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Date:  Mar 17, 2023
Req ID:  26974

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  56,039

Position Number: 22125362 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: Continuous 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 56,039 
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: A058C

Grade: GS10


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


The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Accountant is responsible for specialized work activities in support of preparation of the state’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and the Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency policy.


Performs various duties in connection with the preparation of the State’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), for governmental entities from information submitted by all agencies and departments of the State of Arkansas. For assigned agencies, performs analytical reviews of trial and individual account balances to ensure the accuracy of data and diagnosis and correction of problems, prior to the production of agency level financial statements and the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. Provides technical assistance on a wide range of topics and issues related to GAAP, accounting procedures, best business practices, fiscal laws and regulations, and compliance with the Financial Management Guide to state agencies. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Practices (GAAP). Knowledge of the Government Finance Officers Association requirements for receiving a Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting. Knowledge of the Arkansas Administrative Statewide Information System. Knowledge of state fiscal and budgetary laws and processes and administrative practices and procedures. Ability to communicate technical information orally, and in writing, to individuals with diverse backgrounds. Ability to analyze financial information and prepare reports. Ability to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of accounting systems and controls, identify problems, and devise corrective actions.

Minimum Qualifications

Office of Accounting – Financial Reporting Section - The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting. [plus, one years of experience in general accounting, auditing, or fiscal management.] Office of Accounting - The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance; plus, two years of progressively more responsible experience in budget administration, fiscal analysis, or a related area.


Office of Accounting – Financial Reporting Section - Must meet the State Board of Public Accountancy education eligibility requirements to sit for the CPA examination and be pursuing eligibility to be licensed 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. 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.

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Nearest Major Market: Little Rock