Arkansas Government Job DFA SEFA CAFR Specialist in Little Rock, Arkansas


The Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) / Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Specialist is responsible for assisting in the analyzing and auditing of state agencies in preparation of the State’s schedule of expenditures of federal awards and comprehensive annual financial report. This position is governed by state and federals laws, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and agency policy.

Typical Functions

Audits federal grant awards spent using information provided by state agencies/institutions annual Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) workbooks and reconciles amounts spent to grant expenditures reported within the Arkansas Administrative Statewide Information System (AASIS). Runs agency/institution trial balances from AASIS, performs calculations on SEFA workbooks, and reconciles out-of-balance amounts within the agency/institution trial balances and SEFA annually. Reviews and prepares correspondence to the agency/institution CFO, directors, chancellors/presidents, and accounting personnel concerning the SEFA annual workbooks. Maintains inventory of office supplies through the state purchasing system by processing purchase orders and vouchers for payment. Provides information and assistance to interested parties concerning agency/institution SEFA as requested. Recommends corrective actions by compiling supporting documentation to prepare and present reports utilizing AASIS as necessary. Prepares the word documents and tables for the CAFR each year. Performs other duties as assigned.

Special Job Dimensions

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of principles and practices of accounting. Knowledge of manual and automated accounting systems. Knowledge of general office practices and procedures. Knowledge of state purchasing laws and procedures. Ability to interpret and apply the provisions of laws, rules, or policies to accountingtransactions. Ability to analyze data, project outcomes, and develop and implement procedures andsystems for coordinating and controlling diverse financial activities. Ability to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of accounting systems and controls,identify problems, and devise corrective actions. Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts. Ability to analyze financial records and identify and resolve accounting discrepancies andtransactions. Ability to convey and exchange oral and written information of a specialized nature.

Minimum Education and/or Experience

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, auditing, business administration or a related field; plus two years of experience in grants management, accounting, auditing, or a related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Preferred Qualifications

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Agency Specific Information

ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS WITH WORK HISTORY WILL BE ACCEPTED. Applications must include complete work history and references. A resume may accompany the state application but will not be substituted for any part of the application.

Veteran Preference: A copy of a DD-214 must be submitted to the Hiring Official, at time of interview to be considered for Veteran Preference.

DFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; we will make any reasonable accommodations necessary to ensure equal employment opportunities.

A criminal background check is required for all DFA positions; an FBI background check may be required.