Financial Specialist I

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$52,323.44 - $87,205.04 Annually
Posted
Dec 04, 2021
Closes
Dec 18, 2021
Ref
21-02606
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Processes financial transactions and procurement documents for capital Stormwater projects. Processes documents related to accounts payable, accounts receivable, procurement card management, financial contracts, and change orders. Prepares project accounting entries and financial activities related to operating and capital funds. Assists with financial reporting and TECO project close out process. Ensures 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 between the stormwater finance team and other stormwater divisions. Supports system-reporting activities by generating reports for budget, accounting, reconciliations and audits. Serves as backup support for other accounting personnel during peak workload periods.

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.

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, 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:
Knowledge of accounting principles. Demonstrated ability to successfully solve problems in a team-based environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, analytical skills and attention to detail. Experience preparing accounting entries, analysis and reconciliations. Advanced proficiency in MS Office Suite applications. Experience and proficiency using SAP or similar ERP financial systems. Ability to download data and manipulate data from SAP or a similar ERP.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Physically and mentally able to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor environment; including hardhat, eye protection, hearing protection safety footwear, long pants, sleeved shirt, and personal fall arrest harness. Ability to drive county vehicle to various county facilities and job sites for meetings and operational needs as emergency service personnel. 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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