Job Board Title:
Internal Budget and Financial Analyst - Management Analyst II
Do you want to use your financial background and analytical skills to help the City provide high-quality, innovative and cost-effective Wastewater, Stormwater, and Solid Waste services that enhance the community? If so, apply for the role of Environmental Services Internal Budget and Financial Analyst (Management Analyst II) and join the Environmental Services Budget Team.
The Environmental Services Department (ES) believes everything they do supports healthy neighborhoods and a thriving Puget Sound, leaving a better Tacoma for all. The goal of ES is to be a leader in the industry by creating cost-effective programs to sustain a high quality of life and increase customer satisfaction with innovative approaches to solid waste, wastewater, and stormwater management.
As part of the ES Budget Team, the Internal Budget and Financial Analyst plays a vital role supporting all phases of the operating and capital budgets for the Business Operations, Operations & Maintenance, Solid Waste, and Science & Engineering Divisions. The position is responsible for delivering business insights, supporting procurement, and improving processes with a clear focus on customers, employees, and operations.
Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist in developing and monitoring the operating and capital budgets. Support preparation of the biennial budget and Office of Management & Budget led initiatives. Research and analysis of monthly variances, financial reports, ad hoc revenue and expenditure studies; and provide budget subject-matter expertise to business units and staff.
Deliver business insights by providing high level financial and data analysis consultative services. Develop and present key performance indicators to support strategic efforts, rate development assistance, and research of fiscal and policy issues. Prepare and present recommendations, implement if applicable.
Lead management audits and feasibility studies. Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of programs and operations by researching internal and external processes; compare actual performance to established standards; alert division supervisors and managers to deviations and potential problems; conduct process improvements. Participate on cross-functional teams to improve processes and support strategic initiatives.
Procurement support. Analyze contracts for prioritization; coordinate with operational subject-matter experts and Financial Assistants to conduct research, determine the scope of work and prepare technical specifications for bids and proposals.
Financial monitoring. Perform periodic internal audit and reconciliation of financial transactions in order to ensure data accuracy and reliability.
In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.
This is a competitive selection process. Your application will be reviewed and evaluated on the basis of education, certifications, professional license and related experience. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who most closely correspond to the City of Tacoma's needs will be placed on a referral list for review and potential interview selection. Appointment is subject to passing a pre-employment background and references check.
Supplemental questions regarding an applicant's experience and training are also included in the application form. These questions will be used to assess candidate minimum qualifications and to provide additional information to the hiring managers regarding candidate experience.
City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.
The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.
WHY WORK FOR THE CITY?
The City of Tacoma offers a generous program of employee benefits:
Outstanding working conditions and an exceptional quality-of-life environment.
Medical coverage for eligible employees, spouses and dependents, including children up to age 26.
Vision care with VSP for employees and eligible dependents enrolled in the Regence PPO medical plan with vision benefits.
Dental coverage for eligible employees and their elected dependents, including dependent children up to the age of 26.
Deferred compensation allowing tax-deferred savings as authorized under Section 457 of the IRS Code.
Personal time off.
A great pension plan.
With a population of over 210,000, Tacoma is the second largest city in the Puget Sound region, gracing the shores of Commencement Bay. We are a diverse, progressive, international city that serves as a gateway to the Pacific Rim and the rest of the world. Named one of the most livable areas in the country by Livability.com, Tacoma and the surrounding area is a playground for outdoor and maritime enthusiasts. Our businesses are vibrant, our parks are beautiful, our schools are exceptional and our housing is affordable.
When you work for the City of Tacoma you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work/life balance, the potential for flexible work schedules (with some job classifications), continuing education programs, leadership pathways, wellness incentives and a total rewards benefits program. We welcome you to take a look at our website and discover how the City of Tacoma can make your next career move part of our combined destiny:
The City of Tacoma believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. This job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope. 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.
Communication from the City of Tacoma:
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The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.
For assistance with the NEOGOV application process, or questions regarding this job announcement, call the Human Resources office at (253) 591.5400 before 4:00 pm of the closing date of the job announcement.
Two (2) or more years of increasing responsibilities preparing and monitoring operating and capital budgets, and/or research and financial analysis, preferably in the public sector or a utility.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, public administration, economics or a related field;
Applicable experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis.
LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS:
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer's responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Depending upon assignment a WA driver's license may be required.
Individuals may have to pass a background check depending upon assignment
Knowledge & Skills
Optimizes work performance: knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
Communicates effectively: develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Financial acumen: interprets and applies understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.
Manages ambiguity: operates effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.
Organizational savvy: maneuvers comfortably through complex policies, processes and people-related organizational dynamics.
Manages complexity: making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
Plans and aligns: plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
Advanced Excel skills and experience using data visualization software to communicate business insights for decision-making.
Experience with SAP or other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.
Understanding of accounting principles.
Effective project management skills, ability to research, interpret data and analyze information from various sources to implement process improvements.
Knowledge of local government purchasing policies and procedures preferred.
Selection Process & Supplemental Information
Internal Budget and Financial Analyst - Management Analyst II description imageTo be considered for this opportunity:
Interested individuals must complete the online application and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.
City of Tacoma
Human Resources Department
747 Market Street
Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764