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Date:  Nov 9, 2022
Req ID:  23794

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $108,110


Position #:       22169392

Grade:             SE01

Min. Salary:     $108,110

Location:         ADPHT Shared Services – Fiscal, Little Rock

Req#:             23794


Closing date:   Until Filled


Job Description: This position serves as the Chief Fiscal Officer (CFO) for the Department and is responsible for coordinating and directing the overall operations of all Department finance and accounting functions, planning and implementing the Department’s budgeting and appropriation responsibilities, and leading the Department’s shared services sections in providing centralized administrative support to all ADPHT divisions in the funds management, accounting, auditing,  and purchasing areas. 


The CFO directs the development and implementation of the Annual Operations Plan and Biennium Budget, assists the ADPHT Secretary in presenting budget information to legislative committees, and serves as the Department’s lead in engaging with the Department of Finance and Administration’s Office of Budget. The CFO prepares, analyzes, and presents financial information for all ADPHT divisions to the ADPHT Secretary, the Department of Finance and Administration, the State Parks, Recreation, and Travel Commission, the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council, and other commissions, agencies, or legislative committees as needed.  Candidates must have extensive experience in accounting and financial matters including managerial experience or senior levels of responsibility. An ideal candidate should possess a master level of knowledge in the AASIS Finance module and be well versed in state fiscal, procurement and budgetary laws, policies and procedures. The CFO oversees, directly and indirectly, the work of 35 employees.


Qualified candidates must meet or exceed these qualifications: The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business management, accounting, finance or related field; plus, nine years of progressively more responsible experience in accounting, budgeting, finance, fiscal operations or related field, including five years in a professional managerial capacity.

Preferred qualifications:  Licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Arkansas.


Position is eligible for full benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement, paid holidays, and annual and sick leave.


We are an EOE/AA/ADA employer.  Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

The Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism has three major divisions: Arkansas State Parks, Arkansas Heritage and Arkansas Tourism. Arkansas State Parks manages 52 state parks and promotes Arkansas as a tourist destination for people around the country. Arkansas Heritage preserves and promotes Arkansas’s natural and cultural history and heritage through four historic museums and four cultural preservation agencies. Arkansas Tourism improves the state’s economy by generating travel and enhancing the image of the state.

Position Information

Class Code: N213N

Grade: SE01


Salary Range: $108,110.00 - $147,200.00


The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (ADPT) Chief Fiscal Officer (CFO) plans and directs the overall operations of administrative services for the agency and is directly responsible for the preparation and monitoring of the annual operations plan and biennium budgets for the agency, for adherence to appropriation and budgetary controls, and compliance with the Accounting and Budgetary Procedures Act and state purchasing laws and regulations. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.


Administers the allocation of funds and appropriations in accordance with state laws and agency needs. Performs regular analysis of fund balance activity, payroll cost, and expenditures versus budget, to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Practices, Accounting and Budgetary Procedures Act, and State Purchasing laws and regulations. Manages funds and investments to maintain adequate cash flow and minimum idle fund balances. Coordinates and directs preparation of agency annual operations plan and biennium budget by receiving and reviewing budget requests for each division, compiles division requests into agency budget, making changes as needed, and submits budget for approval. Provides daily supervision to exempt and non-exempt personnel. Oversees the management of all functions of accounting, management information systems, purchasing, and the print shop and warehouse to ensure agency needs are met in conjunction with state laws, rules, and regulations. Prepares, analyzes, and presents financial information for all divisions to the Department of Finance and Administration, the State Parks Recreation and Travel Commission, and other department commissions, as necessary, and the agency director. Assists agency director in presenting budget request to legislative committees and attends budget meetings presented by the Office of Budget. Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Practices. Knowledge of Internal Control Procedures and Best Business Practices. Knowledge of state fiscal and budgetary laws, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to plan and perform work in light of new or constantly changing problems, to work from broad instruction, and deal with complex factors not easily evaluated. Ability to make decisions and final recommendations that may result in the formulation of strategic plans of action to achieve the broad objectives for the agency. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of lower-level supervisors and/or subordinates. Ability to analyze data, situations, and project outcomes, and to resolve problems. Ability to evaluate the operation of the accounting system and recommend modification. Ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations. Ability to write proposals, justifications, and policies, as well as routine reports and correspondence, and to speak effectively before both internal and external groups. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business manuals, technical procedures and governmental regulations.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business management, accounting, finance or a related field; plus nine years of progressively more responsible experience in accounting, budgeting, finance, fiscal operations or a related field, including five years in a professional managerial capacity.


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