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The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the director in management of agency operations and for serving as the agency's chief financial officer overseeing all financial functions. This position is governed by state and federal laws, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and agency policy.

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Directs the activities of a professional and administrative support staff through lower-level supervisors by reviewing and approving hire recommendations, performance evaluations, actions, policies, and procedures recommended by subordinates and evaluating the performance of subordinates. Interprets state and federal laws and regulations to establish and/or revise agency policies and procedures for review, approval, and implementation by the director. Coordinates activities across divisional lines within the agency to ensure success of programs and projects. Reviews past budgets, positions, new programs, and projects to assist the director in the development of biennial budget requests. Represents the agency director and acts for the director in his/her absence. Develops internal financial regulations ensuring compliance with the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) financial management guide and generally accepted accounting principles. Develops the financial portion of biennial budget and annual operating plan and performs budgetary and financial accounting. Reviews and approves all agency contracts, purchase order and accounts payable transactions. Performs strategic planning and financial forecasting in support of agency goals and objectives. Audits agency financial records for accuracy and compliance and performs risk assessments. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Practices (GAAP). Knowledge of the principles and practices of fiscal management including budget development, purchasing and asset management. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational management. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to budgeting, accounting, purchasing and human resource management. Knowledge of the agency’s goals, objectives, policies and procedures. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of strategic planning and financial forecasting. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems and programs and to direct operations through subordinate supervisors. Ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations to specific situations regarding veterans’ entitlements. Ability to research issues and recommend appropriate action. Ability to prepare budgets and monitor expenditures. Ability to perform cost-benefit analysis and cost accounting. Ability to produce accurate financial reports and forecasts. Ability to prepare and present oral and written information and reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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