Head Start Fiscal Assistant (Financial Specialist I)

$49,623.18 - $82,704.96 yr
Apr 09, 2018
Apr 20, 2018
Full Time
Performs entry-level professional tasks of limited difficulty in budget and/or fiscal management; and performs related work as required. Serves as the fiscal and budget support for the Office for Children's Head Start and Early Head Start Programs. Duties include:
  • Supports the fiscal operations of the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs including the monitoring, tracking and reporting of inventory, personnel, operating, capital equipment, budgets, revenues, and partnerships.
  • Prepares payroll reconciliation, administrative cost reports, cost allocation plan verifications, and non-federal share reports for the Head Start and Early Head Start Program Grants.
  • Administers Family Child Care (FCC) provider agreements, monitors FCC provider budgets, revenue and expenditures.
  • Works closely with FCC providers to ensure they are meeting the federal fiscal requirements of their contract.
  • Provides administrative grant support by reviewing, coding, filing, tracking and reconciling the Head Start and Early Head Start Program fiscal documents.
  • Assists with budget training for FCC Providers, parents, Policy Council, and staff.
  • Assists with federal, state, and county audits of the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.
This position works under direct supervision of the Financial Specialist III for the Office for Children Head Start Programs. 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 6 credit hours of basic accounting principles and concepts.
BRIDGE CLASS EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:Four years of increasingly complex technical administrative experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Administrative Assistant IV, or higher, level.

This class can serve as a bridge class enabling individuals who do not meet the educational or professional experience standards listed above to qualify for this class by possessing four years of increasingly complex technical administrative experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Administrative Assistant IV, or higher, level.
The purpose of this bridge class is to promote upward mobility within the Fairfax Countyworkforce. However, persons qualifying for this class on the basis of their technical experience may not substitute this technical experience for education, or for professional experience, in order to qualify for other employment opportunities.

Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, finance, or a related field with extensive knowledge and experience with bookkeeping, grants management, budgeting, database management, financial reporting, and managing multiple funding streams. At least five years of experience managing data via spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel, developing and managing budgets, and providing administrative and/or financial support to a program. Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and also in a team environment.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, Child Protective Services Registry check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. Applicants and employees within these positions must demonstrate financial responsibility in personal finances as a condition of employment. Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.

Work is generally sedentary. Ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment. Ability to travel to program sites and meetings. Ability to lift and file records. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include a written 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 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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