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Job Reference ID:  59448 
Grade:  24 
Posted Date:  11/05/2020 
Close Date:  10/29/2020 
Job Description

Arizona Department of Administration

Delivering results that matter by providing best in class support services.


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. 

Accounting Supervisor 2

General Accounting Office 

100 N. 15th Avenue 

Phoenix, AZ 85007


The General Accounting Office within the Arizona Department of Administration is currently recruiting for an Accounting Supervisor 2.  This position will supervise staff responsible for accounting transactions and financial reporting for the Health Insurance Trust Fund and the Risk Management Division.


  • Direct, instruct and coordinate work of accounting personnel, providing technical instruction.  Resolving problems that require considerable judgment and creative effort. Coach subordinate staff on problem solving.

  • Confers with manager or other upline personnel for instruction and guidance.

  • Review and inspect work in progress and direct accounting staff in regards to work product.

  • Establishes and maintains work standards, policy and operating procedures, methods, rules and metrics for the work unit including the application of the Arizona Management System (AMS).

  • Ensures financial transactions and financial reporting within a responsible work group are completed accurately and timely.  

  • Comprehend and document complex workflows and suggest improvements in accordance with AMS 

  • Other duties as assigned are related to the position.


Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of government accounting

  • Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of automated accounting systems

  • Extensive knowledge of reference materials such as federal regulations, Arizona Revised Statutes, applicable agency manuals, and policies and procedures

  • Knowledge of management/leadership techniques.

  • Knowledge of internal controls

  • Accounts receivable and collections, accounts payable

  • Spreadsheet, word processing and database software

Skill in:

  • Advanced communication skills; oral and written

  • Advanced interpersonal skills

  • Group facilitation skills

  • Substantial skill in work organization and accomplishment

  • Significant skills in analysis, interpretation and communication of financial data

  • Considerable skill in techniques required to analyze and maintain accounting records through automated accounting systems and benefit payment records through automated payroll/personnel system

  • Analysis of workflow, process improvement and problem solving

  • Management techniques to direct, train, delegate, evaluate, coach and motivate staff

  • Preparing financial reports

Ability to:

  • Public speaking ability

  • Effectively communicate with a diverse group of people in a professional and respectful manner.

  • Manage time and prioritize workload of self and staff 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or a closely related field required

  • One year experience at the Accounting Supervisor 1 level or equivalent


Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver license record checks, required to maintain acceptable driving records and complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 

  • 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). 

  • Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.


  • If you have any questions please feel free to contact Shelia Wiggins-Wayne at [email protected] or 602-542-4769 for assistance..

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.

Position Requirements
Position Level:    Hours:   
 Work Arrangement:     Employment Type:   
Hourly Rate:  $0.00 / per hour  Salary:  $70,000.00-75,000.00 


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