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Virginia Department of Accounts

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

Current Job Openings

Risk Management and Internal Control Analyst (#00348)

Open to the General Public
Hiring Range: $43,892 - $85,000
Pay Band: 5
Position: #00348

The Department of Accounts (DOA) seeks a financial professional to work in the Compliance Oversight and Federal Reporting 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.

The purpose of this position is to provide guidance, clarification, and training to agencies regarding Agency Risk Management and Internal Control Standards (ARMICS) compliance. Coordinates with management and DOA’s Applications Technology team to successfully design and implement automated agency ARMICS certification process on SharePoint platform; prepares guidance for agency fiscal officers and agency heads to ensure training on the system is comprehensive; performs ARMICS compliance reviews; researches external and internal audits of agencies to understand identified issues related to internal controls; evaluates ARMICS documentation including self-assessment process to ensure significant fiscal processes have been documented and controls identified; analyzes agency documentation to ensure compliance with ARMICS standards for agency-level and transaction-level assessments; drafts communications detailing ARMICS review results; maintains database of significant fiscal processes for all ARMICS review subjects; produces and conducts annual and ad hoc ARMICS training; reports information for those agencies who require an ARMICS Corrective Action Worksheet (CAW) and sends follow-up requests for CAWs; and coordinates and records DOA’s ARMICS self-assessment processes.

Minimum requirements include: Knowledge of financial risk management; internal controls; and Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Standards. Strong interpersonal and written communication; organizational; Microsoft Office (Word, Excel); database; and SharePoint skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze fiscal processes and related internal controls; develop and present training sessions; analyze financial transactions and reports; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; work independently; understand, develop, and apply policies and procedures; identify alternatives and propose changes that improve quality and efficiency; synthesize data into management reports; and conduct business with integrity and respect. Experience working in fiscal/financial positions; identifying and auditing internal controls; and developing and presenting training sessions.

Preferred requirements include: Knowledge of Governmental Auditing Standards; and Agency Risk Management and Internal Control Standards (ARMICS). Degree in accounting or related field. Experience in governmental accounting or auditing; working with financial quality assurance activities or auditing; and working with SharePoint administration. Professional accounting or auditing certification (e.g. CPA, CGFM, CFE, CIA).

State applications for this position will only be accepted online through the State website at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/145815. This position will close on April 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM.

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Assistant Director, Payroll Service Bureau (#00352)

Open to the General Public
Hiring Range: $57,342 - $110,000
Pay Band: 6
Position: #00352

The Department of Accounts (DOA) seeks a financial manager 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 manages the activities of the Payroll Service Bureau operations. Ensures all payroll, CIPPS leave, and benefit related information is processed in conformity with existing state policies and in compliance with federal and state laws, Bureau Best Practices and Scope of Services, established internal control procedures, CAPP, Payroll Bulletins, and quality assurance measures delineated in the Bureau’s ARMICS plan; ensures processing deadlines are met for payroll certification; directly supervises and provides performance management for multiple staff members; ensures all required reconciliations and information returns are prepared accurately and submitted to the appropriate receiving authority within the designated deadlines; ensures internal control compliance and performs control testing; ensures good customer relations are maintained with participating agencies and assists with transition activities for new agencies entering the Bureau; develops, implements, and maintains operating standards and procedures; develops and conducts training programs; and serves as backup to the Payroll Service Bureau Director during the Director’s absence.

Minimum requirements include: Considerable knowledge of payroll and benefit systems to include processing features, inbound and outbound interfaces, federal and state payroll laws, regulations, and reporting requirements. Strong oral and written communication; Excel; Word; project planning and management; and customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences from various backgrounds and knowledge levels; provide effective consultation and creative problem solving; oversee and manage staff engaged in the execution of business processes and statewide fiscal and accounting functions; develop and ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and laws; analyze and resolve complex problems; and develop and implement corrective procedures and training programs. Experience with application of federal and state payroll laws, regulations, and reporting requirements; handling fiscal reconciliations; providing fiscal quality assurance; working in progressively responsible payroll/benefits or related positions; and working with automated accounting information systems.

Preferred requirements include: Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices; auditing standards; and state benefits processing. Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and evaluate the work of professional-level staff. Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field. Experience supervising payroll functions; working with generally accepted auditing standards and the application of internal controls for quality assurance purposes; documenting and ensuring compliance with policies, procedures, and laws; managing multiple objectives and business functions simultaneously; providing enforcement and oversight of processing schedules for a large number of customer organizations and business partners; applying formal analytical techniques in the evaluation and development of integrated business processes and automated systems, including analysis of systematic and manual internal controls; data mining techniques; parsing and synthesizing large volumes of data; Commonwealth Integrated Payroll/Personnel System (CIPPS); Personnel Management Information System (PMIS); Agency Risk Management and Internal Control Standards (ARMICS); and Commonwealth Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual (CAPP). 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/144236. Position is Open Until Filled. The first review of applications will occur on April 15, 2019.

This is an essential position under the Continuity of Operations Plan and may be required to work in the event of an agency closing.

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Financial Reporting Analyst (#00106)

Open to the General Public
Hiring Range: $43,892 - $70,000
Pay Band: 5
Position: #00106

THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS CANDIDATES MUST REAPPLY FOR CONSIDERATION. The Department of Accounts (DOA) seeks multiple financial professionals to work in the Financial Reporting 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 ensures the accurate and complete compilation and analysis of complex financial data for inclusion in the Preliminary Report, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR), Monthly Revenue Report, Monthly Cash and Investment Report (MCI), and annual Comptroller's Financial Statement Directives. Compiles and analyzes financial data; adjusts data so it conforms with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP); develops financial statements; prepares working papers to support statements; updates assigned program areas and ensures that data agrees; meets stringent timeframes with high accuracy; updates and tests financial reporting directives for state agencies; reviews and interprets Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and other accounting pronouncements to determine impact on assignments and the Commonwealth; prepares various monthly reports; and reviews, evaluates, and resolves issues with state agency financial statements.

Minimum requirements include: Considerable knowledge of automated financial accounting systems; generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and other accounting pronouncements; and financial reporting. Strong oral and written communication; financial analysis; Microsoft Office (especially Excel); organizational; time management; teamwork; and interpersonal skills. Ability to collect data; perform complex analysis/reconciliations of a variety of financial data; prepare written documentation to support findings; research and resolve financial issues; analyze financial transactions and reports; develop financial reports; work independently and as part of a team; understand, develop, and apply policies and procedures; research and interpret regulatory guidelines; conduct business with integrity and respect; communicate effectively with internal/external staff; make recommendations and report findings; and professionally correspond with and maintain a positive working relationship with coworkers and external organizations. Experience in accounting or finance; and completing complex financial reconciliations.

Preferred requirements include: Knowledge of GAAP as they relate to governmental entities; and financial reporting in a government environment. Experience with working in governmental accounting; financial statement preparation or audit; Oracle PeopleSoft Financials applications; and developing financial guidance. Degree in accounting or related field. CPA license or other professional accounting certification.

State applications for this position will only be accepted online through the State website at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/144401. Position is Open Until Filled. The first review of applications will occur on April 15, 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.

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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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