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JOB TITLE:

ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST 1

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Chandler Arizona United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

DEPT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona.


DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision: A thriving Arizona.


DES serves more than 3 million Arizonans.
Our Mission is to strengthen individuals, families, and communities for a better quality of life.


ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST 1

Job Location: Division of Financial Operations

Office of Accounting

1789 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007 Posting Details: Salary: $40,560.
00 $41,687.
36

Grade: 16

Closing Date: February 9, 2024 Job Summary:

Would you like to be part of an amazing team that makes Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable? The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is looking for individuals that are committed to service, community, and teamwork.
To learn more about DES please visit des.
az.
gov; or click on the link here to view Our DES' video.
Come Join the DES Team!

The Department of Economic Security is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individuals to join our team as an Accounting Specialist 1 with the Division of Financial Operations, Office of Accounting.
The Accounting Specialist 1 reviews, analyzes, and verifies vendor statements, invoices, employee travel claims, and payroll documents, and creates the fiscal transaction utilizing the applicable automated accounting system.
This position researches unresolved financial documents and responds to vendor, traveler, client, and employee inquiries.
The Accounting Specialist 1 applies accounting principles and practices of governmental accounting while exercising discretion and independent judgment within the Administration's established practices, and performs related work as required.


This position may be available for remote work within Arizona (one (1) day a week in the office/hoteling or based on business need).


The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust.
Across our many agencies, boards, and commissions, many State employees participate in the State's Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces.
All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.


Job Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performs routine accounting tasks involving basic numeric calculations for assigned fiscal management section.
  • Applies accounting principles and practices used within the Administration.
  • Gathers, compiles, and reconciles fiscal data and examines and verifies fiscal transactions, such as billing invoices, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, or other financial documents.
  • Maintains records, prepares reports summarizing financial transactions and completes journal entries.


Knowledge In

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

  • Principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques of government accounting and fiscal management.
  • Methods and techniques of data processing as related to accounting practices.
  • General fiscal and financial record keeping practices in performance of assigned tasks.


Skills In

  • Basic math and data entry.
  • Verbal and written communication.
  • Customer service and maintaining positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Effective time management, report preparation.
  • Microsoft Office and Google Workspace applications.


Ability To

  • Research and compile fiscal and statistical information.
  • Analyze and interpret financial and statistical data.
  • Reconcile records, reports and maintain records.
  • Prioritize and multiple tasks.
  • Effectively communicate findings to management orally and in writing.


Selective Preference(s)

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • One year of accounting experience.


Pre-Employment Requirements

  • If this position requires driving or the use of a vehicle as an essential function of the job to conduct State business, then the following requirements apply: Driver's License Requirements.
    Any employee operating a motor vehicle on State business must possess and retain a current, valid class-appropriate driver's license, complete all required training, and successfully pass all necessary driver's license record checks.
    The license must be current, unexpired, and neither revoked nor suspended.
    Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete all required driver training.
    An employee who operates a personally owned vehicle on state business shall maintain the statutorily required liability insurance (see Arizona Administrative Code (A.
    A.
    C.
    ) R2-10-207.
    11).
  • Successfully pass background and reference check; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the Agency's ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
  • All newly hired State employees are subject to and must successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).


Benefits

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

  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
  • Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and long-term disability plans
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Vacation time accrued at 4.
    00 hours bi-weekly for the first 3 years
  • Paid Parental Leave-Up to 12 weeks per year paid leave for newborn or newly-placed foster/adopted child (pilot program).
  • Sick time accrued at 3.
    70 hours bi-weekly
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Wellness plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Stipend Opportunities
  • Infant at Work Program
  • Rideshare and Public Transit Subsidy
  • Career Advancement & Employee Development Opportunities
  • Flexible schedules to create a work/life balance

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive.
Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right.
An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.


Learn more about the Paid Parental Leave pilot program here.
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement

State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period.
The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for life-long income upon retirement.
You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.


On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines and effective dates.


Contact Us

For questions about this career opportunity, please contact Linn Carrasco at (480) 578-7016 or lcarrasco@azdes.
gov.


