Finance Accounting Lead
- Posted: over a month ago
In Allegheny County, we appreciate people who think big, act boldly, and care about making a difference. You don’t have to be from here to feel at home, or to make your mark. With only 1.3 million people in the County, it is small enough for motivated people to get things done. We are currently seeking a Finance Accounting Lead to be responsible for a variety of professional accounting duties assisting a higher-level professional accountant. Work may involve the defense of the agency’s annual budget, including amendments and revisions and projections/estimations of costs which will be used by the budget analysts to prepare the agency budget; compiling appropriate information to construct balance sheets for assigned funds; maintenance of the agency’s reporting system to meet federal and state reporting standards. The incumbent may participate in the development of the Area Plan and monitoring of subcontractors. Work involves the utilization of various electronic tools in the accomplishment of day-to-day operations. Supervision may be exercised over a small clerical or technical staff. Independent judgment is utilized in carrying out the technical aspects of assignments. Work is reviewed by a supervisor for correctness and accuracy through conferences and an examination of prepared reports.
About Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS)
Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services (DHS) is a perfect place to get things done that directly affect people in need in a positive and lasting way. We help children grow up safer and healthier, older adults remain able to live independently, and neighborhoods to thrive. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people in Allegheny County.
DHS is the largest agency in Allegheny County government, with a budget of over $1 billion. DHS serves over 200,000 people a year through services that include: Protecting children and youth from abuse and neglect and preventing future occurrences of maltreatment; improving child wellness through family support, home visiting, early intervention and in-home services; providing treatment for behavioral health issues such as substance use disorders and mental illness; managing the care of adults with intellectual disabilities; preventing unnecessary nursing home stays; and services that prevent homelessness and provide shelter and housing for families and individuals.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Reviews service provider invoices for proper coding and accuracy of claims.
- Reviews and validates provider budgets and proposals.
- Entry of invoices/ voucher data into electronic work flow.
- Preparation of contract accruals.
- Liaison between assigned service providers and DHS.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
- Knowledge of general accepted accounting principles, practices, and procedures.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of auditing.
- Knowledge of a variety of electronic tools that may be utilized in the accomplishment of accounting activities.
- Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting departmental policies and procedures.
- Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- Ability to interpret and implement fiscal goals and objectives.
- It is innovative. Most recently, the national attention and awards we’ve gotten are for how DHS integrates data and uses them to improve the safety and well-being of children through tools that support front-line staff in making decisions (using predictive analytics).
- DHS is diverse, but we strive to be even more inclusive. Our director has made it her top priority that DHS is “the kind of place where a diverse group of talented people want to come, grow, and do their best work.” This includes equity in hiring and advancement, as well as in unleashing the creativity and ideas of staff at every level of DHS.
- It has strong, assertive leaders. We do not hire yes-people.
You can make a big impact here. We stand out as one of the best human services organizations in the country. But we need problem-solvers, innovators, and terrific leaders to make sure we are smart in how we use our funding so that we reach the people who most need our help to make their lives better.
In accordance with the Allegheny County mandate effective August 9th, 2021 individuals being made conditional job offers with the county will have to be vaccinated from COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to applicable federal and state laws. The prospective employee will need to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 before beginning work. Please note you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination.
Fully vaccinated from COVID-19 is defined as:
• 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
• 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
Lastly, staff are to follow CDC protocols about masking/social distancing, and work on site (not remotely).
DHS strives to be the kind of place where a diverse group of talented people want to come to grow and do their best work.
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