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Senior Financial Analyst - City of Mercer Island ( Job # 19-0017)

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Minimum Salary: $86,200.00 per year
Maximum Salary: $101,700.00 per year
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Finance
Open until filled.. Applications first reviewed on: Friday, May 17, 2019
(Open to current employees and the general public.)



CLOSES:                 Open until filled, first review on May 17, 2019, 5:00 pm (Interviews will take place between May 29 – June 5)
WORK HOURS:      40 hours per week; 8:30am - 5:00pm
HIRING RANGE:    $86,200 to $101,700/annually DOE + Great Benefits

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Developing, reviewing, monitoring, and adjusting the City’s biennial budget and six-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
  • Serving as an in-house financial consultant to project managers/engineers on CIP projects and to all operating departments on a variety of financial issues.
  • Maintaining the City’s water, sewer, stormwater, and emergency medical services utility rate models; internal service rate models; and other financial models (e.g., fire apparatus sinking fund and LEOFF I retiree long-term care reserve).
  • Managing or directly participating in fiscal studies related to program effectiveness, cost of services, charges for services, reserves, utilities, and fixed assets.
  • Tracking, analyzing, and forecasting major revenues.
  • Managing capital grants and providing accounting support related to capital projects and utilities.
  • Monitoring and paying debt obligations; monitoring and investing cash balances; and tracking operating and capital reserves.
  • Researching, analyzing, and preparing memos/reports on a variety of financial issues and presenting findings, options, and recommendations to management, the Utility Board, the City Council, and other internal and external stakeholders.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting practices, principles, procedures, regulations and techniques, with the ability to interpret and explain these rules, legal requirements and policies.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of municipal budgeting, capital budgeting and financing mechanisms, financial management practices and financial forecasting techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience in financial and statistical modeling; setting assumptions for a variety of fiscal, operational and hypothetical analyses.
  • Ability to assess the performance of funds, departments and individual accounts and to recommend corrective actions or make procedural improvements.
  • Working knowledge of RCWs relating to Code cities, procurement, budgeting and public works contracting.
  • Ability to plan, organize and simultaneously manage multiple complex projects while meeting performance standards and deadlines.
  • Provide information correctly and concisely, both orally and in writing to explain, clarify, analyze and resolve sensitive and/or complex finance and accounting issues.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance, receive and respond well to direction, and ability to work collaboratively with others in a team environment.
Education, Experience and Other City Requirements
  • Graduation from a 4-year college or university with a degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or Public Administration.  Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use and administer automated financial management systems and advanced proficiency in the use of personal computer software, including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.  
  • Ability to drive a City vehicle, possess a current and valid Washington State driver's license and good driving record.
  • Completion of a Nationwide and Washington State criminal history background check is required in order to determine any past conviction history of crimes against persons, sexual assault or exploitation, and sexual or physical abuse and must be able to pass a thorough background check as required by the Child/Adult Abuse Information Act.
  • Completion of an I-9 Form, documenting eligibility to work in the United States.
Working Conditions and Physical Abilities

Work is performed in office settings.  Work requires movement to other locations for meetings and will be required to attend evening meetings. Work activities include combinations of sitting, standing and walking and the ability to lift 50 pounds.  Must be able to work under stressful conditions at times.  When in the office, work requires hand-eye coordination and fine manipulation skills are necessary to operate computers and various office machinery.  Ability to hear and speak clearly both in person and on the telephone.


City Hall
9611 SE 36th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040