Performs monthly reconciliations with the county's financial systems; researching, resolving discrepancies and identifying corrective journal entries. Supervises technical staff on routine accounting activities and reconciliations. Oversees the county's payment disbursement process. Manage the county's positive pay program for verification of check authenticity and liaise with bank and agency management to resolve exceptions. Supervises the stop payment function by ensuring that transactions are properly authorized and processed. Works with the Department of Information Technology (DIT) staff to maintain and enhance the county's unclaimed property web page.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;
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;
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.
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 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.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
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 the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and credit check. Applicants and employees within these select positions must demonstrate financial responsibility in personal finances as a condition of employment.
Primarily sedentary; however employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending and lifting boxes of printouts/reports/checks weighing up to 25 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
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.