Connect passion with purpose. The Georgia Department of Public Health is the lead agency entrusted by the people of Georgia to proudly protect lives and promote healthy lifestyles in diverse communities statewide. We are committed to the health of the population of Georgia as our work impacts past, present and future generations.

What we offer. Enjoy a generous benefits package that includes a flexible work schedule, unique training opportunities, engaging worksite wellness events, wellness breaks, lactation rooms, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 13 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance; in addition to telework opportunities depending on the position.

Make your mark in public service. As an accredited public health department, we’re seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Accounting Manager within the Division of Brain & Spinal Trust Fund Commission located in Atlanta, GA.

Won’t you join us?

Job Responsibilities:

Manages the accounting and financial operations of a unit, department or agency. Recommends and implements accounting policies and procedures in accordance with government regulations. Directs subordinate supervisors and staff.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes financial statistics and other accounting data.
  • Coordinates auditing operations with departmental accounting, budgetary, administrative support, and programmatic function to support the department’s mission
  • 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.
  • Plans and directs in-depth financial audits and investigations.
  • 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.

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 in a supervisory, administrative or lead worker role.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to applicants who in addition to meeting the minimum qualification possess the following:

  • Two years of prior state of Georgia accounting and/or budget experience.
  • Applicants that have a documented traumatic brain and/or spinal cord injury.
  • Experience working with individuals with disabilities.

About Georgia Department of Public Health

Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner and leaders encourages all employees to engage in regular wellness activities and to make lifestyle choices that promote health and well-being.

The use of wellness breaks during the workday is authorized to support this philosophy and assist employees in meeting their wellness goals. A maximum of 30 minutes in a given workday may be used to engage in wellness activities, generally in the form of two 15-minute breaks or one 30-minute break.

Employment Information

Current State employees are subject to State Personnel Board rules regarding salary.

DPH accepts educational credential recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and/or the US Department of Education (DOE) will be considered. DPH will contact educational institutions to verify degree, diploma, licensure, etc.

The candidate selected for this position may be subject to pre-employment drug screening and a criminal background check.

As an employee of DPH, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.

If you require accommodations under the American Disability Act (ADA), email request by the closing date of this announcement to: DPH-HR@dph.ga.gov.

DPH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

TO APPLY: In order to successfully apply for a position; the hiring agency requires interested applicants to complete the GA Department of Public Health’s Online Employment Application.

This job application can be found at www.dph.georgia.gov. Click on "About DPH" and then “Careers” and locate this position, click “Apply” and begin your application.