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ACCOUNTANT II

Date:  Jul 9, 2024
Req ID:  41399
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72202

Category:  DEPT OF WORKFORCE SERVICES
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $45,009.95

Position Number: 22176955 
County: Pulaski 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $45,009.95 

ADULT EDUCATION-FINANCE 

 

 

Position Summary

 

The Accountant II position is responsible for managing the administration of designated contract, and/or special programs. State and federal laws and agency policy govern this position. This position is also responsible for monitoring and assuring that recipients of SNAP E&T grants administered by the agency are in compliance with the terms of the grant and that expenses and inventory are properly documented and allowed under state and federal regulations.

 

The Accountant II will provide technical assistance and/or interpretation of grant requirements to grant recipients and support units within and outside the department. The Accountant II plans, coordinates, and directs program operations, establishes priorities, coordinates operations with other functions within the agency, and ensures that program objectives and standards are established consistent with overall goals. Provides assistance in resolving work problems. Statewide and some out-of-state travel, which may include some overnight is required.  Irregular work hours are expected, which may include some weekend work. This is a grant funded position.

 

Education and Professional Work Experience

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting; plus one year of experience in accounting or a related area.  Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management.

 

Preferred Qualification

 

Strong analysis and information gathering skills preferred. Experience in training, mentoring, and delivering professional development. Five years of experience in the administration of grants, contracts, or a related area, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. Knowledge of grants, contracts, and special funding programs. Knowledge of grant implementation, monitoring, and fiscal control practices. 

 

Preferred knowledge of state budgetary and accounting practices and procedures. Experience reviewing, approving, managing, and overseeing state and federal grants preferred.

 

Experience with AASIS Software or SAP-based software preferred.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and GAAP.
  • Knowledge of financial statements and reports.
  • Knowledge of accounting ledgers and journals.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and computer technology related to accounting systems.
  • Ability to develop and maintain manual or computerized accounting systems.
  • Ability to interpret and apply provisions of laws, rules, or policies to specific situations.
  • Ability to review and analyze financial information.
  • Ability to analyze data and prepare financial statements and reports.
  • Ability to maintain routine accounting data in appropriate ledgers and journals.
  • Ability to provide guidance and technical assistance to agency/institution management and staff.

Job Responsibilities and Expected Results

 

  1. Coordinate and monitor the implementation of grants, contracts, and/or loan programs by overseeing funding procedures, developing goals and objectives, and monitoring implementation to ensure compliance with institution policies, laws, and regulations.
  2. Prepare financial reports, negotiates funding sources, monitors disbursements and invoices involving granting and contracting agencies, and allocates resources for programs.
  3. Prepare statistical reports by analyzing grant information, develops record keeping procedures, and disseminates information to program participants and funding sources concerning new programs or changes.
  4. Review grants for compliance, recommends reallocation of funds, and researches and recommends sources for new funding.



The mission of the Department of Commerce is to champion economic opportunities through strategic initiatives and an equitable regulatory environment that attracts and grows businesses, safeguards consumers, enhances workforce quality, and energizes our infrastructure, creating a better quality of life for all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: A082C

Grade: GS08

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00

Summary

The Accountant II is responsible for the maintenance, analysis, interpretation, and management of financial accounting data. This includes the preparation and posting of various journals, ledgers, and accounts, analysis of financial data, financial statements, and expenditure reports, and presentation of financial data. This position is governed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Analyzes fiscal transactions to ensure conformity and compliance with accepted accounting procedures and practices. Analyzes expenditures to determine impact on capital and operating budget. Assigns, trains, supervises, and evaluates sub-professional accounting, clerical, and other staff as assigned in accomplishment of varied accounting related duties. Participates in the development of new accounting techniques in the design and implementation of accounting subsystems, compilation of manuals for accounting and computer applications, and preparing managerial reports. Prepares and monitors agency/institution budget; monitors and forecasts revenues and expenditures; and reviews, analyzes, and presents financial data, including revenue projections and expenditure reports to determine funding requirements. Prepares financial statements, reports of operations, expenditure reports, statistical data, and other information concerning financial requirements; assists in gathering and reviewing data for preparation of budget work programs. Maintains various ledgers, journals, registers, and other fiscal records; allocates revenues to appropriate functions; classifies expenditures and posts to various accounts as required. Reviews and processes expense vouchers, invoices, and other fiscal documents for payment; reconciles various financial reports and other data concerning fiscal operations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and GAAP. Knowledge of financial statements and reports. Knowledge of accounting ledgers and journals. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and computer technology related to accounting systems. Ability to develop and maintain manual or computerized accounting systems. Ability to interpret and apply provisions of laws, rules, or policies to specific situations. Ability to review and analyze financial information. Ability to analyze data and prepare financial statements and reports. Ability to maintain routine accounting data in appropriate ledgers and journals. Ability to provide guidance and technical assistance to agency/institution management and staff.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education of a bachelors degree in accounting; plus one year of experience in accounting 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.

Licenses

None

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.


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock