Accounts Payable And Procurement Manager (financial Specialist Iv)

Fairfax, Virginia
$79,329.95 - $132,217.07 Annually
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 15, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Join the Park Authority and our nationally recognized team of professionals! The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking a Procurement/Accounts Payable Manager to be a part of one of the most highly regarded park systems in the country. With more than 25,000 acres of parkland, nine RECenters, eight golf courses, three lakefront parks, and more, FCPA is an exciting organization to be a part of and there are many opportunities for staff to make a difference at every level.

Under direction of the Senior Fiscal Administrator (Management Analyst IV), this position is responsible for the oversight and supervision of the staff responsible for procurement, accounts payable, and Purchase-Card (P-Card) financial activities for the Park Authority. Responsibilities include oversight of the Fairfax County Park Authority.

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:
(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 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 and Child Protective Services Registry 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.

  • Master’s degree in financial related field and/or CPA.
  • Experience with effectively facilitating meetings, training staff, and working independently.
  • Experience with and advanced proficiency using MS Office Suite applications, SAP or similar ERP financial systems.
  • Experience downloading and manipulating data from SAP.
  • Experience with Virginia local governmental accounting and budget processes.
  • Experience within local or state government.
  • Experience in procurement and team management.
  • Knowledge of FOCUS (SAP), budget plus financial, procurement and/or HCM systems.
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods and problems of organization and management.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work with minimum direct supervision and successfully navigate managing staff.
  • Experience with identifying and determining appropriate methods for gathering data and determining how that data can be useful in managing organizational performance.

Ability to walk and lift up to 5 pounds. 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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