Financial Specialist II

Location
FAIRFAX (EJ03), VA
Salary
$58,451.95 - $97,420.54 Annually
Posted
Aug 06, 2018
Closes
Aug 20, 2018
Function
Finance
Hours
Full Time

Serves as an integral part of the administrative services team supporting the Department of Transportation, primarily responsible for managing the department's procurement and accounts payable operations. Responsibilities include providing strategic procurement and accounts payable guidance to department staff. Supervises procurement and accounts payable staff; approving procurement and payment requests to ensure compliance with local, state and federal regulations. Serves as department's procurement card manager and serving as the liaison on procurement and accounts payable operations to the Department of Procurement and Material Management and Department of Finance. Works closely with other Financial Specialist II positions to provide related financial management support, such as preparing monthly reconciliations, monitoring and analyzing expenditures, preparing financial reports, and communicating findings. In addition, this position collaborates with the department's senior administrative staff and others, as required, to streamline business processes to improve efficiency and ensure strong internal controls, develop policies and procedures, and provide related training and support. Expected to successfully resolve problems in a team-based environment, balance multiple priorities and tasks to meet established deadlines, and perform duties under limited supervision.

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills, as well as significant expertise in public procurement, accounting or financial management related to capital projects. Degree and/or experience in accounting, finance, business or public administration or related field. Considerable experience using Microsoft Office Suite computer software, particularly Excel and governmental accounting and financial systems. Demonstrated success as a supervisor, including coaching and training.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Work is generally sedentary. However, employee may be required to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items under 5 pounds in weight. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview.

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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