must be skilled in analysis, interpretation and communication of financial data, detailed work with accuracy and speed, perform accounting functions and broad administrative support functions, monitoring accounting requirements and deadlines, compose a wide variety of complex inquiries concerning the progress of accounting functions, and in take out in providing advice regarding proper procedures, respond to the Agency needs with tact, diplomacy and in an appropriate timely manner and strong interpersonal skills in responding to customer’s inquiries.

The ideal candidate must be able to: learn and apply the Department’s policies and procedures, establish priorities and work with minimal supervision, problem solve, and to maintain a harmonious working relationship with all levels of the Department staff and external customers and maintain confidentiality. 

Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or closely related field is required. 


Position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training in accordance with Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.


The State of Arizona offers an outstanding comprehensive benefits package including:

* 13 days vacation

* 12 sick days with accumulation benefits

* 10 paid holidays

* Participation in the nationally recognized Arizona State Retirement System

* Superior health care options

* Vision care, dental care, pharmacy benefits, and flexible spending account (options available)

* Life, long-term disability, and short-term disability insurance options are available

* Many more benefit programs are available

For more information on the benefits available to State of Arizona employees, including plan descriptions, wait periods and cost, please visit

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

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is an equal opportunity, reasonable accommodations employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  If you need to request an accommodation in the employment process or would like to receive this document in an alternative format, please contact our office at (623) 236-7326 or TTY 1-800-367-8939, prior to the closing date of the job in which you are interested.  We stand in support of equality for and advancement of all people based on their qualifications and actions alone without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Position Requirements
Position Level:    Hours:   
 Work Arrangement:     Employment Type:   
Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $33,435.00-49,000.00 


Close Massege Box

Welcome to Get Accessible Now Accessibility. Loading please wait...

To pause and unpause the screen reader use Ctrl + SpaceBar.
To review and adjust the settings press the Back Slash "\".
To toggle on and off the list of keyboard commands press Alt + "K".
↑ and ↓ arrows use to select dropdowns and radio buttons.
Ctrl + Alt + ↑ = Move up one row.
Ctrl + Alt + ↓ = Move down one row.
Spacebar use to select checkboxes or button.
Ctrl + Shift + Backspace = Close the reader to allow third party readers to function or reopen it.

To exit any menu click the ESC key.

Here is a complete list of Keyboard Commands for this toolbar.
  • \ = List selected hotkeys
  • Ctrl + spacebar = Play or Pause Audio Reader
  • Alt + K = Keyboard Commands
  • Alt + F1 or Alt + H = Access Help and Technical support
  • Alt + M = Menu
  • Alt + S = Access the toolbar settings
  • Alt + I = Text increase font size
  • Alt + D = Text decrease font size
  • Alt + P = Readable text
  • Alt + L = Highlight links
  • Alt + N = Keyboard navigation
  • Alt + J = Grayscale
  • Alt + Y = Contrast
  • Alt + T = High Contrast
  • Alt + R = Clear Settings
  • Alt + 7 = Increase voice pitch
  • Alt + 8 = Decrease voice pitch
  • Alt + 9 = Increase audio rate
  • Alt + 0 = Decrease audio rate
  • Alt + + or Alt + V = Increase volume
  • Alt + - or Alt + B = Decrease volume
  • Esc = Exit the toolbar or any dialog
  • Ctrl + F5 = Refresh Page
  • Tab = Navigate to the next element
  • Shift + Tab = Navigate back
  • Ctrl + Alt + ↑ = Move up one row
  • Ctrl + Alt + ↓ = Move down one row
  • Alt + C = Access Certification
  • Ctrl + Shift + X = Close or open this toolbar
  • Ctrl + Shift + Backspace = Full close or open this service (with page reloading)
  • ↑ and ↓ arrows use to select dropdowns and radio buttons
  • Spacebar use to select checkboxes or button

Close Massege Box

Accessibility Tools

Accesibility guy
Get Accessible Now
Accesibility guy
Get Accessible Now
help Report Accessibility
Issues and Help
Close Get Accessible Now
Play Play
Stop Stop
Pause Pause
Certification Certification
Hide Hide