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POSITION TITLE: Sr Analyst, Finance - Cultural Services (Full-Time Regular) (Classified)
REQUISITION #: req5625
DEPARTMENT: Cultural Services
LOCATION: LINCOLN CENTER
BENEFIT CATEGORY: Classified (Non-CBU) View Classifications & Benefits
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-Time Regular - Remote work allowed
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $65,560.00 - 109,260.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
ANTICIPATED ANNUAL HIRING SALARY RANGE: $$80,000.00 - $90,000.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
SELECTION PROCESS: Open until filled
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The Community: The City of Fort Collins sits nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River. At 5,000 feet in elevation, residents enjoy a moderate, four-season climate, with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year. With 174,800 residents, Fort Collins is Colorado’s fourth-largest city and spans 57 square miles. With the 20 year growth projection, the City of Fort Collins is expected to reach 255,000 residents.
The first people who hunted in this region arrived approximately 11,000 years ago, and Northern Colorado remains an integral part of the traditional and ancestral homelands of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute Nations. European-American trappers and traders arrived by the early 1800s but rarely established permanent settlements. Gold and silver discoveries in the Colorado mountains in the mid-1800s and the prospect of land for farming and ranching attracted people from eastern cities and across the globe to the Colorado Territory, including what would become the town of Fort Collins; an agricultural colony that emerged from its founding days as a military fort. The expansion included the sugar beet industry's growth, which brought new residents whose descendants still live here today, including Mexican-American families from southern Colorado, New Mexico, and northern Mexico, as well as Germans from Russia. Since 1879, Fort Collins has been the home of the state’s land grant institution, Colorado State University, which currently enrolls 34,000 students. Along with the university, the city’s major high-tech and manufacturing companies and breweries attract new residents from all over the country and world. The community’s overall social diversity continues to grow.
There are abundant outdoor recreation opportunities available to the many residents who enjoy healthy lifestyles. The nearby Horsetooth Reservoir is a key attraction, as is the Cache La Poudre-North Park Scenic Byway. The Downtown district provides many venues for live music, shopping, dining, and nightlife within the city. Fort Collins is widely considered the Craft Beer Capital of Colorado. The City has a strong appreciation for arts, culture, and entertainment. Various national organizations and magazines recognize Fort Collins as one of the best places to live in the nation.
The City’s long list of acknowledgements includes:
No. 2 Best Tasting Drinking Water in North America: American Water Works – June 2021
No. 5 Best Remote-Ready Cities: Livability.com Jan 2021
Top 30 Creative Small Cities: CVSuite – May 2020
No. 18 Safest Cities in America: SafeWise – April 2020
No. 1 Best Place to Live: Livability.com March 2020
No. 9 Most Fitness Friendly Places: SmartAsset – Dec 2019
No. 7 Safest Driving Cities: Allstate – June 2019
No. 4 Best U.S. Cities to Raise a Family: MarketWatch – April 2019
No. 9 Best Performing Cities: Milken Institute – Jan 2019
No. 3 U.S. Cities with Highest Economic Confidence: Yahoo – Nov 2018
No. 2 Brain Concentration Index: Bloomberg – Nov 2018
No. 1 City in America for Cycling: PeopleForBikes-May 2018
Outstanding Achievement in Local Government Innovation Award: Alliance for Innovation-April 2018
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award-Nov 2017
18th Best City for Career Opportunities: SmartAsset – Sep 2017
3rd Best College Town to Live in Forever: College Ranker – July 2017
25 Best Towns Ever: Where to Live Now: Outside Magazine – June 2017
No. 1 Stable and Growing Housing Market: Realtor.com-June 2017
11th Happiest City in America: Yahoo! Finance - March 2017
No. 9 Top 150 Cities for Millennials Report: Millennial Personal Finance - Feb 2017
No. 2 Best Cities for Small Business Owners: ValuePenguin – Feb 2017
Why Work For the City of Fort Collins?
