Financial Specialist Iv

Fairfax, Virginia
$76,271.52 - $127,119.62 Annually
Jan 22, 2022
Feb 05, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

Works in the operations part of the Department of Family Services (DFS), a large human services agency, and reports directly the DFS Finance Director. This position ensures compliance with GAAP accounting, federal, state and county financial and procurement policies, as well as establishes and maintains supportive partnerships with senior management and program staff to ensure strategic utilization of the agency's financial resources. Financial monitoring and grant compliance, as well as accounts receivable and are also important duties associated with this position. Helps to manage budget, financial management, grants management, procurement for DFS. Responsible for the overall management, professional development and performance management of a team of professional-level financial staff, directing them in activities including policy and procedures compliance, grant compliance, accounts payable/receivable, procurement, contract management, and subrecipient monitoring, budget development, and reporting. Serves as a resource to DFS staff on financial policies and procedures and directs business improvements. Other responsibilities include policy planning, project coordination, preparing and making presentations to various high-level managers in the county and to boards, authorities, and commissions, and community groups. Directs the preparation of board grant items, budget and grant reporting, consolidated spreadsheets, and multiple components of state and federal applications for funding.

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 or oversees the preparation of large, complex agency budget;
Directs all budgeting, purchasing, and payment activities for the agency;
Oversees development and implementation of fiscal management and accounting procedures for the agency;
Prepares grant proposals and reports;
Ensures compliance with all applicable Federal, State and County regulations and procedures.

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.)

Extensive knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of governmental budgeting and financial management;
Thorough knowledge of intergovernmental financial management, grant management and contract management;
Ability to plan and implement activities in order to ensure effective and efficient utilization of resources.

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 6 credit hours of basic accounting principles and concepts; plus five years of professional-level experience in finance, business administration, budgeting, or contract management, to include 2 years of supervisory experience. A Master's degree in a related field or CPA may substitute for 1 year of experience.


The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a Child Protective Services check, and a 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.


Master's degree in public administration, business administration, public policy, finance, government, or a related field. Extensive knowledge of and experience with County and State policies and financial and procurement regulations, and cost allowability under Federal Uniform Grant Guidance. Extensive knowledge and experience with budgeting, forecasting, grants management, financial auditing, quantitative analysis, and managing multiple funding streams. At least five years of experience with researching, preparing, and presenting reports to county executives and senior managers, and various committees, boards, and commissions participating in a variety of high-level and cross-departmental task forces and work groups; and actively participating on strategic, organizational development, and redesign projects. Considerable experience using computer systems and applications.

Work is generally sedentary and is usually performed in a normal office environment. Ability to attend evening meetings off site. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 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 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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