Financial Specialist III

$67,306.72 - $112,177.31 Annually
Aug 06, 2018
Aug 20, 2018
Full Time
Serves as the subject matter expert for accounting and budgeting for the largest municipal fleet in Virginia with a total budget of approximately $83 million. Plans, directs, and supervises a professional fiscal staff responsible for the performance, analysis and review of a highly complex budget, and accounts payable and receivable. Specific responsibilities are as follows:
  • Oversees the fiscal planning and financial operations of the department, which includes budget development and monitoring, financial reporting, agency/department interfund billing, and adherence to generally accepted accounting principles and Fairfax County policies and procedures;
  • Oversees the maintenance of numerous fund/sub-fund accounts to include the county's Vehicle Replacement Fund;
  • Collaborates with DVS and other county staff to obtain information for budget submissions and replacement fund maintenance;
  • Researches budget, finance, and procurement requirements, analyzes impact on current operations and recommends means of implementation;
  • Prepares charts, graphs and statistical tables for presentation to senior management;
  • Performs trend analysis on fuel usage and pricing, projects fuel prices, and prepares adjustments as part of quarterly reviews;
  • Develops cost projections of services provided and corresponding revenue recovery including the development of markup and rates;
  • Monitors and forecasts expenditures and revenues;
  • Directs or conducts and presents special management or fiscal analyses and studies for senior management;
  • Directs and oversees fiscal year-end closeout activities to ensure financial and budget requirements are met;
  • Administers the department procurement card program by providing guidance for proper use, financial reconciliation, enforcement of Internal Control Procedures, and coordination with staff in the Department of Procurement and Material Management.
Illustrative Duties
  • Participates in the formulation and documentation of agency fiscal policies and procedures;
  • Oversees the maintenance of numerous fund/subfund accounts;
  • Reviews long range revenue and expenditures estimates to ensure availability of funds;
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation of large agency budget;
  • Researches budget, finance and procurement requirements, analyzes impact on current operations and recommends means of implementation.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of governmental budgeting and fiscal management and the ability to apply them to complex governmental systems;
  • Considerable knowledge of federal, state and county policies, procedures, regulations and legislation impacting the maintenance of financial records;
  • Ability to effectively supervise and coordinate the activities of staff;
  • Ability to develop and implement fiscal policies and procedures.
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 four 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.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a credit check, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • The ideal candidate will have five years or more of progressively responsible experience preparing and administering a complex budget for a municipality;
  • Five or more years of experience supervising administrative, paraprofessional and professional finance staff, experience completing transactions, reports and working in FOCUS/SAP;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with others in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment;
  • Knowledge of accepted accounting practices and principles; and strong written and verbal communication skills.
Duties are sedentary in nature, but require manual dexterity. Duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include 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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