Medical, dental, vision (for self, spouse, children) – eligible on the 1st of the month following date of hire
Paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick
Retirement + company contributions – after 6 month probation period and immediate vesting
Flexible spending: Medical expenses FSA, dependent FSA or both
Employee Assistance Program: counseling, legal, financial assistance
Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability
Wellness program, workout facilities
Employee/family onsite health clinic
Personal & professional learning opportunities including supervisory and leadership development; plus career mobility
Collaborative work environment
Do you ever wish you could see the impact of your work on more than just the “bottom-line”? If so, then stop everything and take a look at our Senior Finance Analyst position with the City of Fort Collins. This is a position that provides direct ongoing and strategic finance support for the creative and colorful side of the City, also known as Cultural Services.
This is a unique role for a professional with strong analytical and finance planning strengths. In addition, the ideal candidate will have the ability to bridge perspectives with other nonfinancial staff to make processes and practices understandable and relevant. This position will contribute to outcomes at:
The Lincoln Center – performing arts and events
Gardens on Spring Creek – butterflies, flowers, and outdoor concerts
The Museum of Discovery – explorations into science, history, and culture
Art in Public Places – including beautifully painted murals and pianos all over the City
Carnegie Center for Creativity – the soon-to-be-reopened facility and resource for artistic expression
This role is the senior member of a team of experienced finance analysts, and a leader within the finance planning and analysis function. The educational requirement for this position is a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a related field and required experience is at least three years combined education and/or related experience. If you thrive on critical and analytic thinking and have an affinity for art and culture, then please read on!
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.
Prepare, review and edit budget vs. actual variance analysis and narrative assessment reports. Validate variance root causes, develop recommendations for course of action, and review and communicate impacts and results with upper management and cross functional stakeholders.
Drive budget development and forecast projections with management team. Develop alternatives for most effective utilization of resources. Document and review team details and rationale for use in periodic variance reporting.
Analyze, interpret and communicate complex data utilizing broad advanced accounting and finance conceptual knowledge.
Data mine, compile, model and lead teams in analysis of data from various sources and systems (including ERP). Proactively identify and highlight business issue concerns and opportunities.
Develop recommendations on business decisions based on broad knowledge of best practices and data supported financial analysis, and lead implementation of solutions.
Participates and leads service area in capital improvement plan for core City infrastructure, coordination, validation, and assessment. Designs and actively seeks process improvements and cost-effective efficiencies.
Oversee teams and manage financial ad hoc projects of complex nature, capital estimates, grant research and reporting, and process improvement initiatives with service area and organization-wide implications.
Using wide experience and subject knowledge, helps to identify and explain complex issues of a financial nature, makes recommendations for resolution and works with operational and cross functional leadership to implement corrective and policy actions as needed.
Performs and reviews standard financial and accounting work procedures while continuously looking for ways to improve processes and methods; implement improvements.
Reconcile accounts, verify and ensure data integrity across service area.
Establish and analyze performance metrics and measures. Identifies opportunities for improvements and recommends solutions.
Review data entries, accounting journals, payments (AP), invoices (AR), and general bookkeeping per documented procedures, Recommends process improvements to department staff
Demonstrated cultural competence to effectively interact, work, and develop meaningful relationships with people of diverse identities, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds.
Strong learning orientation. Leverages all resources and is creative in ways of learning for self to continue adapting to changing issues and trends.
A desire and ability to understand the diverse needs of internal and external customers, and to create experiences and deliver services that exceed their expectations.
A desire and ability to utilize digital tools for organizational information, individual, and teamwork.
Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of local government accounting principles, Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) pronouncements and interpretations.
Knowledge of fund accounting
Accomplished and proven critical thinking skills, analytical thought processes and business acumen.
Effectively able to manage multiple projects, diverse team members and competing priorities.
Advanced / Expert skill level in Excel and Microsoft Office software.
Advanced statistical analysis.
Strategic critical thinking in approach to problem solving, issue resolution and solution development drawing upon seasoned business acumen and perspective gained from a wide range of experience.
Ability to effectively summarize and communicate financial issues, complex problems and analytics to highest level of organization and public.
Advanced / Expert in data query, extraction, and normalizing. Adept and efficient at incorporating and utilizing data in a variety of reporting tools and financial software packages.
Ability to lead cross-functional teams.
Ability to communicate at executive level and influence both up / down the chain of command as well as cross functionally.
MINIMUM/PREFERRED EDUCATION LEVEL
Minimum Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or closely related field
Preferred MBA or equivalent graduate degree
5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. The City may consider an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.
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Sr Analyst, Finance
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Because the possession and use of marijuana, whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy.
The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.
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