Effective January 15, 2018, Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control will begin to transition to an Authority. Authority employees will continue to be covered under the Commonwealth’s benefits package and VRS. However, Authority employees will be exempt from the Virginia Personnel Act and the Virginia Public Procurement Act.
The Financial Management Services Division (FMS) of ABC is seeking a motivated self-starter with extensive experience in financial analysis, re-engineering of financial processed, writing financial policies & procedures, and compliance with generally accepted accounting principals (GAAP).
This position reports to the Director of Finance and works closely with the Finance Leadership Team (Assistant Director of Finance, Accounting Manager, Accounts Payable Manager, Sales Audit Manager, Payroll Manager, Financial Reporting Manager, and Tax Management Manager). The Senior Financial Consultant provides analytical support to the various areas of Finance, evaluates financial processes & procedures, and makes recommendations to improve financial operations. This position conducts quantitative analysis (for projects & problem solving), develops insights based on financial data, and assists the FMS division with successfully developing and implementing the strategic plan. Also, this position will serve in a key role for the transition to a new financial system and other projects throughout the agency that have a financial impact. The incumbent will be responsible for serving as the backup to the Financial Reporting Manager for development of ABC’s annual financial statements, footnotes, and comptroller directives. The ABC Financial Management Services Division is a fast paced environment that focuses on providing excellent customer service.
Must have demonstrated ability to prepare and present written and oral reports on complex issues, conduct presentations and communicate in a clear and effective manner with diverse groups and lead groups in accomplishing common goals.
This position requires considerable accounting experience, knowledge, and application of accounting concepts and principles. Working knowledge of the Commonwealth Accounting Policies and Procedures (CAPP) manual and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is required. Also requires experience applying the principles of GAAP, financial management, analysis of complex financial data and transactions, and financial reporting. Candidates should also possess the following: Substantial experience analyzing the financial activities of a business; considerable knowledge and experience with requirements for payroll, accounts payable & receivables, expenditure processing, and financial reporting; demonstrated ability to independently establish, maintain, evaluate, and improve financial processes, systems, and internal controls; experience with diagnosing and troubleshooting complex financial system configuration issues; strong ability to analyze data and information, determine the impact of actions and make effective recommendations to resolve complex issues; extensive knowledge and experience of fiscal policies and procedures for accounting, reconciliation, and reporting; ability to meet critical deadlines, handle multiple assignments, changing priorities, and ensure timeliness and quality of completed assignments; ability to work as part of a team to meet agency mission and objectives; working knowledge of automated financial applications including in-depth knowledge of the Cardinal financial system; ability to work effectively with agency management, employees, state agencies, auditors, and other individuals.
A Bachelors or Masters Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field; CPA or CMA preferred.
About Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Virginia ABC—made up of a team of nearly 3,500 statewide employees—is one of the 11 public safety agencies under the Secretariat of Public Safety and Homeland Security for the Commonwealth. The agency administers ABC laws with an emphasis on public service and a focus on protecting citizens by ensuring a safe, orderly and regulated system for convenient distribution and responsible consumption of ...alcohol. The agency is a leading revenue producer for Virginia and the source of future economic growth and innovation for the state. The profits that Virginia ABC contributes—collected from sales of distilled spirits at ABC stores, taxes collected on beer and wine sales, violation penalties and license fees—provide much-needed funding for use in programs across all secretariats, thus benefiting citizens in all areas of the state whether they choose to drink or not. Since its establishment in 1934, Virginia ABC has contributed $8.6 billion to the Commonwealth’s general fund, which supports major education, health and transportation initiatives. As one of 17 control states across the United States—where the state government manages the sale and distribution of distilled spirits at the wholesale level—ABC stores are the only retail outlets in Virginia where customers may purchase liquor. In 2015, Virginia ABC was recognized by StateWays magazine, the only national magazine strictly devoted to issues that affect the states and jurisdictions where government manages distilled spirits sales. The agency earned the Best of the Best overall winner title for the 2015 Control State Best Practices Awards for its innovative initiatives that lead the industry in the areas of retail, education, enforcement and technology.