Posting Date:  09/11/2020
Job Title:  Finance Analyst II/III
Salary:  $60,684-$79,572
Entity:  City of Renton
Closing Date:  9/27/2020


The City of Renton is recruiting for a Finance Analyst at the II or III level to join our Administrative Services department. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, initiative, and be team-oriented. This position is part of a team of analysts that focuses on many accounting and finance functions such as the City’s biannual budget, treasury functions, CAFR, CIP, debt management, and grant administration.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
This position is part of a series; placement at the II or III level depends on the education, experience, and skill set of the incumbent. The Finance Analyst II is a mid-level classification with responsibility for performing limited scope projects independently and assisting with research and analysis for more complex projects. The Finance Analyst III is an experienced level classification with responsibility for performing complex analytical work, preparing financial projections and reports, and serving as project manager for major studies and projects.

Reports To: Fiscal Services Director
Supervises: None

Primary Duties

The following are functions at the Finance Analyst II level.
Essential Functions:
Provide technical expertise concerning payroll issues, procedures, regulations, and laws and additionally provide solutions to problems in payroll that arise on a day-to-day basis.
Audit information entered into the payroll system as well as information provided by Accounting Assistants and customers to ensure City Policy, Labor Agreements and Federal and State laws are followed.
Analyze, compute, and enter all aspects of payroll to include: download payroll timesheets into financial system, balance hours between systems, audit timesheets, enter employee maintenance, benefits and deductions, compute payoff figures, adjustments, garnishments, and process payroll.
Research, analyze, and compute, all payroll adjustments as needed. Make recommendations to supervisor and provide explanation of calculations to employees.
Review and audit payroll functions for accuracy and completeness and to detect and prevent errors.
Prepare journal entries for reporting requirements.
Prepare, wire, and send files such as direct deposits, positive pay, deferred compensation plans, Department of Retirement Systems, deductions, benefits, garnishments, payroll taxes, W-2’s and all similar plans/reports.
Prepares a variety of correspondence and documents for reporting requirements after each pay period is complete. Prepare and distribute reports for other departments and vendors.
Implement terms of bargaining agreements, including the creation of new benefits and deduction plans, hour types, garnishments, shifts, and leave plans.
Set up new employees into the financial systems.
Prepare complex, routine, and ad hoc reports using report writing tools and software.
Prepare routine and non-routine journal entries for the proper recording of payroll related financial entries.
Monitor, reconcile, and analyze account balances; prepare necessary transfer documents to adjust appropriations/expenditures.
Input, revise or delete a variety of financial and statistical data into a computer; audit and verify accuracy of information; balance and resolve discrepancies as needed.


Finance Analyst II
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field.
2 years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, budgeting, financial analysis, and payroll.
Or 6 years of relevant education and experience.
Public sector experience preferred.
Successful passing of a required background check and credit check.
Finance Analyst III
In addition to the requirements above:
3 years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, budgeting, financial analysis, or payroll.
Or 7 years of relevant education and experience.

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