Financial Specialist Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$60,276.11 - $100,461.09 Annually
Posted
May 21, 2022
Closes
Jun 04, 2022
Ref
22-01457
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as part of the financial management team supporting the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) and works closely with senior department and fiscal management, as well as local, federal, and state staff. Performs quantitative analysis of program budgets, mandates, multi-jurisdictional fiscal plans, and performance measures, as well as, program and impact analysis. Participates in the preparation of budget reviews, including forecasting, trend analysis, and monitoring relevant policies and governing regulations and estimating the potential fiscal and policy impacts on programs. Reconciles monthly postings and makes necessary journal entries. Reviews and approves procurement and other encumbrances and payments. Ensures compliance with county, state, and federal policies, regulations, grant, and audit requirements. Successfully resolves problems in a team-based environment and balances multiple priorities and tasks to meet established deadlines.

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Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Prepares and/or analyzes financial data and makes recommendations;
  • Plans, organizes and participates in the reconciliation of funds;
  • Prepares long range revenue and expenditure estimates necessary to forecast economic feasibility of various projects;
  • Reviews and verifies postings to appropriate ledgers and subsidiary accounts;
  • Prepares or assist development of the agency budget and monitors budget status.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles;
  • Ability to prepare, interpret and analyze financial reports and statements;
  • Ability to develop and apply budget, procurement, and payment procedures in accordance with established county policies.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting; or a bachelor's degree in business administration or related field that has been supplemented by at least six credit hours of basic accounting principles and concepts; plus two years of professional-level finance or business administration experience. A master's degree in a related field or CPA may substitute for one year of experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services Registry check, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. Applicants and employees within these positions must demonstrate financial responsibility in personal finances as a condition of employment.

This position is emergency/essential services personnel. (Required to report for duty during inclement weather and/or other emergencies.)

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Strong analytical, computer, oral and written communications skills, as well as, significant expertise with governmental budgeting, accounting, procurement, and financial management, program support, and policy analysis. Degree and/or experience in public administration, public management, managing multiple funding streams, and monitoring and projecting revenues and expenditures. Experience in financial audits and grant reporting. Considerable experience using Microsoft Office Suite computer software, particularly Excel; and governmental accounting and financial systems.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to use a personal computer, including keyboard and mouse, and read a computer monitor. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel Interview and may include a practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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