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.
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.
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.