Senior Financial Analyst

Senior Financial Analyst

  • Full Time
  • Concord

Website Town of Concord Town of Concord

Town of Concord

The Finance Department is seeking a senior analyst to provide analysis of budgets and other operational matters that foster alignment with Town-wide and departmental goals and service improvement objectives with resource allocation decisions and resource utilization. They will assist in the development of budget instructions and design and implementation of presentation format and content for both annual operating and capital budgets. Master’s degree plus two or more years of experience in budgeting, accounting, public finance, preferred. Starting pay rate: $75,899-$91,073, DOQ. For more information and/or apply visit www.concordma.gov/jobs or call HR 978-318-3025. EEO

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Budget and Purchasing Administrator, performs administrative and financial tasks to support the annual budget process; provides analysis of budgets and other operational matters that foster alignment with Town-wide and departmental goals and service improvement objectives with resource allocation decisions and resource utilization.  Responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under the direction and control of the position. Performs varied and responsible duties requiring a thorough knowledge of departmental operations and the exercise of judgment and initiative in completing tasks, particularly in situations not clearly defined by precedent or established procedures. Incumbent is called upon to handle a significant amount of detail, each varying from the other in substance and content, requiring incumbent to approach workload with flexibility.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who are or become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

 

¨       Assists in the development of budget instructions and design and implementation of presentation format and content for both annual operating and capital budgets; assists departments with application of instructions and preparation of forms; reviews department budget submissions for accuracy and compliance with instructions; assists the Budget and Purchasing Director in preparation of budget documents.

 

¨       Carries out analysis of Town operations for the purpose of identifying operating efficiencies and improving the effectiveness of town services; areas of research may be directed or, with the approval of supervisor, self-directed.

 

¨       Researches and assists with the writing and preparation of detail and justification/support sections of various budget documents.

 

¨       Assists with research, analysis, writing and preparation of various reports issued by the Finance Department.

 

¨       Conducts cost-benefit analysis of Town operations and related items; assists the Budget and Purchasing Director and the Chief Financial Officer in conducting and compiling various management studies and information documents. 

 

¨       Coordinates maintenance of department website; works with division managers and staff to maintain current website information and to develop and implement enhancements.

 

¨       Assists in monitoring department budgets for compliance, trends and budget projections; develops specialized budget reports; creates charts, graphs and tables for effective presentation of information.

 

¨       Has primary responsibility for managing the review of all purchase order requisitions and purchase order amendments in accordance with applicable state law and Town policies; refers matters as necessary to the Budget and Purchasing Director; assists departments in the preparation of bid documents and Requests for Proposal in accordance with applicable state laws and Town procedures.

 

¨       Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.

 

¨       Performs other related duties as required, directed or as the situation dictates.

 

¨       Regular attendance and punctuality at the workplace is required.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

None

 

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

¨       Master’s degree in Finance, Public Administration, Business Management or related field, plus two or more years of experience in budgeting, accounting, public finance, or related fields; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

¨       Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to effectively deal with all members of the public in a courteous and tactful manner; ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers.

 

¨       Working knowledge of the principles, practices, regulations and applicable federal and state laws related to municipal government finances; knowledge of budget processes and basic accounting principles.

 

¨       Ability to effectively manage and utilize detailed data; ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deal effectively with interruptions; ability to identify and analyze complex issues and to develop appropriate recommendations.

 

 

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who are or become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the physical demands (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

 

Normal office environment, not subject to extreme variations of temperature, noise, odors, etc.  Majority of work is performed in a quiet work environment, with constant interruptions.  Frequently subjected to the demands of other individuals and the volume and /or rapidity with which tasks must be accomplished.

 

Operates computer, printer, keyboard, calculator, telephone, copier and all other standard office equipment requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity. Balancing, crouching, grasping, pulling, reaching and stooping may also be required.

 

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

 

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

To apply for this job email your details to mbegley@concordma.gov

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