Applies knowledge of basic accounting principles to perform general financial duties such as journal entry preparation, fiscal administration of accounts payable and receivable data, and reporting work related to the federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Moving to Work programs, which combined generate an annual operating budget of over $81 million. Specifically, this position's primary responsibility is the tenant ledger posting of daily tenant case submissions and the subsequent preparation, processing and reconciliation of the bi-monthly landlord pay packages. Provides support to a Financial Specialist II position by performing routine and ad hoc accounting and financial tasks related to the fiscal oversight of the county's Section 8 Moving to Work program and its corresponding portability program. Additional areas of responsibility include creating and maintaining landlord accounts receivables for repayment and overpayment agreements, maintaining deferred revenue accounts in FOCUS, liquidating accounts receivables for portability invoices for portability "in" and processing reimbursements to surrounding jurisdictions for portability "out" clients. Note:
T he assigned functional areas of the position are Accounts Payable, General Ledger Accounting, Accounts Receivable, or Financial Management . Note
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The salary offer for the position will be in the minimum to midpoint range ($ 45,204.64 to $60,273.20) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees. 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 and understanding of the programs or activities of the unit served, as well as of the county and departmental administrative guides;
Position may require knowledge of basic principles and methods of a technical or professional field.
Basic math skills.
Intermediate skills in use of applicable Microsoft Office Word.
Intermediate skills in the use of applicable Microsoft Office Suite software;
Intermediate skills in the use of agency specific software applications.
Ability to communicate well through written and oral means.
Ability to gather, integrate, and analyze simple data.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both external and internal contacts.
Purchasing and Accounting
Ability to perform data entry into Purchasing/Logistics Enterprise Resource Planning systems and/or Financial Enterprise Resource Planning systems.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and be sensitive to political issues. Employment StandardsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to high school graduation and three years of experience providing administrative support in the assigned functional area(s).PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
- More than three (3) years of experience providing administrative support in Account Payable, General Ledger Accounting, Account Receivable, or Financial Management.
- Experience using Microsoft Office Suite computer applications.
- Ability to work in high-volume, fast-paced office environment.
- Self-motivated and able to work both independently and within a team setting
- Demonstrated strong communications and customer service experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching, and bending; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Ability to communicate with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to lift up to 15 lbs. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include 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.