Company: Arizona State Government
Posted on: April 10, 2021
The Arizona Department of Child Safety (DCS) is a social and
human services agency whose mission is to successfully engage
children and families to ensure safety, strengthen families, and
achieve permanency. DCS has field office locations located
throughout the state of Arizona, with its central office located in
Downtown Phoenix. DCS employs over 2,800 employees who share the
common vision of ensuring children thrive in family environments
free from abuse and neglect. COMPTROLLER
DCS Office of Accounting Job Location: 3003 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012 Grade: 28
Closing Date: 04/11/2021 Job Summary: The Comptroller will manage
the Office of Accounting which conducts all of the accounting
functions for DCS and oversees the areas of Account Payable, Cash
Receipts, Payroll, provider payments, and accounting practices. The
Comptroller also acts as chief liaison for ADOA General Accounting
Office (GAO) and agency management, AFIS, and Guardian. The
Comptroller also plays a key role in the agency's administration of
AFIS, HRIS, and other business systems. Job Duties:
- Provide leadership to the accounting unit regarding technical
systems and accounting functions. Manage, supervise, and coordinate
with accounting unit leadership to establish and maintain work
flow, guidelines and timeliness.
- Establish appropriate Departmental policies and procedures to
maintain fiscal integrity.
- Review and approve all accounting system control procedures,
assuring DCS is in compliance with all laws, rules and
- Review changes to federal rules and regulations, and ensure
agency compliance with federal and state requirements.
- Liaison with the General Accounting Office, Auditor Generals
Office and DCS Budget.
- Coordinate the preparation of special financial reports and
special projects for agency management.
- Coordinate with various entities to provide financial
information to internal and external auditors.
- Analyze complex fiscal issues and make recommendations to
agency management. Knowledge of:
-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
-Government accounting and fiscal management
-Enterprise Accounting software and systems
-Automated accounting systems
-Microsoft applications and general databases
-State laws, policies and regulations governing state accounting
-Management and administration
-Financial systems and software
-Planning, organizing and managing the work of a professional (to
work toward common fiscal objectives)
-Oral and written communication
-Interpersonal relations (to interact with state and federal
officials, private financial institutions, outside auditors, and
other state managers)
-Direct and coordinate
-Use concepts and techniques (to develop quantitative methods in
business analysis and planning in the fiscal operations of the
-Prepare financial reports or studies as needed or required (to
comply with policies and statutes and report fairly and accurately
all financial transactions of the agency)
-Interface with Budget Office on budgetary issues
-Maintain the highest degree of integrity of the financial records
-See solutions to complex issues
-Listen and understand what people need
-Bring people together for the good of a common goal
Selective Preference(s): The ideal candidate has a Bachelor's
degree in finance, accounting or related field from an accredited
college or university, including a minimum of 24 hours of
accounting studies; is a Certified Public Accountant or possesses
other relevant professional certification; or possesses a Master of
Business Administration or other relevant advanced degree
Pre-Employment Requirements: 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 (see
Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.). Employees may be
required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining
valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle
registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.
Must be able to secure and maintain clearance from DCS Central
Registry. As an employee of the Department of Child Safety you will
be entitled to a comprehensive benefits package that can become
effective as soon as two weeks after starting!
- Paid sick leave.
- Paid vacation that includes ten (10) holidays per year.
- Competitive health and dental insurance plans.
- Life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
We also offer optional employee benefits that include:
- Vision coverage.
- Short-term disability insurance.
- Deferred compensation plans.
- Supplemental life insurance.
- Employee wellness plans For a complete list of benefits provided
by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page Retirement:
Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State
Retirement System (ASRS). Enrollment eligibility will become
effective after 27 weeks of employment. Contact Us: Persons with a
disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign
language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting
602-255-2903. 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. Search by job title,
location, department, category, etc. ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
(AMS) 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. Arizona State Government is an
AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
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