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Agency: Arkansas Department of Human Services
Date Posted: 02/09/2018
Posting Expires: 02/20/2018
The Financial Analyst II is responsible for performing complex duties involved in compiling, analyzing, and reporting financial performance. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Analyzes financial information to produce forecasts of business, industry, and economic conditions for use in making investment decisions. Maintains knowledge and stay abreast of developments in the fields of industrial technology, business, finance, and economic theory. Interprets data affecting investment programs, such as price, yield, stability, future trends in investment risks, and economic influences. Monitors fundamental economic, industrial, and corporate developments through the analysis of information obtained from financial publications and services, investment banking firms, government agencies, trade publications, company sources, and personal interviews. Recommends investments and investment timing to companies, investment firm staff, or the investing public. Determines the prices at which securities should be syndicated and offered to the public. Evaluates and compare the relative quality of various securities in a given industry. Presents oral and written reports on general economic trends, individual corporations, and entire industries. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Occasional overnight travel is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets,banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data. Knowledge of mathematics and statistical analysis. Ability to analyze financial reports, financial statements, and other records to evaluate thecurrent financial condition of a company or feasibility of financial proposals. Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce accurate resolutions.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field; plus three years of experience in financial analysis or management.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with Microsoft Office and proficient in Excel spreadsheets.
Two years of experience in the review, analysis, and preparation and/or monitoring of grants.
Knowledge of federal and state laws and agency standards concerning federal grant funding.
Ability to interpret state and federal laws and regulations and agency standards concerning grant
Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate information and prepare reports.
Ability to maintain accurate spreadsheets and supporting documentation for financial reports.
One year of experience using AASIS or other SAP accounting software.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license. 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.
Agency Specific Information
Division Name
Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Hiring Official
Carolyn Korte

Special Work Condition
This position will monitor the fiscal aspects of multiple federal grant programs.
Prepare timely quarterly and annual financial reports for submission to sponsoring agency as required by award agreement.
Completes quarterly adjustment entries for indirect cost allocation.
Prepare daily calculation of funds to be drawn for both direct and indirect costs and maintain cash on hand reconciliations for grants by program code and fund.
Maintain grant files for audit.
Maintain grant database coding to ensure expenditures and revenues are posted to the correct grant award.

Special Application Information
All DHS applicants must complete drug screening, as outlined in DHS Policy 1087, prior to being hired.
Applications are prescreened according to the state application, addenda, résumé, transcript, licenses and any other information that is submitted. Only transcripts should be submitted at the time of applications; reference letters, certificates, and licenses should be brought at the time of interview. Failure to complete the application form according to instructions with complete and accurate information will adversely impact your comparison to other candidates. List all prior work experience, including military service, with most recent employment first. 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.
False, misleading, or incomplete statements may result in disciplinary action and possible termination.
Benefits package may include: health & life insurance, vacation & sick time, paid holidays, credit union membership, retirement, career bonus, and deferred compensation.
Submitting an application for a continuously advertised position does not guarantee that a job is available for that position title; e-mails stating that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for a position are for future reference. Applications submitted for continuously advertised positions are kept on file for 60 days. As jobs for that position title become available, eligible applications in that file that match the county and division criteria will be considered. On your application you should have designated in which counties and divisions you are willing to work. Please keep in mind that you will not appear on hiring lists for counties you do not designate. Do not select “statewide” from this county list.
Applicants must submit an official transcript by mail in addition to applications for all levels of Family Service Worker positions except for Family Services Assistant positions. Transcripts will remain on file for future applications. The following Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees are valid for such Family Service Worker-type positions:
Behavior Science
Child and Family Development
Child Development
Counseling (any field)
Criminal Justice
Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, or Special
Family & Consumer Science
Family Development
Family Services
Home Economics
Human Development & Family Studies
Human Services
Rehabilitation Science
Social Welfare
Social Work
Mail your transcript to the following address:
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Attn: Recruitment
P.O. Box 1437, Slot W301
Little Rock, AR 72203
The transcript must be an official transcript sent from the university or college you attended. The transcript must still have the envelope sealed with the security seal affixed. Once the seal is broken, the transcript is considered void.
Job Details
Position No.: 22103718
Class Code: A047C
Grade: GS08
Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $58,513.00 per year
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Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: DHS Recruitment
Phone: 501-682-1001
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