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The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (ADPT) Chief Fiscal Officer (CFO) plans and directs the overall operations of administrative services for the agency

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Administers the allocation of funds and appropriations in accordance with state laws and agency needs. Performs regular analysis of fund balance activity, payroll cost, and expenditures versus budget, to ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Practices, Accounting and Budgetary Procedures Act, and State Purchasing laws and regulations. Manages funds and investments to maintain adequate cash flow and minimum idle fund balances. Coordinates and directs preparation of agency annual operations plan and biennium budget by receiving and reviewing budget requests for each division, compiles division requests into agency budget, making changes as needed, and submits budget for approval. Provides daily supervision to exempt and non-exempt personnel. Oversees the management of all functions of accounting, management information systems, purchasing, and the print shop and warehouse to ensure agency needs are met in conjunction with state laws, rules, and regulations. Prepares, analyzes, and presents financial information for all divisions to the Department of Finance and Administration, the State Parks Recreation and Travel Commission, and other department commissions, as necessary, and the agency director. Assists agency director in presenting budget request to legislative committees and attends budget meetings presented by the Office of Budget. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Practices. Knowledge of Internal Control Procedures and Best Business Practices. Knowledge of state fiscal and budgetary laws, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to plan and perform work in light of new or constantly changing problems, to work from broad instruction, and deal with complex factors not easily evaluated. Ability to make decisions and final recommendations that may result in the formulation of strategic plans of action to achieve the broad objectives for the agency. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of lower-level supervisors and/or subordinates. Ability to analyze data, situations, and project outcomes, and to 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, as well as routine reports and correspondence, and to speak effectively before both internal and external groups. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business manuals, technical procedures and governmental regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business management, accounting, finance or a related field; plus nine years of progressively more responsible experience in accounting, budgeting, finance, fiscal operations or a related field, including five years in a professional managerial capacity.

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