Reporting & Compliance Accountant

Reporting & Compliance Accountant

Posted 10 Feb 2022

  • MD 20774
  • $100,000 - $110,000 a year
  • Full time
  • admin

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Description:

**Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

The company is seeking an experienced candidate to fill a senior-level supervisory accountant position in the grant administration department. The incumbent will assess requirements for, disburse, monitor, and report on funds received through various federal and state grant programs.

The candidate will be required to review a monthly trial balance to ensure system integrity. They will further need to identify and research questionable activities to identify any errors or omissions.

They will need to prepare grant expenditure variance analysis and distribute it to the COVID-19 Fiscal Management Committee for review.

The candidate will also be expected to work on performing analytic reviews of all accounts to identify errors in grant activity, reviewing journal entries and supporting documentation for conformity with GAAP and County policies, and working with federal representatives, agencies, auditors, and municipalities to clearly report on and communicate aspects of the specific grant program(s).

Qualifications and Requirements:

The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Quantitative Analyses, Business Administration, or a related field. The candidate should have at least three (3) years of professional accounting experience, including at least one (1) year in a lead/supervisory role or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

They will be required to:

  • Compile, review, and validate labor and costs for services provided to fight the spread of COVID-19.
  • Review encumbrances and expenditures to ensure compliance with appropriation authority, adequacy of accounting information, and provability of the transaction within the parameters established by policies, laws, and other guidelines governing program functions
  • Research and analyze financial data and prepare ad hoc reports on grant activity as required
  • Accumulate data from accounting system reports and file records to prepare the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) and supporting related working papers, tables, schedules, notes, and other materials.
  • Plan, organize, and review the preparation of Ad hoc financial reports and supporting work papers by professional accounting staff and maintain established plans for completion by required deadlines.
  • Participate fully in periodic audits or other examinations of the county’s financial records, policies, and procedures.
  • Actively participate in the planning and implementation of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements affecting the county’s financial accounting and reporting.
  • Respond to requests for information from internal and external sources concerning financial statements and reports.
  • Coordinate work efforts with external and internal auditors, County agencies, and others as required.
  • Develop and maintain Accounting Division reporting checklist to include all major deliverables.
  • Review Audit findings, follow up with relevant parties, and manage steps for resolution.
  • Maintain Workiva templates, links, databases, report guidelines, and formats; and manage the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) compilation.
  • Review, update and/or create policies and procedures affecting direct areas of responsibility to ensure that financial activities are recorded using sound business practices and strong internal controls.
  • Coordinate the annual review and update of the Accounting Division’s Policies and Procedures.
  • Provide meaningful guidance and/or training to agency representatives for efficient and effective management of financial activities.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the county, state, and federal regulations, policies, and procedures, and demonstrate understanding of generally accepted accounting and reporting practices pertaining to areas of responsibility.
  • Actively participate in installations, enhancements, and modifications to systems that link or interface with the county’s financial management system.
  • Provide technical assistance, information, and advice to other county agencies, persons doing business with the county, residents, or other persons making inquiries.
  • Lead or assist with various special projects involving preparation of financial information, financial studies, statistical data, or other related data as requested by appropriate County personnel.
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