Financial Specialist I

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$52,323.44 - $87,205.04 Annually
Posted
Oct 16, 2021
Closes
Oct 30, 2021
Ref
21-02233
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Administrative Services Branch (ASB), in Capital Facilities (CAP) is seeking a Financial Specialist I who will be responsible for processing, monitoring and reconciling financial transactions and procurement documents capital projects. Processes documents related to WPFO, accounts payable, accounts receivable, bonds, purchase orders, financial contracts, and change orders. Prepares project accounting entries and financial activities related to operating and capital funds and reporting for up to 500 open projects. Assists in the maintenance of bond and debt service accounting for bond-funded projects. Ensures the integrity and accuracy of the financial records by performing detailed reconciliations, identifying errors, and preparing correcting entries. Participates in the year-end closing process, including accruals and reconciliations. Acts as a liaison with the divisions of capital facilities, and various departments. Supports system-reporting activities in generating reports for budget, accounting, reconciliations, and audits. Serves as backup support for other accounting personnel during peak workload periods. Manages special projects and other financial duties as assigned.

Other duties:
  • Serves as expert and liaison for Project/WPFO tracking system
  • Monitors and reconciles project WPFO transactions
  • Prepares financial statements and reports and reviews for accuracy
  • Oversees the processing of budget, procurement, and/or payment documents
  • Analyzes cost, revenue, and operating expenses
  • Maintains special revenue/account funds
  • Develops, prepares and justifies the budget for a small agency or assists with budget development for a large agency.
  • Promotes communication, teamwork, and collaboration while performing all aspects of position responsibilities.
  • Candidates must have excellent written, analytical and verbal communication skills.
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Note: The full salary range is listed for the pay grade. Job offers will be made based on multiple factors, to include but not limited to, county regulations regarding pay increases, candidate qualifications exceeding the advertised minimum qualifications and meeting the advertised preferred qualifications as determined by the hiring agency, and review of internal equity.

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 financial statements and reports and reviews for accuracy;
  • Oversees the processing of budget, procurement, and/or payment documents;
  • Analyzes cost, revenue and operating expenses;
  • Maintains special revenue/account funds;
  • Develops, prepares and justifies the budget for a small agency or assists with budget development for a large agency.


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 accounting theories, bookkeeping, public budgeting, and grant administration;
  • General knowledge of laws ordinances and regulations governing municipal finance;
  • Ability to interpret automated financial reports and financial policies and procedures;
  • Ability to analyze revenue and expenses and make projections;
  • Ability to complete budget documents in accordance with the Department of Management and Budget.


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 6 credit hours of basic accounting principles and concepts.

BRIDGE CLASS EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

Four years of increasingly complex technical administrative experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Administrative Assistant IV, or higher, level. This class can serve as a bridge class enabling individuals who do not meet the educational or professional experience standards listed above to qualify for this class by possessing four years of increasingly complex technical administrative experience in the assigned functional area, comparable to experience at the Administrative Assistant IV, or higher, level.

The purpose of this bridge class is to promote upward mobility within the Fairfax County workforce. However, persons qualifying for this class on the basis of their technical experience may not substitute this technical experience for education, or for professional experience, in order to qualify for other employment opportunities.

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

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. Knowledge of accounting principles.
  2. Two years of experience preparing accounting entries, analysis and reconciliations.
  3. Two years of experience and proficiency using SAP or a similar enterprise-wide financial systems.
  4. Ability to download data and manipulate data from SAP or an enterprise-wide financial system.
  5. Advanced and proven proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  6. Demonstrated ability to successfully solve problems in a team-based environment.
  7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills and attention to detail.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to read financial reports and use computer/PC to enter financial data into ERP system. Job is generally sedentary in nature however; the visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor and operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to sit and work at a computer terminal for extended periods of time. Ability to walk, bend and reach. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include 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 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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