Job: FINANCIAL ANALYST 1(Job Id 35616)

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Job Description

03/01/2018 03/16/2018
PHOENIX 48,000.00-51,000.00

Department of Economic Security

Providing Opportunity, Assistance, and Care for Arizonans in need!


Division of Business and Finance

1789 W. Jefferson St.

Phoenix, AZ 85007


Working with direction from a Managing Analyst within the Financial Services Administration, the Financial Analyst is the dedicated point of contact and financial resource for one or more programs with responsibility for all forecasting, analysis, federal reporting, and monitoring for assigned programs.


-        Prepares various fiscal and operating reports involving detailed analysis of financial outlooks, spending trends, staffing levels, and other comprehensive analyses

-        Identifies, researches, and analyzes possible impacts of proposed legislation and funding modification

-        Prepares formal bill analyses, as well as cost benefit and breakeven analyses

-        Provides financial expertise to Department on financial budget matters pertaining to assigned programs, including budget, cash management, reconciliation, compliance with regulations, federal reports, forecasts, and monitoring


Knowledge of:

-        Governmental accounting and fiscal principles

-        The budget and state legislative process

-        Principles and practices of business administration, including organization theory and management, fiscal management and budgetary control

-        Statistical analysis and theory

Skill in:

-        Oral and written communications; report writing techniques

-        Initiating expenditure corrections; journal vouchers; cash receipts

-        Analysis and interpretation of financial data

Ability to:

-        Perform difficult and complex analytic work

-        Monitor appropriations, revenues and expenditures

-        Prepare and review federal reports for grants

-        Develop annual budget requests

-        Set work flow priorities


-        Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business Administration with a specialization in accounting, finance, or economics from an accredited college or university. 


-        The position will require the possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).


The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 

-        Sick leave

-        Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

-        Health and dental insurance

-        Retirement plan

-        Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

-        Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance


Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS). 

Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Patricia Beasley at [email protected] or 602-542-8904 for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting [email protected] or 602-771-2870.  Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.