Accountant Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$67,306.72 - $112,177.31 Annually
Apr 13, 2019
Apr 13, 2019
Full Time
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Prepares financial statements, schedules, and narratives for required financial reports, including the county's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Acts as the lead coordinator and preparer of the transmittal forms submitted annually to Virginia's Auditor of Public Accounts, and similar responsibilities for other reports prepared by the reporting division. Provides consultation to county departments on accounting and financial reporting matters. Coordinates training opportunities for county departments for accounting and financial reporting. Participates in special projects, specifically pertaining to business process improvements. Performs accounting and reporting activities for assigned areas of responsibility, specifically projects. Oversees the work of two professional staff, including review of financial statement preparation and participation in the county's annual external audit.

Notes: Salary will not exceed mid-point 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

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.

Not applicable.

  • Significant experience with local government financial accounting, reporting and/or auditing;
  • Experience interpreting and implementing accounting standards and policies;
  • CPA or other relevant professional certification;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent computer skills with considerable proficiency in MS Office Suite Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook);
  • Experience with SAP or other ERP systems;
  • Ability to multitask several key projects at one time;
  • Innovative individual motivated by continual change.

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. Credit check every four years thereafter.

This position requires one to be able to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, walk, climb, set, kneel, crouch, reach, crawl, lift and handle materials with manual dexterity. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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.