Accounting Coordinator

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 a to fill the position of Accounting Coordinator in Little Rock, AR.

The Accounting Coordinator is responsible for overseeing one or more accounting functions of an organization. This position:

Provides general supervision to a subordinate professional, para-professional, and administrative support staff engaged in accounting activities by assigning and prioritizing work assignments, providing instructions, reviewing work performed, and evaluating employee performance.
Monitors budgets and expenditures, provides approvals for transactions based on available budget and sponsoring agency restrictions, and monitors internal controls, procedures, and compliance issues for grants and/or contracts.
Analyzes, interprets, and disseminates information related to legal contracts received from various federal, state, local, and private agencies including period of performance, allowable cost items, payment terms, and other restrictions.
Establishes and maintains general ledgers on departmental operations, calculates and allocates funds for new and existing accounts or projects, develops forms and documents for special accounts, reviews posted entries to general ledgers and subsidiary accounts, balances accounts periodically, and closes books as needed.
Prepares spreadsheets and database files from automated information systems, monitors purchasing procedures of departmental personnel, determines account responsibility for payment of expenditures, instructs new employees on purchasing and travel procedures, and interacts with management to develop new accounting procedures.
Reviews, analyzes, and prepares reports designed to reflect aspects of the organization's fiscal status and prepares special and periodic reports for use in planning by upper level management.
Compiles budgetary reports for fiscal managers, meets with departmental managers to discuss budgetary reports, and provides advice on budgetary guidelines or other financial reporting matters.
Analyzes and reviews compiled data of departmental accounts for accuracy of posted entries and advises departmental managers on organizational policies related to financial or budgetary reporting requirements.
Provides technical assistance to management, staff, and the general public by providing information on regulations and procedures governing accounting practices and programs that comply with governmental regulations.
Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting; plus three years of experience in accounting, financial management, or a related area, including one year in a supervisory capacity.

Position number: 22101170

Closing date: June 29, 2014

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