Located in beautiful, historic, walkable Old Town Alexandria on the banks of the Potomac River overlooking our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., the City of Alexandria's Finance Department is looking for a detail-oriented, collaborative, self-starting Senior General Ledger Accountant to join our team. Are you a wiz with Excel? An ace with ERPs like Oracle or PeopleSoft or Munis? Do you love supporting your community by ensuring it has high quality day-to-day financial management? If so, please consider the City of Alexandria as a potential future employer!
As a member of the Accounting Division, the Senior General Ledger Accountant is responsible for ensuring that City-wide financial operations run smoothly. This is a challenging and complex task which will call on the Senior General Ledger Accountant to perform general ledger reconciliations against the City's various subledgers and bank accounts, create journal entries, analyze bank receipts, process accounting for pensions, fixed assets, and other complex transactions, and research and resolve financial issues across the organization. A significant aspect of this work involves use of the City’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, Munis.
The City of Alexandria’s Finance Department is a friendly, casual, professional work environment. We support our employees’ career development through ongoing training opportunities, tuition reimbursement, and regular participation at Washington-area meetings and conferences. In addition, we facilitate work-life balance through teleworking opportunities and flexible work schedules. If you are looking to build the future of local government finance with a group of smart, hard-working public servants, join us!
Application period closes July 1, 2018
Minimum & Additional Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or closely related field from an accredited college or university and two years of applicable experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field; experience utilizing a complex financial software system (e.g. Munis, Oracle, PeopleSoft, etc.) as part of the day-to-day financial management of a large organization; experience performing complex reconciliations of financial information; experience specifically in local government accounting; a professional certification that is relevant to this position (e.g. CPA, CGFM, etc.); advanced skill with Microsoft Excel (e.g. pivot tables, vlookup).
About City of Alexandria, VA
The City of Alexandria’s Finance Department is a fast-paced, customer service-oriented organization that provides Alexandria residents, businesses, and visitors with a wide variety of services such as tax assessment and payment processing; City departments and affiliated agencies with internal services such as financial reporting, public procurement, and pension administration; and the City as a whole with services including cash management and investment, bond management, and overall financial expertise and strategy.