Accounting Manager

A Virginia State Agency is seeking an Accounting Manager to lead a team of professionals in Accounting to ensure accuracy & timeliness of processes and compliance with state and federal regulations and generally accepted accounting principles.

Competencies required 

  • Considerable knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices, standards for financial statements, federal grant administration, fiscal accounting functions and operations of fiscal accounting operations, and internal controls.
  • Considerable knowledge of supervisory/practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of state financial policies.
  • Working skill in spreadsheet and word processing software applications, and ability to use and extract financial data from automated systems.
  • Ability to gather and analyze complex data, prepare reports, and make effective recommendations with sound judgment.
  • Ability to develop, research, review and apply complex policies, procedures, regulations, and laws to operations, ensuring compliance with federal, state and agency policies.
  • Ability to prioritize and make decisions reflecting the mission of the company.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience both internally and externally and ability to lead and motivate a team. 

Accounts Payable           

  • Ensures proper account codes are set up in theaccounting system, Cardinal (PeopleSoft) for accurate payments
  • Maintains proper appropriation and cash balances prior to release of accounts payable transactions
  • Reviews/Certifies annual 1099 forms for the agency

Accounts Receivable     

  • Reviews/Signs Accounts Receivable invoices for proper coding
  • Reviews Accounts Receivable deposit coding and approves in the accounting system, Cardinal (PeopleSoft)
  • Reviews/Approves monthly Recons and Certify to Department of Accounts

Fiscal Year End (FYE) Close         

  • Prepares Fiscal Year End Close-New Year Start-up
  • Manages FYE reporting tasks to accounting staff
  • Reviews/Certifies applicable Fiscal Year End attachments

Grants Accounting

  • Reviews/approves quarterly SF 425 reports for accuracy & completeness
  • Reviews/certifies Fiscal Year End Schedule of Expenditures Federal Account ( SEFA) report

Fixed Assets  & Lease Accounting           

  • Reviews/Releases items keyed into the Fixed asset system (FAACS)
  • Reviews/Certifies Fiscal Year End FAACS info to Department of Accounts
  • Reviews lease documents to ensure accuracy & completeness of data entered into Lease Accounting System
  • Certifies annual Lease Accounting System data

ARMICS – (Accounting Procedures Audit)

  • Reviews results of annual ARMICS questionnaires to determine certification level
  • Prepares annual ARMICS Certification summary for Sr Mgmt review/DOA


  • Act as the audit liaison for state and federal audits
  • Prepare responses to the appropriate parties

Maintain and report on the corrective action plan (CAP)