Financial Specialist Iii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$72,190.56 - $120,316.98 Annually
Posted
Aug 13, 2022
Closes
Aug 27, 2022
Ref
22-02321
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works as part of a fiscal team as an analyst to provide strategic budgeting and financial management support in the rapidly evolving field of public behavioral health. Analyze the project and initiatives and prepare, executes, and report on CSB's financials internally and externally. Prepare Grants reports and reconciliation with cost reports. Prepares short and long-range forecasts. Researches and analyzes the fiscal impact of policy and/or program changes, develop recommendations, and presents findings. Provides comprehensive budget and financial management support to several large service areas. Research budget, finance, and procurement requirements and develop a related budget and financial management policies, processes, and tools that ensure efficient and effective operations, strong internal controls, and accurate financial reports. Completes required deliverables for the annual budget, third quarter and carryover processes, the state performance contract management, and reports, with internal and external audits. Must be able to think creatively, solve problems, and balance multiple priorities and tasks. The position requires a strong analytical, computer, excel, pivot table, Power BI, and technology, with customer service skills, as well as significant budgeting and financial management experience

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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.)
  • Participates in the formulation and documentation of agency fiscal policies and procedures;
  • Oversees the maintenance of numerous fund/subfund accounts;
  • Reviews long range revenue and expenditures estimates to ensure availability of funds;
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation of large agency budget;
  • Researches budget, finance and procurement requirements, analyzes impact on current
    operations and recommends means of implementation.


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.)
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of governmental budgeting and fiscal management and the ability to apply them to complex
  • governmental systems;
  • Considerable knowledge of federal, state and county policies, procedures, regulations and legislation impacting the maintenance of financial records;
  • Ability to effectively supervise and coordinate the activities of staff;
  • Ability to develop and implement fiscal policies and procedures.


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 four 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, and sanction screening to the satisfaction of the employer. A TB screening upon hire and annually thereafter.

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:
  • Master's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field.
  • Prior experience in governmental budgeting and financial management.
  • Prior experience as a supervisor.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job is generally sedentary in nature. Ability to use a personal computer, keyboard and mouse, and to read a computer monitor. Must also be able to communicate both orally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others>) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

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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