Financial Systems Analyst

County of Marin, CA - San Rafael, CA3.9

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Under general direction, the Financial Systems Analyst (FSA) performs advanced-level professional accounting and payroll work and provides project management and production support expertise. The FSA is responsible for end-user business solutions and systems administration functions necessary for the maintenance and enhancement of data systems specific to Department of Finance operations and the County's financial needs, including accounting, payroll, purchasing, accounts payable and budget reporting.

Our Highly Qualified Candidate possesses an in-depth knowledge of the principles of data processing and the application of all aspects of accounting, payroll and financial management information systems. Solid business acumen, a strong results orientation, and exceptional communication skills are a must, as is an ability to work enthusiastically in a constantly changing environment. The successful candidate has experience working with using and/or implementing enterprise resource planning systems or other financial software applications and understands the importance of organizational change management. In addition, the highly qualified candidate is organized, dependable, and flexible; customer-focused; a strategic/critical thinker who proactively recommends changes to policies, procedures and technology solutions; independently seeks opportunities for innovation and continuous improvement; functions well in support of a team; and thrives working in a fast paced, progressive organization.

We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications: Any five-year combination of recent professional experience and relevant coursework in computerized financial systems duties such as, researching and resolving software and data problems, analyzing manual and automated financial work processes, systems and procedures, and implementing new computer applications, and accounting, accounts payable, or payroll that demonstrates the necessary knowledge and abilities. A typical way of achieving these requirements would be graduation with a bachelor's degree from an accredited program in accounting, finance or a related field and one year of full-time experience related to the work.

Required educational experience is interchangeable with full-time related professional experience up to a limit of four years.
Internships completed in conjunction with coursework are excluded from being credited towards work experience, if they are counted towards educational requirements.
Recent experience is defined as experience gained, in part, in the last five years, or longer if technically relevant.

Successful candidates will be subject to a background investigation, including fingerprinting, prior to appointment.
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Depending on the number of qualified applications received, testing may consist of a highly qualified review, supplemental application screening, online assessment, skills testing, practical/performance test, written or oral examination or any combination of these exams to determine which candidate's names may be placed on the eligible list. In the event that additional testing is not conducted, applicants that meet the minimum qualifications may be notified to contact the department for a selection interview.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions that may occur in this assignment while the list remains active.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. This recruitment may close at any time once a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

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