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OAL ACCOUNTANT

The Lottery Office Accountant is responsible for the retailer relationship with the Office of Arkansas Lottery (OAL) which includes retailer accounting, banking activities, retailer

Class Code:

A120C

Job Grade:

GS08

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Assists OAL retailers and OAL Marketing Sales Representatives (MSR) resolve accounting and banking questions and concerns in order to comply with the Arkansas Lottery Act and retailer rules. Contacts retailers concerning insufficient funds or nonpayment as instructed by OAL management; tracks delinquent retailers collections and posts payments to ensure accounts are made current. Produces and distributes weekly invoice detail reports for Key Chain Accounts; produces and distributes reports for retailers as requested. Applies retailer adjustments submitted by other OAL departments; updates banking information submitted by retailers or by other OAL departments. Reprocesses bank returns submitted by OAL management. Prepares and makes bank deposits remotely and off site. Performs administrative functions for payroll, time and leave entry and purchasing activities by entering or approving transactions in the Arkansas Administrative Statewide Information System (AASIS). Conducts special accounting or fiscal analysis projects as directed. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems. Knowledge of Office of Arkansas Lottery (OAL) accounting operations. Knowledge of the Arkansas Administrative Statewide Information System (AASIS). Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of laws, rules, regulations, and policies to accounting transactions. Ability to analyze financial information and prepare reports. Ability to provide guidance and technical assistance to staff and retailers regarding accounting operations. Ability to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of accounting systems and controls, identify problems and devise corrective actions. Ability to review requests, enter or approve transactions and resolve discrepancies within AASIS. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with a variety of staff and retailers.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelors degree in accounting; plus four years of experience in accounting or financial operations. 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:

None

Exempt:

E
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