Arlington, Virginia
$67,496.00 - $103,147.20 Annually
Oct 08, 2021
Oct 22, 2021
Full Time
Position Information
The Arlington County's Treasurer's Office is seeking a Staff Accountant to assist in the management and administration of Treasurer's Office programs, services, or projects, primarily related to banking activity. This position will also provide management support within the Accounting Division, such as budget analysis and short-term special projects. Additionally, this position's work may include a wide range of standard professional duties such as: research and analysis, budget monitoring, analysis, problem resolution, outreach, and staff training.

The Treasurer's Office is responsible for all banking and investing activity for Arlington County, including Arlington Public Schools. It is the mission of the Treasurer's Office, as outlined in the Code of Virginia, to collect state and local taxes and other revenues, to invest and safeguard the funds, and to disburse the funds as directed by the local governing body.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Researching and assisting in the analysis of project functions and problems.
  • Reviewing, evaluating and recommending changes to programs and/or services for financial and accounting impact, trends and patterns to ensure efficient delivery of services.
  • Preparing asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Documenting financial transactions by entering account information.
  • Recommending financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
  • Summarizing current financial status by collecting information, preparing balance sheets, revenue and expenditure statements, and other reports.
  • Substantiating financial transactions by auditing documents.
  • Maintaining accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.
  • Guiding accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions.
  • Reconciling financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
  • Assisting in the development of project contract specifications and/or requests for proposals.
  • Developing training and informational outreach programs and conducting training/informational program.
The ideal candidate is a leader with excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work with interdepartmental groups. Strong writing skills and an ability to interpret technical writing are required, as well as an ability to apply statistical techniques in practical situations, problem-solving skills, and a working knowledge of local government procedures.

Selection Criteria
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field plus two years' experience in banking, finance, accounting, or treasury management.

Desirable: CPA or CPA candidate status.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

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.

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