Supervisor, Accounting

Ashburn, VA, Accounting Office
Aug 20, 2020
Sep 19, 2020
Full Time
The Accounting Supervisor is responsible for the accounting functions in the Department of Business and Financial Services.


The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed in relation to the position. This is not a comprehensive listing of all responsibilities or tasks; other work may be assigned when deemed appropriate:

* Collects accounting data, formats reports, researches, and answers questions regarding reports; exercises supervisory responsibility for and directs assignments of accounting employees; manages the process and recording of all financial transactions of LCPS in the general ledger and sub-ledgers; manages issuance of approved disbursements for all funds from the County, State, and Federal Governments and other sources.
* Interprets and recommends implementation strategies of generally accepted accounting principles and pronouncements related to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and other organizations.
* Supervises the preparation of financial and statistical reports for the financial management of school system funds; reviews the monthly financial report and prepares monthly comments for the Director of Financial Services; approves correspondence related to accounting matters to appropriate staff; advises, consults, and communicates with program managers on accounting issues.
* Prepares LCPS Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and submits to the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) and Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).
* Manages standardization and development of Student Activity Fund (SAF) software application used by all LCPS schools; manages preparation of system-wide and individual school annual financial reports from SAF legers; provides advice on the effectiveness of internal controls as applied to financial operations within LCPS; conducts workshops relating to financial reports and procedures for school administrators and central office staff.
* Manages specific Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) financial modules; recommends management processes for access to Oracle modules in accordance with LCPS internal control procedures and best practices.


Below are the qualifications for this position:
* Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Business, Accounting, or a related field
* Five years of experience in public school finance or accounting, and supervisory experience of professional, technical, and clerical staff
* Possesses knowledge of the theory, principles, practices, and techniques of public sector accounting and financial management systems
* Expert knowledge and experience with developing Excel or Access databases
* Demonstrated professional and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with school personnel and members of the community
* Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
* Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced accounting operations environment
* Able to analyze and evaluate payroll accounting procedures and make recommendations for efficiencies within the accounting function

Physical requirements
The following provides a brief description of physical requirements for this position:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly talking, expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. The employee must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. The employee must possess normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall and apply
certain practices and policies. Frequently sitting and/or remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Additional Details

Administrative Salary Scale , Level 3

This is an Exempt position

Supervisor: Director, Financial Services

The Loudoun County School Board seeks to cultivate a high performing team of professionals focused on its mission and goals. The School Board values merit and excellence within its workforce and encourages the highest levels of professionalism for all its employees.

The School Board also recognizes and values the diversity of the students and broader community it serves and encourages diversity within its workforce.

The Loudoun County School Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The School Board does not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race , national origin, ancestry , color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, age, religion, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any basis protected by law.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Assistant Superintendent for Department of Human Resources and Talent Development
Loudoun County Public Schools
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148

Tel: 571-252-1100

How To Apply

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Please be sure to upload the following:

• Three (3) current professional references (Name, phone number, email address). At least one reference should be a current supervisor or most recent supervisor.
• Resume
• Letter of Interest

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