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Date:  May 4, 2021
Req ID:  6950

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $45,009

Arkansas Department of Health

4815 W Markham Street

Little Rock, AR  72205


Position Number: 22111350

County: Pulaski      City: Little Rock

Posting End Date: 05/17/21 
Administration – Finance/Grants Management


Additional Preferences: 

Occasional overtime may be required.

Experience with federal grant process including automated payment systems, reconciliation and federal reporting preferred.

Experience with AASIS, Excel, Word and Outlook preferred.

Knowledge of ADH agency and funding structure is preferred.


Hiring Official: J. Caldwell

Recruitment Contact: Sheila.Smith@arkansas.gov - 501-661-2268

The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all Arkansans.

Position Information

Class Code: A082C

Grade: GS08


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


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.


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.



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 three years 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.



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