Financial Analyst Senior

$78,968 - $102,625 yearly
  • City of Gresham
  • Remote (Until City Hall reopens -- hybrid option likely)
  • Sep 09, 2021
Full time Finance

Job Description

The City of Gresham is excited to be accepting applications for a Senior Financial Analyst.   If:

  • The words modeling, debt issuance, cash flow, cost allocation excite you
  • You enjoy working on complex puzzles that have no single correct answer
  • Pushing the boundaries of excel is something you do regularly
  • You equally appreciate the details and the big picture? 

This may be the position for you!

This posting will remain open until the position is filled.

The Senior Financial Analyst works as part of the Budget and Financial Planning team, responsible for a wide range of financial duties across a variety of assigned fund(s), program(s), or citywide initiatives and including multi-year financial forecasts, cost of services studies, and other ad-hoc requests. Additionally, the City is currently completing its transition to a new Enterprise Resource Planning System with Tyler Technologies’ Munis and Energov software. This position will have the opportunity to assist in adapting the financial forecasting processes and various financial and budgetary reporting to the new system.

The Senior Financial Analyst performs highly complex, financial, budgetary, economic, statistical and management analyses in support of various operational functions of the City including fee studies, utility rates, financing agreements, long term financial plans, operational plans, capital improvement programs, annexation forecasting, fund reserves and collective bargaining unit contracts. The position develops economic models to assist in demand forecasting, financial planning, utility rate analyses, expenditure, and debt analyses.

The primary responsibilities of this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Financial Analysis: Provide financial analysis for program areas, including multi-year forecasts, financing agreements, cost of service and rate studies, and proposed programs collection analyzing, and integrating data from various sources and using sound analytical tools and techniques to develop information, evaluate options, reach sound conclusions, and make effective recommendations.  
  • Forecasting: Prepares forecasts of revenues and expenditures based on proven, reliable forecasting methods. Develops, compiles, analyzes, and maintains financial forecasts and models; consults with departments on financial model results; collaborates with budget and department staff on capital improvement plan budgets and funding.
  • Research:  This position will research revenue opportunities, financing strategies, economic trends, and expenditure reduction alternatives as part of long-term financial plans. Research local economic data to prepare forecasts; research state, regional and national economic trends from numerous sources affecting the City and prepares impact reports, makes presentations to various audiences and answers inquiries.
  • Communications: Prepare clear and precise reports of a technical nature. Present conclusions and recommendations clearly, logically, and persuasively to a range of audiences including department directors, managers and the City Council on complex financial matters including long-term forecasting having significant financial and other organizational impacts. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing to diverse audiences.
  • Advisor:  Develops recommendations for changes in procedures to ensure compliance with laws and regulations. Develops and maintains systems and records that provide for the proper evaluation, control, and documentation of assigned functions.  Serves as consultant and advisor for internal and external customers such as citizen groups, Government Finance Officers Association, auditors, and other City staff, including the City Manager and senior management, on financial issues, utility rates and funding options. Maintain confidentiality.

The successful candidate will embrace the City of Gresham’s core values by having the following qualities:
Collaborative: Establish relationships and work with the Finance team, across the organization, and with the City’s external partners
Practical: Effectively apply skills and knowledge and use sound judgement and decision making
Inventive: Be curious, seek new ideas, and consider new approaches, enjoy new challenges
Nimble: Be flexible and adapt financial analysis to reflect organizational and community changes and expectations.


To be successful this position needs to have knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices and methods of economics, demographics and social-economic research as they apply to the development of economic and financial forecasts.
  • Statistics, extrapolative and econometric models and related computer software, tools and techniques.
  • Sources of economic and demographic data.
  • Investment and debt management, financing, and forecasting models. Research and forecasting methods and procedures.
  • Municipal budget and accounting, including Oregon local budget law.
  • Data Visualization

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Public or Business Administration or related field
  • Three to five or more years of related experience.

Additional education or experience may be substituted for a total required combined minimum of 7-10 years of qualifying education, training, and/or experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience creating, modifying, and updating financial analysis and forecasting for municipal infrastructure programs
  • Experience with municipal budget and accounting, including Oregon local budget law.
  • Strong familiarity with the Oregon property tax system and Urban Renewal
  • Robust skills in SSRS report development
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to be detail-oriented while keeping the big picture in mind
  • Effective oral and written communication skill

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