Treasurer's Office, Accountant Ii

Arlington, Virginia
$54,828.80 - $83,803.20 Annually
Apr 19, 2019
Apr 19, 2019
Full Time
Position Information

The Arlington County Treasurer's Office is seeking a professional Accountant II to join its Accounting and Treasury Management Division. This position will perform accounting functions of basic to moderate complexity within a standardized and/or well-defined accounting system. The successful employee will be responsible for preparing monthly and year-end reconciliations for review by the Treasurer's Office and external auditors within defined objectives, priorities and deadlines.

Specific duties include:
  • Reconciling bank accounts to ensure accounts and records are in balance and reconciling resolved items on a timely basis.
  • Identifying financial programmatic discrepancies and developing recommendations for resolution.
  • Verifying compliance with laws and regulations established by GAAP, GASB, and SEC.
  • Assisting in the development or revision of existing account structures and procedural instructions.
  • Preparing journal vouchers to post account revenues or expenditures and/or adjustment entries to correct errors or to balance account records.
  • Monitoring and analyzing recurring adjustment problems.
  • Determining the source of processing deficiencies and providing appropriate corrective procedural recommendations.
  • Researching and resolving atypical problems and issues related to processing and reporting accounting information.
  • Performing internal and external liaison duties to accurately process accounts, resolution of problems and providing information.
  • Monitoring of accounting practices including preparation and monitoring of budget, account entries, receipts, and financial statements.
  • Participating in the preparation of the annual financial reports.

The Treasurer's Office is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, and respectful manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: A Bachelor's degree in accounting, public/business administration or related field with a minimum of 24 course hours of Accounting and a working understanding of related subjects such as economics, statistics, finance, etc. and their relationship to accounting, and at least one year of experience performing accounting support work.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Accounting and financial management in local, state and/or federal programs.
  • Using MS Office for the preparation or maintenance of fiscal tracking documentation, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, reports or other documents.
  • Working with Oracle e-business.

Special Requirements

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Selected candidates must complete pre-hire federal background check and State of Virginia Central Registry Check.

Additional Information

Work hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with occasional evening and weekends as needed.

An assessment of Microsoft Office Excel proficiency will be required before a candidate can be appointed to the position.

Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are considered part of the selection process. Please do not enter "see resume" as a response to the questions. Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website:

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


What is your highest level of education?
  • High School or equivalent
  • Some college
  • BA/BS directly related to position
  • BA/BS not related to position
  • None of the above


How much experience do you have working in governmental accounting?
  • None
  • Less than 6 months
  • 6 to 12 months
  • 1 to 2 years
  • 2 to 3 years
  • 3 years or more


Describe your experience working in accounting and financial management in local, state and/or federal programs. If you do not have this experience please write n/a.


In your current job, what percentage of your day do you spend working in Excel?
  • Never use
  • 10%
  • 50%
  • 100%


What training classes have you taken to enhance your knowledge of Excel?


Please indicate your proficiency level with Microsoft Word:
  • Never use
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

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