Arlington, Virginia
Aug 11, 2017
Aug 18, 2017
Full Time
Job Title: BUDGET AND FINANCE SPECIALIST Closing Date/Time: Thu. 08/17/17 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $42,307.20 - $82,929.60 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington "METRO-accessible", Virginia       Arlington County's Police Department is recruiting for a budget and finance specialist to assist the Supervisor of the Fiscal Management Unit in the development of the unit's annual budget to include accounting, financial analysis, and internal and external reporting.  This employee will also oversee the Department's purchase card, travel advances and reimbursements programs.

Specific duties of the position include:
  • Researching and referencing non-routine problems and questions related to processing, reporting budget and accounting information to appropriate resources within the Department of Management and Finance or the Treasurer's Office;
  • Analyzing trends or anomalies in budget, accounting, and/or PRISM transactions and identifying their potential impact;
  • Preparing financial reports and conducting analysis of budget and financial transactions;
  • Overseeing the purchase process including initiating purchase requisitions, creating purchase orders, coding purchases, and monitoring available funding;
  • Maintaining proper accounting records including reviewing invoices, processing accounts receivables and payables, responding to payment inquiries, researching discrepancies and referring questions to appropriate resources; and
  • Assisting in the development, maintenance, revision and reconciliation of new or existing accounts.
The ideal candidate for this position will work well in multi-disciplinary teams as well as independently; take initiative, understand and follow policies and procedures, and have knowledge of technical budget, accounting, and financial analysis concepts.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field with a minimum of 12 college-level course hours in budget, accounting, and/or procurement, plus at least one year of professional experience in budget, accounting, and/or procurement in either a private, public, or governmental environment.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis. 

Desirables: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Accounts receivable and/or payable;
  • Knowledge of computerized financial systems;
  • Intermediate to Expert use of Microsoft Excel (including pivot tables and other advanced features);
  • Analytical skills (budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis); and/or
  • Working with Oracle-based systems.

 Special Requirements: You may be asked to provide documentation supporting your academic coursework.

PLEASE NOTE: A pre-hire background check and a polygraph examination will be required, and will be administered by a licensed operator with the Police Department as a condition for employment.
 Additional Information: Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

An online application is required.  Each section of the application must be completed.  A resume will not substitute for the completed application.  Your responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire are considered part of the selection process.  Please do not enter "see resume" as a response to the questions.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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