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Job: Senior Financial Analyst(Job Id 33240)

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Job Description

10/06/2017 10/13/2017
PHOENIX 39,983.00-55,773.00

Department of Economic Security

Providing Opportunity, Assistance and Care for Arizonans in need!

Senior Financial Analyst

Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services

1789 W. Jefferson

Phoenix, AZ 85007


The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for assisting the Financial Manager with all financial, accounting, auditing, funding, and budgetary activities of assigned administrations within the Division, and ensures that all rules, codes and federal and state regulations are followed in performing these functions.


-          Provide technical assistance, review work, and ensure accuracy of the work produced by a team of professional level budget managers and financial analysts

-          Plan, manage, organize, direct, supervise and personally perform professional budgeting and finance activities in accordance with the principles and procedures of federal and state regulations

-          Compile revenue, expenditure, appropriation, and obligations data to analyze, monitor, interpret and report financial information

-          Evaluate financial, economic, and case load trends and make projections of financial requirements of assigned programs

-          Interview and hire new staff, supervise and evaluate staff performance, and ensure staff are trained and have necessary resources

-          Identify, research, review, analyze, and establish possible impacts of proposed/pending federal and state legislation policy changes or funding modifications for assigned areas

-          Monitor fiscal/budget related activities, records, and documents, and recommend/implement processes to resolve data quality issues and work with information technology staff to ensure consistency


Knowledge of:

-          Federal or state government accounting and fiscal practices, fiscal management, budgetary control, and statistical model building

-          Statistical analysis and theory, report writing techniques and supervision techniques

-          Independent research

Skill in:

-          Highly developed oral and written communication, problem solving, and analysis and interpretation of complex financial data

-          Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships, development of work plans and comprehension, analysis, interpretation and reconciliation of complex financial data

-          Organization and prioritization of multiple complex projects

Ability to:

-          Learn and apply increasingly complex concepts, policies and procedures, and principles and practices in government organization, budgeting and fiscal control

-          Perform difficult analytical work, monitor appropriations, expenditures and revenues, and schedule, prioritize, prepare, and review federal reports for grants applicable to assigned programs

-          Act as a primary or backup point of contact for assigned programs, set workflow priorities of assigned area, and lead cross-team projects as necessary

-          Facilitate and lead meetings with executives, motivate and monitor staff and  manage staff performance, and communicate clearly and provide direction


-          Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, statistics, economics, or business administration from an accredited college or university; or a Master’s degree in business or public administration; or three or more years of complex financial/budgetary work


-          Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees

-          Successfully pass background and reference checks. Employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions


 The Department of Economic Security 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 (602) 771-2880 for assistance.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting DES Human Resources Administration at (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.


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