Financial Specialist Ii

4 days left

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$62,693.28 - $104,489.63 Annually
Posted
Jan 21, 2023
Closes
Feb 03, 2023
Ref
22-03454
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This is a reannouncement. Applicants who wish to revise their original application are encouraged to reapply with a revised application. Otherwise, all applicants who previously applied to job# 22-03454 do not need to reapply to be considered.

Analyzes and processes accounts payable and accounts receivable activities in support of the Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) u nder general supervision of the Financial Specialist III . Serves as the primary coordinator and provides fiscal oversight of the FRDs extensive travel and training program for both general and grant funded activities. Utilizing significant experience with the county's financial system, Fairfax County Unified System (FOCUS), is responsible for the accounting functions, review, audit, and reconciliation of all travel and training financial activities. Interprets county regulations regarding agency travel and training activities. Performs accounting functions unique to the agency's complex, specialized record keeping and reporting requirements for travel and training functions.

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 and/or analyzes financial data and makes recommendations;
  • Plans, organizes, and participates in the reconciliation of funds;
  • Prepares long range revenue and expenditure estimates necessary to forecast economic feasibility of various projects;
  • Reviews and verifies postings to appropriate ledgers and subsidiary accounts;
  • Prepares or assist development of the agency budget and monitors budget status.


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 of generally accepted accounting principles;
  • Ability to prepare, interpret and analyze financial reports and statements;
  • Ability to develop and apply budget, procurement, and payment procedures in accordance with established county policies.


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, two 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Advanced level, experience FOCUS user.
  • Understanding of general accounting processes and terms.
  • Experience working with travel, training, and reimbursements.
  • Familiar with the County's policies and procedures and proven ability to effectively communicate them to staff at all levels.
  • Adept at working with spreadsheets and databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, set priorities and attend to multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be detail-orientated, have good communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain productive and effective staff relationships.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
None.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check and sanctions screening 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and 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.

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