Performs strategic financial analysis and directs and supervises a key business area in the Department of Family Services (DFS) composed of financial management, accounts payable, accounts receivable (including revenue collection) and procurement. Oversees the overall budget coordination and development for submission to department leadership including budget estimates, financial reporting and data presentation to ensure policy decisions have been met. Ensures compliance with federal and state reporting requirements associated with grant funding and oversees both internal and external financial audits and implements corrective actions (when applicable). Oversees and directs all accounting functions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as well as any federal, state, or the county requirements. Oversees revenue received from multiple sources including federal/state reimbursement, grant funding, client and program fees, and insurance (including Medicaid). Coordinates with the department's human resources manager on positions that impact budget, funding, or revenue. Supervises the procurement activities to ensure compliance with all procurement rules and regulations of the county, state and federal government. Serves as a member of the DFS Senior Management Team. Serves as the primary liaison between DFS and other county agencies (e.g., Department of Finance, Department of Procurement and Material Management, Department of Management and Budget, and health and human services agencies, as applicable). Please click here for more detailed information about the Department of Family Services.Illustrative Duties At the direction and in consultation with the department Director and/or Deputy Director, carries out all of the following:
- Serves as senior advisor to the Director and/or Deputy Director on matters of policy and process related to financial and financial administrative management;
- Makes presentations to the Deputy County Executive for Human Services, Director, Deputy Director, Boards, Authorities and Commissions, as well as other County senior management;
- Supervises a team of financial professionals performing advanced technical analysis and makes recommendations to the Director and/or Deputy Director about program funding within the department;
- Directs ongoing process improvement initiatives related to financial processes, budget development and monitoring within the agency;
- Oversees the overall budget coordination and development for submission to department leadership;
- Coordinates budget estimates, financial reporting and data presentation for the agency to ensure policy decisions have been met;
- Oversees revenue received from multiple sources including federal/state reimbursement, grant funding, client and program fees, and insurance (including Medicaid);
- Serves as department lead concerning revenue, including projections and collection rates as well as reporting revenue targets to department leadership, County stakeholders, Boards, Authorities and Commissions;
- Develops revenue strategies that ensures compliance with federal, state, and local regulations to maximize reimbursement;
- Determines the budget impact on the department from both state and federal legislative actions;
- Manages, develops, and implements the responsibilities and policies relating to fiscal and financial administrative management policies, including budgeting, financing, and reporting;
- Prepares written and verbal reports for department senior management regarding cost variances and acts independently in identifying and resolving programmatic anomalies;
- Oversees staff from financial management, accounts payable, accounts receivable (including revenue collection) and procurement;
- Coordinates with the department's Human Resources Manager on positions that impact budget, funding, or revenue;
- Oversees both internal and external financial audits and implements corrective actions (when applicable);
- Ensures compliance with federal and state reporting requirements associated with grant funding;
- Establishes accounting policies and procedures in accordance with GAAP as well as any federal, state or county requirements.
- Advanced knowledge of the principles, theories, and practices of public administration, particularly regarding governmental budget and finance administration;
- Advanced knowledge of county organization, policy, procedures and practices, particularly regarding the budget cycle and budget development and monitoring;
- Knowledge of the agency's mission, goals, objectives and organizational structure;
- Knowledge of systems management and process improvement;
- Knowledge of corporate systems and processes;
- Ability to analyze complex financial transactions and cash flows;
- Ability to oversee research and analysis of facts, findings and recommendations;
- Ability to coordinate development of financial recommendations, reports, studies and presentations;
- Ability to present complex financial information to key stakeholders including Boards, Authorities and Commissions;
- Ability to effectively supervise and develop financial professional and financial administrative staff;
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
- Ability to work effectively across organizational boundaries;
- Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships;
- Ability to build a cohesive team by promoting commitment, fostering strong relationships between team member, facilitating common understanding, using strengths of team members, and valuing all members' contributions;
- Ability to facilitate open communication among team members, stakeholders, and customer groups;
- Ability to manager competing interests among individuals or groups to eliminate barriers to building partnerships;
- Ability to formulate goals, objectives, schedules, and priorities for activities that support the accomplishment of projects and programs;
- Ability to facilitate constructive expression and resolution of individual and group confrontations and disagreements;
- Ability to identify and recommend solutions to solve complex business issues;
- Ability to evaluate the benefits, costs, and overall impact to the budget of various proposals and solutions;
- Ability to manage complex financial studies;
- Ability to set priorities and manage changing requirements for self and others.
Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to the following: graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in public administration, public policy, finance, accounting or a directly related field of study; plus six years of increasingly responsible professional-level budget preparation experience or closely-related professional-level experience in finance or accounting, to include two years of supervisory experience.
Master's degree in finance, business administration, public administration, public policy, health care administration, or related field. Five or more years serving as financial manager or large state or county government department. Five or more years overseeing and managing a large complex budget that includes multiple funding streams. Five or more years supervising administrative, paraprofessional and professional finance staff. Familiarity with and ability to use SAP ERP software. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, child protective services check and a credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.
Work is generally sedentary and is usually performed in a normal office environment. Ability to use keyboard driven equipment. Ability to attend evening meetings off site. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Panel interview and may include 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 711. EEO/AA/TTY.