The position serves as the Comptroller for the Fairfax Circuit Court, and its Clerk’s Office. Serves as the manager of the Court’s fiscal operations, providing professional financial analysis and technical advice to the Clerk of Court’s senior management team. In Fairfax, the Clerk, through his Comptroller, serves the functions of a Virginia General Receiver. The Comptroller thus provides oversight for the collection, accounting, attribution, distribution and transmission of over $300 million in revenue annually (whether paid into Court for cases, or whether collected by the Clerk for the recordation of real estate deeds).
Directs and manages the Clerk’s fiscal team. The fiscal team is responsible for revenue/funds collection, funds investment, funds maintenance, funds reconciliation, funds disbursement, as well as state and local financial reporting, under the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (APA) standards. The fiscal team is also responsible for the agency’s own accounting operations, which includes billing, A/R, A/P, reconciliation, the p-card program, and compliance with any relevant regulations, guidelines and best practices. The Comptroller stays abreast of accounting best practices, fraud prevention, court funds management, escheatment, and champions innovations in these areas, briefing senior leadership and proposing actionable recommendations for polices and procedures to be adopted by the Clerk. Ensures compliance with sound accounting principles in all fiscal matters of the Clerk’s Office. 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.)
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
- Participates in the formulation and documentation of agency fiscal policies and procedures;
- Oversees the maintenance of numerous fund/subfund accounts;
- Reviews long range revenue and expenditures estimates to ensure availability of funds;
- Prepares or oversees the preparation of large agency budget;
- Researches budget, finance and procurement requirements, analyzes impact on current operations and recommends means of implementation.
(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
Employment StandardsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
- Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of governmental budgeting and fiscal management and the ability to apply them to complex governmental systems;
- Considerable knowledge of federal, state and county policies, procedures, regulations and legislation impacting the maintenance of financial records;
- Ability to effectively supervise and coordinate the activities of staff;
- Ability to develop and implement fiscal policies and procedures.
(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 four 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.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Four or more years of experience with governmental finance, budget, and accounting processes and procedures.
- Two or more years of supervisory experience.
- Ability to evaluate fiscal operations and ensure compliance with applicable regulations and best practices.
- Ability to formulate and implement fiscal policies and procedures.
- Ability to prepare and present complex and comprehensive report, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to effectively supervise and coordinate the activities of staff.
- Ability to exercise tact, discretion, initiative, creativity, and independent judgment.
Position is primarily sedentary in nature. Must be able to input and retrieve data from a computer. Must be able to lift files, boxes, and equipment weighing up to 10 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.SELECTION PROCEDURE:
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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov