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Financial Specialist Iii

Fairfax County Government
Fairfax, Virginia
$72,190.56 - $120,316.98 Annually
Closing date
Aug 27, 2022

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Performs cost accounting analysis and develops costing models to analyze and determine accurate costs of all agency programs. Utilizes costing data to develop appropriate rates/prices to charge customers that will ensure long term program viability. Performs fiscal analysis and data interpretation for a wide variety of program and service areas. Studies and allocates agency overhead to each line of business to ensure accurate program costs. Analyzes actual cost data and compares it to budgeted rates; Presents variances and interprets fiscal results to senior agency management. Compiles and analyzes monthly agency financial reports based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to include balance sheets, statements of revenues and expenditures, and statements of cash flows for all agency programs. Conducts analysis, solicits input and prepares the annual agency budget and quarterly budget reviews while ensuring conformance with budgetary standards. Serves as the agency lead on contract matters and as a liaison with the Department of Procurement and Material Management. Provides guidance to agency staff on all contract related matters. Assists agency staff with solicitation of goods and services to secure contracts in accordance with county policies and the Virginia Public Procurement Act. Under the general supervision of the Chief of Accounting and Administration.

Employment Standards

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.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

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.

Experienced Cost Accountant. Experience costing business lines in the waste collection and disposal business or similar service-oriented utility or industry. Documented experience in developing and applying overhead allocations to a service operation. Experience in developing rates/prices for services provided to customers. Documented experience in preparation of GAAP based financial statements for an enterprise operation. Proven oral and written communication skills. Excellent knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and the Virginia Public Procurement Act. Advanced proficiency skills to include ERP system and Microsoft Suite Software including Excel, World, PowerPoints to download, organize, analyze, and manipulate data from multiple reports to present statistical/cost analysis to managers and program staffs for business decision making. Advanced level experience in budgetary development and analysis, contract management, and accounting processes. Experience in supervising assigned employees including delegating and reviewing work assignments, providing coaching and guidance, monitoring and evaluating performance, and supporting training and development planning.

Ability to read financial reports, use computer terminal/PC to enter financial data; engage in phone and personal conversations with staff and field operations personnel. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interviews and may include exercises.

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.


Fairfax County, Virginia is a diverse and thriving urban county. As the most populous jurisdiction in both Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area, the County's population exceeds that of seven states. The median household income of Fairfax County is one of the highest in the nation and over half of its adult residents have four-year college degrees or more educational attainment. Fairfax County also is home to an extensive commercial office market and is a major employment center.

Fairfax County Government is a great place to work, with a variety of jobs in different fields, great benefits, and an enjoyable working environment. We serve nearly one million residents in one of the largest counties in the country. Our talented employees have established Fairfax County as a leader in nearly every facet of public service and have won national recognition as innovators in local government.The size of Fairfax County government and the diversity of services it provides to citizens allows opportunities for personal growth and development, without ever having to change employers. In addition to pay, Fairfax County Government provides an employee benefits package worth approximately 25% of your salary in additional compensation. This package of benefits consists of programs designed to protect you and your family during your employment with the county and into your retirement years.

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Group Term Life Insurance
Contributory Retirement Plan
Deferred Compensation
Flexible Spending Account Programs
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long Term Care Plan
Tuition Assistance Program
Employees' Child Care Center
Virginia College Savings Plans

Fairfax County's Application Process: Fairfax County uses an online application process called NEOGOV at nearly all positions.

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process are welcome to come to the Application Center at Fairfax County's HR Central where staff will be happy to work with you to establish an account and get your resume into the system. HR Central is located in the Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 270, Fairfax, VA, and is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Or call 703-222-5872 for more information.

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Suite 270

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