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Date:  Jan 7, 2022
Req ID:  15120

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Anticipated Starting Salary:  56,039

Position Number: 22087663 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: Open Until Filled 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 56,039

Natural Resources 


Hiring Authority

Cone Building 1, Suite 300

10421 West Markham Street

Little Rock, AR  72205

Phone: 501/682-3962

Email: ryan.benefield@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: A044C

Grade: GS10


Salary Range: $56,039.00 - $81,257.00


The Audit Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the examining and analyzing of accounting records, compliance audits, and implementing quality assurance programs to verify the accuracy and overall efficiency of internal fiscal and administrative controls. This position is governed by state and federal laws, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and agency/institution policy.


Provides general supervision to a subordinate professional and administrative staff by reviewing project assignments and work performed, recommending subordinates for hiring, promotions, and terminations, and conducting performance evaluations. Oversees and conducts compliance, performance, and financial audits for management to assess the effectiveness of controls, the accuracy of financial records, and the efficiency of operations of internal divisions, agencies, and programs. Reviews audit reports, analyzes trends, and reviews audit summaries for accuracy, completeness, and content. Provides advice and technical assistance to auditors on methods of correction of audit exceptions. Reviews financial information to determine and ensure compliance with established criteria and regulations. Provides technical assistance to business entities by interpreting state and federal fiscal policies and directives with application to state fiscal examination. Compiles data and audit information for preparation of reports and records findings and analysis of information for future projections. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles of regulatory accounting procedures. Knowledge of the principles of auditing procedures. Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems and procedures. Knowledge of GAAP. Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Ability to supervise a subordinate audit and administrative support staff. Ability to interpret and apply rules, laws, and GAAP to specific situations. Ability to interpret and analyze automated accounting transactions. Ability to provide technical assistance to state government officials concerning fiscal policies and directives. Ability to use computer software programs to produce reports and correspondence.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field; plus four years of experience in accounting, auditing, or related area, including two years in a supervisory or leadership 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.



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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working Knowledge of public drinking water systems.
  • Experience conducting or reviewing rate studies.




Nearest Major Market: Little Rock