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Financial Analyst, City of Grand Rapids

Published Mar 3, 2023

Salary: $67,806.00 - $86,557.00 Annually

Location: City Hall 300 Monroe NW GR MI, MI

Job Type: Permanent

Department: Fiscal Services

Job Number: 607 - 0223

Nature of Work

The purpose of this job is to collect, compile, analyze and report information on technical, demographic, financial and/or budget data of the City to serve as a basis for reporting, rate setting, monitoring or other financial and/or budget analyses. Compiles, analyzes and reports financial and/or budget information to help produce and maintain forecasts of the industry and economic conditions and present illustrations of this information through spreadsheets, charts and graphs. Provides visual management and transparent reporting for the utilization of the funds, prepares and presents to various boards and authorities on the success of investments based upon the determined metrics.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. 

  • Performs budget and financial analyses, rate study and accounting functions
  • Compiles, analyzes and reports financial information to help produce and maintain forecasts of the industry and economic conditions; presents illustrations of information through spreadsheets, charts and graphs
  • Interprets and/or compare the data that affects the industry; monitors economic, industrial and corporate developments
  • Monitors and analyzes financial performance of the department for forecasting purposes
  • Provides guidance and direction to less experienced administrative, professional and non-technical employees
  • Assists and participates in the annual budget process; maintains dashboard metrics and tracking; provides financial projections
  • Ensures City funds are accounted for in compliance with City Charter, in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Governmental Accounting Standards Board regulations
  • Prepares worksheets and schedules for auditors
  • Monitors various cost accounting systems; analyzes and develops internal control systems
  • Conducts special research projects involving investigation and analysis of various information and data
  • Performs related work as required

Minimum Training and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field
  • At least two (2) to four (4) years of experience conducting financial analysis, preparing financial statements, cost accounting, revenue rate setting, statistical analysis, preparing journal entries, or related activities
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities

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