Financial Specialist III - Transit Fund Manager

Fairfax County Government

Fairfax, VA

Experience Level: Mid-Level

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Lead position for the Fairfax Connector fiscal management. Works as part of a fiscal team to provide strategic budgeting and financial management support for Fairfax Connector transit system budget, Fund 40000 (County Transit System). Develops, executes, monitors, analyzes and reports on Fairfax Connector's operating budget of over $100M. Prepares short and long-range forecasts. Provides strategic budget guidance, particularly with regards to contracted services. Researches and analyzes the fiscal impact of policy and/or program changes, develops recommendations, and presents findings. Provides comprehensive budget and financial management support to several large service areas. Researches budget and finance requirements and develops related budget and financial management policies, processes and tools that ensure efficient and effective operations, strong internal controls, and accurate financial reports. Completes required deliverables for the annual budget, third quarter and carryover processes, the state grant requirements, and internal and external audits. Supervises professional staff in the Coordination and Funding Division.

Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  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.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background, and a driving records check to the satisfaction of the employer.


  • Strong analytical, computer, and customer service skills; significant budgeting and financial management experience. 
  • Critical thinking, problem solving skills, and ability to balance multiple priorities and tasks. Considerable knowledge of governmental budgeting, to include forecasting, revenue analysis, grants management, financial auditing, and managing multiple funding streams. 
  • Experience within local or state government. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and review details, and ability to effectively synthesize information for appropriate audiences. 
  • Experience with researching, preparing, and presenting reports to senior managers, and/or various committees, boards, and commissions.  
  • Identifying workflow issues and developing solutions. 
  • Transit or transportation funds management, preparing multimillion-dollar budgets, and experience with SAP financial/accounting software. 
  • Extensive experience with pivot tables, Microsoft Office Suite applications, including high-level proficiency with Microsoft Excel to analyze and manipulate data.

Job is generally sedentary in nature; however employee may be required to do some walking, bending, and carrying of items less than 25 pounds in weight. Acuity is required to read data on computer monitor, and incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview and may include practical 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 status as a veteran 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.

Posted August 17, 2021, 3:10 PM PDT

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