Financial Specialist Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$68,720.08 - $114,533.12 Annually
Sep 14, 2019
Sep 21, 2019
Full Time
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Acts as a lead for the management of a complex budget and/or supervision of a small budget team. Manages many complicated grants with grant reporting requirements. Manages both grant and General Fund budgets, and ensures compliance with applicable state, federal, and local requirements, regulations and financial policies. Establishes and maintains supportive partnerships with program staff in utilization of the agency's financial resources. Responsible for the supervision, professional development and performance of a small team of professional-level financial staff, directing the team in the development and preparation of budgets, grants, audit response, invoicing, reporting, and accounts management. Monitors and reports expenditures, revenues and balances for assigned budgets. Directs and provides guidance on annual budget development, and multiple components of state and federal applications for funding as well as annual grant submissions. Other responsibilities include: specialized analysis, project coordination, preparing and making presentations to County program managers, contract partners, Human Services Council, and the Department of Management and Budget.

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.

Employment Standards


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 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.

(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")


  • Certain positions with financial responsibility within this class may be subject to criminal background checks and/or credit checks as a condition of employment and periodically thereafter, as determined by the department head.
  • Applicants and employees within these positions must demonstrate financial responsibility in personal finances as a condition of employment.
  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a check of the Child Protective Services Registry to the satisfaction of the employer.

  • Degree in public administration, public policy, finance, government, business administration or a related field.
  • Experience within local or state government.
  • Considerable knowledge of, and three years of experience with governmental budgeting, to include forecasting, revenue analysis, grants management, financial auditing, and managing multiple funding streams.
  • Two years of supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and review details, and ability to effectively synthesize information for appropriate audiences.
  • Experience with researching, preparing, and presenting reports to senior managers, and/or various committees, boards, and commissions.
  • Experience with Pivot tables, Microsoft Office Suite applications, including high-level proficiency with Microsoft Excel to analyze and manipulate data.

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. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. All duties 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 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.

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