Accountant Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$58,451.95 - $97,420.54 Annually
Jun 15, 2019
Jun 29, 2019
Full Time
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Monitors financial accounting activity of assigned funds. Provides accounting guidance and support and assists agencies with reviewing and analyzing complex accounting transactions. Processes accounting transactions into the county's financial system. Researches accounting issues and recommends methods of redesign or streamlining of processes based on findings. Prepares and analyzes financial statements and reports in conformance with generally accepted accounting principles, and governmental accounting and financial reporting standards. Assists in the preparation of the county's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and other mandated reports. Prepares schedules in support of the external financial audit.

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;
  • Prepares financial statements and reports required by federal and state, including the county's comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR);
  • 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.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • 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;

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 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.

  • Experience with governmental or fund accounting, federal and/or state grants, and ERP financial systems.
  • Experience applying GAAP, analyzing and interpreting financial and accounting data, and preparing financial statements and reports.
  • Experience with the Single Audit of federal grants under the Uniform Guidance (2 CFR Part 200) and grants oversight and compliance.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Innovative individual motivated by continual change.
  • Excellent skills with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access).
  • CPA or other professional certification.

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and a credit check to the satisfaction of the employer. A credit check will be performed every four years thereafter.

Job is generally sedentary in nature. However visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Incumbent must be able to carry items up to 15 pounds. Duties can be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

Effective July 6, 2019, compensation plans will be increased by 2.1% (market rate adjustment.) Information here .

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.

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