Financial Specialist Iv

Chantilly, Virginia
$79,329.95 - $132,217.07 Annually
Sep 24, 2022
Oct 08, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Serves as chief of budget functions and senior grants manager, supervising a professional-level staff. Ensures department is in compliance with the applicable state, federal and county requirements, financial policies, regulations, and procedures. General responsibilities include, but are not limited to, directing all budgeting, purchasing, and payment activities and overseeing audit processes; directing all fiscal components of grant management and organizational strategy recommendations; supervision of a professional level staff and maintain strong internal controls; analyzing and researching the fiscal impact of policy and/or program changes; department specific financial reports and complex analytical and statistical reports, completes required deliverables for annual, third quarter, and carryover budget processes, the State Performance Contract fiscal report and makes presentations to executive leadership. Develops and maintains linkage with clinical and operational department heads, to ensure clear understanding of needs of the regional programming to better meet the fiduciary needs of the agency while also maintaining strict adherence to funding support from the various sources (federal, state, local).

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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 or oversees the preparation of large, complex agency budget;
  • Directs all budgeting, purchasing, and payment activities for the agency;
  • Oversees development and implementation of fiscal management and accounting procedures for the agency;
  • Coordinates and oversees audit processes;
  • Prepares grant proposals and reports;
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable Federal, State and County regulations and procedures.

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.)
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of governmental budgeting and financial management;
  • Thorough knowledge of intergovernmental financial management, grant management and contract management;
  • Ability to plan and implement activities in order to ensure effective and efficient utilization of resources.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
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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 6 credit hours of basic accounting principles and concepts; plus five years of professional-level experience in finance, business administration, budgeting, or contract management, to include 2 years of supervisory experience. A Master's degree in a related field or CPA may substitute for 1 year of experience.


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. A TB screening upon hire.

Occasional overtime for seasonal deliverables may be required. 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.

  • Master's degree in public administration, business administration, public policy, finance, government, or a related field and extensive knowledge of and experience with budgeting, forecasting, revenue analysis, grants management, financial auditing, quantitative analysis, and managing multiple funding streams.
  • At least five years of experience with researching, preparing, and presenting reports to county executives and senior managers, and various committees, boards, and commissions participating in a variety of high-level and cross-departmental task forces and work groups; and actively participating on strategic, organizational development, and redesign projects.
  • Considerable experience using computer systems and applications.

The work is generally sedentary and is usually performed in an office environment. The employee is required to attend evening meetings off-site, make presentations and communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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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