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(804) 225-3038

Virginia Department of Accounts

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Voice: (804) 225-3038

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Current Job Openings

Director, State Payroll Operations (#00351)

Open to the General Public
Hiring Range: $74,913 - $140,000
Pay Band: 7
Position: #00351

The Department of Accounts (DOA) seeks a financial professional to manage the State Payroll Operations unit. 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 manages the State Payroll Operations unit to ensure efficient, accurate, and timely processing of agency payrolls and the accurate completion of the associated payroll and benefits accounting and tax reporting functions. Ensures that funds deducted from employee pay or charged to agencies (including tax deductions) are disbursed to the appropriate receiver; that IRS and other regulatory reporting requirements are met; that payroll and benefits related general ledger accounts are reconciled; and that internal controls are monitored. Develops and interprets policies and procedures for payroll and benefits accounting, work schedules, and processing schedules; advises state management and user agencies concerning legal and technical payroll and benefits information; reviews and interprets existing literature and new developments in federal and state laws and regulations and ensures that state practice is in conformance with these principles; defines and establishes priorities for proposed modifications to systems and procedures; participates in system modification efforts in accordance with the systems development life cycle for CIPPS, FINDS, PAT, Payline, and future applications; ensures all sections of the Commonwealth Accounting Policies and Procedures (CAPP) manual related to Payroll and Benefits Accounting are updated; and oversees security for payroll-related applications.

Minimum requirements include: Extensive knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to payroll and benefits accounting, reporting, and taxing; payroll and benefits systems; financial statements and reports; federal and state governmental accounting; financial/accounting principles and practices; financial internal controls; technicalities of financial management systems; and automated information systems applications. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement accounting systems policies and procedures; analyze and resolve complex problems; create, develop, and implement technical and procedural manuals, directives, guidelines, and other documents impacting large scale (statewide) financial management and accounting practices; render effective business decisions; provide consultation to a variety of internal and external customers; organize, prioritize, and evaluate the work of others; perform complex financial/accounting analysis; and supervise professional accounting staff engaged in a variety of statewide fiscal and accounting functions. Experience working in large scale automated payroll/benefits environment; supervising professional-level employees; and developing and modifying payroll business practices.

Preferred requirements include: Considerable knowledge of state payroll and benefits systems; compliance requirements and legislative processes of state government; and information system security practices. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field or equivalent experience. Extensive experience in systems development life cycle; state government; governmental procedures and accounting practices; and progressively responsible accounting/financial management positions. Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

State applications for this position will only be accepted online through the State website at This position will close on August 19, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

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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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