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Financial Analyst II

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Financial Analyst II
Job Requisition Number COA077351
Position Number 107233
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Finance Treasury
Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics plus two (2) 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 experience.


Licenses or Certifications:

None




Notes to Applicants


1. To be considered, you must be thorough in completing the employment
application and list all experience that is relevant to 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. The information provided in your resume must match the information in the job application. Your resume will not substitute for a complete employment application.

2. Top Candidates may be subject to a skills assessment.

3. The candidate selected for this position may be required to provide proof
of education, if applicable.

Pay Range

$25.80 – $33.43 per hour

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Job Close Date
11/23/2017
Type of Posting External
Department Financial Services
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 700 Lavaca, Austin, Texas 78701
Preferred Qualifications

•Experience preparing financial statements

•Knowledge of Governmental Fund Accounting

•Strong analytical skills

•Advance Microsoft Excel skills

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.  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.

  2. Monitors and analyzes expenses and activities and identifies and solves potential or existing problems.

  3. Prepares work for processing by gathering and sorting documents and related information; verifying correct funding.

  4.  Monitors and provides assistance with components of the annual operating budget, forecast, estimates, business plan, performance measures and satisfaction surveys.

  5. Assures compliance with conditions of grant by monitoring and analyzing Interlocal agreements, contracts, grants and subcontract expenses and activities; ensuring compliance with federal and local laws.  Prepares and submits grant reporting.

  6. Prepares/approves accounting and financial transactions by verifying documentation and accurately completing transactions.

  7. 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

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

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

  10.  Maintains computer spreadsheets and databases to support project data analysis and financial reporting.

  11. Monitors and analyzes revenue by researching, compiling, reviewing accounts and summarizing current and historical data.


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 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 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. * The Financial Analyst II position requires: Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics plus two (2) 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 experience. Do you meet the minimum qualifications of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience in preparing monthly financial statements?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years of experience do you have in Governmental Fund Accounting?
    • None
    • Less than 1 Year
    • 2 - 3 Years
    • 4 - 5 Years
    • More than 5 Years
  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. * How many years of experience do you have in performing budget and/or financial analysis using current and historical data?
    • None
    • Less than 1 Year
    • 1 - 2 Years
    • 2 - 3 Years
    • 3 - 4 Years
    • 4 - 5 Years
    • More than 5 Years
  6. * How many years of experience do you have reconciling accounts and/or monitoring financial data?
    • None
    • Less than 1 Year
    • 1 - 2 Years
    • 2 - 3 Years
    • 3 - 4 Years
    • 4 - 5 Years
    • More than 5 Years
  7. * Which of the following best describes your proficiency with Microsoft Excel?
    • No experience
    • Basic: create/edit simple spreadsheets, sort data, enter formulas
    • Intermediate: create/edit spreadsheets, create charts/graphs from spreadsheet data, hide and unhide rows/columns, use basic functions such as SUM, AVERAGE, and COUNT
    • Advanced: develop complex spreadsheets, create charts/graphs/tables, import data from external databases, use AutoFilter to analyze data, use complex functions/formulas for math & logic equations
  8. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents