Financial Data and Reporting Specialist, #00063
Financial Services Specialist I
Hiring Range: $31,979 – $46,987
Closing Date: May 7, 2014
The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is seeking a knowledgeable accounting professional for a challenging employment opportunity in its Finance Division. The Financial Data and Reporting Specialist will coordinate and conduct the annual ARMICS review, and prepare a written report to the Finance Director with results and a corrective action plan for non-compliant areas; develop, update and maintain policies and procedures for each functional area of the Finance Division, ensuring compliance with all Commonwealth Accounting Policies and Procedures (CAPP) Manual requirements; conduct periodic tests of policies and procedures, and provide written reports of test results; serve as the point of contact for all financial and grant audits, coordinating written responses to audit findings as well as corrective action plans; serve as troubleshooter for financial and grant systems issues; provide training on financial and grant systems and applications; serve as the key contact and coordinator for the Cardinal implementation project; and provide technical financial assistance and training to assist external customers with agency financial and grant policies and systems. During emergency response conditions this position will have assigned responsibilities and extended work hours as a member of the Virginia Emergency Response Team (VERT).
Qualifications: A working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices; of fiscal processes and procedures used in Virginia state government; of grant administration practices and systems; and of training methods for an adult audience. Skill in the use of a personal computer with standard office software, including WORD, EXCEL and PowerPoint or similar applications. The demonstrated ability to interpret fiscal policy and procedures, and related federal and state guidelines; to use financial and grant software applications; to apply and adapt accounting principles and methods to agency fiscal needs; to assemble, analyze and prepare technical reports and summaries covering complex financial and grant processes; to work effectively with agency management, employees and external contacts; to assess operational requirements and determine actions to be taken to ensure compliance with a variety of federal, state, and agency requirements; to be flexible and work as a team player in a changing environment; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to understand, interpret, and resolve detailed, complex financial and grants issues in a timely manner with a strong attention to detail; and to develop and deliver training on financial and grant systems.
The selected applicant must also possess a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record, be willing to travel during disaster situations, complete a Statement of Economic Interest, and pass a criminal background check that includes fingerprinting and a DMV check. The Financial Data and Reporting Specialist position is restricted due to funding sources.
Preferred Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with the major studies in accounting, finance, business or a related field; and related fiscal and accounting experience, preferably in Virginia state government; or an equivalent combination of training and experience indicating possession of required knowledge, skills and abilities. Experience working with Commonwealth of Virginia ARMICS requirements is a plus.
Please submit an up-to-date State application online through the State web site http://jobs.virginia.gov. Resumes are accepted but must accompany a completed State application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Human Resource Office
10501 Trade Court
Richmond, VA 23236-3713
(804) 897– 6500
Be ready. Be willing to help.
Virginia Disaster Relief Fund
How is the money distributed?
Fund proceeds will be distributed to local long-term recovery groups, members of the Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and other non-profit and faith-based organizations as a grant.
Many of these groups work directly with individuals and families following a disaster.
How else can I donate?
The Virginia Disaster Relief Fund benefits projects that include: repair or rebuilding of underinsured dwellings, transportation assistance, replacing essential household items, helping renters establish new rental residence, temporary living expenses while recovering from loss, and more.
How can I donate?
If you want to help, send checks made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia with “Virginia Disaster Relief Fund” noted in the memo line to:
P.O. Box 1971
Richmond, VA 23218-1971