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Agency Controller II
Agency: Department of Information Systems (DIS)
Office: Fiscal Division
Section: Fiscal Management
Date Posted: 12/01/2017
Posting Expires: 01/05/2018
Summary
The Agency Controller II 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 medium to large 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 Statewide 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 the 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, bond rating agencies, the federal government, and the media pertaining to accounting questions and topics by researching complex issues and 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 complex problems. Ability to evaluate the operation of the accounting systems and recommend modifications. 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 of professional accounting experience involving the production of financial statements, including two years in a professional managerial capacity.
Preferred Qualifications
The following examples are intended as illustrations of various types of work performed. No attempt is made to be exhaustive. Related, similar, or other logical duties are performed as assigned. DIS may require employees to perform functions beyond those contained in the job descriptions. The Arkansas Department of Information Systems is an "at will" employer.

Part E-rate Coordinator
Supervises accounting, purchasing, accounts receivable, accounts payable and IT asset management activities
Responsible for the production of the agency's financial statements that become part of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. This includes working directly with DFA CAFR staff in proposing changes to financial reports, directing agency staff in preparation of agency financial statements, and reviewing all agency CAFR entries, closing books and related schedules and reports.
Prepares the SEFA (Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards) submission
Assists in preparation and monitoring of the annual operating plan and biennium budgets
Reviews revenue and expense postings to ensure they are properly recorded
Reviews purchase requests and purchase orders (Contract Insight entries)
Reviews all cost model entries for accuracy and compliance
Reviews DIS Cost Allocation Plan and rate proposals
Ensures proper internal controls are in place and participates in establishing agency accounting policy, procedures and business processes
Responds to inquiries from legislative audit, E-rate consultants, and others both inside and outside of the agency
Gathers information for audits
Provides technical assistance to agency personnel on accounting issues and resolution
Gathers, researches, analyzes and projects technical & financial information for accurate and timely reporting and presentation
Reviews reports for Executive Management
Supervises professional staff including interviewing, hiring, training, evaluating, promoting and disciplining, establishing work plans and resolving complex problems
Review staff proposals, make decisions and recommendations and write justifications for enhancements and changes to standards and procedures


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
All candidates must complete and submit the State of Arkansas application form (www.arstatejobs.com) to be considered for employment. If a resume is submitted without an application form, you will not be considered for employment. Note: All applications must be received in this office by 11:59 p.m. on the specified closing date.
Job Details
Position No.: 22143646
Class Code: A010C
Grade: GS13
Salary Range: $77,862.00 - $112,900.00 per year
Background
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Yes
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region:
Contact Information
Contact name: Human Resources
Phone: 501-682-9990
Email: dis.human.resources@arkansas.gov
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