Fairfax County Job Openings - Detailed Description for Job #14-0071


Fairfax County Application Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., #270, Fairfax, VA 22035

FINANCIAL SPECIALIST III


Office for Children, Head Start Program,
Department of Family Services

Job # 14-0071

$62,816 to $83,755  (Grade S27)
 
Description:

This position is located in the Pennino Building in Fairfax, Virginia. Serves as the budget and financial reporting analyst for the Fairfax County Head Start and Early Head Start grants, managing the professional work, resources, and operations related to these grants. Monitors and performs quantitative analysis related to the Head Start and Early Head Start budgets, including Higher Horizons and Fairfax County Public Schools Head Start/Early Head Start programs. Prepares annual grant budget submission, internal and external financial reports, forecasts expenditures and revenues, analyzes data, and communicates budget and fiscal recommendations to senior management. Serves as principal contact and liaison with federal grantor agency on fiscal matters. Works closely with programs, including Higher Horizons and Fairfax County Public Schools, senior management, and program governing bodies; providing analytical support and training and technical assistance on fiscal and governance issues. Ensures compliance with federal Head Start Performance Standards on financial management, as well as with other county, state, and federal policies, regulations, grant and audit requirements. Monitors relevant legislation and regulations and determines the potential fiscal and policy impacts on the programs. Requires strong analytical skills as well as significant expertise in the area of financial management, program support, and policy analysis.

 

Minimum
Qualifications:

Education, 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 four 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.

 

Special
Requirements:

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

 

Preferred
Qualifications:

MPA, MBA or related degree. Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Excellent qualitative, quantitative and analytical skills.

 

Selection
Procedure:

Panel interview.

 

To Apply:

Submit your resume on-line through the AIMS system.

If this is the first time you have used AIMS, you will need to create an account.

Fairfax County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status or disabled veterans' status. 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. Minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/TTY.

 

Closing Date:

1/31/2014

 

Date Posted:

1/18/2014

 

Benefits:

Most positions advertised here are merit system positions funded for full benefits such as health insurance, retirement, life insurance and paid leave. Follow the link for details on Fairfax County's comprehensive benefits program for merit system employees. If a position is not funded for benefits that information will generally be included in the job announcement.

 

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