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Senior Financial Analyst - City of Kirkland ( Job # 18-0155)

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Minimum Salary: $6,049.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $7,804.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Finance & Administration
Open until filled.. Applications first reviewed on: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


How would you like to work in the vibrant city of Kirkland?  Located on the northeastern shoreline of Lake Washington, just east of Seattle, Kirkland is regionally recognized as a thriving city with a "small town" feel, a sense of history, and a strong appreciation for quality of life.

The City of Kirkland is currently seeking a dynamic Senior Financial Analyst who is detail-oriented, motivated, and collaborative.  Come join our community!

The Senior Financial Analyst will conduct complex financial, budgetary, and labor contract analyses, that facilitate decision-making by management and Council on citywide fiscal issues. 

Note: salary amounts posted are 2018 rates.

Key Functions

1.     Perform a variety of complex research and analysis of financial issues and prepare reports of findings and recommendations.

2.     Conduct ongoing monitoring of City revenues and expenditures and provide analysis of trends, culminating in periodic report on City’s financial performance and annual report on City’s financial condition.

3.     Coordinate development and balancing of City budget and prepare and review revenue and expenditure projections and assumptions.

4.     Coordinate development of six-year capital improvement program.

5.     Provide training and technical assistance to department budget coordinators and management staff on financial matters.

6.     Provide compensation cost analysis support to management during labor negotiations and during the budget process.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Four-year degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, or closely related field
  • Four years increasingly responsible experience in budget and financial analysis, accounting, or similar financial field, preferably in a local government setting
Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred.

Special Note

This position includes a comprehensive benefit package: medical/dental/vision for employee and dependents, deferred compensation plan, 2x annual salary life insurance, ORCA Card, on-site workout facility, employee parking, vacation and sick leave accruals, and paid holidays.

First review of applications is January 16, 2019.

This position requires a cover letter (letter of interest) for consideration of application.  Please note how you meet minimum qualifications within that letter.

Hours of Work

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Working Conditions & Physical Activities

Work is generally performed in an office environment. Prolonged periods of sitting and computer keyboard entry are a routine part of this job.

Selection Process

Applicants who submit a timely application and are invited to participate in the further stages of the selection process, will be notified by email or phone.

Finalist(s) will be required to complete a Criminal Background check.

Skillls and Abilities
  • Knowledge of financial management principles and practices and department goals, policies, and technical operations.
  • Extensive knowledge of municipal budget practices and related analytical techniques. Knowledge of economic indicators, forecasting techniques, research methods, and data processing capabilities applied to financial systems.
  • Ability to apply complex standards and formulas to analyze, forecast, and interpret comprehensive narrative and financial data. Ability to develop charts, graphs, and other explanatory materials as needed.
  • Advanced skill in the use of spreadsheet software and presentation graphics. Ability to effectively use automated financial systems.
  • Knowledge of governmental fund accounting, financial reporting standards, and City and State laws pertaining to municipal budgeting.
  • Ability to maintain confidences and routinely handle sensitive department materials.
  • Ability to develop and manage a project and to anticipate administrative and operational problems. Ability to formulate goals, analyze alternative solutions, and prepare funding recommendations.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of staff, directors, the City Manager, and the City Council.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, elicit cooperation, resolve conflicts, and coordinate total efforts to accomplish a task.
  • Skill in responding to management information and fiscal reporting needs.
  • Skill in oral and written communications, including the ability to make presentations to staff and the City Council.





City Hall
123 5th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033