Phoenix, AZ Full Time 2 days ago

The Division of Business and Finance within the Arizona Department of Administration is currently recruiting for an Accounting Specialist II. With little to no supervision, this position is responsible for the generation and accuracy of complex fiscal data posted to the financial accounting system, automated procurement system and the human resources system. Explains and counsels divisions on accounting principles as related to SAAM. Ensure that documents are properly authorized, coded correctly and pricing is in accordance with the PO/contracts. Compiles various revenue and expenditure reports. Responsible for analyzing, researching and resolving vendor/ customer and financial budget problems and concerns. Reconciliation of invoice agings, statements and general ledger reports. Entry of data into the accounting system.

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, 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:
  • Review and analyze documentation for accuracy, compliance to statutes, and policies. Ensure that documents are properly authorized, coded correctly and pricing is in accordance with POs and contracts.
  • Prepare and enter transactions into various automated systems.
  • Review/reconcile accounts and transactions from the accounting system for errors and make any necessary corrections.
  • Resolve issues/problems, answer questions, research and analyze data for divisions.
  • Prepare deposits in accordance with policies and procedures related to the handling of cash and reconcile to the accounting system.
  • Compile various revenue and expenditure reports. Reconciliation of invoice agings, statements and general ledger reports.
  • Other duties are assigned as related to the position.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Accounting principles and practices (GAAP, GASB, FASB, etc.)
  • Reconciliation procedures
  • Arizona Accounting Manual
  • Financial data analysis
  • Statutes relative to area of responsibility and internal policies and procedures
  • Automated accounting systems
  • Section goals and objectives and department goals
  • Revenue and expenditure, cycles for businesses
  • Statutes relating to the vendor payments

Skill in:

  • Interpersonal relationships with peers, and individuals both within and without the ADOA
  • Basic math
  • Work organization and time management
  • Problem Solving

Ability to:

  • Work well with other employees.
  • Understand and interpret policy and statutes.
  • Communicate both verbally and written.
Selective Preference(s):


Pre-Employment Requirements:

Requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to 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 driving 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

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

  • Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).
  • Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.
Contact Us:

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

  • Company:
    State of Arizona
  • Job Type:
  • Posting Date:
    25th May 2022
  • Valid through:
    25th Jun 2022
  • Location:
  • Est. Salary:
    $39,000 / YEAR
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