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OAL FINANCIAL ANALYST

The Office of Arkansas Lottery (OAL) Financial Analyst is responsible for providing monthly analysis of the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) – Office

Class Code:

A025N

Job Grade:

GS10

Special Job Requirements:

0

Typical Functions:

Creates monthly financial analysis and measurement reporting for management’s review and use. Assists the OAL CFO with developing the annual budget/business plan for the OAL; provides monthly measurement and analysis to the budget/business plan. Provide monthly, or as otherwise needed, forecast revisions for the business plan. Develops and maintains key operational and financial measurements and metrics for the OAL on a monthly basis. Develops and maintains benchmarking or other statistical reports for comparison of the OAL’s operating and financial results to other lotteries. Analyzes performance reports and metrics for other lotteries to identify best practices and potential opportunities for improvements. Provides monthly reports and data files for use by other OAL departments as needed or requested. Conducts special studies or projects related to finance related responsibilities as assigned. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules and regulations related to accounting and budget. Knowledge of principles and practices of Governmental Accounting and Financial Reporting Standards. Knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, statistical analysis and business operations plan development. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Excel. Knowledge of state accounting and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications, including Sage Peachtree and SAP. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal staff and external customers. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of laws, rules and regulations related to accounting, financial reporting and budgeting. Ability to utilize state accounting and ERP applications to obtain, analyze, interpret and resolve issues. Ability to develop and analyze financial and statistical information and formulate OA business plans. Ability to research and evaluate other lottery financial reports and statistics and recommend appropriate enhancements or resolutions to OAL business plans. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, statistics, business administration or a related field; plus four years of progressively more responsible experience in a governmental or private sector accounting or financial analysis.

Required Certificates:

0

Exempt:

E
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