Financial Specialist II

$57,165.68 - $95,276.90 yr
Jun 04, 2018
Jun 18, 2018
Full Time

Serves as an integral part of the fiscal team supporting the Department of Family Services. Works closely with program senior management and the department's senior fiscal manager, as well as other local, federal, and state staff. Performs quantitative analysis of program budgets, mandates, multi-jurisdictional fiscal plans and performance measures, as well as program and impact analysis. Prepares the annual budget request, quarterly budget reviews, and monthly expenditure reports and budget monitoring, including monitoring grant budgets; forecasting multiple-stream revenues; and monitoring relevant legislation and estimating the potential fiscal and policy impacts on programs. Reconciles monthly postings and makes necessary journal entries. Ensures compliance with county, state, and federal policies, regulations, grant and audit requirements. Successfully resolves problems in a team-based environment and balances multiple priorities and tasks to meet established deadlines.

Duties are performed with limited supervision.

Note: Multiple positions may be filled from this advertisement within the Department of Family Services or with another Human Service agency

Illustrative Duties
  • 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 assist development of the agency budget and monitors budget status.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles;
  • Ability to prepare, interpret and analyze financial reports and statements;
  • Ability to develop and apply budget, procurement, and payment procedures in accordance with established county policies.
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.

Requires strong analytical, computer, oral and written communication skills, as well as significant expertise in the area of governmental budgeting or accounting, financial management, program support, and policy analysis. Degree and/or experience in economics, public administration, public finance, or accounting. Knowledge of and experience in: social services program analysis and financial management; managing multiple funding streams; and monitoring and projecting revenues and expenditures. Experience in financial audits and grants reporting. Considerable experience using Microsoft Office Suite computer software, particularly Excel; and governmental accounting and financial systems.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:Is required to complete a criminal background check, credit check and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Job is generally sedentary in nature. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include a written or technical 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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