Financial Specialist Ii

Fairfax, Virginia
$60,276.11 - $100,461.09 Annually
Oct 19, 2021
Oct 23, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Responsible for the functional areas of fund management, grant tracking, landlord tracking and tenant issues. Responsible for monitoring and reporting on assigned county HCD/FCRHA funds according to General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), government accounting standards boards (GASB) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) standards. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Prepares monthly pay packages.
  • Due to the agency's recent designation as a Moving to Work (MTW) housing authority by HUD, assists with the preparation of complex financial and program analysis of several federal housing programs, including Housing Choice Voucher (HCV). This analysis is dictated by HUD requirements and the agency's annual MTW plan.
  • Assists with annual budget, 3rd quarter review, carryover review and serves as a backup for monthly Voucher Management System reporting required by HUD.

Note: The salary will not exceed the midpoint (or $80,368.91) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.

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.


Not applicable.

  • Active CPA license with two years of professional level experience in the field of accounting/finance.
  • Ability to prepare financial statements to include Statement of Net Assets, Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Cash Flow and related notes to the financial statements.
  • Progressive financial experience with a solid budget and financial management background, with knowledge of governmental accounting, and financial statement preparation and financial and program analysis.
  • Proven ability to develop and perform complex financial reports and analysis, including detailed projections and financial scenarios addressing all funding complexities using available tracking systems.
  • Highly proficient at systems, producing customized reports, and data manipulation to create management reports; e xperience working with SAP or a similar automated accounting/financial system.
  • Outstanding customer service skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrates initiative to research, understand, and resolve complex issues.
  • Ability to plan and implement activities in order to ensure effective and efficient utilization of resources.
  • Ability to form collaborative partnerships across intra-departmental divisions and with external stakeholders to work towards a common goal.
  • Committed to development of staff.
  • Strong written, oral communication and analytic skills are critical.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising and managing a team of professional level staff members.
  • Team leadership skills and experience in working with the public, is preferred.

  • 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
  • The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check.
  • Applicants and employees within these positions must demonstrate financial responsibility in personal finances as a condition of employment.

Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, job entails walking, standing, sitting, climbing stairs, reaching and bending; uses hands to grasp, handle, or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. Incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment and computer. Employee may be required to lift up to 15 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include a Microsoft Excel 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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