Financial Specialist III

$65,825.55 - $109,708.77 yr
Apr 10, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
Full Time
Works with the Fairfax County Police Department's Financial Resources Division as a finance expert. The responsibilities for this position include:
  • Develop annual and third quarter budget totaling $192 million in expenditures, and $30 million in revenues and other funding streams;
  • Provide timely financial projections, reports, and identify spending trends;
  • Meet with various command staff to compile relevant data for individual budget, and items to be considered for third quarter budget review submissions;
  • Ensure compliance with count policies and procedures, and any state and federal mandates;
  • Build and maintain relationships with other county departments;
  • Manage staff daily performance and annual performance evaluations;
  • Make recommendations for process improvements.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • 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.
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 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.
Appointee must demonstrate financial responsibility in personal finances as a condition of employment and will be required to complete a criminal background check and a credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Master's degree in finance or accounting;
  • Ability to review, interpret large and complex amounts of fiscal and accounting data and make solid recommendations;
  • Ability to conduct financial studies and prepare complex financial reports;
  • Ability to present financial and accounting data in a clear and concise manner to varying audiences;
  • Two years of experience working within the financial module of an enterprise resource planning system (ERP) such as SAP, PeopleSoft, Lawson, etc.
Job is generally sedentary in nature. Employee needs visual acuity to read data on computer monitor; be able to operate keyboard driven equipment, and may also be required to lift up to 30 pounds. Duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview, may include an exercise.

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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.

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