Financial and Budget Analyst

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Financial and Budget Analyst

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Job Number: 2018-00295

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King County Library System (KCLS) in Washington State is seeking an experienced and highly organized Financial & Budget Analyst to prepare and develop large-scale financial budgets and capital improvement programs and to perform budget analysis of various types.

King County Library System was established in 1942 as an independent taxing district funded by voter-approved property taxes and governed by a Board of Trustees. With a $118 million annual operating budget KCLS continues to be dedicated to serving and supporting the needs of local communities. As a steward of public resources, the Business Office plays a key strategic role in managing and coordinating the use and investment of these public funds and the overall success of the library system's mission to serve and support King County communities.

This exempt position reports to the Director of Finance as part of a collaborative professional team responsible for managing and aligning the budget with the strategic goals of the organization.

About the opportunity:
As the Financial & Budget Analyst you will have the opportunity to advance the mission of the library by providing complex diverse financial, budget and management analysis, applying principles of accounting to analyze past and present financial operations, and estimating future revenues and expenditures. In this position you will develop, interpret and implement complex financial and accounting concepts and/or techniques of financial planning and control. You will help tell the story of the KCLS mission and fiscal accountability through comprehensive data analysis.

In this strategic role you will develop analysis models to evaluate KCLS' financial performance, identify impacts of proposed action plans, prepare and track the annual operating and capital budgets, develop long-range financial plans and forecasts, and maintain financial information databases.

Successful candidate:
The candidate must demonstrate in-depth knowledge and experience in accounting, financial reporting and/or budgeting, a strong understanding of accounting and budget principles and processes and a high level of comfort using and/or supporting a complex accounting system. The candidate must be detail-oriented, a strategic and dynamic thinker, and have excellent customer service and strong presentation skills. A candidate must be a savvy Excel user, that can generate process and operational efficiencies, maintain strong data integrity, and present big-picture analysis.

The Financial and Budget Analyst has a starting pay of $70,948.80 - $85,134.40 annual and a robust benefits package which includes:
• Paid vacation and sick leave
• 10 paid holidays and 1 floating holiday
• KCLS-paid employee premiums for medical with vision insurance (including subsidized HSA) and dental insurance
• Retirement pension plan and Deferred Compensation Plan (IRS 457b Plan)
• Long-term disability and Life/AD&D Insurance
• Transportation subsidy program
• Tuition Assistance
• Plus a variety of internal staff development training classes

Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge and demonstrated experience in:
• Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Public Administration, or a closely related field. MPA desirable.
• Two to four years of financial analysis and budgeting experience. Experience in public sector or government work environment preferred.

Core Competencies include:
• Customer Focus - Primarily focused on customer needs, able to deliver high quality, value added services. Constantly strives to find new ways to increase customer satisfaction and understanding, foster equity, and forge meaningful connections.
• Valuing Diversity - Manages relationships with all kinds and classes of people inclusively and equitably; respects, values and encourages the unique dimension each employee adds to the organization and each member of the community brings to the whole. Seeks opportunities to learn from differences.
• Ethics, Values, and Judgment - Exercises best judgment, trustworthiness, and professional standards of conduct; consistently demonstrates organization values, moral principles, and accountability through behavior, character, and action. Defends intellectual freedom and confidentiality.
• Professional and Technical Knowledge - Demonstrates proficiency in professional and technical skills and/or knowledge in position-related areas; purposely keeps up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise, in order to better foster personal success and connections for others.
• Communicates Effectively: Conveys ideas/information in a way that is clear, engaging, and suitable to the audience. Main point of their message is apparent. Listens more than they speak, responds appropriately. Seeks influence.
• Organizing and Planning: Establishes courses of action for self, can influence others to ensure that work is efficient, appropriately sensitive to real restraints on time and resources. Willing to take a risk.
• Teamwork/Collaborating: Works cooperatively and productively with others to achieve goals and deliverables. Is aware of, utilizes and celebrate their own and team member's strengths and differences.
• Decision Quality: Makes decisions and solves problems, can deal adeptly with varied levels of complexity, ambiguity, and risk; takes responsibility and accepts ownership for decisions regardless of outcome. Responds promptly and appropriately in crises situations.

King County Library System

960 Newport Way NW

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