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AGENCY CONTROLLER I
Agency: Arkansas Department of Human Services
Office:
Section:
Date Posted: 10/19/2020
Posting Expires: 10/23/2020
Summary
The Agency Controller I is responsible for the production of the agency’s financial statements that will become part of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the State of Arkansas. This position is governed by state and federal laws, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Directs the activities of a small to medium sized professional and administrative support staff that establishes agency accounting policy, procedures, and business processes necessary to conform to the State of Arkansas’s policy and procedures manual. Proposes changes to the Arkansas Administrative Support Information System (AASIS) structure necessary to provide financial reports to comply with GAAP as prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB); submits proposed changes to the Department of Finance and Administration, Office of Accounting for review and/or adoption. Directs and coordinates the implementation of new or revised application modules of AASIS with the AASIS Support Center to ensure their integration with existing agency systems and the validity of data produced. Directs agency staff in the preparation of final agency financial statements, footnote disclosures, and all required supplemental reporting requirement information to be used in the production of the CAFR for the State of Arkansas. Directs and coordinates accounting services support for divisions or bureaus within the agency including the provision of training, the dissemination of instructions and information, and the provision of technical assistance with regard to accounting questions or particular problems encountered by agency personnel. Responds to inquiries from other states, regulatory bodies, the federal government, and the media pertaining to accounting questions and topics by preparing correspondence for the signature of the agency director, deputy director, or chief fiscal officer. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Practices. Knowledge of state fiscal and budgetary laws, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of lower-level supervisors and/or subordinates. Ability to analyze data and situations, project outcomes, and resolve problems. Ability to evaluate the operation of the accounting system and recommend modification. Ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations. Ability to write proposals, justifications, and policies.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting; plus five years ofprofessional accounting experience producing financial statements, including three years in a management or supervisory capacity.
Preferred Qualifications
Planning, organizing, directing and managing the financial and workload activities for Survey work for nursing homes, intermediate care facilities and psychiatric residential treatment facilities.
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Practices. Knowledge of state fiscal and budgetary laws, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of lower-level supervisors and/or subordinates. Ability to analyze data and situations, project outcomes, and resolve problems. Ability to evaluate the operation of the accounting system and recommend modification. Ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations. Ability to write proposals, justifications, and policies. Excellent knowledge of State and Federal regulation. Good knowledge of the rules and procedures governing the Office of Long Term Care.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must be certified as a Certified Public Accountant by the State Board of Public Accountancy in accordance with ACA 17-12-301. 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
Division of Provider Services and Quality Assurance

Hiring Official
Melody Jones Blackwell

Special Work Condition
In and out of state travel maybe required.

Special Application Information
GENERAL 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.
CONTINUOUSLY ADVERTISED POSITIONS:
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.
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FOR ALL FAMILY SERVICE WORKER POSITIONS ONLY:
**EXPERIENCE CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THIS JOB TITLE**
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
Psychology
Rehabilitation Science
Social Welfare
Sociology
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.: 22099427
Class Code: A021C
Grade: GS12
Salary Range: $69,776.00 - $101,175.00 per year
Background
check required?
Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: DHS Recruitment
Phone: 501-682-1667
Email: DHS.Recruiting@arkansas.gov
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