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BUDGET SPECIALIST

Company: Arkansas Government Job
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

SummaryThe Budget Specialist is responsible for preparing, monitoring, and maintaining program operating budgets and/or biennial budgets. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.Typical FunctionsResearches previous year's expenditures and expenditure levels of similar programs and coordinates with unit personnel to determine staffing levels and equipment needs to develop annual program budgets or biennial budgets. Compiles program budget data onto worksheets, including costs of salaries and benefits, supplies, staff travel and training, and other operating budget information and submits to supervisor for review and approval. Monitors program and/or operating budgets by assigning accounting codes to be used when reporting allowable expenditures and reviewing position utilization reports to ensure proper time and expenditure reporting by personnel in assigned programs. Identifies cost accounting errors by examining time distribution reports, prepares correct entries for input, and submits to supervisor for approval. Prepares monthly and quarterly financial budgetary reports to identify and avoid potential problems and to comply with state and federal rules and regulations. Attends and participates in monthly staff meetings to explain financial conditions, identify noticeable trends, and forecast program expenditures. May write time distribution and reporting procedures for assigned programs to submit to supervisor for review, approval, and inclusion in manual. Performs other duties as assigned.Special Job DimensionsKnowledge, Abilities, and SkillsKnowledge of the principles and practices of accounting. Knowledge of state budget and accounting procedures. Ability to prepare and present oral and written financial information and reports. Ability to research and analyze programs and fiscal records, determine needs, and make recommendations. Ability to interpret and apply budgetary and fiscal policies and procedures.Minimum Education and/or ExperienceThe formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration or a related field; plus one year of experience in accounting, budgetary activities or a related field. 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 QualificationsProficient in Excel and AASIS. Minimum of 2 years state budgeting experience including development of AOP, fiscal monitoring, financial reporting and Federal grant tracking, knowledge of DCO programs (SNAP, TEA, CSBG, ESG and TANFCertificates, Licenses, RegistrationsAgency Specific InformationDivision NameOffice of the Chief Financial OfficerHiring OfficialDemetrice WoodsSpecial Work ConditionOccasional overtime required.Special 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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