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AGENCY CONTROLLER I

The Agency Controller I is responsible for the production of the agency’s financial statements that will become part of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Class Code:

A021C

Job Grade:

GS12

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Directs the activities of a small to medium 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 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, the federal government, and the media pertaining to accounting questions and topics by preparing correspondence for the signature of the agency director, deputy director, or chief fiscal officer. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Practices. Knowledge of state fiscal and budgetary laws, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of lower-level supervisors and/or subordinates. Ability to analyze data and situations, project outcomes, and 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting; plus five years of professional accounting experience producing financial statements, including three years in a management or supervisory capacity. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

Exempt:

E
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