Accounting Manager

Accounting Manager
Cumberland County Finance Department
 Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Job Description

To manage, supervise, and monitor the finances of the county; including purchasing, financial management, accounting, SEFA reporting and special projects to assure compliance with all local, state, federal, and financial reporting requirements and to assist management in making sound financial decisions for the present and future. Make recommendations on cost controls and system/procedure enhancements for efficient business operations, in accordance with government accounting standards.


  • Starting Salary is Negotiable Based on Relevant Experience: $38.34 - $42.32 an hour / $74,763.00 - $82,524.00 annually
  • Classification: Financial Manager II
  • Position Code: FN3001
  • 5-Factor Grade: 116
  • Work Hours: This position will work and be paid for 75 hours in a 2 week pay period
  • Current Cumberland County Employees will follow the County Promotion/Demotion policy.


  1. Manage SEFA in accordance with all federal and state requirements and guidelines. Train fiscal staff on federal and state reporting requirements and guidelines. Reconcile and explain differences from our SEFA records and the state’s records on letters that come throughout the year.
  2. Manage Schedule of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Expenditure and Supplemental Schedule. For the Supplemental Schedule reconcile our reported Federal Expenditures per the SEFA to the Federal awards received per the audit confirmation reply from Pennsylvania. Also, need to include a detailed explanation of any differences found through the reconciliation.
  3. Manages the accounting processes, and departmental accounting as assigned. This entails managing the monthly accounting close process and packets prepared by financial managers, accountants and other staff, the SEFA, reconciliations, compliance with all financial and grant reporting requirements, training, etc. The funds and departments that do not have accountants/financial managers, require a higher level of assistance. Responsible for finding problems and issues and implementing resolutions in the form of either a correction or process change.
  4. Manages special projects and implementations of new software, policies, and processes. Ensure new software/processes meet all financial reporting and compliance requirements. Fully train staff on new systems.
  5. Responsible for finding problems and issues in the County’s accounting processes and implementing resolutions, process enhancements, and controls to assure that we have uniform financial policies and procedures in place across the County.
  6. Sub-recipient monitoring of the redevelopment authority.
  7. Research prudent audits and become the County expert on what is required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration with at least 15 credits in accounting.


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in budget and accounting (government preferred).


Mission Statement: The most livable community with the most efficient and effective public services in Pennsylvania.

We are always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team. If you think you are ready to be a part of an exciting team, then we encourage you to continue with this job application!


Cumberland County acknowledges and celebrates the unique characteristics of our residents, employees, and visitors. We identify diversity as a strength and consider it a growing, valuable asset of our community. We thoughtfully offer services and opportunities by understanding the different needs of our residents and actively engaging the underrepresented. Everyone who lives, works, and visits Cumberland County will benefit from our commitment to a welcoming environment.


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  • Capital Blue Cross Medical Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Wellness program with wellness incentives
  • Capital Blue Cross Vision Insurance
  • United Concordia Dental Insurance


  • County Retirement Pension
  • 5% minimum pre-tax contribution required, with the option of increasing your contribution over 5% up to 15% post-tax
  • Fully vested after 5 years of credited service


  • Age 55 with 20 years of credited service
  • Age 60 with any amount of credited service
  • Voluntary 457b Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Military Time Buy Back Options



  • 10 days per year, accrued per pay period (Non-Exempt)
  • 15 days per year, accrued per pay period (Exempt)
  • Increase for both Non-Exempt and Exempt of 5 days per year after 2 years of service


  • 3 Personal days per year, pro-rated based on starting date


  • 5 Sick days per year, pro-rated based on starting date
  • 12 Paid County Holidays
  • No waiting period to receive paid holidays


  • Educational Assistance
  • 80% of cost of tuition and books up to the annual IRS limit per calendar year (after 6 months of Full-Time Employment)
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – certain eligibility requirements must be met
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Resources for: Childcare, Eldercare, Legal, Financial, and Coaching
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Account
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance