CAFR Accountant (Accountant III)

Location
FAIRFAX (EJ32), VA
Salary
$65,825.55 - $109,708.77 yr
Posted
Jan 29, 2018
Closes
Mar 26, 2018
Function
Accountant
Hours
Full Time

This job opportunity is being re-announced. If you previously applied to 18-00193, you do not need to reapply to be considered.

Coordinates the preparation, production and distribution of the county's comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). Prepares highly complex and diversified financial reports, such as governmental fund (modified accrual) and government-wide (full accrual) financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Assists with the coordination of the independent audit of the county's financial statements. Provides technical accounting guidance and assistance to assigned departments, as well as monitoring the accounting activities within assigned funds. Assists with the development and review of accounting policies and procedures and with the implementation of new accounting requirements.

Note: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $87,767.47) of the advertised salary range.

Illustrative Duties

Supervises staff in preparation of highly complex and diversified financial reports with a countywide impact required by federal and state, including the county's comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR);
Serves as a lead consultant and coordinates training opportunities for county departments on accounting and financial reporting matters;
Participates in development and implementation of countywide policies and procedures pertaining to accounting and financial reporting;
Coordinates programs with countywide impact (i.e., Integrated Customer Assistance Compliance program, Internal Controls program);
Participates in the management and oversight of countywide policies and procedures.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of governmental accounting and fiscal management, and the ability to apply them to complex governmental accounting systems;
Considerable knowledge of federal, state and county procedures, policies, regulations and legislation impacting the maintenance of county financial records and reports;
Knowledge of electronic financial data processing systems;
Ability to plan, direct, and supervise the activities of professional accountants engaged in complex accounting work;
Ability to prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of comprehensive, complex accounting reports and records;
Ability to develop and implement sound accounting policies and procedures.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, 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 24 credit hours of intermediate level accounting or higher; plus four years of increasingly responsible accounting experience including two years of experience with automated accounting systems. CPA certification or a master's degree in an appropriate field may be substituted for one year of required experience.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Not applicable.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience with local government financial accounting and reporting utilizing automated accounting systems. Experience interpreting and implementing governmental accounting standards and policies. CPA or other relevant professional certification. Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to prepare reports for management and external customers. Excellent PC skills with considerable proficiency in MS Office Suite and Adobe software products. Ability to perform tasks with attention to detail in a fast paced environment where multiple high priority or high visibility tasks must be completed within a set time-frame. Innovative individual motivated by continual change and professional development.

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 prior to employment. Applicants and employees within these select positions must demonstrate financial responsibility in personal finances as a condition of employment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job is generally sedentary in nature. However visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to carry items up to 15 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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.