Financial Operations Supervisor

Department/Agency of position: 
Arlington County Government Department of Human Services
Location of position: 
Arlington, VA
$61,609.60 – $94,078.40
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Closing Date: 
Friday, February 8, 2019
Job Description: 

Note: This is a re-announcement to better reflect changes in the department hiring needs. If you have already applied for this position under former announcement numbers 4107-19A-DHS-DC or 4107-19B-DHS-DC, you will need to re-apply to be considered for this vacancy.

The Department of Human Services' (DHS) is hiring a Financial Operations Supervisor for its Finance & Information Division. DHS provides services for older adults and persons with disabilities, child and family services, physical and behavioral healthcare programs as well as employment, housing and public assistance. The population served is an ethnically and culturally diverse community. This individual manages the full range of DHS financial operations to include cash handling, bank account management, grants reporting and audit coordination functions.

Reporting to the Bureau Chief, the Financial Operations Supervisor manages, coaches, and mentors a team of five professional staff within the Financial Management Bureau. This first line supervisor collaborates with information technology staff and plays a significant role in documenting requirements, designing, testing and implementing financial software solutions that support multiple human services programs.

Specific duties include: • Drafting, implementing and updating financial operating policies and procedures; • Developing charts of accounts and general ledger structures; • Preparing financial reports and reconciling to software solutions; • Coordinating departmental audits and fiscal year-end processes; • Overseeing accounts receivable and payable; • Interpreting local, state and federal financial regulations; • Providing guidance and training to program managers and staff regarding eligible services for federal and state reimbursement; • Establishing standards and guidelines of performance for section employees, assigning work, evaluating and managing job performance; and • Serving as liaison to federal, state and local grant making agencies. Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

The ideal candidate demonstrates significant supervisory experience, and has an aptitude for comprehending and applying complex federal, state and local regulations related to public funding sources, financial management and grant reporting functions. This individual works well independently and in a team environment, has excellent oral and written communication skills and collaborates effectively with internal and external clients, staff, program managers and senior leaders.

SELECTION CRITERIA MINIMUM: Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, public administration or a related field from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 24 semester or 36 quarter hours of Accounting courses plus significant professional level financial management experience.

DESIRABLE: Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: • Supervising and coordinating the work of others; • Performing financial management for a diverse and complex human service agency of similar size; • Managing grant reporting; • Documenting requirements, and designing, testing and implementing financial software solutions; • Coordinating financial and programmatic audits; and/or • Designing and conducting training for professional staff. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Completion of the Commonwealth of Virginia Statement of Economic Interest form will be required of the successful candidate upon hire and annually thereafter.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

A background check and State of Virginia Child Welfare and Neglect Central Registry may be conducted on all candidates who are finalists for the position. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit check and may require signing a release authorizing the County to obtain this information.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Work Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with some flexibility and teleworking opportunities.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Your responses to the supplemental questionnaire are required for this position. Please do not give “see resume” as a response to the questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This recruitment is open until the position is filled with a preferred filing date of January 18, 2019. Applications submitted by this date will receive first consideration. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Qualified applicants in this first group will be referred to the hiring manager and interviews will be conducted on a regular basis throughout the recruitment with candidates whose qualifications best fit our needs. Applications received after January 18, 2019 may be considered if a hire in not made from applicants received by the preferred filing date. The application process will close when the position has been filed or when enough qualified applications have been received.

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