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Accounting Manager


Virginia529 is the largest 529 plan in the nation, helping families save for higher education and disability expenses through a variety of investment programs. In addition, we currently are designing and implementing a state-facilitated private retirement program for Virginia workers without access to a workplace retirement option. As an independent state agency, we are focused on our mission to increase financial security and empowerment through the accessible and affordable financial tools and programs offered by Virginia529.  If you want to make a difference with us, learn more about working for us by visiting our Careers page.

We are hiring an Accounting Manager who will oversee general accounting operations in support of the overall Agency goals. If you have a passion for accounting, research, analysis, and leadership while making a difference in our community, then this role is for you.

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In this position, you will:

  • Oversee accounting activities related to systems interfaces and integration, cash management, general ledger, reconciliation, accounts payable, travel, 1099 reporting, financial reporting and year end processes.
  • Lead Accounting department staff (4-person team), collaborating towards team goals, establishing roles and responsibilities, creating development plans, and consistently promoting effective internal communication.
  • Manage and execute various accounting functions including preparation of the Annual Report, developing and maintaining accounting systems, completing year-end closing processes and audit responses, assisting with budget preparation, and performing accounting systems testing and forecasting.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with evolving accounting guidance; lead the team in interpretation and implementation of GASB Statements and other applicable accounting standards.
  • Serve as liaison with technical staff on reporting and data projects; assist with internal and external data requests.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required; CPA and/or Master’s preferred
  • Prior experience managing a team of Accounting or Finance professionals
  • Significant experience in finance or governmental accounting with a demonstrated knowledge of GAAP, budget practices, and general business processes.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Experience with business accounting software required.
  • Experience with Commonwealth budgeting, federal and state regulations relating to Section 529 plans, accounting principles and related activities a plus.
  • Ability to read, compile, categorize, tabulate, analyze and verify data; and accurately interpret accounting records, complex financial statements, budget and forecasting detail, policies and procedures, and investment statements
  • Ability to identify and define problems, collect data, establish facts, develop and communicate options and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to adjust to shifting priorities and demands while meeting critical deadlines
  • Knowledge of employee relationship building and performance management techniques; ability to utilize strong leadership skills with a dedication to driving and achieving results
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to exchange complex information accurately and to diverse audiences.


  • Generous healthcare benefits with multiple plans to choose from
  • Defined benefit and contribution retirement plans with cash match
  • 12+ holidays
  • PTO – new employees earn 25 days/full year
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Agency-paid continuing education
  • 529 match program
  • Relaxed work environment

Work Environment

  • This position typically works in an office environment with considerable time in a sitting, stationary position; almost constantly operate a computer and other office equipment
  • Frequently communicate with team members; must be able to exchange accurate information accordingly
  • Some travel required.

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