Financial Analyst Senior
Dept of Social Services - Richmond, VA

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To assist in the management of daily financial activities for the Child Care and Early Childhood Development Division which includes serving as Fiscal Coordinator for Subsidy Program financial activities; developing strategies to maximize funding for local departments of social services ; monitoring expenditures and advising management of fiscal trends; analyzing data and collaborating with the Budget Office to secure additional funding; performing complex reconciliations; initiating and/or approving journal entry adjustments; developing new processes and writing procedures for Subsidy Program Financial activities.

Minimum Qualifications
Knowledge of General Accepted Accounting Principles. Considerable experience in: formulating/developing budgets; tracking and monitoring expenditures; preparing periodic adjusting journal entries; compiling, manipulating, and preparing financial and statistical analysis and reports; complex financial reconciliations; and developing spreadsheets, charts/graphs, PowerPoint presentations and databases. Ability to: communicate effectively, orally and in writing with all levels of staff and customers; manage workload in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment with a high degree of accuracy; work with federal, state, and local stakeholders, advocacy groups, legislators and other public and private partners; present data orally to all levels of employees, including senior management, customers, and federal, state and local partners; ability to organize and prioritize workload with competing priorities with minimal supervision; knowledge of supervisory practices; and the ability to motivate and lead staff on group projects.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting or public administration preferred. CPA plus. Knowledge of the Commonwealth Accounting and Reporting System (CARS) a plus. Experience in developing, tracking and monitoring large budgets for multi-entities preferred.

Special Requirements
A criminal history background check will be conducted. The selected candidate will be required to complete a "Statement of Economic Interest" form. Some overnight travel required.

VDSS employees whose positions are in Band 5 and above perform in emergency roles if needed during state and federal disaster declarations. This is in accordance with the agency's emergency responsibilities. The selected candidate will be assigned to an emergency role upon hire and is expected to perform in that capacity as needed. DSS will record information from each new employee's Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

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