State of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona

Date Posted April 29, 2021
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Job details

$40,000 - $47,000 a year
Job Type

Full Job Description

The Fiscal Services Unit at Arizona State Parks is recruiting for an Accountant 1. The Accountant 1 will perform multiple accounting duties, finance, budgeting, reporting and administrative services to the agency.

Job Duties:

Learn the State processes to assist in providing insight and identifying waste, inefficiencies and escalate problems to the Manager. Looks for efficiencies in workload that increase work product efficiency, quality and output; provide visual management metrics to Manager. Presents problems and questions to Manager. Gathers and compiles data to track performance measurements and provides updates and reports to Manager.

Works with the Manager to complete assigned tasks and is able to complete these tasks with some guidance. Receives peer support and training from other staff for knowledge sharing to grow into independent recommendations and problem resolutions. Competent and self-driven to engage management to learn and grow one’s knowledge within the team.

Communicates with agency Management and other finance team members in the agency to ensure the fiscal team maintains open communication. Provides requested information to Management needed for planning and immediate decisions; Attends and actively participates in team meetings and builds relationships with Managers, Peers, Customers, and Park Managers.

With support from Management, completes grants & fiscal projects which include: revenue, accounts payable, accounts receivable, leases, fixed assets, grants, CIP accounting and reporting. Assists with operating trends and analysis to provide input to Management so appropriate actions can be taken

Other duties as assigned as related to the position

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); Principles, concepts, practices, methods and techniques of government accounting, grants internal control structures, and fiscal management; The methods and techniques of automated accounting systems, including use of applicable software packages; Reference materials such as federal regulations, Arizona Revised Statutes, applicable agency manuals, and policies and procedures; problem solving techniques; State of Arizona government and state agency functions

Skill in work organization and accomplishment;
Analysis, interpretation and communication of financial data; Techniques required to maintain accounting records through automated accounting systems (includes personal computer skills and mainframe
computer skills); Self driven including interpersonal skills and imparting knowledge to others; Oral and written communications

Ability to work toward a common goal; Handle and present resolutions of complex issues; Analyze a complex situation and identify the core problem; Work in diverse groups with complex needs and goals;Speak and advocate for a particular solution; Consider the larger picture in making decisions; Identify service trends and make assumptions regarding future changes

Selective Preference(s):

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or other related field required.


The State’s comprehensive benefits package includes, affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans. Top ranked retirement and long-term disability plans, deferred compensation plan. Accrued sick leave and vacation leave, ten paid holidays per year and wellness plans.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Eligible for Arizona State Retirement System pension. Enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment for newly hired State of Arizona employees.

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