Full Job Description
Are you a motivated individual looking to provide financial, statistical, and budgetary analysis within a collaborative organization? Do you have excellent communication skills and the ability to partner collaboratively with team members? If so, Come Lead with Us as a Financial Analyst!
We are seeking candidates that are ready to take their career to the next level within our local government agency. This recruitment will be used for vacancies that will become available for all departments/offices within the next six-month period. Please visit Washington County's home page to explore our diverse departments, offices and programs: Washington County Home.
We currently have one opening in Housing Services:
This is an exceptional opportunity to join the Department of Housing Services/Housing Authority of Washington County to provide affordable housing opportunities to help break the cycle of poverty and improve the quality of life in Washington County, Oregon communities. The Financial Analyst will assist the Housing Services Controller with budget preparation and review; will monitor and analyze program revenues and expenditures; will track revenues and expenditures related to HUD grants, prepare monthly financial reports and respond to audit inquiries as required; will assist in the preparation of Housing Authority Annual Component Unit Financial Statements; and will manage contracts utilized by the department.
The ideal candidate will have the following experience:
working with multiple governmental funds and budget processes;
federal grant budget development and monitoring;
expense and revenue vs budget tracking;
re-forcasting and analyzing fluctuations;
contract administration and monitoring.
Preference will be given to candidates with public entity financial analysis experience.
To learn more about our Housing Services Department please visit: Housing
Washington County offers their employees a collaborative culture, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package. Working within Washington County provides daily opportunities to serve and build communities now and into the future. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES
Duties may include:
Participates in planning, development, implementation, and administration of budgets for assigned department, division, project, or specialty funds.
Participates in preparation and management of department or division budgets and develops financial plan projections and documents.
Prepares revenue and expenditure analyses, budget status, and monitors reports; develops and presents recommendations; and drafts and/or analyzes budget request reports and documents, including budget adjustment requests.
Conducts analyses of department or division budget proposals; and conducts analysis to identify issues and opportunities.
Develops revenue estimates; and assists with the preparation of interagency agreements.
Assists in drafting proposed contracts and agreements, tracks expenditures, and approves invoices for payment; monitors and reviews contracts and agreements to ensure compliance with all Federal, State, and/or grant requirements. Researches and resolves contract or agreement problems and disputes; and prepares grant financial reports.
Explains budget guidelines to staff and department leadership; and reviews and evaluates requests to ensure compliance with established guidelines.
Monitors and updates operating budgets to reflect budget adjustments and funding changes; reviews requests for technical compliance; and incorporates changes to operating budget requests.
Develops and utilizes spreadsheets, databases, and other computer applications required to perform assigned studies, projects, and reports.
Performs financial analyses and statistical computations for various rate studies, financial models, and cost allocation plans.
Prepares periodic and ad-hoc financial reports and provides in-depth analysis of financial conditions and future trends; maintains integrity of the internal budget and accounting system; and assists with fiscal year-end closing and annual external audit.
Assists in reconciling year-end fund balance reports and forecasting multi-year revenues and expenditures at project and program level.
Researches and answers financial and budget inquiries submitted by staff, management, other municipalities, and the general public.
Oversees administrative projects; facilitates agreement with project participants regarding assignments; and ensures completion of work within agreed upon timeline.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Education and Experience:A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in finance, accounting, economics, statistics, or a related field; AND two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience performing budgetary or financial analysis, or auditing. OR
Possession of an Associate's Degree in finance, accounting, economics, statistics, or a related field; AND four (4) years of progressively responsible professional experience performing budgetary or financial analysis, or auditing. OR
Possession of six (6) years of progressively responsible professional experience performing budgetary or financial analysis, or auditing, of which at least four (4) years of experience must be in the public sector.
Additional Licenses, Certificates, Physical Abilities and Specialty Requirements:
Some positions may require the incumbent to pass an extensive background check.
If you have completed education in a foreign college or university and are using this education to meet the minimum qualifications, you must provide documentation that the foreign education is comparable to that received within the United States' accredited college or university system or your application will not be accepted.
Washington County organizes its positions into classifications. Classification descriptions are typically written broadly. To review this classification, please use this link: Financial Analyst.
Please be clear and specific in the applicable sections of the employment application about how your background is relevant. This information must also be consistent with your supplemental question responses if applicable. Please note: Answers to the supplemental questions are typically evaluated separately from your application.
Washington County is committed to using a Merit Based System in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities.
1. An evaluation of training and experience of submitted application packets will be performed by Human Resources. The timeframe to review will be the week of March 2, 2020.
2. A Subject Matter Expert (SME) Panel will perform an in-depth evaluation of experience and training taken from your employment application materials to include responses to supplemental questionnaire. This process will begin after March 9, 2020.
4. Our goal is to schedule oral panel interviews with candidates that successfully passed the SME evaluation step as soon as possible.
Please note: candidates that are successful in the evaluation process may have their applications referred for additional vacancies in the same classification, or job family.
If you are a Veteran and would like to be considered for a Veterans' preference for this recruitment, please review instructions using this link: Veterans Preference Points (Download PDF reader).
Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act:
Reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment. To obtain confidential assistance please contact Human Resources 503-846-8606, or e-mail at: email@example.com at least 48 hours before any step in the recruitment and selection process for which you feel you need accommodation.
Status of Your Application:
You will be advised by e-mail of your status at each step in the application process, from initial application to final employment disposition. Please note that Washington County communicates with all candidates via email. If you "opt out" or "unsubscribe" of email notification from notices in NEOGOV it will impact our ability to communicate with you about job postings.
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Kandace Bell, Sr. HR Business Partner
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Management, Administrative and Professional Personnel System (MAPPS) - FLSA exempt employees are paid on a salaried basis. The premise of salaried/exempt employment is that established compensation recognizes the time and effort needed to accomplish all assigned job duties. Job responsibilities may require work outside of the employee's standard work week or a work week in excess of 40 hours.For more information on the MAPPS policy, please review the specific document using this link:Click HereThis position is not represented under a collective bargaining agreement.Washington County offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes family and domestic partner health benefits such as medical, dental and vision. Other benefits include a deferred compensation program, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Retirement benefits are provided through the Oregon Public Employers Retirement System.