Financial Specialist II

$57,165.68 - $95,276.90 yr
Apr 10, 2017
May 01, 2017
Full Time
Seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to serve as one of the department's financial team leaders responsible for the administration of financial procedures and processes. Prepares reimbursement billings, assists in the preparation of departmental budget in accordance with the policies and guidelines established, manages the accounting and reconciliation of assigned funds and ensures compliance with county's policies and procedures, Assists in the closing of the fiscal year end. Works with purchasing team and vendors to address complex accounting and invoicing issues. Supervises one administrative associate and reviews daily work for accuracy and completeness. Specific areas of knowledge include finance, budgeting, accounting, auditing, accounts receivable, invoicing, accounts payable, payment processing, and contracts.

Duties may include:
  • Prepares reimbursement billings in accordance with the formats and content required by each granting agency;
  • Assists in the closing of the fiscal year end;
  • 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 assists development of the agency budget and monitors budget status;
  • Acts as the main point of contact for administrative support as needed.
Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Any combination of education, 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.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Demonstrated ability to independently solve problems in a team-based environment, ability to balance multiple priorities and consistently meet established deadlines. Experience with an SAP or PeopleSoft system is desirable. Knowledge in grants accounting is preferred. Advanced knowledge and skills in using Microsoft Office Suite application. Ability to: communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; work independently within established policies, procedures, and guidelines; analyze problems and recommend solutions; establish/maintain good working relationships; exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative; and use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software to prepare documents, store, track, manipulate, and analyze information.

Work is generally sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items less than 25 pounds in weight. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability 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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