(804) 225-3038

Virginia Department of Accounts

Financial Accountability. Reporting Excellence.

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Voice: (804) 225-3038

Online State applications may be obtained at Dept. of Human Resource Management or Virginia Jobs

Current Job Openings

Payroll/Benefits Analyst (#00007)

Open to the General Public
Hiring Range: $46,087 - $60,900
Pay Band: 5
Position: #00007

The Department of Accounts (DOA) seeks a highly motivated professional interested in building a solid foundation for their accounting/financial career to work in the Payroll Service Bureau. DOA’s mission is to provide a uniform system of accounting, financial reporting, and internal control adequate to protect and account for the Commonwealth’s financial resources, while supporting and enhancing the recognition of Virginia as the best managed state in the union.

This position independently performs the processing, analysis, and reconciliation responsibilities associated with the administration of the payroll and benefits accounting functions for a high volume of employees within assigned agencies. Processes complex payroll, benefits, and leave transactions for multiple salaried and wage payroll certifications each month; reviews reports to correct errors and make necessary updates; handles court-ordered withholdings, direct deposits, and voluntary deductions; balances and processes time and attendance data; prepares payments for distribution to assigned agencies and third parties; pursues collection of overpayments; audits and processes leave payouts; analyzes and resolves exceptions; performs monthly reconciliations; produce reports for agency monitor responsibilities; administers non-Virginia taxes; prepares annual leave liability analysis; files associated documents; and provides excellent customer service.

Minimum requirements include: Knowledge of generally accepted payroll practices; and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel). Strong oral and written communication; mathematical; customer service; accurate data entry; multitasking; teamwork; and analytical skills. Ability to independently review and apply established policies, procedures, standards, and regulations; work independently within existing guidelines and policies in a fast-paced environment; analyze a wide variety of data and determine appropriate handling; adapt to changes in policies, procedures, and priorities proficiently; work independently; handle multiple work assignments of varying complexity simultaneously and inform management of the status of work completion; manage details with proficiency; interpret instructional materials and execute business processes accordingly; analyze problems of varied and considerable difficulty and determine appropriate resolutions; read and analyze reconciliation reports of varied and considerable difficulty; prepare certifications and reconciliations proficiently; interact with various levels of participating agencies’ management; maintain a strong level of professionalism in all interactions; and possess and demonstrate emotional maturity necessary for this position.

Preferred requirements include: Degree in Accounting or related field. Experience working in payroll operations; experience processing high volumes of payroll highly preferred. Experience working with benefits processing and/or absence management preferred; related experience in high-volume environments strongly preferred.

State applications for this position will only be accepted online through the state website at http://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/167650. Position is Open Until Filled. The first review of applications will occur on November 12, 2019.

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Department of Accounts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is certified as a Virginia Values Veterans employer. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Effective June 1, 2011, agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia's Executive Branch will use the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Contact Information

Phone Number:

Main: (804) 225-3038
Fax: (804) 371-8587

Street Address:

Department of Accounts
James Monroe Building
101 North 14th Street,
2nd Floor
Richmond VA 23219-3638

Mailing Address:

Department of Accounts
PO Box 1971
Richmond VA 23218-1971


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