Accounting Supervisor 1

State of Arizona - Phoenix, AZ (30+ days ago)3.6


150 N. 18th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans” is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is an award winning, nationally recognized department and is one of the largest in Arizona State Government with a budget of 1.5 billion dollars and workforce of approximately 1550 employees.

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Accounting Supervisor 1

Division of Planning and Operations

Open until filled


The Division of Planning and Operations is looking for a motivated and dedicated individual to join our team! The Accounting Supervisor 1 coordinates and oversees the accounting and fiscal operations of our Agency by providing accounting expertise and general oversight of the professional accounting staff responsible for the fiscal operations and processes that relate to the accounting systems of the Agency. The individual in this role approves a variety of accounting documents and transactions in AFIS - the state's accounting system, as well as assessing processes and procedures to determine how to improve standard work.

All Arizona State employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results. State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Responsibilities include: –

Supervising a staff of professional accountants responsible for applying established accounting principles, theories, concepts, and practices directly to the area of assignment –

Supervising day-to-day financial operations, reviewing a variety of complex financial transactions for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) –

Maintaining an internal control structure through the review of reconciliations, financial data, procedures, and controls –

Assigning a wide variety of accounting tasks such as maintaining ledgers, recording entries, and interacting with the State Treasurer's Office and the federal Department of Payment Management on a daily basis, and monitors the daily performance of such tasks by each employee (s)he supervises –

Addressing questions presented by management regarding accounting transactions, policies, and procedures –

Participating in the preparation for and execution of the fiscal year end close process and subsequent preparation of various "closing package" reports –

Participating in the establishment and periodic review of guidelines, procedures, and policies. Initiates, modifies, and reviews standard work –

Supporting to the fullest extent the Arizona Management System (AMS) via attending huddle meetings, tracking key performance metrics, holding 1:1 meetings with subordinates, and performing leader standard work –

Assessing employee’s job performance and provides training and development to prepare employees for future growth opportunities –

Addressing any employee performance issues after consulting with HR and together determining what progressive discipline steps are required –

Employing successful employee motivation tools and actively supports the agency's employee engagement efforts –

Monitoring key operational performance metrics for assigned areas of responsibility –

Recommending improvements/modifications to metrics as appropriate, and identifies opportunities to streamline and improve work processes in the spirit of continuous quality improvement

Requirements include:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting is required, along with a minimum of 2-3 years recent experience as an Accountant 2 or 3 in a high-volume accounting office

Extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards

Extensive knowledge of the principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques of government accounting, internal control structures, and fiscal management

Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of automated accounting systems, including the use of applicable software

Extensive knowledge of reference material such as federal regulations, Arizona Revised Statutes, applicable Agency manuals, and policies and procedures

Substantial skill in work organization and accomplishment

Significant skills in analysis, interpretation, and communication of financial data

Considerable skill in techniques required to maintain accounting records through automated accounting systems, including PC and mainframe computer skills

Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Business Administration or Accounting is preferred

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license preferred

Candidates with previous supervisory experience in a high-volume accounting office and/or those with prior Public Health experience will be given preference


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans

Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans

Accrued vacation pay and sick days

10 paid holidays per year

Deferred compensation plan

Credit union membership

Wellness plans

Employment Requirements

Requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

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