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City of Chandler Salary Plan - 2013-14
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OT Status Legend:
Non-Exempt = Hourly Position
Exempt = Salaried Position
Excellence is the responsibility of everyone at the City of Chandler. We lead by our core values in constant pursuit of excellence:

*Commitment – Dedicate oneself to consistent and excellent public service
*Innovation – Implement unique, creative and cost-effective solutions
*Communication – Communicate in a positive, honest and productive manner
*Integrity - Adherence to high ethical standards
*Diversity – Promote inclusiveness and impartiality throughout the organization
*Personal Responsibility – Take initiative to achieve excellence and accept accountability
*Respect – Demonstrate a high regard for others
*Teamwork – Promote cooperative efforts, open communication and trust

All City employees are expected to conduct themselves in a way consistent with the above values.

 
Job Description
SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST

Pay Grade: 26                    FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Group: Professional (P)            Class Code: S091    
Effective Date: 4/06                    

Classification Summary:
The primary function of an employee in this class is to analyze finances to determine the financial impact on special projects citywide and make resource allocation decisions. This position also monitors and reviews control policies and procedures/processes, prepares financial analyses for short and long-range revenue and expenditure forecasts, leads process improvements, re-engineers initiatives and researches financing options. This position differs from the Financial Analyst class in its responsibilities related to the annual system development fee update and City Council interaction. The Senior Financial Analyst class would take on more complex calculations as compared to the Financial Analyst class and make all necessary Council presentations.

Essential Functions:
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Researches economic indicators, analyzes factors and trends and makes recommendations;
Conducts long-range revenue and expenditure forecasts;
Develops forecast models and identifies revenue sources necessary to finance capital projects;
Develops policies, procedures, and internal controls for effective and efficient investment of idle City funds; reviews investment portfolio and cash flow forecast on an ongoing basis;
Leads process improvement and reengineering initiatives;
Performs research and analysis on identified special projects for management;
Conducts fiscal impact analyses;
Assists, trains, and coordinates with City staff in preparing and conducting financial studies to determine availability of resources;
Assists operating departments with development of performance budgets and maintenance of budgetary controls and strategic budgeting issues;
Assists with audits of City departments, functions, programs or activities and firms doing business with the City, including performance, compliance, contracts and financial audits;
Reviews financial statements submitted as part of the RFP process;
Coordinates all aspects of the annual system development fee update;
Presents information to City Council either orally or in writing;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures;
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Safety Handbook.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
Principles, practices and methods of municipal finance, accounting and budget preparation;
Principles and practices of public administration and government organization;
Principles and techniques of systems, statistical and procedural analysis;
Research techniques and financial forecasting methodology;
Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations affecting municipal budgeting;
Current supervision, and evaluation methods and techniques;
Governmental and service contract requirements; and
Personal computers and related software.

Ability to:
Perform complex economic and policy analysis;
Conduct studies utilizing statistical and spreadsheet software programs;
Conduct best practice research, customer service surveys and productivity studies;
Gather facts, analyze and report research findings in a clear, complete, and logical form;
Explain budgetary, accounting management and organization problems in simple, non-technical language;
Work independently and persistently to complete work on schedule and according to quality control standards;
Make arithmetical calculations rapidly and accurately;
Comprehend and follow oral and written instructions;
Operate a personal computer and related software;
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with all levels of staff and the general public;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, the public, etc.;
Provide quality services in a cost-effective manner and to recommend improved methods of performing the work; and
Supervise and evaluate the work of subordinate personnel.

Supervision Received:
The work is performed under the supervision of the Budget Manager.

Supervision Exercised:
None

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field; and
Five (5) years of professional-level experience in accounting, contract administration, financial cost analysis, auditing, budget preparation, or a closely related financial/fiscal activity, which includes some experience utilizing computerized or personal computer-based financial systems; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Desired Qualifications:
Master's Degree or CPA

Work Environment:
The primary duties of this class are performed in a general office environment.

Essential Physical Abilities:
Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person;
Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to review, evaluate and prepare a variety of written/typed documents and materials;
Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a vehicle, operate computer equipment and other office equipment;
Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to lift up to 20 pounds and to sit and work at a keyboard for an extended period of time.