Fiscal Officer II

Alexandria, VA
$62,657.92 - $102,994.90 Annually
Nov 29, 2018
Dec 13, 2018
Accountant, IT
Full Time

Fiscal Officer II

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington, and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Approximately one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. Several buildings in these districts are monuments to the past, while being actively used by citizens for homes, businesses, and museums. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Fiscal Officer II position.

An OverviewThe Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) is seeking Fiscal Officer II. The Fiscal Officer II supervises and performs analytical and evaluative work involving the formulation of budget estimates, including the development of fund requirements to support operating programs, assists with the execution of the approved departmental budget, and exercises controls over the obligation and expenditures of appropriated funds and the administration of management services. Guidelines used by the incumbents are in the form of acceptable industry and legal practices, Administrative Regulations, ITS standards and practices, and other internal department procedures and policies. This position reports to the ITS Administrative Services Division Chief. 
The Opportunity As Fiscal Officer II, you will be an important team member of the Information Technology Services (ITS) Department. Examples of duties include:

  • Monitoring fiscal conditions of the department's operating programs and conducting budgetary and financial analyses of the department's budget to determine variances on the causes, and remediation of the variances;
  • Developing financial analysis reports for aiding in developing the department's budget;
  • Identifying appropriate contract vehicles for the department to utilize for required procurements;
  • Analyzing complex budget and financial issues and making recommendations regarding problems and solutions to budget issues such as reductions, increases, and alternate methods for meeting departmental and budget goals;
  • Developing monthly financial reports for tracking and analyzing budgets and reviewing these with management;
  • Meeting with staff on budgeting or financial issues as they arise;
  • Preparing, justifying, and tracking budget transfers required for the department during the fiscal year;
  • Managing the department's operating budget and reviewing payment vouchers for goods and services obtained in operating programs and capital improvement projects;
  • Processing department purchases and payments according to City and State regulations;
  • Overseeing the budget for the department's Capital Improvement Program (CIP);
  • Working with Deputy Directors, Division Chiefs and project managers to obtain allocation of funds for CIP projects from City Council;
  • Reviewing CIP allocation requests to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) using the information provided by managers of the projects;
  • Resolving problems pertaining to purchasing and budget issues;
  • Attending meetings with staff where policy and direction of each CIP project is determined for the upcoming budget cycle;
  • Developing the personnel services portion of the operating budget;
  • Recommending budget adjustments and alternative methods for meeting budget goals to the Director and Administrative Services Division Chief;
  • Attending meetings with OMB staff and the City Manager's Office staff to answer inquiries on CIP projects and the operating budgets;
  • Preparing budget forecasts reports of general fund expenditures for the department;
  • Maintaining and exercising technical expertise in the interpretation and application of City financial management and procurement procedures and policies;
  • Interpreting policy and assisting divisions in attaining consistency and compliance with all regulatory requirements; and,
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

About the DepartmentThe Information Technology Services Department is responsible for enterprise technology operations for the City of Alexandria.  ITS provides technology services and solutions to City departments to enhance service delivery and aligns activities with City needs by providing leadership, resources, expertise, and products that enable departments to better serve the residents, businesses, and visitors. All resources support initiatives funded through the multi-year Information Technology Capital Improvement Plan (IT/CIP) to improve the overall technology landscape. The City of Alexandria's ITS Department has been a Top Ten National Finalist in the Digital Cities Award program for the past 14 consecutive years.

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