Albemarle County Department of Finance is seeking a Tax Revenue Accountant to join our team! The successful candidate will perform complex accounting work that will include: the review, maintenance and preparation of tax assessments, billing, and payments records. The incumbent will plan, direct, and supervise the operational activities of the division staff. General work is performed under limited supervision and with a high degree of independence.
Albemarle County Department of Finance
The Department of Finance is responsible for the County’s overall financial management including: financial reporting, assessment and collection of all local revenues, cash management, debt management, risk management, and financial systems management functions. Finance provides services to the public and local government entities, including Albemarle County Joint Entities, and Public Schools.
Services provided include: payroll; accounts payable; procurement; capital financing; general accounting, quarterly and annual financial reporting; economic vitality monitoring and reporting; and, revenue forecasting for County budgeting purposes.
The primary duties and responsibilities of the Tax Revenue Accountant include but are not limited to the following:
Manages the preparation, analysis, review, and assignment of accounting transactions for all local taxes and perform quality control checks for tax assessments and exonerations entries required for monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports;
Reviews, approves, and reports on the reconciliations of the daily cash received, bank deposit, tax exoneration, electronic funds transmission, and data transfers on daily, monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis as required; submits reports, as prescribes, to various federal, state, local, and other agencies;
Assists in supervising tax maintenance systems, including the creation and execution of complex macros and other processes designed to manage mass change efficiently, acting as external security officer for external agencies systems, and provides recommendations for assigned areas of responsibility;
Provides technical support to external auditors and prepares required reports;
Reviews current tax accounting procedures and recommends needed/continuous process improvements;
Researches and provides financial data on request, works as a liaison to other agencies/departments to provide information and resolve tax accounting issues;
Manages the training and provides assistance to external clients/users of the tax and other financial systems;
Assist with reviewing financial information and approving applications for the Real Estate Tax Relief program;
Manages all state funds; and prepares documentation for monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to State and Federal Agencies;
Track and monitor division’s expenditures, and verify vendor invoices, appropriations, and requests payments;
Reviews and approves all tax refunds and ensures that tax refund files are generated, reviewed, approved, and properly maintained;
Schedules and coordinates monthly financial transaction processing and periodic financial reporting;
Performs internal auditing as needed or requested;
Leads, trains, and assists staff, providing supervision of staff as necessary;
Performs other related tasks as required.
The successful candidate must have thorough knowledge of accounting principles, governmental accounting standards, banking, and financial reporting. Additionally, knowledge of local tax laws, ordinances and regulations governing local taxes and municipal financial matters, including Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts standards is required.
Promotes cultural understanding and competency and an organizational climate of equity and inclusion.
Must be proficient in use of MSOffice Suite, including Excel.
Must have an intermediate to advance level in preparation of complex financial reports and accounting records.
Skilled at effective developing and maintaining working relationships with others; and an effective communicator, highly skill at technical concepts both orally and in writing.
Must have a minimum of seven years of experience with the maintenance of complex tax, accounting, financial, or statistical records required.
Demonstrated technical/information system competence is preferred.
Supervisory experience is desired.
Additional Salary Information: The position also provides excellent benefits including 12 paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, VRS retirement, and continuing education/training opportunities. This is a full time, FLSA Non-exempt position. Internal candidates will receive pay adjustments in accordance with Local Government Personnel Policy,§P-60.
Internal Number: Posting ID 3878
About County of Albemarle Department of Finance
Albemarle County is one of the most attractive and desirable locations in Virginia, with an excellent school system, low crime and unemployment rates, and a wide range of recreational activities which offer unique advantages for thriving businesses and for gracious living.
Albemarle County also enjoys a strong economy, excellent services, an attractive setting and is home to numerous cultural and historic attractions.