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Date:  Aug 3, 2022
Req ID:  21624

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  40,340

Position Number: 22080032 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: 08/14/2022 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 40,340 
Office of Accounting - Funds Group 

The mission of the Department of Finance and Administration is to provide Arkansas citizens convenient, effective, and courteous service which will encourage voluntary compliance with tax, license, and child support laws.

Position Information

Class Code: A089C

Grade: GS07


Salary Range: $40,340.00 - $58,493.00


The Accountant I is responsible for analyzing financial information and preparing reports related to the financial activities of an organization. This position is governed by generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.


Establishes contract and grant accounts after award completion, reconciles accounts for billings/invoices/drawdown of grants/contracts, processes journal entries related to general ledger, monitors grant and contract activities, and budgets and processes budget modifications, receivable transactions, and expense transfers. Develops and maintains manual or automated accounting records to record production, sales, billings, receivables, cash received/disbursed, purchases, inventory, and assets to record and reflect organizational fiscal status; transfers and/or encumbers funds as necessary. Prepares spreadsheets and database files from automated information systems, monitors purchasing procedures of departmental personnel, makes decisions regarding account responsibility for payment of expenditures, and instructs new employees on purchasing and travel procedures. Analyzes business operations, trends, costs, revenues, and financial commitments and obligations to project future revenues and expenses for budget purposes. Enters and runs trial balances, reconciles out-of-balance amounts, and performs calculations on amortization and interest due or earned. Reconciles bank statements, bank transfers, and stop payments and makes necessary corrections as needed. Assists management in the development of new accounting systems and procedures and confers with information technology staff to resolve automated information system problems when necessary. Provides technical assistance to management, research investigators, staff, and members of the general public regarding policies and procedures and budget and accounting laws. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems. Ability to develop and maintain manual or automated accounting systems. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of laws, rules, or policies to accounting transactions. Ability to analyze financial information and prepare reports. Ability to provide technical assistance to management, research investigators, staff and the general public regarding accounting operations.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education of a bachelor's degree in accounting. 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.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Applications must include complete work history and references. A resume may accompany the state application but will not be substituted for any part of the application. False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.

Veteran Preference:   A copy of a DD-214 must be submitted to the Hiring Official at the time of interview to be considered for Veteran Preference.

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that your employer has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact DHS at (888) 897-7781 or


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock