DHS Chief Financial Officer

The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is the state's largest agency with 7,500 employees working in 86 county offices serving more than one million people. Employees work in 11 major divisions and five support offices headquartered in Little Rock to provide services to Arkansans. DHS is seeking to fill a The DHS Chief Financial Officer position in Little Rock, AR.

The Department of Human Services (DHS) Chief Financial Officer (CFO) reports to the Director’s Office and serves on the executive leadership team. The DHS CFO is responsible for overseeing all financial activities occurring within the department as well as financial policy and long-term financial planning. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policies. This Position:

Serves as a member of the Office of Finance Executive Leadership team.  Directs the activities of financial personnel through lower level managers and supervisors by determining overall financial goals and objectives, managing subordinate staff, including interviewing, hiring, providing training, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and serving as performance evaluation reviewing official for lower level financial employees.

;Contributes to the development, revision, implementation, and monitoring of administrative policies and procedures, biennial and interim budgets, and reallocation needs of agency divisions or population driven components of DHS.

Oversees the development, revision, implementation, and monitoring of administrative policies and procedures, biennial and interim budgets, and reallocation needs of the department.

Ensures accuracy of financial data through the review and creation of financial and statistical reports.

Serves as member of the executive leadership team.

Provides technical assistance, guidance, and information to internal and external contacts, legislators, vendors, and other customers by researching and interpreting federal and state laws and agency policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned


The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or a related area; plus nine years of experience in the area of accounting, finance, or a related field, including six years in professional financial management capacity.


Position Number: 6 years of experience in Human Services and/or Healthcare (Medicaid).

Position Number: 22097952

Closing date: February 21, 2016; 11:59 p.m.


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Arkansas Department of Human Services
Little Rock
Date Posted: 
Monday, February 13, 2017
Date Closing: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Contact Name: 
DHS Recruitment
Contact Email, Phone, or Address: 
Full or Part Time: 
Full Time
Finance, Medicaid, Budgeting