Join the Park Authority and our nationally recognized team of professionals! The Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is seeking a Financial Support Assistant 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 general supervision of the Revenue Operations Manager, performs general financial duties including fiscal administration of revenue management. Responsible for compiling and reviewing cash reports generated by revenue sites within the Fairfax County Park Authority. Performs a variety of substantial clerical-accounting functions such as preparing journal entries, management and process of bank deposits, research and adjustment of bank exceptions, management of change funds for site locations, preparation of monthly tax returns, site consignment and one-time vendor payments. Serves as point of contact from the financial team for Point-of-Sale systems guidance to sites. Maintains physical and digital files. Other duties as assigned to support the financial management branch and provide financial administrative support.
The assigned functional areas of this position are accounting, accounts receivable, and financial support. 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.)
General Financial Duties
Uses existing spreadsheets and databases to interpret and organize resource information;
Provides customized reports to analysts or others in the unit.
Monitors external accounts and resolves discrepancies;
Resolves problems by performing qualitative review of individual cases;
Enters data into corporate accounting systems and reconciles a wide variety of accounts receivable/payable;
Coordinates data collection and provides information to others including executive/work unit head;
Explains policies of the functional area (e.g., purchasing, travel, and leave).
Performs/supervises several administrative functions (e.g., records management, reception);
Develops filing systems (paper and/or electronic);
Develops internal mailing processes and procedures;
Prepares non-routine responses to correspondence;
May supervise general administrative functions.
Generates unique reports;
Creates complex spreadsheets for work unit;
Prepares routine reports and statistics based on information compiled from various sources;
Determines report format and elements.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 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.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:
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Preferred an associate degree in accounting, business, information systems, or a related field.
- Full-time experience utilizing financial ERP systems
- Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and financial concepts
- Must have attention to detail, the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work in a team environment.
- Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
- Must have the ability to interact in a friendly, service-oriented, and professional manner with internal and external customers.
- Knowledge and experience in general financial administration, accounts receivable, and record/file management.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office computer software and intermediate knowledge of Excel functions
- Ability to adapt to various systems and system modifications.
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. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Duties are generally sedentary, performed in a normal office environment. Sedentary with walking and lifting less than five pounds. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov