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Senior Budget and Rates Analyst - City of Sammamish ( Job # 18-0025)

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Minimum Salary: $75,242.00
Maximum Salary: $103,223.00
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Finance
Closes: January 04, 2019 at 5:00 PM. Applications first reviewed on: Friday, January 4, 2019
(Open to current employees and the general public.)



Under the general direction of the Deputy Finance Director, the Sr. Budget and Rates Analyst performs professional level financial and budget analysis, researches and develops financial models, and makes recommendations to management. This position carries a high level of responsibility and requires the ability to work independently. 


  • Performs professional level financial and budget research and analysis, makes recommendations to management, and presents information to the City Council.
  • Prepares reports including research, data analysis, supporting documentation, and other supplemental information as required.
  • Defines and develops long-term financial forecasting models for operations and capital.
  • Develops, or works closely with a consultant to develop, financial models supporting utility rate recommendations.
  • Researches, analyzes, and develops cost allocation models for fleet and information technology internal services.
  • Researches and analyzes
    • Contracted versus in-house service costs
    • Various revenue sources to effectively manage the funding of capital projects.
    • Development revenues and other fees charged to external customers for cost coverage and compliance with state laws. 
  • Works with various city departments to develop the city’s annual fee schedule and presents recommendations to management.
  • Reviews requirements for a Performance Measurement program and makes recommendations to management.
  • Researches potential revenue sources and develops estimates of the potential city revenue from each source.
  • Analyzes and reports to management the effect of state legislation on the city’s finances.
  • Serves as a technical resource
    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    Knowledge of and skills in

    • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for governments
    • WA State Budgeting, Accounting, and Reporting System
    • Strong numerical, mathematical, and analytical skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Methods of forecasting revenues and expenditures
    • Financial modeling tools and procedures for examining financial data
    • Research and financial analysis, evaluating alternatives, and developing recommendations
    • Rate setting for internal and external services
    • Capital project funding techniques and budget management
    • Microsoft Office products

    Ability to:

    • Understand and apply local, state, and federal rules, regulations, and laws
    • Perform statistical, mathematical, and financial analysis; interpret the data
    • Plan, organize, and simultaneously manage multiple complex projects while meeting performance standards and deadlines
    • Work independently with minimal supervision
    • Prepare concise and logical reports
    • Communicate verbally and in written documentation complex financial concepts to varied audiences across the city
    • Maintain effective working relationships with other employees


    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field.
    • Five years of progressive experience in financial analysis, budgeting or accounting.  Municipal experience preferred.
    • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
    Additional Info


    Valid Washington State Driver's License with driving record free from serious or frequent violations.


    Personal computer, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, copier, fax, multi-line phone system, calculator.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

    Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reaching with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 20 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.


    Duties are performed both individually and as part of a work team.  Attendance at evening meetings may occasionally be required.  This is a FLSA-exempt position, not eligible for overtime compensation.  The position serves at-will.


    The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  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.

    This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and the employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the City and the requirements of the job change.



    Sammamish City Hall
    801 - 228th Ave SE
    Sammamish, WA 98075