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ACCOUNTING OPERATIONS MANAGER

Date:  Jan 7, 2022
Req ID:  14609
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Category:  DEPT OF AGRICULTURE
Anticipated Starting Salary:  62,531

Position Number: 22087692 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: Open Until Filled 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 62,531

Natural Resources 

 

Hiring Authority

Cone Building 1, Suite 300

10421 West Markham Street

Little Rock, AR  72205

Phone : 51/682-3962

Email:

ryan.benefield@agriculture.arkansas.gov

 

As the largest industry in Arkansas, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture is dedicated to the development and implementation of policies and programs for Arkansas agriculture and forestry to keep its farmers and ranchers competitive in national and international markets while ensuring safe food, fiber, and forest products for the citizens of the state and nation. The Department is organized into five Divisions: Forestry Division, Livestock and Poultry Division, Natural Resources Division, Plant Industries Division, and Shared Services Division.

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

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