Financial Specialist Iv - Budget Coordinator And Debt Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
$75,516.27 - $125,861.01 Annually
Feb 13, 2021
Feb 27, 2021
Full Time
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Oversees the coordination, preparation, development and submission of the agency-wide annual and quarterly capital and operating budgets for 13 funds valued in excess of $100 million. Coordinates and assists in the preparation and submissions of the agency's various other budget processes to include the annual budget, quarterly budget reviews, and year-end processes. Serves as agency lead in oversight of the budget and coordinates submissions to the Department of Management and Budget. Monitors assigned budgets and funds. Prepares fund statements for capital improvement funds. Assists in the CIP Budget review and records needed journal entries for financial transactions. Oversees transactions related to fixed assets and revenue and expense recognition. Provides technical and supervisory oversight for professional staff that manage agency funds. Performs financial analysis to include projections on assigned funds for revenues, expenditures and net profit or loss.

Supervises a team with oversight of grants and debt tracking in MITAS. Tracks debt schedules. Coordinates banking needs. Serves as CashPro administrator and maintains investment summary. Coordinates oversight of required amortization payments to banking institutions. Works as lead in tracking of business plan project and project balances. Manages needed CIP for projects and TECO for asset creation. Position also assists in various audits and prepares audit reports and PBC schedules needs throughout the year.

Ensures agency compliance with local, state and federal regulations and guidelines. Maintains complex accounting records related to agency operating, capital and personnel budgets in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) regulations, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines, and the Fairfax County Department of Finance Policies, standards and guidelines. Coordinates and prepares charts, graphs and statistical tables and models that are required to present budget and consideration Items to management and the governing boards. Develops budget presentations for agency staff and the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) governing board. Prepares responses to information requests from the FCRHA, the Board of Supervisors, and agency management. Coordinates with the Director of Public Affairs to respond to citizen requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA.) Prepares FCRHA financial board items and presents items to the FCRHA Board as required.

Position uses a multitude of information technology systems, including Microsoft Office, FOCUS, VIM, and MITAS. Position requires the ability to create custom reports from FOCUS and PEAQ and should be adept at data extract and manipulation for the formulation of various reporting needs.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an-all inclusive list.)

Extensive knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of governmental budgeting and financial management;

Thorough knowledge of intergovernmental financial management, grant management and contract management;

Ability to plan and implement activities in order to ensure effective and efficient utilization of resources.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, 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 6 credit hours of basic accounting principles and concepts; plus five years of professional-level experience in finance, business administration, budgeting, or contract management, to include 2 years of supervisory experience. A Master's degree in a related field or CPA may substitute for 1 year of experience.

  • Master's degree in public administration or a related field.
  • Experience in the Fairfax County budget development process with over five years of experience.
  • Ability to supervise staff with 3 years of experience as a manager or supervisor.
  • Experience with application of accounting standards to include GAAP and GASB pronouncements and guide accounting operations and transactions.
  • Ability to present complex reports to senior management, and boards.
  • Ability to work across organizational boundaries.
  • Broad experience with financial analysis and financial reporting, statistical modeling and projecting of data and information
  • Understanding of federal/state/and county policies and procedures related to budgetary filing requirements.
  • Experience working with federally funding budget streams and grants.
  • Knowledge of capital and operating budgets and the accounting management of governmental funds.
  • Adept at FOCUS (SAP), Microsoft Office, and systems for downloading and creating management reports.
  • Knowledge of operating and capital funds.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written and attention to detail.
  • Ability to present and prepare formal information to the FCRHA Board.

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background, and a credit report check to the satisfaction of the employer. Note: This position is considered essential personnel.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Job is generally sedentary in nature, however may entail reaching or using hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor; Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Ability to communicate with others verbally and in writing Ability to lift up to 15 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran 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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