Financial Analyst I/II

$91,206 - $118,444 yearly
  • City of Mountain View
  • Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Aug 31, 2021
Full time Finance

Job Description

Now accepting applications for:

Financial Analyst I/II

What's the role?

We’re looking for a highly analytical, financially skilled, and multi-tasking individual who can work in a fast-paced environment and pay attention to detail and accuracy to take on the role of Financial Analyst I/II. Here is an exciting opportunity for a highly qualified professional to join a great organization and make valuable contributions to the Finance and Administrative Services Department (FASD).  This position will support the City-wide budgeting and forecasting process and assists management on special projects, administrative studies, and a variety of analyses. The position may be filled at the Financial Analyst I or II level, depending on the qualifications of the individual.  The Financial Analyst I/II position receives immediate supervision from management or professional staff and may receive technical and functional supervision from a Senior Financial Analyst. If you are looking to make a positive impact in a key financial role, this position is for you! 

The Essentials

Financial Analyst I

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, economics, or a related field.  


  • Associate of arts degree with coursework in business, finance, or accounting and two years of full-time experience at the Administrative Aide level with the City of Mountain View.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver License.

Financial Analyst II

  • Two years of full-time analytical experience equivalent to the position of Financial Analyst I or Analyst I with the City of Mountain View.
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, business administration, economics, or a closely related field.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver License.

Bonus Points

  • Experience or training in budgeting, forecasting, complex financial analysis, and/or governmental accounting.
  • Prior experience in a public agency or close interaction with public agencies.
  • A master’s degree in business or public administration or Certified Public Accountant is highly desirable.

What You'll Do

  • Participate as a team member in the development, coordination, and monitoring of the City’s budget and forecast; analyze costs; assist in preparing a variety of fiscal, administrative, and management reports.
  • Work with the City’s financial system to prepare accounting journal entries and budget adjustment entries as well as budget data entry.
  • Update and prepare complex Excel spreadsheets and reconcile data for accuracy.
  • Perform research and statistical analyses; compile and analyze data, prepare summary reports.
  • Work with staff from all departments to provide information and assist with financial data and analysis.
  • Conduct special projects, as requested.

Are we a match?

  • You are a skilled and diligent professional who has confidence in working with numbers with accuracy.
  • You are an exceptional communicator (oral and written) with strong interpersonal skills.
  • You are a person who enjoys doing research and has superior analytical and computer skills (specifically in excel).
  • You are a detail-oriented professional adept at juggling multiple priorities to meet tight deadlines while bringing a high level of organization and accuracy to every project.
  • You are an individual who is motivated, team-oriented, reliable, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Submit your complete City application with responses to the supplemental questions and a copy of your resume online at If you are not able to complete an application online, contact us at: or (650) 903-6309. Please provide a valid email address on your application. Complete applications and supplemental questions are required. The recruitment will close on September 28, 2021 or upon receiving 150 applications. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply early. This recruitment is subject to close at any time.