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Financial Services Manager I

This position is located in Virginia State University’s Office of Financial Reporting.  This position will oversee the preparation of University financial statements and financial reports and the annual APA audit of all required financial and statistical reports.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Position will manage and supervise the Financial Reporting Unit; coordinate and supervise the preparation of the University’s annual financial statements, ensuring that the statements are prepared in accordance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); ensures that the University’s submission of the Commonwealth Annual Financial Report (CAFR) templates are prepared timely and accurately; ensures that other financial and statistical reports for senior management and external entities meet specified reporting requirements; and work with the Controller on coordination of the University’s annual financial statement audit.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Successful candidate must have considerable knowledge of GAAP and financial reporting requirements as they apply to colleges and universities; considerable knowledge and experience with fiscal and accounting functions and operations; considerable knowledge of the use of PC software applications, data processing techniques and automated accounting systems (specifically Banner); demonstrated ability to use data base query tools (specifically Microsoft Access) to generate financial data and reports from financial systems; considerable knowledge of internal controls as they apply to financial systems and applications; demonstrated ability to think strategically; must possess excellent analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to assemble, analyze, and prepare financial reports and statements covering complex financial data; and must have ability to develop and make presentations to management. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  A bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field and/or equivalent combination of training and work experience is preferred.  CPA and Banner System experience is preferred.

HOW TO APPLY:  Virginia State University will only accept on-line applications through Recruitment Management System (RMS).  Faxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications will not be accepted.  Resumes do not substitute for a completed state application.  Please visit to complete a state application. 

Selected candidate will be subject to a complete criminal background check, which may include fingerprinting.  Candidates may be required to complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.


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