Accountant Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$67,306.72 - $112,177.31 Annually
May 11, 2019
May 25, 2019
Full Time
Job Announcement

This is a reannouncement. Applicants who wish to revise their original application are encouraged to reapply with a revised application. Otherwise, all applicants who previously applied do not need to reapply to be considered.

Serves as the lead technical expert in interpreting and implementing GAAP accounting and reporting standards, as well as grantor requirements, in the highly specialized and extremely complex area of grants to mitigate risk. Conducts routine compliance reviews of grant programs. Assists departments with documentation and implementation of internal controls over compliance. Monitors departments' implementation of corrective action plans for both internal and external audits/reviews. Monitors the frequency of billing and collections for grant revenue. Conducts/facilitates countywide grant training. Acts as a liaison between departments and external auditors for the Single Audit. Performs related tasks and special projects as necessary or assigned to carry out the overall objectives of the department.

Salary: Will not exceed mid-point of the advertised salary range.

Note: This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions.

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 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.

Appointee will be required to complete a criminal background check and a credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Experience with state or local government financial accounting and reporting utilizing automated accounting systems.
  • Experience interpreting and implementing governmental accounting standards and policies.
  • Experience with the Single Audit of federal grants under the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200) and grants oversight and compliance.
  • Experience interpreting federal grants guidance and implementing related organizational policy.
  • 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 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.

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.