Financial Specialist Ii

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$60,276.11 - $100,461.09 Annually
Posted
Dec 25, 2021
Closes
Jan 15, 2022
Ref
21-02663
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

Under the limited supervision and direction of the Financial Specialist IV, Wastewater Planning and Monitoring Division, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, works in a team environment to perform a variety of professional financial and accounting functions in support of the Stormwater Management business area. Assists in preparation of annual Operating and Capital budgets and appropriate justifications. Monitors Stormwater Management's Operating and Capital expenditures. Performs review, analysis and evaluation of various financial, budget, purchasing and reconciliation procedures. Reviews and processes documents related to accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial contracts, encumbrances, and change orders. Supervises Administrative Assistant III and trains personnel assigned to financial duties within Stormwater Management. Complies with the Agency's safety program and guidelines.

Note: This position is considered Emergency Personnel and will be required to be available twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week (24/7) to respond to snow, flooding and other designated emergencies on an as needed basis.

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

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 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.

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, driving record check, and credit 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:
Degree in public administration, finance, government, business administration or a related field. Experience in financial audits and reporting. Experience within local or state government. Considerable knowledge of governmental budgeting, to include expenditure analysis and forecasting, accounting, procurement, and managing multiple funding streams. Considerable knowledge of federal, state and county policies, procedures, regulations and legislation impacting the maintenance of financial records; Experience with Pivot tables, Microsoft Office Suite applications, including high-level proficiency with Microsoft Excel to analyze and manipulate data.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Job is generally sedentary in nature however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor, incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to communicate with the public. Ability to lift up to 25 pounds. Physically and mentally able to use all applicable personal protective equipment in an outdoor environment; including hardhat, eye protection, hearing protection, safety footwear, and personal fall arrest harness. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interviews and may include exercises.

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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