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Class Code: 4209
Salary Schedule: Approved Arizona Law Enforcement Merit System Council Salary Schedule
One Salary
Annual / Hourly
Annual salaries are calculations based on approved hourly rates.

Summary Statement: Responsible for the management and administration of the Department's centralized financial services. Work includes the planning, development and implementation of the activities in the areas of payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, travel, fixed asset accounting, GAAP compliance, FLSA compliance and grants administration. This is a competitive classification.

Essential Functions: (not intended to be all inclusive)

1. Assumes full management responsibility for the Department's centralized financial services, functions and activities.

2. Manages the development and implementation of all policies, procedures, goals, objectives and priorities that guide the Department's centralized financial services functions.

3. Interprets Federal and State laws and guidelines pertaining to the Department's centralized financial services and provides guidance to Department heads, managers, supervisors and other employees.

4. Prepares and administers the Finance budget and exercises control over expenditures.

5. Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of financial management.

6. Manages the Department's participation in the State's annual financial audit process that produces the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

7. Consults with the Attorney General's Office regarding employment law issues.

8. Represents the Department on a variety of working groups and committees.

9. Reviews State and Federal legislation, court decisions, administrative rulings and related matters to determine if Department financial practices and policies are in compliance with relevant laws.

10. Supervises the maintenance, confidentiality, and legal retention of financial records, statistics and files.

11. Serves as the Department's Chief Financial Officer.

12. Consults with Department heads on a variety of issues and assists in their resolutions.

13. Identifies opportunities for technological advancement and implements any changes to enhance the applications managed by Finance.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required: Knowledge of:

1. principles and practices of management.

2. modern supervision and evaluation techniques.

3. generally accepted accounting principles.

4. federal, state, county and local laws, codes and regulations applicable to governmental accounting and financial administration.

5. principles and practices of governmental accounting and financial administration.

6. computerized financial systems.

7. modern office procedures and practices, including record keeping and data security methods and techniques.

8. the principles of proper English sentence structure, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

9. the operation of personal computers and various software applications for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.

Skill in:

1. the interpretation and application of rules, regulations, and policies.

2. effectively communicating with all levels of staff and the general public.

3. establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, supervisory personnel, public safety entities and the public.

4. the use of computers, software and applications.

5. mathematical and financial calculations.

Ability to:

1. manage and lead a multi-disciplined staff.

2. supervise and evaluate the work of subordinate personnel.

3. review and evaluate programs and policies, and develop and implement new processes.

4. perform research and make sound recommendations.

5. formulate reports, compose correspondence.

6. use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions.

7. analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.

8. communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


Office Setting.


May be required to possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver license.

Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, or other closely related field and five (5) years experience in governmental accounting with a minimum of three (3) years in a supervisory/managerial role; OR eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in governmental accounting with a minimum of three (3) years in a supervisory/managerial role.

Must successfully complete the examination process.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Current as of: 7/24/2014 5:20:33 AM