Accountant Senior (Div. of Finance
At the Virginia Department of Social Services, we are passionate about our mission of being people helping people triumph over poverty, abuse and neglect to shape strong futures for themselves, their families and communities. We are one of the largest Commonwealth agencies, partnering with 120 local departments of social services and 31 community action agencies, along with faith–based and non–profit organizations, child care providers, and adult living facilities to promote the well–being of children and families statewide. We proudly serve alongside 1,650 (state) and 8,500 (local) human services professionals throughout the Social Services System, who ensure that thousands of Virginia's most vulnerable citizens have access to the best services and benefits available to them.
These are incredibly exciting times at VDSS!
Ensures the agency is meeting the highest level of accountability over disbursement processing and financial reports management procedures by performing an independent quality audit review of all journal entries and disbursement transactions processed within VDSS to validate the accuracy of accounting transactions, availability of cash, appropriation/allotment and ensures agency, state and federal compliance objectives are met. Reconciles complex accounting, general ledger activities, Small Purchase Charge Card (SPCC) and banking transactions in accordance with VDSS' internal guidelines, CAPP Manual, federal/state regulations and Uniform Guidance 2 CFR Part 200 requirements; ensuring transactions are allowable, appropriate, and in agreement with supporting documentation.
Maintain employee's profile database tables (vendor database) in Oracle Financials. Setup and maintain employee's profiles in Cardinal for non–payroll related expenses for VDSS and CSA; ensuring profiles are updated to include new employees, terminated and transferred employees. Work closely with Lead Accounting Analyst within General Accounting/Admin Unit with the vendor data table. This includes providing required back–up to the vendor data table process, set up of one time vendors and revenue refunds and submission of state forms to Commonwealth Vendor Group.
This position conducts internal Cardinal training and serves as liaison to assist Division of Finance staff with Cardinal inquiries, research and direction. Participate in work groups and is instrumental in assisting with system tests as requested.Minimum Qualifications
Must provide excellent customer service skills internally and externally.
Must have comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and Governmental GAAP and Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards (GAGAS) and GASB.
Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply State and Federal regulations. Knowledge of state and federal policies and procedures governing accounting, financial operations, general accounting and reporting.
Comprehensive knowledge of Oracle Financials, Cardinal and system vendor/employee data tables.
Demonstrated ability to utilize an automated accounting system; ability to analyze, compile and interpret financial transactions to include vendor table maintenance and understand how to process and analyze accounting transactions.
Must possess a working knowledge of Excel and Word applications.
Working knowledge of fund accounting and the ability to apply basic accounting theory and principles in analyzing financial data, preparing reports and resolving problems.
Ability to demonstrate positive outcomes when collaborating and cooperating with teams to achieve Agency/Divisional goals.
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills; ability to communicate professionally, orally, and in writing to diverse population.
Capable to take lead on projects, task and special assignments and ensure they are completed as required.
Demonstrated ability to prepare accounting entries, project analysis of transactions and prepare related financial reports.
Experienced in analyzing financial transactions and independently prepare complex reports, ability to train a group of people relating to changes in financial procedures and demonstrated skill in working with financial systems/applications such as Oracle Financials, Cardinal, Excel and Word.Preferred Qualifications
Graduation from a college or university with major in accounting, business administration, or business related field; management level experience analyzing, auditing and fund accounting or an equivalent combination of training and experience that demonstrates meeting the minimum knowledge, skills, abilities and experience requirements of the position.Special Requirements
Selected candidate(s) must successfully pass a fingerprint–based criminal history background check.
Selected candidate(s) will be assigned to an emergency role upon hire and is expected to perform in that capacity as needed.Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, you must submit a Commonwealth of Virginia application or resume through the on–line "Virginia Jobs" (RMS) employment site no later than 11:59 p.m. on the closing date listed. Each application is reviewed for documentation that shows the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualifications stated in the job announcement. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and this position. VDSS values the service and experience of our Veterans. As such, Veterans are encouraged to apply and receive preference in the hiring process. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni also are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations are available to applicants, if requested, during the application and/or interview process. [TTY/TTD: ]
Virginia Department of Social Services does not provide sponsorship. The Virginia Department of Social Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages diversity within its workforce.
We are a "Virginia Values Veterans" (V3) official certified company and state agency that provides hiring preference to Veterans and Members of the Virginia National Guard in support of Executive Order 29, (2010). If you are a Veteran or Virginia National Guard Member, we urge you to respond accordingly on your state application or resume. Minorities, Individuals with disabilities, Veterans and people with National Service experience are encouraged to apply.
For more information about our employment practices, please visit our "Vision, Mission and Strategic Plan". Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment within 90 days of the closing date. In addition to a rewarding work experience, VDSS offers excellent health and life insurance benefits, pre–tax spending accounts, state funded Short and Long Term Disability, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance, free wellness programs, and a state retirement plan with options for tax–deferred retirement savings including employer matching – Employee Benefits.
If you have been affected by Policy 1.30 Layoff as a state employee and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Card (Blue Card), you must submit this document through the "Virginia Jobs" (RMS) employment site when you apply.