Pay Range 19 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$21.7918$32.6877
Hourly (42 hrs.)$20.7541$31.1312
Hourly (56 hrs.)$15.5656$23.3484

Financial Analyst

Range: $45,326.97 - $67,990.46 (19)
Position Number: 1922

JOB SUMMARY:  This position performs complex professional work in support of the city’s financial functions.  An incumbent in this position may be designated as Senior Financial Analyst.
Coordinates, prepares, analyzes, and prints annual financial statements for the city.
Prepares and analyzes interim financial statements to department and city management; prepares quarterly narrative and graphical explanation of the city’s financial position.
Maintains and coordinates the set up of a trends monitoring system for the city; designs and develops spreadsheets for data collection and analysis; establishes methods and procedures for data accumulation.
Recommends and assists in the implementation of division goals and objectives; establishes methods for providing financial information services; implements policies and procedures.
Coordinates year end adjustment entry process by accounting staff; prepares complex year end journal entries and calculations; assists external auditors in annual audit; reviews accuracy and completeness of general ledger accounts and entries; prepares year end trial balance document for reference.
Coordinates and prepares reports required by federal and state agencies.
Prepares division budget; assists budget office in the preparation of the annual budget.
Maintains fund and account structure; coordinates maintenance to general ledger accounting and subsidiary ledger accounting system; establishes new funds and accounts as needed; sets up new year general ledger accounts.
Designs and conducts internal audits of programs and internal controls of procedures.
Trains and advises accounting staff, Budget Analyst and operating departments on use of financial software, procedures and policies.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending conferences, educational workshops, and seminars.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance, budgeting, and accounting.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of computerized financial information   management.
Knowledge of economic trend forecasting and analysis techniques.
Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, city ordinances, and department policies and procedures.
Skill in utilizing financial computer software programs.
Skill in operating office equipment such as a computer and calculator.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Accounting Manager assigns work in terms of very general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include GAAP and GASB standards, The North Carolina Budget and Fiscal Control Act, relevant federal and state laws and city ordinances, and city and department policies and procedures.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied administrative and technical accounting duties.  The need to follow strict guidelines contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to perform financial analysis functions in support of the city.  Successful performance helps ensure the sound financial position of the city government, and provision of city services at reasonable tax rates.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, department heads, external auditors, representatives of federal, state and local agencies, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and justify, negotiate, or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing or stooping.  The employee occasionally lifts light or heavy objects.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office.
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.
Ability to be bonded.