Financial Specialist Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$68,720.08 - $114,533.12 Annually
Apr 10, 2021
Apr 24, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Performs a variety of complex finance and budget functions supporting various programs in the department as part of the department’s Finance and Procurement Team. Acts as the team lead in the management of a complex division budget and supervision of a small budget team. Oversees federal and state grant funding, including reporting requirements, as well as General Fund resources. 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. Provides projections and recommendations associated with the financial impact of legislative and programmatic changes affecting NCS programs. Other responsibilities include: specialized analysis, project coordination, monthly and other required reconciliations, and preparing and making presentations to County program managers, contract partners, and the Department of Management and Budget. Works collaboratively with County corporate partners, the department’s procurement staff, and other members of the financial team to ensure that finance and budget matters are handled timely, accurately, and in accordance with program needs to maintain continuity of operations and services for county residents. Works under the general supervision of a Financial Specialist IV in the Department of Neighborhood & Community Services (NCS.)

Note: The salary will not exceed the midpoint of the advertised salary range.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)

  • 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

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

  • 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

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 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.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 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 and communicate effectively with co-workers and stakeholders.
  • 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. Ability to do some walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items up to 25 pounds. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment and communicate verbally and in writing. Sufficiently mobile to attend meetings at various locations and make presentations to county staff and community. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a practical exercise.

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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