FINANCIAL ANALYST - 0522 Salary
$49,200.00 - $73,800.00 Annually
206 S. Main Street - Greenville, SC
OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT & BUDGET
- Brief Description
Under general direction and in compliance with standard operating procedures and policies, provides professional technical work assisting in the preparation and development of the annual Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Collects and analyzes financial information, identifying trends and patterns. Serves as consulting resource for assigned City departments by providing budgetary and special project consulting and support services as requested. Reviews processes for efficiency, cost effectiveness and success of intended outcomes. This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, as assignments will include preparation of written analysis and evaluations to department directors and the Citys Senior Leadership Team. Exemplary collaboration skills are needed to establish and maintain effective working relationships and facilitate diverse groups in decision making processes. Position may be additionally assigned to serve as financial resource for the Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) and the City`s Public Transportation Department.
- Job Duties
Provide Budgetary and Special Project Consultation and Support Services: Provide budgetary and special project consulting and support services as requested by City Manager, OMB Director, and/or respective Department Director(s). Perform research and analytical management studies (e.g., statistical analyses on administrative, fiscal, and operational issues) independently and in conjunction with pertinent department staff pertaining to City strategic initiatives, programs and services. Coordinate and participate in organizational studies involving administrative or operational systems, procedures, functions, processes, and techniques. Prepare and present comprehensive technical, administrative, and financial analytical and statistical reports that present and interpret data, identify alternatives, and present and justify conclusions, forecasts, and recommendations based on data summaries and other findings. Submit recommendations for improving processes, procedures, equipment and/or operations to Budget Administrator, OMB Director, Department Director(s), and/or City Manager for review and consideration. As needed work with operational departments to implement new systems, methods and procedures; monitor program progress in meeting goals and objectives; conduct updates with management staff to inform and advise on project progress; make adjustments as necessary. When assigned to serve as the financial resource for the Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) and the Citys Public Transportation Department, assist in entering cash receipts, invoices for payment, as well as provide other various accounting support functions utilizing the GTA financial system. 50%
Prepare and Develop Operating Budgets and Capital Improvement Program: Assist with the preparation and development of the annual Operating Budget by migration of prior year data, preparation of budget forms for departments, collection and analysis of data submitted by departments, participation in departmental meetings and preparation of the final budget document. Set up budget spreadsheets for the departments and prepare the templates of the budget document. Participate in centralized line item budgeting such as personnel, utilities, cell phones, and capital equipment. Review budget information for assigned departments and prepare recommendations for review by the Budget Administrator and OMB Director. Prepare briefing materials and assist the OMB Director and Budget Administrator in briefing decision makers including the City Manager and City Council. Assist in coordination of the budget documents by writing texts, preparing charts and graphs, and formatting the annual budget document. Regularly monitor active Capital Projects for budgetary and contract compliance and closeout. Prepare CIP project updates for approval by Budget Administrator and OMB Director and submission to City Council. 30%
Prepare and Review Financial Data and Reports: Prepare and submit budget adjustments. Establish projects and accounts for grants and capital improvement projects. Conduct internal audits, assist in the preparation of reports to outside agencies, analyze grant projects and work with departments to ensure accuracy. When assigned to support GTA, oversee maintenance of GTA accounting and financial records, prepare monthly financial data for GTA board and committee meetings. Assists with the preparation of the GTA annual audit and FTA triennial audit. Prepare journal entries, monthly financial reports and Board invoices. Prepare and submit National Transit Database (NTD) and SCDOT reports. 20%
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree in finance, accounting, public administration, business administration, or related field.
Over two years of experience in finance, accounting, public administration or business administration.
Masters degree in finance, accounting, public administration, or business administration.
Experience in governmental budgeting, performance measurements and program evaluation highly preferred.
Professional certification such as CGFO or CPFO or ability to obtain certification.
Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License.
The principles and practices of governmental accounting, finance and budgeting and the ability to apply these accurately.
The principles and best practices of long-range financial planning, budget development, financial forecasting, budget execution, budget control, financial impact of economic changes and debt/investment management to assure compliance with state/local regulations and stewardship of public funds.
Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) standards, recommended practices and policies, rules and regulatory reporting requirements;
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards related to municipal financial and compliance reporting;
Financial and auditing principles and practices, internal control systems and procedures, and budget management;
Public administration and governmental operations; and Applicable local, state and federal laws, codes, rules, and regulations.
Understand, interpret and apply accounting standards and procedures, applicable Federal rules and regulations, and City policies and procedures;
Make sound, logical interpretations of complex codes and regulations laws, and guidelines;
Analyze and interpret financial documents, and prepare complex financial reports;
Manage multiple projects and perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;
Communicate at a superior level verbally and in writing, including capacity to communicate complex ideas compellingly to a variety of audiences;
Explain technical information clearly in reports and presentations;
Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines; and exercise integrity, ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks; and
Use computer and calculator. Microsoft Office suite of products, Financial Management software. Must have the ability to learn and use other applications as needed.
- Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Office environment.
Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.
Physical Demands: Continuously requires sitting and talking as well as using vision to read written and electronic materials. Frequently requires use of hearing to participate in discussions and telephone conversations. Occasionally requires fine dexterity, handling/grasping, walking, standing, and carrying. Sedentary strength demands include exerting up to 10 pounds occasionally or negligible weights frequently; sitting most of the time.
Mental Demands: Frequently requires working closely with others as part of a team, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, and frequent change of tasks. Occasionally requires time pressures, tedious or exacting work, and irregular schedule/overtime.
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.
The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:
All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.
- Basic Term Life
- Employee Supplemental Life
- Spouse Term Life
- Child Term Life
- Short Term Disability (STD)
- Long Term Disability (LTD)
- Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)
LEAVE & HOLIDAY BENEFITS
- General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
- The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
OTHER BENEFITS & OPPORTUNITIES
- Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
- Employee Service Awards
- Longevity Bonus
- Worker`s Compensation
- Deferred Compensation
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- City of Greenville (SC)
- 206 S. Main St
Greenville, South Carolina, 29601
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