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The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) Chief Financial Officer is responsible for directing all fiscal activities of ADH. This position is governed by state

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Directs the activities of divisional personnel through lower level managers and supervisors by determining overall division goals and objectives and by managing subordinate staff, including interviewing, hiring, providing training, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and serving as performance evaluation reviewing official for lower level divisional employees. Directs and participates in the formulation and implementation of finance policies and procedures, and ensures adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP) and principles of governmental accounting. Evaluates financial activities by compiling and analyzing activity reports, comparing the results with agency objectives and goals, and making recommendations for change. Prepares and delivers written and oral presentations on budgetary and fiscal matters along with other financial concerns of ADH. Prepares various forms, correspondence, and reports as requested. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to accounting and fiscal management, budget development and maintenance, and procurement and asset management. Knowledge of organizational management, human resources management, and public administration. Knowledge of the executive and legislative processes. Ability to analyze data, plan outcomes, and determine solutions. Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and develop legislation or recommend revisions. Ability to prepare and provide information to agency management, the legislative and executive branches, vendors, the press, and the general public. Ability to organize and present clear and concise oral and written reports of findings and recommendations. Ability to plan and direct the work of others. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or a related area; plus eight years of progressively more responsible experience in business, accounting, financial operations or a related field, including four years in a professional management capacity.

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