Financial Analyst Job Available in California

Under the direction of the Sr. Financial Analyst, performs a variety of professional level duties and responsibilities for implementation of Citywide strategic programs, including operational and/or other complex research and analyses; provides technical direction to appropriate departments, and provides support related to the preparation and administration of departmental or Citywide operating and capital improvement budgets.
Example of Duties: Performs a variety of research, analysis, and reporting duties including research and analysis on various segments of City operations; collects and analyzes data and information including information on practices, policies, and procedures.

Prepares meaningful technical and administrative reports, including staff reports on proposed changes; develops written procedures and implements programs resulting from research and analysis.

Identifies, investigates, and makes recommendations for changes as necessary; performs cost-benefit analysis on proposed changes.

Assists in the preparation of the City-wide budget and related documents; creates and maintains computer files to combine all information into a presentable format; ensures all components balance and reviews entries by department for accuracy and reasonableness; prepares draft budget for management team review; incorporates changes and issues subsequent drafts to the management team; incorporates final changes and coordinates the preparation of the final budget document for publishing.

Assists in establishing and managing monthly and quarterly budget reporting; coordinates with other City staff; conducts variance analyses; drafts quarterly budget reports for review by the Director of Finance and ultimate presentation to City Council.

Reviews and prepares contracts, requests for proposals and other similar documents.

Assists with labor negotiations as needed; prepares model contract proposals for use during negotiations.

Participates in the development, implementation, and coordination of assigned programs and projects; coordinates with internal staff and outside groups and agencies; participates in the development of related Department and City policies and procedures; assists employees with questions or concerns; provides training to employees as necessary.

Assists in the completion of year-end financial reporting; collects and reports financial data, reviews documents, and prepares monthly key indicators report and quarterly variance report; analyzes the City’s financial position; assumes responsibility for analyzing and preparing reports.

Performs complex and technical analyses on new debt issuances and the refinancing of existing debt to ensure City interests are protected.

Provides assistance and technical and administrative support to management; researches, prepares, and presents technical, fiscal, and administrative studies, surveys, and reports; attends City Council and committee meetings as assigned.

Operates standard office equipment, including job-related computer hardware and software applications, facsimile equipment and multi-line telephones; may operate other department-specific equipment. Provides training to lower-level and new staff as required.

Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public.

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