Job Vacancy Announcement - Accounting Manager

Job Vacancy Announcement: 

Accounting Manager – Comptroller’s office

Location: Headquarters- Atlanta (Fulton County)

Pay Grade – M         

Job Code – FIM010

Salary Range: $46,310.72- $81,043.76

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) oversees the day-to-day operation of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD).


DPS is seeking qualified applicants to fill the Accounting Manager position to oversee the revenue and grant units of DPS and its administratively attached agencies. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer.


This position is perfect for candidates who seek a challenging opportunity without sacrificing work/life balance, and includes an excellent benefits package and the potential for a flexible work schedule.

  • Analyzes financial statistics and other accounting data

  • Develops and directs a comprehensive accounting program which integrates Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards, Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards (GAGAS), statutory accounting requirements, and departmental fiscal policies and procedures.

  • Directs operational analyses of accounting systems, subsystems and/or procedures

  • Interviews, hires, directs, trains, evaluates the performance of, and when necessary, disciplines and discharges accounting/financial employees

  • Manages human resources and directs administrative activities for accounting/financial employees

  • Provides professional guidance and assistance in the solution of complex accounting and financial problems

  • Represents the financial interests of the State in accounting-related interactions/negotiations with other parties, such as banks, vendors and external auditors


Required Personal Characteristics:

  1. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  2. Ability to function in a fast paced environment and prioritize multiple projects to meet established deadlines.
  3. Ability to effectively interact and provide support and guidance to agency leaders.
  4. High integrity and honesty.
  5. Strong commitment to providing superior customer service to both internal and external customers.
  6. Positive attitude and high levels of personal commitment.


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance or a closely related field from an accredited college or university AND Three years of professional level experience in accounting and/or a closely related fiscal activity, One year of which in a supervisory, administrative or lead worker role. Note: An equivalent combination of education and job specific experience that provided the knowledge, experience and competencies required to successfully perform the job at the level listed may be substituted on a year-over-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years of experience processing grants

  • Five years of Revenue experience using Teamworks Financials

  • Five years of experience at a State of Georgia agency

  • Two years of supervisory experience

  • Two years of experience with fiscal year end close


Application deadline: Open until filled

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Only applicants chosen for interview will be contacted. This is an unclassified position unless filled by a classified employee.


The Georgia Department of Public Safety is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employees and applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, natural origin, age, disability or genetic information.