Financial Manager (Financial Specialist III)

Financial Manager (Financial Specialist III)
Fairfax County Government
 Fairfax, Virginia
Job Description

Serves as the financial and procurement manager for the department, managing a budget of $11 million and supervising the work of others. Provides comprehensive budget and financial management support across the department. Develops, executes, monitors, analyzes, and reports on the DHR budget. Provides monthly budget and actual reports, monitors operating and personnel trends, and prepares short and long-range forecasts to ensure agency maximizes resources and remains within appropriations. Consults and coordinates with DHR division directors on personnel and operating budgeting requests as well as procurement related matters. Briefs senior leadership on budget projections and actuals on a regular and ad hoc basis to ensure effective oversight. Conducts financial analysis and produces charts/tables/graphs to depict the results. Completes required deliverables for quarterly budget processes, fund statements and consolidated spreadsheets. Collaborates with staff from the Department of Management and Budget, Department of Finance, Department of Purchasing and Materials Management and others, as needed. Ensures strict internal controls are implemented and drafts policies and procedures specific to agency budgeting, travel, and procurement needs.


(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.)

  • Participates in the formulation and documentation of agency fiscal policies and procedures;
  • Oversees the maintenance of numerous fund/subfund accounts;
  • Reviews long range revenue and expenditures estimates to ensure availability of funds;
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation of large agency budget;
  • Research budget, finance and procurement requirements, analyzes impact on current operations and recommends means of implementation.


(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an-all-inclusive list.)

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of governmental budgeting and fiscal management and the ability to apply them to complex governmental systems;
  • Considerable knowledge of federal, state and county policies, procedures, regulations and legislation impacting the maintenance of financial records;
  • Ability to effectively supervise and coordinate the activities of staff;
  • Ability to develop and implement fiscal policies and procedures.

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.


  • Master’s degree in public administration, accounting, finance, or a related field.
  • Prior financial experience within local or state government.
  • Two years of supervisory experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of, and five years of experience with governmental budgeting, procurement, financial auditing, and quantitative analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and review details, and ability to effectively synthesize information for appropriate audiences.
  • Considerable experience Microsoft Office Suite, including high level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel to analyze and manipulate data.
  • Experience with SAP (or Oracle or similar Enterprise Resource Management System).


  • None.


  • Duties are generally sedentary, performed in a normal office environment. Duties require the ability to operate keyboard-driven equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodation.


  • The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check to the satisfaction of the employer.


Panel interview and may include 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. EEO/AA/TTY.