CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (Deputy Director, Park Authority)
Fairfax County Government - Fairfax, VA

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Under the direction of the Park Authority Director, serves as the Chief Financial Officer and is one of two Deputy Directors in the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA), a large and complex park system encompassing over 23,000 acres of land, 420 parks, 500 full-time employees, 2,000 seasonal employees and over 2,000 volunteers. Has oversight responsibility for the departmental budget of over $80 million, the Financial Sustainability Plan, the Financial Management Plan, the Capital Improvement Plan, and the Park Comprehensive Plan. Provides leadership and management oversight for FCPA's comprehensive fiscal responsibilities, business development, enterprise, purchasing, information technology, and Park Board support functions. Provides financial analysis, advisement and actionable recommendations on business strategy and management of operations, assessing organizational performance against budget and long-term strategy. Plans, organizes and coordinates financial and accounting policies and procedures, budget plans and reports procurement practices, business oversight and automation services. Assists the Director in supporting FCPA Board policy and serves as a member of the agency leadership team. Maintains clear ongoing communication with staff, boards, civic groups, and the general public. Deals effectively with other governmental agencies, elected officials; and cooperatively works with Director and second Deputy in the implementation of policy and fulfilling the agency mission and vision.


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in recreation, park management finance, accounting, public administration, business administration or other closely related field, with major course work in accounting; plus six years of professional financial/accounting work including financial analysis, coordination of financial reporting and auditing, and oversight for financial and accounting policies governing municipal finance.


The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check and a credit history check to the satisfaction of the employer. Valid driver's license.


Bachelor's or master's degree in any of the following: accounting, economics, public administration or business administration; plus five years of progressively responsible professional experience in financial and budget work, including two years of supervisory experience in administering a comprehensive financial accounting system. Thorough knowledge of Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidelines and General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) related to public sector financial management, and Government Officers Association (GFOA) recommended practices and regulatory reporting requirements. Thorough knowledge of audit requirements and practices. Experience working with members of boards and commissions. Experience using Microsoft Office software; and an Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) application, preferably SAP-based.


Panel interview.

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