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The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment (E&E) Financial Manager is responsible for directing the financial operations of various energy or environmental programs by

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Directs the activities of a professional and administrative support staff through lower level managers, including interviewing applicants, approving hire recommendations, and evaluating and reviewing work performance of subordinates. Develops and reviews financial operating policies and procedures, reviews and evaluates programs and services with departmental leaders, and makes recommended changes as necessary. Plans and directs division activities by establishing goals, objectives, and short and long-range plans to ensure consistency with overall department mission. Monitors department trust fund accounts, reviews and approves expenditures, advises management of potential budget issues, and makes recommendations for resolution. Gathers data and researches technical information for monthly reports and studies and presents to appropriate authorities. Provides technical assistance, guidance, and information to internal and external contacts, legislators, vendors, and other customers by researching and interpreting federal and state laws and department policies and procedures. Conducts and attends meetings, conferences and workshops to disseminate financial information. Coordinates activities with other state and federal personnel, responds to requests for information from executive and legislative officials, and serves on committees or task forces to express ideas and needs or provide recommendations. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and human resources. Knowledge of the principles and practices of fiscal management, including budget development, purchasing, and asset management. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations, and department/institution program policies and applicable laws. Ability to establish, prioritize, formulate, and statistically support budgetary requests and requirements. Ability to plan and assess the financial impact of programs and services and devise modifications as necessary. Ability to prepare budgets, monitor expenditures, and take corrective action when necessary. Ability to conduct research and prepare and present oral and written information and reports. Ability to interpret and apply laws, policies, and procedures. Ability to investigate complaints, identify problems, and design corrective measures. Ability to plan and direct division activities through supervision of subordinates.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field, plus five years of experience in accounting, financial management, auditing or a related area, including three years in a managerial, supervisory, or leadership capacity. Additional requirements determined by the department 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:

Must be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant by the Board of Public Accountancy in accordance with Ark. Code Ann. § 17-12-301.


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