Virginia State Government Accountant in Richmond, Virginia

Position Information
Job Description

The Department of Rail & Public Transportation is seeking a qualified individual to be responsible for the daily monitoring of detail fiscal operations including cash, accounts payable, accounts receivable, revenue deposits, P-card transactions, travel authorizations, ICAPS/CARDINAL reconciliations, fund balance analysis, and preparation of journals, payroll entries, and ATA’s. The position is also responsible for the timely and accurate monitoring of daily cash and appropriation positions, daily review of prompt pay reports, and timely processing of daily electronic grant reimbursement submissions and FTA/FHWA grant draw downs. The position assists and acts as back up for the Fiscal Technician and ensures all coding into the ICAPS and CARDINAL systems are correct and ensures adherence to the Prompt Pay Act and other processes outlined in the CAPP manual. The position assists and is a back-up for the Senior Accountant with fund reconciliations and various ad-hoc reporting required in the department and assists in managing the agency’s fixed assets.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ability to interpret and analyze financial rules, regulations, policies and procedures from various sources in evaluating documents for compliance.

  • Attention to detail required.

  • Demonstrated ability to use personal computers required including Word and Outlook.

  • Proficiency with Excel required including pivot tables, sorts, filters and formulas. Strong communication skills required both verbally and in writing Demonstrated ability to manage business processes independently. Ability to work as a team member in various cross-functional teams. Strong analytical skills

Preferred Qualifications
  • Considerable experience in accounting preferred. Bachelor’s degree from accredited (AACSB) college or university with major studies in Accounting preferred. Previous experience with PeopleSoft systems preferred. Accounting experience in a governmental environment highly desirable.
Special Instructions to Applicants

State employees who have been affected by Policy 1.3 Layoff and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Card) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) must submit the card BEFORE the closing date for this position. The card may be scanned and attached to the application or faxed to (804) 371-7401. Please include your name and the position number of the fax cover sheet. AMERICORPS, PEACE CORPS, AND OTHER NATIONAL SERVICE ALUMNI ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. The Department of Rail and Public Transportation does not accept “See Resume” as a response to any question. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. Failure to complete any section of the application may disqualify the application for further consideration. Applications should include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Contact Information

Human Resource Department




101 N. 14th Street Richmond, VA 23219

Working Title: Accountant

Role Title: Finan Svcs Spec I - 19031

Job Open Date: 07/17/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: up to $58,000

Agency: Dept of Rail & Public Trans (505)

Location: Richmond (City) - 760

Position Number: 00002

Job Posting Number: 1026979

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: Yes

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Full-Time (Salaried)

Job Type Detail: Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1

Pay Band: 04