Financial Specialist Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$60,276.11 - $100,461.09 Annually
Posted
Jul 24, 2021
Closes
Aug 07, 2021
Ref
21-01408
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works in a team environment to perform a variety of professional financial and accounting functions in support of the Stormwater Management business area. Assists in preparation of annual Operating and Capital budgets and appropriate justifications. Monitors Stormwater Management's Operating and Capital expenditures. Performs review, analysis, and evaluation of various financial, budget, purchasing and reconciliation procedures. Reviews and processes documents related to accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial contracts, encumbrances, and change orders. Supervises and trains personnel assigned within the Stormwater Management capital finance area. Complies with the Agency's safety program and guidelines.

Note: This position is considered Emergency Personnel and will be required to be available twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) to respond to snow, flooding and other designated emergencies on an as needed basis.

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.)
  • Prepares and/or analyzes financial data and makes recommendations;
  • Plans, organizes and participates in the reconciliation of funds;
  • Prepares long range revenue and expenditure estimates necessary to forecast economic feasibility of various projects;
  • Reviews and verifies postings to appropriate ledgers and subsidiary accounts;
  • Prepares or assist development of the agency budget and monitors budget status.


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.)
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles;
  • Ability to prepare, interpret and analyze financial reports and statements;
  • Ability to develop and apply budget, procurement, and payment procedures in accordance with established county policies.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

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 two 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.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:

Valid driver's license.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, driving record check, and credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Degree in public administration, finance, government, business administration or a related field.
  • Experience in financial audits and reporting.
  • Experience within local or state government.
  • Considerable knowledge of governmental budgeting, to include expenditure analysis and forecasting, accounting, procurement, and managing multiple funding streams.
  • Considerable knowledge of federal, state and county policies, procedures, regulations and legislation impacting the maintenance of financial records;
  • Experience with Pivot tables, Microsoft Office Suite applications, including high-level proficiency with Microsoft Excel to analyze and manipulate data.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job is generally sedentary in nature however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor, incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interviews and may include exercises.

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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