Overview

ACCOUNTING COORDINATOR

Req ID:  21867

Location:  Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Category:  DEPT OF FINANCE AND ADMIN

Anticipated Starting Salary:  50,222

Position Number: 22162875 

County: Pulaski 

Posting End Date: Continuous 

Anticipated Starting Salary: 50,222  

Office of Accounting – Appropriation Group 

The mission of the Department of Finance and Administration is to provide Arkansas citizens convenient, effective, and courteous service which will encourage voluntary compliance with tax, license, and child support laws.

Position Information

Class Code: A052C

Grade: GS09

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $50,222.00 – $72,822.00

Summary

The Accounting Coordinator is responsible for overseeing one or more accounting functions of an organization. This position is governed by state and federal laws, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and agency/institution policy.

Functions

Provides general supervision to a subordinate professional, para-professional, and administrative support staff engaged in accounting activities by assigning and prioritizing work assignments, providing instructions, reviewing work performed, and evaluating employee performance. Monitors budgets and expenditures, provides approvals for transactions based on available budget and sponsoring agency restrictions, and monitors internal controls, procedures, and compliance issues for grants and/or contracts. Analyzes, interprets, and disseminates information related to legal contracts received from various federal, state, local, and private agencies including period of performance, allowable cost items, payment terms, and other restrictions. Establishes and maintains general ledgers on departmental operations, calculates and allocates funds for new and existing accounts or projects, develops forms and documents for special accounts, reviews posted entries to general ledgers and subsidiary accounts, balances accounts periodically, and closes books as needed. Prepares spreadsheets and database files from automated information systems, monitors purchasing procedures of departmental personnel, determines account responsibility for payment of expenditures, instructs new employees on purchasing and travel procedures, and interacts with management to develop new accounting procedures. Reviews, analyzes, and prepares reports designed to reflect aspects of the organization’s fiscal status and prepares special and periodic reports for use in planning by upper level management. Compiles budgetary reports for fiscal managers, meets with departmental managers to discuss budgetary reports, and provides advice on budgetary guidelines or other financial reporting matters; analyzes and reviews compiled data of departmental accounts for accuracy of posted entries and advises departmental managers on organizational policies related to financial or budgetary reporting requirements. Provides technical assistance to management, staff, and the general public by providing information on regulations and procedures governing accounting practices and programs that comply with governmental regulations. Performs other duties as assigned.