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Assistant Director, State Payroll Operations (#00167)

Open to the General Public
Hiring Range: $57,357 - $95,000
Pay Band: 6
Position: #00167

The Department of Accounts (DOA) seeks a financial manager to work in the State Payroll Operations unit. This unit operates the largest of the state’s payroll and leave systems, ensuring agencies are able to produce accurate and timely payroll, tax, and benefit disbursements for employees while supporting the Commonwealth’s uniform system of accounting and using appropriate internal controls.

This position ensures efficient and accurate calculation, recording, and disbursement of Commonwealth funds related to payroll and benefits accounting, garnishment and tax reporting functions and serves as backup to the State Payroll Operations Director during Director’s absence. Manages the activities of the Benefits Accounting and Garnishment Processing units; develops solutions to resolve specific problems and methods to improve efficiency; keeps staff informed of systems issues; participates in development, documentation, implementation, and interpretation of policies and procedures for payroll and benefits accounting and related automated systems; reviews all state, DOA, and federal policies, regulations, and guidelines that affect payroll and benefits accounting operations to ensure compliance; ensures that desk procedures are maintained and staff are cross trained; updates the Commonwealth Accounting Policies and Procedures (CAPP) manual related to Payroll and Benefits Accounting; and oversees security for payroll-related applications.

Minimum requirements include: Considerable 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; financial/accounting principles and practices; financial internal controls; technicalities of financial management systems; and automated information systems applications. Strong verbal and written communication; and customer service skills. 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 a large scale automated payroll/benefits environment; supervising professional-level employees; and developing and modifying payroll business practices.

Preferred requirements include: Considerable knowledge of federal and state governmental accounting; 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. Experience with Oracle PeopleSoft HCM. Considerable experience in 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 https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/128503. This position will close on November 6, 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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