Arlington, Virginia
$60,257.60 - $119,724.80 Annually
Jul 23, 2021
Aug 18, 2021
Full Time
Position Information
The Department of Management and Finance is seeking an experienced Staff Financial Analyst to assist in the development of the County's multi-billion-dollar ten-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Additionally, this employee will be responsible for a full range of annual operating and capital budgeting and financing activities, including updating capital financing policies and project criteria; coordinating CIP project and funding plans; centrally overseeing various operating department budgets, and; providing financial oversight to approved capital projects.

This employee must be comfortable to providing advice and assistance on complex financial matters to the County Manager, County Board members and Board-appointed advisory boards and commissions.

Examples of special projects include:

  • Leading negotiation and implementation of complex financing tools;
  • Leading or participating in regional, county-wide, or departmental task forces or special projects; and
  • Developing specialized financing plans for large capital projects.
The ideal candidate will have strong written and interpersonal skills to communicate capital budget information to varying levels of the organization as well as to build working relationships with department staff to support program portfolios. A strong candidate will understand the "big picture" of capital budgeting and have a broad understanding of project implementation.

Selection Criteria
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Public/Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics or a closely related; field plus significant progressively responsible fiscal experience which has included complex project, economic or financial analysis; providing financial advice to top management; and funding and management of major capital projects.

Substitution: A Master's Degree in a related field may substitute for up to one year of the experience requirement. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year for year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with one or more of the following education/experience:

  • Master's degree in Public/Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or Economics;
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA);
  • Previous experience in a local government or Arlington County;
  • Reviewing complex capital project proposals and advising senior leadership at the federal, state or local level on these projects;
  • Formulation and execution of annual budgets, including long term program or capital plans;
  • Forecasting program and resource/revenue needs at the federal, state or local level for inclusion in budget deliberation and adoption; and/or
  • Using MS Office in the preparation of complex spreadsheets, presentations, reports or other documents.

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