The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting Linn Carrasco at (480) 578-7016 or lcarrasco@azdes.
gov.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

Position Details

POSTED:

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

41687.36 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707364908-fb10f11c9d4c1a1ef8da55244b6e531b

LOCATION:

Arizona United States

CITY:

Chandler

Job Origin:

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DEPT OF ECONOMIC SECURITY Your Partner For A Stronger Arizona.

DES works with families, community organizations, advocates and state and federal partners to realize our collective vision: A thriving Arizona.

DES serves more than 3 million Arizonans. Our Mission is to strengthen individuals, families, and communities for a better quality of life.

ACCOUNTING SPECIALIST 1

Job Location: Division of Financial Operations

Office of Accounting

1789 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85007 Posting Details: Salary: $40,560.00 $41,687.36

Grade: 16

Closing Date: February 9, 2024 Job Summary:

Would you like to be part of an amazing team that makes Arizona stronger by helping Arizonans reach their full potential through temporary assistance for those in need, and care for the vulnerable? The Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) is looking for individuals that are committed to service, community, and teamwork. To learn more about DES please visit des.az.gov; or click on the link here to view Our DES' video. Come Join the DES Team!

The Department of Economic Security is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individuals to join our team as an Accounting Specialist 1 with the Division of Financial Operations, Office of Accounting. The Accounting Specialist 1 reviews, analyzes, and verifies vendor statements, invoices, employee travel claims, and payroll documents, and creates the fiscal transaction utilizing the applicable automated accounting system. This position researches unresolved financial documents and responds to vendor, traveler, client, and employee inquiries. The Accounting Specialist 1 applies accounting principles and practices of governmental accounting while exercising discretion and independent judgment within the Administration's established practices, and performs related work as required.

This position may be available for remote work within Arizona (one (1) day a week in the office/hoteling or based on business need).

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, and commissions, many State employees participate in the State's Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Job Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performs routine accounting tasks involving basic numeric calculations for assigned fiscal management section.
  • Applies accounting principles and practices used within the Administration.
  • Gathers, compiles, and reconciles fiscal data and examines and verifies fiscal transactions, such as billing invoices, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, or other financial documents.
  • Maintains records, prepares reports summarizing financial transactions and completes journal entries.

Knowledge In

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

  • Principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques of government accounting and fiscal management.
  • Methods and techniques of data processing as related to accounting practices.
  • General fiscal and financial record keeping practices in performance of assigned tasks.

Skills In

  • Basic math and data entry.
  • Verbal and written communication.
  • Customer service and maintaining positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Effective time management, report preparation.
  • Microsoft Office and Google Workspace applications.

Ability To

  • Research and compile fiscal and statistical information.
  • Analyze and interpret financial and statistical data.
  • Reconcile records, reports and maintain records.
  • Prioritize and multiple tasks.
  • Effectively communicate findings to management orally and in writing.

Selective Preference(s)

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • One year of accounting experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements

  • If this position requires driving or the use of a vehicle as an essential function of the job to conduct State business, then the following requirements apply: Driver's License Requirements. Any employee operating a motor vehicle on State business must possess and retain a current, valid class-appropriate driver's license, complete all required training, and successfully pass all necessary driver's license record checks. The license must be current, unexpired, and neither revoked nor suspended. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete all required driver training. An employee who operates a personally owned vehicle on state business shall maintain the statutorily required liability insurance (see Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C.) R2-10-207.11).
  • Successfully pass background and reference check; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the Agency's ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
  • All newly hired State employees are subject to and must successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).

Benefits

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

  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
  • Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) and long-term disability plans
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Vacation time accrued at 4.00 hours bi-weekly for the first 3 years
  • Paid Parental Leave-Up to 12 weeks per year paid leave for newborn or newly-placed foster/adopted child (pilot program).
  • Sick time accrued at 3.70 hours bi-weekly
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Wellness plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Stipend Opportunities
  • Infant at Work Program
  • Rideshare and Public Transit Subsidy
  • Career Advancement & Employee Development Opportunities
  • Flexible schedules to create a work/life balance

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

Learn more about the Paid Parental Leave pilot program here. For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement

State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term Disability (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period. The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for life-long income upon retirement. You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.

On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines and effective dates.

Contact Us

For questions about this career opportunity, please contact Linn Carrasco at (480) 578-7016 or lcarrasco@azdes.gov.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting Linn Carrasco at (480) 578-7016 or lcarrasco@azdes.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.


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