Job Description

Accounting Supervisor 1

  • 514532
  • Full-time


Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Accountability, Community, Innovation, Leadership, Passion, Quality, Respect, Courage, Teamwork

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid agency, is driven by its mission to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective health care to Arizonans in need. AHCCCS is a nationally acclaimed model among Medicaid programs and a recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility.

AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona. Among government agencies, AHCCCS is recognized for high employee engagement and satisfaction, supportive leadership, and flexible work environments, including remote work opportunities. With career paths for seasoned professionals in a variety of fields, entry-level positions, and internship opportunities, AHCCCS offers meaningful career opportunities in a competitive industry.

Come join our dynamic and dedicated team.

Accounting Supervisor 1

Division of Business and Finance

Job Location:

Address: 801 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034  

Posting Details:

Open until filled: 1st review of resumes on date 1/26/2023

Salary: $67,567 - $75,075 

Grade: 22 

This position is eligible for part-time/ full-time remote work (including virtual office arrangement). Must reside in the State of Arizona. 

Job Summary:

The Division of Business & Finance, Programmatic Payables Unit is responsible for the timely payment of all health plans/providers’ payments, claims, and deposits.

Our DBF team members embrace the challenges of meeting our goals and exceeding the standards. We go above and beyond to ensure that our health plans and providers receive their payments accurately and on time.

The Accounting Supervisor 1 will be responsible for effective management and operations of the Programmatic Payables Unit, including the timely and accurate processing, issuance and reporting of all programmatic providers’ payments and processing of deposits to the State Treasury. Manage and oversee sister agencies’ reconciliations of their sub funds for revenues and expenditures. Develop and implement new processes and procedures to enhance workflow and productivity in order to ensure that all payments and reconciliations are processed within scheduled timeframes

Major Responsibilities:

 Direct supervision to one Accountant 1 and three Accounting Specialists:

  •  Provide training, support, and annual evaluations.
  •  Monitor team members’ workloads and performance.
  •  Monitor unit call center and identify areas for improvement or training.
    - Lead unit’s Arizona Management System (AMS) huddle board meetings and encourage participation as well as continuous improvement.
  •  Oversee the accuracy and quality of all work products.

 Troubleshoot providers’ issues and concerns:

  •  Oversee, monitor, and reply to Health Plan/Provider Customer Service ticket questions,
    concerns and requests.
  •  Monitor AHCCCS Warrant Inquiry email inbox as well as responses.
  •  Review and approve providers’ refunds and return checks to make sure deposits are
    completed in a timely manner.
  •  Review and approve providers’ EFT’s application to ensure forms are accurate and
    efficiently approved.
  •  Collaborate with Department of Administration General Accounting Office and Provider
  • Registration to fix vendor conversion/modification errors in system.

 Management-level accounting:

  •  Management and operation of all receipts and expenditures of multiple funds to the
    accounting system as appropriate and reconciliation of activity.
  •  Run various expenditure/revenue data reports to summarize, reconcile, and provide to
  •  Enhance existing reports as needed and manipulate large volumes of data.
  •  Oversee the processing of returned warrants and stale check report.
  •  Monitor and track interfaced and manual entry invoices to ensure timely and accurate
    payments for providers and health plans.
  •  Monitor various programmatic expenditure appropriations and quarterly allotments
    recommending appropriation /allotment transfers as necessary to meet projected funding
  •  Supervise fund transfers to other State Agencies as well as financial reconciliation
    involving programmatic appropriated and non-appropriated expenditures, revenue,
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):


  • Principles, concepts, practices, methods, and techniques of government accounting and fiscal management (GAAP, GAAS).
  •  Federal funding process related to programmatic expenditure, including knowledge of the applicable Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) and the Cash Management Improvement Act (CMIA).
  •  Mainframe, PMMIS, AFIS, Info Advantage, Cognos, Data Warehouse or other financial data warehousing and reporting tools and systems.


  •  Analysis and interpretation of financial data and accounting systems.
  •  Supervisory techniques related to organization and management of staff.
  •  Interpersonal relationships as applied to individuals associated with this agency, other State agencies, and healthcare providers.


  • To resolve problems and questions from management, peers, and subordinate staff regarding work processes, policies, and organization or methods of financial data compilation and reporting.
  •  Analyze and research problems independently. Able to determine the nature of problems and provide resolutions.
  •  Perform multiple tasks and meet established timelines as well as coordinate various assignments and establish priorities.


  •  Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or a closely related field.
  •  One year experience at the Accountant 4 level or equivalent.


  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration or Accounting.
  •  1 year of supervisory experience.
  •  Knowledge and experience of robust automated accounting systems including AFIS (Arizona Financial Information System).
Pre-Employment Requirements:

* Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.
* Successfully pass fingerprint background check, prior employment verifications and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
* Travel may be required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspension or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required prior to driving for State Business. Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.


Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:
* 10 paid holidays per year
* Paid Vacation and Sick time off (13 and 12 days per year respectively) - start earning it your 1st day (prorated for part-time employees)
* A top-ranked retirement program with lifetime pension benefits
* A robust and affordable insurance plan, including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance
* Participation eligibility in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
* RideShare and Public Transit Subsidy
* A variety of learning and career development opportunities

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Lifetime Pension Benefit Program
* Administered through the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
* Defined benefit plan that provides for life-long income upon retirement.
* Required participation for Long-Term Disability (LTD) and ASRS Retirement plan.
* Pre-taxed payroll contributions begin after a 27-week waiting period (prior contributions may waive the waiting period).

Deferred Retirement Compensation Program
* Voluntary participation.
* Program administered through Nationwide.
* Tax-deferred retirement investments through payroll deductions.

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