Financial Services Assistant (admin Asst Iii)

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Fairfax, Virginia
$43,498.00 - $72,496.11 Annually
Sep 09, 2023
Sep 22, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

Performs a variety of financial and accounting functions using the Fairfax County's financial system. Provides a high-level of customer service to the library's 23 branches, technical operations, and administration services by initiating contact, requesting feedback and providing quality assistance in a timely manner. Actively participates and contributes to the overall success of the financial service division team. Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of the Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL).

Note : The assigned functional areas of the position are general administrative support, accounting, finance, and customer service.

Note: This job announcement will be used to fill multiple current vacancies and may be used to fill future vacancies.

The selected applicant's starting hourly rate will be in the minimum to midpoint range ($20.9125 - $27.8829) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.

Schedule: Scheduling flexibility is imperative. Occasional overtime may be required. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library.

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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 spreadsheets or databases to organize information and produce standard reports;
Prepares a variety of complex disbursement forms (e.g., check requests, travel forms, cash sheets, and journal entries) for routing and approval;
May approve some disbursement forms;
Compiles and maintains monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual totals, reports, and financial statements;
Explains fiscal rules and procedures to employees to ensure uniform application.

Fiscal Administration
Sets up accounts through corporate systems;
Reconciles ledgers;
Prepares status reports;
Gathers data for use by others in preparing budget;
Prepares transfer vouchers and interfund billing;
Monitors external accounts for discrepancies.

Prepares wide variety of accounting forms;
Reconciles daily receipts or accounts receivable/payable;
Identifies discrepancies and makes corrections;
Collects required documents;
Prepares and authorizes expense vouchers and/or invoices within limited authorization levels.

Verifies requests for goods and services against county contracts and funding sources;
Orders goods or services and follows up/resolves discrepancies and ensures delivery;
Authorizes requests for goods and services in corporate systems;
Ensures appropriate routing and approval of purchase requests.

Word Processing/Typing
Keys/types complex documents (e.g., technical);
Proofs spelling and grammar;
Uses multiple software packages to prepare equations, statistics, tables and/or presentations;
Compiles reports from edited drafts;
Uses macros and templates developed by others.

Information Systems/Software
Performs data entry with some knowledge of department/work unit/program;
Manipulates screens for additional entries;
Generates routine reports;
Creates simple spreadsheets;
Maintains databases.

Compiles routine factual/numerical reports using readily available information.

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 standard rules and interpretations within own functional area and a working knowledge of established methods and procedures used in related areas;
Significant nonstandard skill/knowledge is required involving production of an end product such as a report.

Word Processing/Typing
Basic skills in the use of Microsoft Word.

Math Skills
Basic math skills.

PC Skills
Basic skills in the use of applicable Microsoft Office Suite software.

Ability to write simple documents.

Information Abilities
Ability to process and integrate complex data.

Interpersonal Abilities
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 in at least three functions (e.g., create shells, accounts payable processing).

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to high school graduation and two years of experience providing administrative support in the assigned functional area(s).

  • Experience navigating and processing transactions with SAP or a similar Enterprise Resource Planning system.
  • Demonstrated experience performing financial functions, such as procurement, reconciliation, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and/or bank reconciliation.
  • Experience entering, modifying, and extracting data from an automated database and/or web-based online application in order to generate reports.
  • Demonstrated technical experience using Microsoft Office Suite applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Must be detail-oriented, flexible, adaptable and have experience working in a team environment; and possess strong communication skills both oral and written.


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

Job is generally sedentary in nature, however ability to walk, stand, sit, climb stairs, reach, and bend are required. Ability to use hands to grasp, handle, and feel. Visual acuity is required to read and input data on PC. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to communicate with others verbally and in writing. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. All duties 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. EEO/AA/TTY.


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