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Financial Analyst - Budget/Costing
Requisition Code:19:02
Pay Range$4,638/mo--$5,612/mo
Date Posted1/9/2019
Application DeadlineOpen Until Filled
  
Job Description

SUMMARY
A responsible position within the Finance & Budget Department performing a variety of financial analysis and monitoring of financial plans, providing support on budget functions, and tracking economic trends and project returns on investment.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

 The incumbent normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results. There is some   opportunity for discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices.

 Work requires regular interaction involving exchange and receipt of information. Contacts frequently contain confidential/sensitive information necessitating   discretion at all times.

 Work is performed under direction from the Financial Manager. Performance is reviewed periodically. Errors or failures to perform duties have a moderate impact   on organizational, department, or unit objects, the output of services, and employee or customer satisfaction.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The following summarizes the essential or key responsibilities/attributes of the position the incumbent will be required to perform with or without reasonable accommodation:
Prepares project independent costs estimates and cost/price analysis.  Researches market trends and the potential impact to C-TRAN’s bottom line.  Makes recommendations on assumption changes for the agency’s long-term financial forecast, as well as identifying opportunities for improved financial performance.

 Researches inconsistencies and anomalies in records and reports, interprets findings, and makes recommendations.

 Performs financial analysis on special one-time and ongoing projects as directed. This may include responding to surveys, reviewing emphasis areas identified, and researching other agencies to provide data to senior management.

 Assists in the preparation of all aspects of C-TRAN’s biennial budget and budget revisions. Assists in the development of explanatory information (text and charts)   to inform diverse groups about the agency’s budget.

 Tracks and reports on agency budget to actual results.  Develops budget reports and completes budget analysis as needed. 

 Responsible for the setup of budgeted projects in the Project Accounting module of the financial system and coordinating any necessary updates within the budget tool in order to produce project level budget to actual reporting. 

 Gathers data and performs analysis in the development and ongoing maintenance of the agency’s long-term financial forecast.

 Utilizes financial and operating statistics in the preparation of reports for federal, state, and local recipients following the prescribed or developed format. Assists in preparing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the annual National Transit Database Report, by gathering, reviewing, and analyzing data to ensure compliance with federal requirements and continuation of grant allocations.

 Assists in preparing the annual state Transit Development Plan report by providing capital information and cash flow data to meet state requirements.

 Review completed projects to determine if the agency is receiving the expected return on investment.

 Prepares monthly management reports, and reports which compare C-TRAN’s performance to other peer systems as directed. Management reports include, but are not limited to, the analysis of actual to budget results and performance indicator reporting.

 Analyzes financial impact of labor contracts. Works with management staff during labor negotiations to cost out labor proposals.

OTHER FUNCTIONS

 Participates in meetings and training, providing input as needed.

 Performs other related finance activities as may be developed and assigned by the Financial Manager.

 Provides back up on daily purchase orders processing in compliance with procurement policy and procedures including reviewing budget availability and general ledger coding.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

 Knowledge of:

Washington and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations.

 Federal and state regulations, industry  best practices, and agency policy and procedures specific to each type of procurement.

 Skills:
Strong analytical, research, writing, and budgeting.

 Advanced level skills in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Ability to:

Exhibit tact and diplomacy to achieve desired results.

 Work effectively with all levels of staff and vendors with varying levels of expertise.

 Maintain confidentiality.

 Explain complex information in a clear, concise manner, both orally and in writing.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Requires a Bachelor’s degree with related course work and emphasis in business administration, finance, or accounting with at least two years’ related work experience sufficient to perform thoroughly and accurately the full scope of responsibility as outlined in the job description.

 Experience in public sector and familiarity with FTA grant processes desirable.

WORKING CONDITIONS

 Office environment relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Minimal physical effort required.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

 Regular, dependable attendance is required.

 Must be able to comply with C-TRAN’s nonsmoking policy and function in a nonsmoking work environment.

 Must maintain a physical condition, which, either with or without accommodation, allows completion of all essential duties.