Financial Analyst I

City of Austin - Austin, TX (30+ days ago)4.2

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics.

Licenses or Certifications:

Notes to Applicants
This position will assist with all fee and revenue activities for the Development Services Department, including preparing periodic internal and external financial documents, supporting schedules and financial reports; researching, completing, monitoring and summarizing current and historical financial information; and reporting on the department’s financial condition and activity trends. Additionally, this position will report on budget variances and monitor revenue to identify and solve potential or existing problems.

When completing a City of Austin Application:
A detailed, complete online City of Austin employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications, and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.

A cover letter and resume must be submitted, but will not substitute for a complete online City of Austin employment application.

Employment history dates must include month and year. Please verify that the employment history, dates, month, and year, on your resume exactly match the online employment application.

Candidates selected for interviews may be subjected to assessments.
Pay Range

M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Development Services Dept
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 505 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas 78704
Preferred Qualifications
Experience designing and maintaining complex spreadsheets.
Experience gathering, analyzing and presenting data to provide accurate information for management’s use.
Experience analyzing data, preparing variance analysis and developing trend analysis reports.
Experience preparing accurate and complex financial reports.
Experience monitoring financial activity to identify and solve potential or existing problems.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Prepares accounting and financial transactions by verifying documentation and accurately completing transactions.

Reviews documentation, funding and other information for accuracy and ensures that transactions are processed in accordance with city policy, applicable laws and regulations, and sound business practices

Prepares financial reports by preparing periodic internal and external financial documents, supporting schedules and financial reports to ensure accuracy; researching, compiling, monitoring, and summarizing current and historical financial information and data; and reporting on financial condition and trends.

Prepares work for processing by gathering and sorting documents and related information; verifying correct funding.

Assures compliance with conditions of grant by monitoring and analyzing Interlocal agreements, contracts, grants and subcontract expenses and activities; ensuring compliance with federal and local laws. Prepares and submits grant reporting.

Provides assistance with department’s performance management activities by monitoring and reporting of performance measures and participating in business planning.

Prepares budget analysis and reports by researching, compiling, monitoring, and summarizing current and historical budget information and data, reporting on budget variances, and downloading financial information from various financial systems.

Assists departments and other customers by providing procedural and financial information and guidance with financial systems.

Monitors expenses and activities and identifies and solves potential or existing problems.

Researches and provides information requested by City Council, City management, boards and commissions, vendors, the public, and other City offices.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
May provide leadership, training, and guidance to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of the processes and theories used for public budgetary and financial policies.

Knowledge of accounting practices and concepts.

Knowledge of internal control systems.

Knowledge of preferred business practices.

Knowledge of manual and automated financial systems.

Knowledge of financial and budget reporting.

Skill in designing and maintaining complex spreadsheet and database models and utilizing word processing and presentation software.

Skill in effective oral and written communications.

Skill in analyzing and interpreting financial records.

Skill in gathering, analyzing and presenting data to provide accurate information for management’s use.

Ability to resolve problems or situations that requires the exercising of good judgment.

Ability to prepare accurate and complex financial reports.

Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.