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 policy.
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.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
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 Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration or a related field; plus one year of experience in accounting, budgetary activities or a related field. 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.
Five years of experience using AASIS; Three years of human resources experience.
In-state travel required. Responding to radiological emergencies at Arkansas Nuclear One is required.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Agency Specific Information
This Position will close at 11:59 pm on the closing date listed.
Hiring Official - B. Bevill
This office only accepts completed applications, resumes and relevant transcripts to determine minimum qualifications. Applicants should present other documents to the hiring official upon interview, if applicable.
If you are a Veteran, Disable Veteran or a Surviving Spouse of a Deceased Veteran and remains unmarried at the time you are seeking preference and you are a citizen and resident of this state you shall be entitled to employment preference in a position over other applicants after meeting substantially equal qualifications.
Please submit the DD-214 and other official documentation to the address below.
THE ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH DOES NOT ACCEPT ELECTRONIC MEDIA OF ANY FORM, (CDs, flash drives, memory sticks, tapes, etc.) WITH STATE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS.
All Applicants must submit complete and accurate information and complete the application form according to instructions. List all prior work experience, including military service, beginning with your most recent employment. Applicants are encouraged to attach an original written resume to supplement their application or a paper addendum for additional work history section of the application. You may include volunteer or unpaid work as part of your work history; however, you should include the number of hours per week which you performed these duties.
When submitting your State Application, you may refer to your resume for the Employment History if your resume includes all the information requested in the Employment History section of the state application (month and year employment began and ended, weekly hours worked, etc.).
Please complete the Work History section of the application, even if you are including a resume. Incomplete applications will NOT be processed.
All ADH applicants must complete a drug screen and background check if applicable. Direct Deposit is required for employment according to Act 1887 of 2005.
Human Resources Office- Recruitment Section
4815 W Markham St., Slot 26
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday
Fax No. 501-661-2675