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The Department of Human Services (DHS) Deputy Chief Financial Officer for Human Services is responsible for overseeing all financial activities occurring within assigned areas

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Special Job Requirements:

Occasional in-state travel may be required.

Typical Functions:

Serves as a member of the Office of Finance Executive Leadership team. Directs the activities of financial personnel through lower level managers and supervisors by determining overall financial goals and objectives, 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 financial employees. Contributes to the development, revision, implementation, and monitoring of administrative policies and procedures, biennial and interim budgets, and reallocation needs of agency divisions or population driven components of DHS. Prepares and provide information to agency management, the legislative and executive branches, and others. 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. Knowledge of the State Legislative and budgetary process. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) related to cash flow, revenue and expense analysis, cost allocation, and budgeting. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 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 analyze data, plan outcomes, and determine solutions.

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Required Certificates:

Must possess a valid Arkansas driver’s license.


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