Assistant Controller 02711

Stafford County, VA - Stafford County, VA4.5

Performs difficult professional and intermediate administrative work planning, overseeing and supervising the maintenance of complex financial records to include tasks related to accounting, budgeting, and the annual audit; does related work as required.

Work is performed under the general supervision of the Controller. Supervision is exercised over subordinate professional and clerical staff.
Examples of Duties: Planning and supervising accounting functions including the general fund, capital projects funds, fixed assets, long term debt, payroll and related funds; assisting with the coordination of the annual audit; reconciling quarterly and annual records and preparing financial statements; supervising the preparation and maintenance of financial records and files.
Plans, directs, and supervises accounting functions, activities and staff;
Maintains general ledgers for the following funds: General, Capital Projects, Special Revenue, Enterprise, all agency funds, Payroll, Long Term Debt Account Group, and the General Fixed Assets Group;
Coordinates audit process with auditors, other County departments and the School Board; Submits Comprehensive Annual Financial Report to GFOA for Certificate of Achievement; Provides financial information to the R-Board for accounting and budgeting purposes;
Supervises and participates in the preparation and maintenance of payroll, fixed assets, various financial reports, budget documents, reports and statements;
Prepares budget schedules on construction projects as well as draw on debt proceeds and monitors for arbitrage; and
Performs related tasks as required.
Typical Qualifications: Thorough knowledge of governmental accounting principals, procedures and processes at the local level; thorough knowledge of modem office management practices, procedures and equipment as applied to the development and maintenance of the accounting system; general knowledge of the principles and practices of local government finance administration; ability to analyze and develop procedures and systems in relationship to the development of other systems and sub-systems; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with subordinates and other employees, County officials, and outside resource individuals; ability to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • CPA a plus.
Supplemental Information: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in accounting or related field and considerable experience in accounting and bookkeeping, including some supervisory experience, preferably in the public sector.

Possession of a certificate by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Certified Public Accountant is desirable.