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The Department of Human Services (DHS) Assistant Deputy Director for Managerial Accounting is responsible for overseeing all managerial accounting operations with the Department’s Division

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Plans the overall operations of managerial accounting to include budgeting and banking, cost allocation, research and statistics, grants management, reporting and forecasting, and accounts receivable. Directs the activities of managerial accounting personnel through lower level managers and supervisors by determining overall division goals and objectives and evaluating achievement and overseeing administrative functions, including interviewing, hiring, providing training, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating the performance of subordinates, and serving as a performance evaluation reviewing official for lower level employees. Interprets and implements federal and state laws, develops recommendations for modifications to existing legislation, and establishes additional departmental policy, and ensures program compliance. Directs and monitors the development and implementation of departmental annual budget, and oversees the operation and functionality of the Department Cost Allocation Plan. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to budget development and maintenance. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) related to cash flow, revenue and expense analysis, cost allocation, and budgeting. Knowledge of the principles and practices of organizational and human resources management. Knowledge of the functions and operations of the Arkansas Administrative Statewide Information System (AASIS). Ability to prepare, analyze, and interpret financial reports and statements. Ability to organize and present clear and concise oral and written reports of findings and recommendations. Ability to evaluate the performance and effectiveness of employees and managerial accounting systems. Ability to interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures, and develop legislation or recommended revisions. Ability to plan and direct the work of others. Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with others. Ability to utilize the various functions of the Arkansas Administrative Statewide Information Systems (AASIS).

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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