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Date:  Nov 20, 2022
Req ID:  20523

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  69,776

Position Number: 22130547 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: Continuous 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 69,776 
Office of Accounting - Financial Reporting Section 

The mission of the Department of Finance and Administration is to provide Arkansas citizens convenient, effective, and courteous service which will encourage voluntary compliance with tax, license, and child support laws.

Position Information

Class Code: A025C

Grade: GS12


Salary Range: $69,776.00 - $101,175.00


The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Accounting Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Coordinator is responsible for the operation of support systems for the Arkansas Administrative Statewide Information System (AASIS) and providing technical assistance to state agencies and institutions of higher education regarding the area of expertise. This position is governed by state and federal law and agency policy.


Supervises a small professional staff by interviewing and recommending for hire, assigning and reviewing work, training new employees, and evaluating the performance of incumbents. Coordinates the development of maintenance of automated accounting systems by providing information to data processing staff regarding desired results, database components, information flow, and system interfaces, designing screen and report formats, monitoring developmental stages and timeframes, and testing the final product prior to implementation. Prepares instructions and/or documentation for state agencies regarding system utilization, data collection, input, reporting, and presents training programs related to the automated accounting system, state accounting procedures, and conformance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Monitors automated accounting systems to ensure the accuracy of data, diagnoses, and rectify system issues. Supervises the review, or reviews data submitted by agencies, compares against Legislative Audit reports to ensure accuracy, and makes adjusting entries to computer files to produce the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the State of Arkansas. Reviews financial reports and accounting system information from other states to determine how they capture and report transactions and events similar to those in Arkansas. Responds to inquiries, surveys, and questionnaires, provides advice and technical assistance related to Arkansas financial operations and accounting procedures to state agency personnel, other state and federal agency officials, investment bankers, and members of bond rating organizations, standards boards, and other professional organizations. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of Governmental Accounting and Financial Reporting Standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Knowledge of the financial operations of state agencies. Knowledge of data processing applications development, analysis methods, and processes. Ability to interpret and apply provisions of laws, rules, or policies to specific situations. Ability to coordinate the development, utilization, and maintenance of automated accounting systems. Ability to evaluate the effectiveness of financial systems and controls, identify problems, and devise corrective actions. Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate the work of others. Ability to communicate technical information orally and in writing to diverse individuals and groups inside and outside state government.

Minimum Qualifications

Office of Accounting – Financial Reporting Section - The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting and licensed as a Certified Public Accountant by the State Board of Public Accountancy plus, five years of progressively more responsible experience in general accounting or fiscal management, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity. OR The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting and licensed as a Certified Public Accountant by the State Board of Public Accountancy plus, four years of progressively more responsible audit experience, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity.


Office of Accounting – Financial Reporting Section - Must meet the State Board of Public Accountancy education eligibility requirements to be licensing as a Certified Public Accountant in accordance with State Board of Public Accountancy Rule 3.11 or be a Certified Public Accountant. Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license if in-state travel is required. 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.


Applications must include complete work history and references. A resume may accompany the state application but will not be substituted for any part of the application. False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.

Veteran Preference:   A copy of a DD-214 must be submitted to the Hiring Official at the time of interview to be considered for Veteran Preference.

This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, or if you believe that your employer has violated its E-Verify responsibilities, please contact DHS at (888) 897-7781 or


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