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Strategic Initiatives Accountant

Germanna Community College
Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 22, 2024

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Strategic Initiatives Accountant

Work Location: Spotsylvania - 177
Hiring Range: $68,191-$85,239 Annually, plus full state benefits
Full Time or Part Time: Full Time

Job Description:

Germanna Community College is a public, open access institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System. The College is a dynamic learning organization that serves as a Germanna regional leader and preferred partner where quality learning experiences enable students to participate effectively in the social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural life of their communities. Germanna Community College is centrally located in Fredericksburg, VA between Washington D.C. and Richmond and between the Blue Ridge mountains and the Chesapeake Bay. Full of history, the area offers a community rich with diversity, the arts, technology, vineyards, hiking, canoeing/kayaking and many other activities.

The Strategic Initiatives Accountant is responsible for providing financial expertise and support to the grants, programs, and activities that lead the advancement of the college by applying knowledge of accounting principles, auditing standards, budgeting practices, public administration, project management and legal/regulatory compliance. Collects data, reconciles accounting transactions, and collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to produce related financial reporting for Germanna Community College decisionmakers.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for accurate and timely processing, recording, and reconciliation of transactions involving federal, state, local, and grant funds and other strategic programs.
  • Prepares financial reports, analysis, and schedules to document and communicate the financial status of various programs.
  • Assists in gathering the relevant financial information for initiatives being developed by the college to aid in budget development and decision making.
  • Effectively collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to promote the success of projects while maintaining compliance with relevant general and project specific requirements specific.
  • Analyzes budget to actual for projects, monitors due dates and deliverables, and communicates action items as needed.
  • Assists the Accounting Manager and Director of Finance in interpreting and implementing federal, state, local and VCCS policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • May be cross trained on various Business Office processes in order to provide backup capabilities. May be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must be able to work strategically with diverse colleagues, students, and community members with a commitment to diversity as a learning outcome to be culturally respectful, professionally competent, and civically responsible.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of Germanna Community College. We recognize our responsibility to create, maintain, and nurture an academic and social environment that respects the diversity of people and ideas. We are committed to being an inclusive community that respects all cultures, experiences, and abilities and that prepares individuals to thrive in a global society. An EEO/AA Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or on the basis of disability. Germanna is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.Germanna is a federal contractor requesting priority referrals of protected veterans for our job opportunities.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Catra Godwin by phone at 540-423-9056 or by email

If you would like to see a copy of our Affirmative Action Plan please contact Barbara Hall by phone at 540-834-1067 or by email

Special Assignments:
May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA's/Required Qualifications:
  • Experience in general accounting with progressive responsibilities working with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or governmental accounting principles
  • Intermediate/Advanced Proficiency in MS Office 365 applications
  • Experience in analyzing, reconciling, and reporting complex accounting information
  • Experience accounting for federal, state, and/or local grants or other budget management experience
  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively both written and verbally with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Commitment to working with diverse colleagues, students, and community members.
  • Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity
  • Experience with or willingness to learn AI tools

Preferred Qualifications:

Posting Number: CLS_3047P
Job Close Date: 6/12/2024
Open Until Filled:

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The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.


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