Financial Specialist II

Location
FAIRFAX (EJ26), VA
Salary
$57,165.68 - $95,276.90 yr
Posted
Apr 09, 2018
Closes
Apr 20, 2018
Function
Finance
Hours
Full Time

Fairfax County boasts a top-notch school system, safe neighborhoods, thousands of acres of parkland, and bustling town centers. County government sits at the heart of this dynamic community of 1.1 million residents and seeks employees eager to bring their energy, enthusiasm and skills to serve Fairfax residents and to shape the county's future. Land Development Services (LDS) is the steward of the county's land development and building construction codes and regulations, and its staff members embrace their essential role as "first preventers." Every day, through careful review, permitting and inspection of site and building construction, our staff protects the health, safety, welfare, and environment for those who live in, work in, and visit Fairfax County. Our department also serves as the gateway to much of the county's economic development, reviewing over 26,000 building and site plans, issuing nearly 60,000 building permits, and conducting over 216,000 building and site inspections each year. If you would like to join a creative, collaborative, innovative team doing meaningful work, then LDS is the place for you.

Develops, implements, organizes and manages the financial reconciliations of all the following deposit accounts related to past, current and future county projects to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the financial records: future construction escrows, county proffers, conservation agreements and completion agreements. Oversees and audits the processing of all deposit accounts. Evaluates and recommends improvements to standard operating procedures for all deposit accounts. Monitors the research and reclassifications of existing accounts. Designs and produces monthly/quarterly/annually financial reports on the deposit accounts for LDS management team, Internal Audit, Department of Finance (DOF) and the Auditor to the Board of Supervisors. Manages and supports the billing and accounts receivable processing. This position is under the supervision of the Financial Specialist III.

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.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, and a credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Excellent knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Demonstrated ability to successfully solve problems in a team-based, collaborative environment, ability to balance multiple priorities and consistently meet established deadlines. Demonstrated ability to work and collaborate across multi-agency teams. Manage and monitor shared project responsibilities. A bachelor's degree in accounting from an accredited four-year college or university. Significant experience with local government financial accounting and reporting or auditing. Working Knowledge of Plans and Waiver System (PAWS) or similar Land development software. Extensive experience with SAP or a similar type financial software, including invoicing and collection process and financial monitoring. Advanced knowledge and skill in the use of Microsoft Office computer software, especially Excel, Word, Outlook, applications.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Duties are generally sedentary and performed in a normal office environment. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and retrieve documents from file cabinets. Duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodation.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview. As part of the interview process a written exercise may be administered.

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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