For further details on our employment opportunities and to submit an online application, please visit our career portal at https://va-portsmouth.civicplushrms.com/careers/.
Education & Experience Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field, and 6 to 9 years of progressively responsible accounting experience with 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Advanced degree and experience in municipal government preferred.
An acceptable general background check to include a local, state and federal criminal history check.
Certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and /or designation as a Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) by Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and/or a designation as a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) by Association of Government Accountants (AGA) preferred.
ABOUT PORTSMOUTH, VIRGINIA
The City of Portsmouth was founded in 1752 and incorporated by the Virginia General Assembly in 1858. Over 250 years old, the city is home to one of the world's greatest natural harbors, situated on the James and Elizabeth Rivers, which empties into the Chesapeake Bay. Portsmouth with a land area of approximately 33-square miles and a population of 96,066 is located... in the heart of the Hampton Roads Region. It is bordered by the cities of Chesapeake and Suffolk respectively to the south and west, and by the City of Norfolk to the east.
The City of Portsmouth boasts 75.8 miles of shoreline and is home to Mile Marker Zero, of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, that stretches from Maine to Florida. Part of one of the world’s largest natural harbors, Portsmouth is just 18-miles from the open sea. Portsmouth's location on navigable waterways has been a dominant force in the City’s rich maritime history and economy. Its location on the over 40-feet deep Hampton Roads shipping channel, and the presence of both the CSX and Norfolk Southern Railroads allows Portsmouth to support national and international port commerce activities and the military presence in the region.