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ACCOUNTING OPERATIONS MANAGER

Date:  Aug 5, 2022
Req ID:  21689
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72202

Category:  DEPT CAREER ED - REHAB SRVCS
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $62,531

Position Summary

 

The Accounting Operations Manager position will function as the Deputy Chief Fiscal Officer in assisting the Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) Chief Fiscal Officer.  The position is assigned to ARS Division, Finance Department.  The position will be primarily responsible for supporting the CFO in directing the operations of various fiscal division programs by developing and establishing work priorities and standards of performance, reviewing, and approving managerial decisions, and monitoring budgetary needs and expenditures.  This position is governed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, state and federal laws and agency policy.

 

 

Education and Professional Work Experience

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting; plus, four years of experience in accounting, financial management, fiscal administration, or a related area, including two years in a managerial or supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. 

 

Preferred Qualification

 

Knowledge of case management systems, preferably System 7 or Informed Case Management System.  Experience managing Federal Grants and grant reporting.  Must have experience with computers and computer software such as Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, and Word).  Experience with AASIS Software or SAP-based software preferred.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities                                                           

 

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems.
  • Knowledge of management and supervisory practices and techniques.
  • Ability to supervise a subordinate supervisory, professional, and para-professional staff engaged in accounting activities.
  • Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of laws, rules, or policies to accounting transactions.
  • Ability to analyze data, project outcomes, and develop and implement procedures and systems for coordinating and controlling diverse financial activities.
  • Ability to provide guidance and technical assistance to upper-level management, staff, and the general public and participate in long- and short-range planning concerning accounting operations.
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of accounting systems and controls, identify problems, and devise corrective actions.

 

Job Responsibilities and Expected Results

 

  1. Direct the activities of a professional and administrative support staff through lower-level managers and may include interviewing applicants, approving hire recommendations, and evaluating and reviewing work performance of subordinates.

 

  1. Develop and review fiscal operating policies and procedures, review and evaluate programs and services with departmental leaders, and makes recommended changes as necessary.

 

  1. Plan and direct division activities by establishing goals, objectives, and short and long-range plans to ensure consistency with the overall agency mission.

 

  1. Monitor agency budgets, review, and approve expenditures, advise management of potential budget issues, and make recommendations.

 

  1. Gather data and research technical information for monthly reports and studies and presents to appropriate authorities.

 

  1. Provide technical assistance, guidance, and information to internal and external contacts, legislators, vendors, and other customers by researching and interpreting federal and state laws and agency policies and procedures.

 

  1. Conduct and attend meetings, conferences, and/or workshops to disseminate technical and fiscal information.

 

  1. Coordinate activities with other state and federal personnel, respond to requests for information from executive and legislative officials, and serve on committees or task forces to express ideas and needs or provide recommendations or solutions. 

 

  1. Interact with audit personnel.

 

  1. Work with Senior Managers and other Agency Managers by attending meetings and work to resolve any issues.

 

  1. Submit monthly reports.

 

  1. Serve as the primary fiscal person in the CFO’s absence.

 

  1. Provide shared services to Division of Services for the Blind.

 

  1. Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Information

Class Code: A027C

Grade: GS11

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $62,531.00 - $90,670.00

Summary

The Accounting Operations Manager is responsible for participating in the overall management of accounting operations of an organization. This position is governed by state and federal laws, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Provides supervisory guidance to a subordinate supervisory, professional, and para-professional staff by establishing work plans and staff assignments, resolving difficult or complex problems, reviewing work performed, and evaluating employee performance. Analyzes business systems and develops methods for enhancing services, provides implementation leadership and training for new technologies and system enhancements, and advises upper level management on risk management services to investigate and prevent financial losses. Monitors investments for proper accounting methods, evaluates and troubleshoots systems to identify and provide solutions for problems, and makes recommendations regarding procedures, internal controls, and security issues. 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 for use in advising upper level management in resource allocation, tax strategies, and budget forecasts. Researches accounting issues and problems, compiles reports, advises upper level management on appropriate accounting and business practices and new or revised techniques or systems, and participates in long and short range planning regarding organizational fiscal control. 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. 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.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems. Knowledge of management and supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to supervise a subordinate supervisory, professional, and para-professional staff engaged in accounting activities. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of laws, rules, or policies to accounting transactions. Ability to analyze data, project outcomes, and develop and implement procedures and systems for coordinating and controlling diverse financial activities. Ability to provide guidance and technical assistance to upper level management, staff, and the general public and participate in long and short range planning concerning accounting operations. Ability to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of accounting systems and controls, identify problems, and devise corrective actions.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting; plus four years of experience in accounting, financial management, fiscal administration, or a related area, including two years in a managerial or 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.

Licenses

None


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock