Position Type:  Full-Time
 Compensation/Salary:  $7,618 - $9,436 monthly
 Job Code:  JYB7308
 Posted On:  09 Apr 2018
 Deadline:  May 32, 2018 at 5:00 PM PT
 Company/Agency:  City of Huntington Beach
 Job Category:  Admin-Budget-Financial
 Location:  Huntington Beach, CA 
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 Job Description
  The City of Huntington Beach is seeking an experienced Senior Finance Analyst. The Ideal Candidate has an educational background that includes finance and/or accounting and experience with municipal budget preparation, excellent analytical skills, specialized costing abilities and is able to implement strong internal controls.

JOB SUMMARY - Under supervision, performs a variety of advanced professional-level financial analysis in the performance of a broad range of duties of extreme complexity related to City budgetary operations and finance administration.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED - Reports to: Finance Manager -- Budget

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS - Senior Finance Analyst differs from Senior Administrative Analyst in that Senior Finance Analyst participates in the oversight and preparation of the City's overall budget and financial reports while the Senior Administrative Analyst is responsible for performing advanced-journey level financial, research, administrative, and analytical duties in support of an assigned department.

• Assists in establishing parameters for revenue and expenditure estimates and makes recommendations for fiscal guidelines in the budgetary process
• Participates in the development of schedules, formats, policies, and procedures for the annual adopted budget
• Assists departments with the formulation, implementation and administration of capital and operating budgets
• Provides direction to department staff during budget preparation and year end closing; serves as Finance Department liaison in directing and assisting department representatives with budget development, administration and implementation throughout the year to ensure adherence to established budget and financial parameters
• Monitors and reviews financial performance of City departments and projects by conducting budgetary, variance and fund analyses and preparing reports; reviews revenue and expenditures of departmental budgets and develops mitigation plans
• Monitors, evaluates, and reports on operating and capital budget revenues and expenditures
• Develops and coordinates budget and financial forecasting models; performs budget projections and variance analyses
• Prepares a variety of complex financial analyses, forecasts and reports utilizing computer software and other projection tools
• Performs due diligence on budgetary and financial matters to ensure the accuracy of fiscal information provided to staff, the Executive Team, City Council and the public
• Reviews and analyzes fiscal information submitted to Council approval for accuracy
• Recommends options and methods to reduce costs and increase revenues
• Assists in developing and maintaining the five-year financial forecasts
• Performs special projects such as overhead allocation benchmark studies and review of applications for funds,
• Researches, reviews, analyzes and follows-up on legislation related to revenues, expenditures, and general governmental financing
• Analyzes and prepares costing estimates in support of labor negotiations
• Collaborates with other Finance Department staff of all financial requests to ensure proper application and conformance with City rules and other related laws and regulations
• Assists with implementation of City Council directives regarding development and revision of budget
• Assists in the preparation of the Capital Improvement Program funding including analyzing available funds estimates and fund balance information
• Reviews alternative revenue sources and assists in coordinating the activities necessary for implementation
• Provides technical assistance regarding budget development, as needed, to departments
• Reports to work as scheduled, works a variety of schedules including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as required
• Performs other related duties as required

Education: Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Public Administration, Economics, or other related field from an accredited college or university. A Master's degree in a related field is desirable.

Experience: Four (4) years' experience performing complex budgetary financial analysis and research for a municipality or other public sector entity.

License/Certification: A valid California Class C driver license with an acceptable driving record required by time of appointment and during course of employment.

 Job Contact
 Contact Name:  Patricia Albes  Primary Phone:  714-536-5492
 Company/Agency:  City of Huntington Beach  Email: 
 Location:  Huntington Beach, CA  Contact Web Site: