The Virginia Port Authority is seeking a Manager, Plant and Grant Funds Accounting to support the Capital Outlay & Compliance department of the Financial Services business unit.
Oversee and support the accounting for the NIT Optimization and VIG expansion projects, directly supporting the Sr. Vice President of Technology and Projects in these endeavors.
Manage all aspects of the capital outlay appropriation and expenditure process, including project status and identification of funding sources for projects.
Validate funds availability on proposed Capital Outlay commitments.
Oversee project accounting ledgers and spreadsheets; implement process improvements to enhance the efficiency and clarity of project ledger tracking and analysis including the deeper leveraging of the Port’s existing financial systems.
Monitor and approve capital outlay expenditures to ensure those expenditures meet guidelines set forth in the Capital Outlay Manual, Procurement Policies and Procedures, and terms of any grant awards.
Manage all aspects of grant accounting, including approving or processing federal and state funds requests and monitoring compliance with grant awards.
Manage fixed asset accounting, including proper recording of additions, disposals, and depreciation; calculate and review, to the extent appropriate, the valuation of interest capitalized into Construction in Process assets for conformity with applicable accounting pronouncements; provide sufficient analysis to justify/validate the propriety of such accounting treatment.
Prepare monthly reports of capital projects and grant status for Senior Management; coordinate with Engineering and Public Affairs departments to ensure completeness and accuracy of project and grant status as reflected in the related analysis.
Compile and/or review information and provide schedules to complete the Changes in Capital Assets and Commitments to construction contracts in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
Supervise the activities of the Sr. Accountant – Grant and Plant Funds in the performance of the above related tasks as delegated and consistent with that job description.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or similar field.
Demonstrated proficiency performing detail spreadsheet work with numerical data, with the ability to assemble, reconcile, analyze and interpret financial data, and prepare reports at both a detailed and summary level for use by Senior Management and other stakeholders in a corporate environment.
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Attention to detail.
Have sufficient organizational skills to prioritize work and report on progress.
Familiarity with project accounting/project costing.
Ability to supervise 1-2 staff.
CPA license or candidacy.
Demonstrated experience in contract or project costing in a Federal Government Contracting environment.
Experience managing grant programs.
5+ years of experience in capital outlay and fixed asset management or similar fund accounting dynamic.
Selected applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment background check which may include any of the following: Academic record and verification of education and/or certifications; Employment history (including references); Criminal history; Driving record; Fingerprinting; drug and alcohol testing, Fit for duty Physical, Other records or information related to the candidate's suitability for the position.
Selected applicant must be able to obtain a TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Card).
About The Port of Virginia
The cargo carried by ships, trucks, and trains hold the lifeblood of our economy. Our nation’s ports, including The Port of Virginia, are at the center of it all. The fifth largest port in America, The Port of Virginia is a catalyst for commerce. A recent economic impact study found that over 374,000 jobs in Virginia – nearly 10% of Virginia’s workforce - have ties to the port. Additionally, more than $60 billion is spent on port-related goods and services each year. The Port of Virginia operates five marine terminals, has a sixth under development, and operates an intermodal container transfer facility in Front Royal, Virginia. Learn more at www.portofvirginia.com.
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