Financial Specialist Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$60,276.11 - $100,461.09 Annually
Oct 18, 2021
Oct 20, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

This job opportunity is being re-announced. Applicants who previously applied for this job do not need to re-apply; all applications will be considered.

Works as part of the Administrative Services Branch (ASB) to analyze and manage complex accounting, finance and budgets for capital projects including public private partnerships, grants, bond-funded agreements and non-traditional funding sources for capital projects. Serves as liaison with auditors, District representatives, management and budget, finance and other departments for financial coordination of contracts and projects. Administers compilation of financial/accounting reports for projects with analysis of payments, change orders, legal requirements, banking and bond requirements, and management of various funding streams. Ensures project/fund management according to the County’s policies and procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and Government Accounting Standard Board (GASB). Prepares financial summary reports. Prepares and coordinates the reporting for the accountable equipment and complete project book. Acts as liaison with Department of Finance and Department of Purchasing and Supply Management for preparation of accountable equipment reports and ensures timely registration of all accountable equipment with County's fixed asset systems. Oversees audits and prepares audit responses for internal and external audits. Acts as point of contact on District Discretionary Funds projects. Monitors and assists with development and improvement of accounting/finance policies and procedures related to capital projects. Prepares grant reports with project details and reimbursement schedules, tracks revenue per fund statements and assures adherence to the grant requirements. Promotes communication, teamwork, and collaboration while performing all aspects of position responsibilities. Candidates must have excellent written, analytical and verbal communication skills. Learn more about ASB.

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


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.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and credit check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated 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 religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

  1. Four-year college (bachelor's) degree in accounting and or information systems.
  2. Five years of advanced level experience in preparing, reviewing, reconciling and auditing Fairfax County operational and capital project budgets, contract project management, and accounting processes
  3. Advanced proficiency skills to include FOCUS, Data Warehouse and Microsoft Suite software including Excel, Access and relational databases.
  4. CPA professional certification.
  5. Experience preparing accounting entries, analyses and projections for capital project financial management and audit responses and oversight.
  6. Experience using report writing tools to download and manipulate data from an ERP system.

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. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

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 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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