Accountant Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$60,276.11 - $100,461.09 Annually
Posted
May 07, 2022
Closes
May 21, 2022
Ref
22-01398
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Monitors financial accounting activity of assigned funds. Provides accounting guidance and support and assists agencies with reviewing and analyzing complex accounting transactions. Processes accounting transactions into the county's automated financial system. Research accounting issues and recommends methods of redesign, policy changes, or streamlining of processes based on findings. Prepares and analyzes financial statements and reports in conformance with generally accepted accounting principles, and governmental accounting and financial reporting standards. Assists in the preparation of the county's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) and other mandated reports. Prepares schedules in support of the external financial audit.

Note: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint ($80,368.91) of the advertised compensation range.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

  • Performs highly technical analyses of county financial operations;
  • Participates in development and implementation of county-wide policies and procedures pertaining to accounting and financial reporting;
  • Researches accounting issues and new accounting pronouncements and recommends solutions and means of implementation;
  • Prepares financial statements and reports required by federal and state, including the county's annual comprehensive financial report
  • Serves as a consultant to departments on accounting and financial reporting matters;
  • Provides assistance to outside auditors by preparing work papers and financial reports as required.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);
  • Knowledge of automated accounting systems;
  • Ability to prepare and interpret financial reports and statements;
  • Ability to develop and apply accounting procedures;
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates;


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting; or a bachelor's degree in business administration or related field that has been supplemented by at least 18 credit hours of intermediate level accounting or higher; plus two years of professional accounting experience, including one year of experience working with automated accounting systems. CPA certification, or a master's degree in an appropriate field, may be substituted for one year of required experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Certain positions with financial responsibility within this class may be subject to criminal background checks and/or credit checks as a condition of hiring and periodically thereafter, as determined by the department head. Applicants and employees within these select positions must demonstrate financial responsibility in personal finances as a condition of employment.
All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience with governmental or fund accounting, and mainframe based, on-line automated accounting systems.
  • Experience applying GAAP, analyzing and interpreting fiscal and accounting data, and preparing financial statements and reports.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Innovative individual motivated by continual change.
  • Excellent skills with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • CPA or other professional certification.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job is generally sedentary in nature. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to carry items up to 15 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.