Financial Specialist Iii

Fairfax, Virginia
$69,407.31 - $115,678.37 Annually
Sep 25, 2021
Oct 09, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

This is a reannouncement. Applicants who wish to revise their original application are encouraged to reapply with a revised application. Otherwise, all applicants who previously applied to job# 21-01801 do not need to reapply to be considered.

Prepares the agency's annual financial plan, third quarter review, and year end/carryover processes. Produces financial reports as required by the agency. Works with program staff to produce statistical reports for program tracking of expenses and revenue. Acts as the point of contact for all financial audits. Ensures compliance with federal, state, and county financial requirements and regulations. Assists with the financial components of grant and contractual awards. Serves on the JDRDC senior management team and provides fiscal reports to be used for analyzing operations. Responsible for purchasing, contracts, approving shopping carts, and overseeing the agency's procurement card program. Establishes and enforces all financial-related policies and procedures. Supervises three staff members and serves as the head of the agency's financial team. Responsible for maintaining the agency's finance website to communicate policy and documentation requirements to the agency's staff. Responsible for collaborating with staff to develop purchasing and policy solutions. Serves as the procurement card administrator. The daily accounting and procurement activities include funding associated with revenue, expenditures, capital, and gift funds. Works with the other county agencies such as the Department of Management and Budget, the Department of Finance, Internal Audit, and the Department of Finance. Must be able to handle several priorities at the same time.

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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.


Not applicable.

  • Master's degree in a related field or CPA;
  • Experience with budget development and monitoring within a government setting;
  • Experience serving as a point of contact for financial audits;
  • Experience ensuring compliance with federal, state, and county audit requirements and regulatory issues;
  • Experience managing finances for grant reporting and management purposes;
  • Experience working with contracts and procurement;
  • Experience as a purchasing card administrator;
  • Experience producing and presenting statistical reports for programs and operational budgets;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel;
  • Experience working with SharePoint to update a website;
  • Experience using an ERP system, such as SAP or similar.
  • Ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences and tailor information to each audience;
  • Experience supervising professional staff, including training staff members and building a team;
  • Ability to form positive working relationships across a large cross section of staff.

  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, credit check, and Child Protective Services Registry check.
  • This position is classified as essential personnel. The appointee is required to report to work during times of inclement weather or other emergencies.
  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

Job is generally sedentary in nature. Visual and auditory acuity is required to read data on computer monitor and communicate with others. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. 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 military status 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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