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Job Title: 

Financial Specialist III

Job Location: 
Washington, DC
Full Job Description: 

Make a difference – join our team to empower communities and build futures!

The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development works in partnership with the Redevelopment and Housing Authority to serve the people of Fairfax County by creating housing opportunities to promote inclusive and thriving communities. Help make our vision of a community everyone can afford to all home a reality!

Monitors and reports on assigned county Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) funds according to General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and U.S. department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) standards. Prepare year-end required Financial Data Schedule (FDS) by HUD on assigned county HCD funds. Prepares budget submissions as part of the county's budget development process by utilizing trend analysis, funding information from HUD and programmatic knowledge for assigned programs and projects. Monitors program spending and revenue collections utilizing financial and programmatic data. Reviews projections and budgetary issues with senior management and program staff. Plans, trains and directs daily activities for financial management staff, reviewing documents and authorizing transactions in the county's financial system. Assists with fiscal year interim/final audit coordination tasks and consolidated financial statements compilation. This position works under the general supervision of the Financial Specialist IV.

Note: Salary will commensurate with years of experience.

Read about Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development, click here. And review here the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Fiscal Year 2023 annual report. 

We are committed to the One Fairfax Policy by intentionally considering equity when making policies, delivering programs and services, considering diverse ideas and perspectives, and communicating with transparency in the decision-making processes. Click here to learn more about the One Fairfax policy. 

Working for Fairfax County Government offers a culture of well-being that empowers, educates, and engages employees and promotes a holistic approach to physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, and financial wellness.

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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 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. 



Not applicable.



Active CPA license with 5 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

Preferred candidate will have 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.

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. Team leadership skills and experience in working with the public, is preferred.



The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and a credit check as a condition of employment and periodically thereafter, as determined by the department head. Applicants and employees within these positions must demonstrate financial responsibility in personal finances as a condition of employment.

Work is generally sedentary in nature; however, incumbent is required to frequently move about to perform office work such as accessing files, attending meetings, making presentations, operating general office equipment, and performing other essential job duties; may be required to move items up to approximately 15 pounds in weight. Ability to read information on a computer monitor; effectively communicate; operate keyboard-driven equipment and computer.  All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 38.7% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spani­­sh, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.
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. DHREmployment@fairfaxcounty.gov EEO/AA/TTY.

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 21, 2024
Posting Expiration Date: 
Saturday, August 10, 2024
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