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Accountant Ii

Employer
Fairfax County Government
Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$62,693.28 - $104,489.63 Annually
Closing date
Mar 25, 2023

Job Details

Job Announcement

This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply.

Monitors controls, procedures, and forms for the recordation of fixed assets. Processes fixed asset and accounting transactions into the county's financial system. Reconciles the balances in the fixed asset subsidiary ledger to the general ledger. Monitors financial accounting activity of assigned funds. Provides accounting guidance and support and assists agencies with reviewing and analyzing complex accounting transactions. Researches accounting issues and recommends to management updates to accounting policies related to assigned areas. 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: Offers for this position will be limited to the minimum to the midpoint range of $62,693.28 - $83,591.66.

Illustrative Duties

  • 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 (ACFR);
  • 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;
  • Files all required Federal Information Returns and prepares related Annual Withholding Reconciliations for IRS reporting, and manages the related financial system accounting processes.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks. Excellent communication skills with the ability to address a wide audience. Superior knowledge of automated financial systems and skilled use of databases and applications. Experience applying GAAP, analyzing and interpreting fiscal and accounting data, and preparing audited annual financial reports for a large organization. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Innovative individual motivated by continual change. Excellent skills with MS Office Suite applications (MS Word, Excel, and Access). CPA or other professional certification.

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

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

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

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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov EEO/AA/TTY.

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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov. EEO/AA/TTY.

Company

Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.


BENEFITS INCLUDE:
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/jobsfor nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

For more information on applying, please click here - https://www.governmentjobs.com/home/applicationguide.

Company info
Website
Location
12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270
Fairfax
VA
22035-0034
US

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