Financial Specialist I

Fairfax, Virginia
$54,421.54 - $90,701.94 Annually
Jun 10, 2023
Jun 17, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works within the Administrative Services Division. Under general supervision of the Administrative Services Division Manager, performs a variety of professional financial and accounting functions in support of DPMM business areas. Utilizes SAP FOCUS automated system for processing financial transactions for operating funds. Ascertains that sufficient funds are available and uses correct coding elements. Prepares a variety of financial documents in SAP FOCUS to include encumbrances, change orders, payment vouchers, cash receipts, journal entries, budget entries, and invoices. Uses the Vendor Invoice Management System to pay invoices and process travel reimbursements and non-po payments. Performs detailed reconciliations per the Department of Finance policy, FPS-020. Assists in preparing annual operating budgets and appropriate justifications. Monitors all DPMM’s operating expenditures. Monitors the WPFO budgets and billings. Ensures the integrity and accuracy of financial records, identifying errors, and preparing correcting entries. Maintains electronic ledgers and spreadsheets of budget and expenditure records for DPMM business areas. Assists in audits. Prepares and analyzes budget and expenditure reports using SAP FOCUS. Maintains complete documentation of all financial actions. May cross-train additional personnel assigned to the Administrative Services Division.

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.

Four years of increasingly complex technical administrative experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Administrative Assistant IV, or higher, level. This class can serve as a bridge class enabling individuals who do not meet the educational or professional experience standards listed above to qualify for this class by possessing four years of increasingly complex technical administrative experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Administrative Assistant IV, or higher, level.
The purpose of this bridge class is to promote upward mobility within the Fairfax County workforce. However, persons qualifying for this class on the basis of their technical experience may not substitute this technical experience for education, or for professional experience, in order to qualify for other employment opportunities.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Experience with SAP software. Proficient with Excel and other Microsoft Office Suite programs. Knowledge of purchasing and accounting related procedures. Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff and to communicate efficiently. Ability multi-task.

Position is primarily sedentary; however, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items under 15 pounds in weight. Work requires the ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and the ability to communicate clearly.All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include 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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