Agency Controller II

Description:

The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 8,200 employees working in 181 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 10 major divisions and five support offices to provide services to Arkansas citizens. DHS is currently seeking to fill the position of Agency Controller II in Pulaski, AR.

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:

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 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 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting; plus seven years of professional accounting experience involving the production of financial statements, including four years in a supervisory or management capacity. Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

Position number: 22143189

Closing date: June 16, 2014

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