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Financial Analyst III

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Financial Analyst III
Job Requisition Number COA077210
Position Number 113793
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name ARR Finance
Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics plus four (4) years’ experience in a related field.

  • A Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business or Public Administration or other relevant field may be substituted for 2 years’ experience.

  • A five (5) year accounting (MAcy) degree or CPA designation may be substituted for 1 years’ experience.


Licenses or Certifications:

  • None




Notes to Applicants

This position will be working within the Financial Monitoring and Budgeting team performing data entry from departmental database to eCOMBS and the Zero Waste Advisory Committee report. The position will be the subject matter expert for CIP budgeting, reporting and monitoring. It will be in charge of the Capital Improvement Project Budget performing research and analysis, budget entries, modeling/forecasting, monitoring, recommendations, and custom statement preparation for executive presentations at committee/council meetings. It will also complete debt analyses, reports and other deliverables as well as internal controls recommendations for managers to assist in the Budget process. The position will be assisting in the coordination of grants, working with stakeholders from multiple departments along with risk assessment documentation. Finally, the position will provide assistance and recommendations to division managers and contacts regarding departmental performance measures calculations and variance explanations.

A competency assessment may be required to verify your skill set.

A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to include your specific work experience that relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications for the position on your application. Please do not use phrases like “See Resume” within your online application. Resumes will not be accepted as a part of the application.

When completing the City of Austin employment application, any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A minimum of three (3) verifiable Supervisor or Human Resources phone numbers must be included.

If this position requires driving a City vehicle, the top candidate will be required to show proof of a valid driver’s license; proof of vehicle insurance and a three (3) year driving history will be conducted. The top candidate must comply with the City of Austin Safe Driver Policy

Each individual who submits an Application as provided in the Municipal Civil Service Rules and meet the Minimum Qualifications for a Competitive Position shall be considered a Candidate for that Position. Employees, in Good Standing, who are Candidates within the Department or division that the Position resides in and who meet the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (if any) of the Position will be included in the initial interview.

NOTE: All Austin Resource Recovery locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any ARR worksite – including parking lot or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range

$28.95 – $37.50

Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hours may vary due to operational needs. Some nights and weekends may be required.

Job Close Date
10/19/2017
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Resource Recovery
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 1520 Rutherford Lane Bldg 1, Austin, Texas 78754
Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience with budget development and management and accounting in a City of Austin enterprise department
2. Experience performing budget and/or financial analysis using current and historical data as well as experience reconciling accounts and/or monitoring financial data
3. Advanced experience with Excel (assessment)
4. current Texas Driver license or ability to acquire before date of hire

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.


  1. Assists with development of the operating or CIP budget for the department. Performs budget analysis by implementing the organization’s budget process system, providing guidance and recommendations to management in the development and completion of their budgets; finalizing the organizations budget; and monitoring the budget by preparing or reviewing current year estimates and budget variance reports, reporting on budget variances; reviewing budget forecasts; and reviewing current and historical budget information and data.

  2. Prepares financial analysis, periodic and ad-hoc reports by researching, compiling, monitoring, and summarizing current and historical financial information and data, reporting on variances and trends, and compiling financial information from various financial systems.

  3. Performs debt administration by monitoring debt service schedules.



  1. Provides financial support and monitors CIP projects. Processes and tracks task orders and other project requirements in eCAPRIS and other financial systems.

  2. Assists with the development of department’s Business Plan and forecast. Prepares fund summaries to keep management abreast of the financial conditions of the department.

  3. Develops and maintains computer spreadsheets models and databases to support project data analysis and financial reporting.

  4. Reviews and approves accounting and financial transactions by verifying documentation and accurately completing transactions.

  5. Reviews documentation and funding information for accuracy and ensures that transactions are processed in accordance with city policy, applicable laws and regulations, and sound business practices.

  6. Assists departments and other customers by providing procedural and financial information and guidance with financial systems.

  7. Researches and provides information requested by City Council, City management, boards and commissions, vendors, the public, regulatory agencies and other City offices.

  8. Monitors state and federal regulatory processes and provides guidance to the department regarding the financial impact of new and/or proposed legislation, regulations and standards.


Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training and guidance to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

• Knowledge of the processes and theories used for public budgetary and financial policies.
• Knowledge of accounting practices and concepts.
• Knowledge of internal control systems.
• Knowledge of preferred business practices.
• Knowledge of manual and automated financial systems.
• Knowledge of financial and budget reporting.
• Skill in designing and maintaining complex spreadsheet and database models and utilizing word processing and presentation software.
• Skill in effective oral and written communications.
• Skill in analyzing and interpreting financial records.
• Skill in gathering, analyzing and presenting data to provide accurate information for management’s use.
• Ability to resolve problems or situations that requires the exercising of good judgment.
• Ability to prepare accurate and complex financial reports.
• Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation
EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics plus four (4) years’ experience in a related field. A Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business or Public Administration or other relevant field may be substituted for 2 years’ experience. A five (5) year accounting (MAcy) degree or CPA designation may be substituted for 1 years’ experience. Do you meet these minimum qualifications.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background check (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Describe in detail how you meet the minimum qualifications of this position. Please detail how you meet the educational requirements, account for the years of related experience, and explain any substitutions of experience for education (if applicable).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your experience performing budget and/or financial analysis using current and historical data as well as your experience reconciling accounts and/or monitoring financial data.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your experience with budget development and management and accounting in a City of Austin enterprise department. If this does not apply to you, please put "N/A."

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have working knowledge of City of Austin financial software such as AIMS, eCOMBS, eCAPRIS, or Microstrategy?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Indicate your highest skill level in Microsoft Excel.
    • Beginner: skill level includes data entry, basic formatting (page setup, column width, etc.), creating spreadsheets, etc.
    • Intermediate: skill level includes basic calculations, use of functions, complex formatting (cell manipulation, etc.), charts/graphs (static), etc.
    • Advanced: skill level includes pivot tables, V Lookups, formula creation, use of functions for formula creation, etc.
    • Expert: skill level includes macros creation, complex formula creation/manipulation, charts/graphs (dynamic), create database queries, etc.
    • None of the above
  8. Do you have a valid Texas Driver License or the ability to acquire one by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No

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