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Senior Financial Analyst - City of Kirkland ( Job # 19-0129)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $6,230.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $8,039.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Public Works
Closes: October 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


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 compensation analyses that facilitate decision-making. Coordinates and prepares budgets, grants, and management reports.  Performs these duties with a focus on Public Works department subject matters. 

Essential Functions
  • Monitors Public Works department budgets and develops monthly and yearly budget status reports.
  • Performs a variety of complex analysis of financial issues and develops recommendations for Public Works and Finance & Administration department management.
  • Coordinates with department staff to prepare department budgets.
  • Serves as department’s grant administrator to include researching, writing, monitoring, and reporting of all department grants.
  • Provides training and technical assistance to department staff on financial matters.
  • Provides compensation cost analysis to support management during labor negotiations and during the budget process.
  • Conducts required audits of department funds and assets and monitors compliance with City financial and purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Develops processes and spreadsheets to assist with forecasting needs and monitoring budgets.
  • Coordinates and prepares budget submittal and follows process from development through City Manager review and Council hearings including preparation of special reports and attendance or presentations at Council or other meetings relating to budget or financial matters.
  • Compiles and coordinates periodic reports to management on status of expenditures, revenues, and other financial issues.
  • Conducts a variety of budget analysis projects and reconciliation of accounts.  Monitors revenue and expenditure accounts and prepares correcting journal entries if needed.  Assembles revenue and expenditures data and analyzes trends.
  • Supports Finance & Administration and other departments to develop the six-year capital improvement program and amendments.  Develops forms and instructions for use by the department.  Reviews departmental materials for accuracy, completeness and consistency.  Ensures recommended CIP projects are helping to fulfill adopted Citywide goals and policies.
  • Develops, assists in the development, and/or monitors various fee and rate studies and models used by the department.
  • Conducts special studies and analyses related to the department’s operations and services.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Four-year degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Accounting, or closely related field
  • Four years increasingly responsible experience in budget and financial analysis, accounting, or similar financial field, preferably in a Council/Manager form of government
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, onsite workout facility, employee parking, vacation and sick leave accruals, and paid holidays.

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.


City Hall
123 5th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033