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BUDGET SPECIALIST

Date:  Jun 24, 2022
Req ID:  10415
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Category:  AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $36,154.98

Position Number: 22103071 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: 07/04/2022 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $36,154.98 

OF 

The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.

 

Preferences:

Experience in state and federal accounting laws and regulations,

experience in state purchasing laws and regulations;

state financial reporting;

collection and analysis of financial data; 

Requires excellent oral communication and writing skills;

proficiency in basic personal computer skills and the use of  AASIS Financial System, Excel and  Microsoft Word.

Travel may be required.

Position Information

Class Code: R027C

Grade: GS06

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00

Summary

The Budget Specialist is responsible for preparing, monitoring, and maintaining program operating budgets and/or biennial budgets. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Researches previous year's expenditures and expenditure levels of similar programs and coordinates with unit personnel to determine staffing levels and equipment needs to develop annual program budgets or biennial budgets. Compiles program budget data onto worksheets, including costs of salaries and benefits, supplies, staff travel and training, and other operating budget information and submits to supervisor for review and approval. Monitors program and/or operating budgets by assigning accounting codes to be used when reporting allowable expenditures and reviewing position utilization reports to ensure proper time and expenditure reporting by personnel in assigned programs. Identifies cost accounting errors by examining time distribution reports, prepares correct entries for input, and submits to supervisor for approval. Prepares monthly and quarterly financial budgetary reports to identify and avoid potential problems and to comply with state and federal rules and regulations. Attends and participates in monthly staff meetings to explain financial conditions, identify noticeable trends, and forecast program expenditures. May write time distribution and reporting procedures for assigned programs to submit to supervisor for review, approval, and inclusion in manual. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting. Knowledge of state budget and accounting procedures. Ability to prepare and present oral and written financial information and reports. Ability to research and analyze programs and fiscal records, determine needs, and make recommendations. Ability to interpret and apply budgetary and fiscal policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, or a related field; plus one year of experience involving accounting and budgetary activities. 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