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Virginia Department of Accounts

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Current Job Openings

Benefits Accountant (#00260)

Open to the General Public
Hiring Range: $33,598 - $61,710
Pay Band: 4
Position: #00260

THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT REAPPLY FOR CONSIDERATION. The Department of Accounts (DOA) seeks two financial professionals 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.

These positions are being filled in the benefits accounting group. Both build upon established payroll and financial management skills to process and reconcile various aspects of statewide benefits. The first (position 00260) focuses on the state’s health insurance programs as well as defined contribution programs, including deferred compensation, cash match, hybrid retirement, and the optional retirement plans with ICMA-RC. The second (position 00100) processes Form 941 and Schedule B federal tax returns for approximately 200 state agencies and administers optional group life insurance and other vendors’ optional retirement plans.

Minimum requirements include: Position 00260 requires knowledge of healthcare programs and defined contribution benefit programs. Position 00100 requires knowledge of IRS tax reporting policies and processing; current federal tax laws and IRS regulations pertaining to payroll tax deposits and withholding; and group life insurance. Both require knowledge and practical application of advanced accounting principles; payroll accounting practices; and complex automated payroll and accounting systems. Strong oral and written communication; bookkeeping; mathematical; customer service; accurate data entry; multitasking; teamwork; analytical; and computer (especially Word and Excel) skills. Ability to interact with internal/external senior officials and professionals; resolve issues; perform financial reconciliations; read, understand, and apply technical and complex rules, policies, and procedures; meet deadlines; manage details with few errors; and analyze and reconcile payroll/accounting forms and transactions to ensure compliance with established policies, procedures, and regulations. Experience with payroll processing; general accounting; and advanced accounting systems.

Preferred requirements include: Knowledge of Virginia state policies and procedures regarding state benefit plans and programs. College degree. Experience with Cardinal (Oracle PeopleSoft); CIPPS; and BES.

State applications for this position will only be accepted online through the State website at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/125728. This position will close on October 1, 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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