The Manager of Accounting Services coordinates and supervises the activities of the Accounting Services department, including personnel management, administrative operations, and management reporting. The Manager continuously reviews and enhances internal controls and develops policies and procedures for approval by appropriate authorities.
-- Demonstrated ability to effectively lead, coordinate, and supervise staff in meeting critical deadlines and interpreting policies and procedures.
-- Considerable knowledge of accounting operations and internal accounting control procedures, especially in an automated environment. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement accounting policies and procedures.
-- Considerable knowledge of payroll operations and related laws, regulations, and related processes and procedures.
-- Demonstrated ability to effectively and accurately compile, analyze, assess, interpret, use, and report financial data.
-- Advanced problem solving and analytical skills including the knowledge and ability to query, extract, and or modify data needed for ad hoc reports or processes.
-- Advanced skills in the use of spreadsheet or word processing software such as Microsoft Excel or Word.
-- Strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a diverse and decentralized environment.
-- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with diverse individuals and organizations including management, end users, auditors, central state agencies, and other government officials.
-- CPA or other related accounting certification.
-- Supervisory experience including extensive experience for daily operations of accounting functions and accounting systems preferably in higher education.
-- Previous experience in interpreting state and federal laws or regulations and creating policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the same.
-- Working knowledge of the Banner Finance system and related modules, Cognos reporting tool, Commonwealth Accounting & Reporting System (CARS), and eVA ? Virginia's online, electronic procurement system.