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Accounting Coordinator

Company: Arkansas Government Job
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

SummaryThe Accounting Coordinator is responsible for overseeing one or more accounting functions of an organization. This position is governed by state and federal laws, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and agency policy.Typical FunctionsProvides general supervision to a subordinate professional, para-professional, andadministrative support staff engaged in accounting activities by assigning and prioritizingwork assignments, providing instructions, reviewing work performed, and evaluatingemployee performance. Monitors budgets and expenditures, provides approvals for transactions based on available budget and sponsoring agency restrictions, and monitors internal controls, procedures, and compliance issues for grants and/or contracts. Analyzes, interprets, and disseminates information related to legal contracts received from various federal, state, local, and private agencies including period of performance, allowable cost items, payment terms, and other restrictions. Establishes and maintains general ledgers on departmental operations, calculates and allocates funds for new and existing accounts or projects, develops forms and documents for special accounts, reviews posted entries to general ledgers and subsidiary accounts, balances accounts periodically, and closes books as needed. Prepares spreadsheets and database files from automated information systems, monitors purchasing procedures of departmental personnel, determines account responsibility for payment of expenditures, instructs new employees on purchasing and travel procedures, and interacts with management to develop new accounting procedures. Reviews, analyzes, and prepares reports designed to reflect aspects of the organization's fiscal status and prepares special and periodic reports for use in planning by upper level management. Compiles budgetary reports for fiscal managers, meets with departmental managers to discuss budgetary reports, and provides advice on budgetary guidelines or other financial reporting matters; analyzes and reviews compiled data of departmental accounts for accuracy of posted entries and advises departmental managers on organizational policies related to financial or budgetary reporting requirements. Provides technical assistance to management, staff, and the general public by providing information on regulations and procedures governing accounting practices and programs that comply with governmental regulations. Performs other duties as assigned.Special Job DimensionsKnowledge, Abilities, and SkillsKnowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems. Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to supervise a subordinate professional, para-professional, and administrative support staff engaged in accounting activities. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of laws, rules, and policies to accounting transactions. Ability to analyze financial information and prepare reports. Ability to provide guidance and technical assistance to management, staff, and the general public regarding accounting operations. Ability to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of accounting systems and controls, identify problems, and devise corrective actions.Minimum Education and/or ExperienceThe formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting; plus three years of experience in accounting, financial management, or a related area, including one year in a supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.Preferred QualificationsStrong background with Microsoft Excelexperience preparing state or federal reports,experience working with grantsAASIS experience,experience in auditing for program compliance.Certificates, Licenses, RegistrationsAgency Specific InformationDivision NameOffice of the Chief Financial OfficerHiring OfficialStephen GieseSpecial Work ConditionSpecial Application InformationGENERAL INFORMATION:All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, rsum, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS:Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select statewide from this county list.FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:EXPERIENCE CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THIS JOB TITLEApplicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:Behavior ScienceChild and Family DevelopmentChild DevelopmentCounseling (any field)Criminal JusticeEducation: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or SpecialFamily & Consumer ScienceFamily DevelopmentFamily ServicesHome EconomicsHuman Development & Family StudiesHuman ServicesPsychologyRehabilitation ScienceSocial WelfareSociologySocial WorkMail your transcript to the following address:Arkansas Department of Human ServicesAttn: RecruitmentP.O. Box 1437, Slot W301Little Rock, AR 72203The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.

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