|Job Title:||Finance Analyst|
|Salary:||$5,077.00 – $6,175.00 Monthly, $60,924.00 – $74,100.00 Annually|
|Entity:||Renton Regional Fire Authority|
|Closing Date:||open until filled|
Essential Functions: (Note: This position will perform tasks in several of the Analyst functional areas listed below.)
• Delegate/assign, prioritize, review, and ensure timely completion of duties of assigned staff.
• Audit information entered into the payroll system as well as information provided by support personnel to ensure RFA 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.
Accounting and Budget:
• Prepare, identify and periodical budget performance and financial reports update projection of the RFA’s financial position for significant changes.
• Prepare financial statements including balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flow.
• Assist in developing and distributing various instructions, forms, and worksheets, for preparation of budgets and financial reports.
• Assist as requested in budget preparation and obtaining required financial information; analyze budgets submitted by the departments; identify and resolve questionable items.
• Participate in revenue and cost projections including historical costs and revenues trends, current economy patterns, and future directions.
• Perform analysis related to service charges, cost allocations, financial impacts from contracts, agreements, and RFA policies; perform cost versus benefit analyses and other special studies, projects, and research.
• Identify and resolve problems in budget and financial reports and data processing systems.
• Analyze and reconcile the RFA’s budget and accounting systems.
• Analyze financial impacts of internal and external factors.
• Prepare reports including narratives, statistical charts, layout and publication.
• Perform fiscal and program analysis and make appropriate recommendations. Use spreadsheets to perform “what if” analyses.
• Remain current with relevant technological advancements as it relates to field.
• Maintain regular, reliable, and punctual attendance; work flexible evening and/or weekend hours as required; ability to travel as required.
• Perform related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities requirements:
• Written communication skills, ensuring correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
• Technical writing skills.
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
• Effective, professional, and positive interactions with difficult individuals.
• Understand and follow direction given.
• Meet schedules and deadlines.
• Accurate advanced mathematical skills.
• Recordkeeping and data entry skills.
• Report preparation and distribution skills.
• Research and analytical skills.
• Problem-solving skills.
• Decision-making and conflict-resolution skills.
• Detail-oriented and organization skills.
• Use chart of accounts, laws, codes, policies and procedures that pertain to assigned duties.
• Proficiency in spreadsheet applications including math and financial, and macro functions.
• Financial and statistical analysis and research techniques.
• Ability to:
◦ Compose, proofread, and edit correspondence.
◦ Work independently.
◦ Generate complex reports.
◦ Analyze various sources of information and reconcile the inconsistencies.
◦ Understand, interpret, apply and explain complex contracts, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
• Knowledge of:
◦ Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Crystal Reports or other report writer software.
◦ Pay, hour, taxes, benefit laws and regulations as applicable to Washington municipalities.
◦ Methods, procedures and terminology related to payroll. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
◦ State and local government organization, processes, and operations.
◦ Governmental budgeting and accounting principles and practices as prescribed by laws, regulations, authoritative pronouncements, and the established standards of professional organizations.
◦ Reporting requirements for payroll taxes and benefits.
Education, experience, and license requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field.
• Three years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, budgeting financial analysis, and payroll.
• Or 5 years of relevant education and experience.
• Public sector experience preferred.
Work environment/physical demands:
• The following represent the physical demands that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
• 100% of work is performed in a typical office environment.
• Constantly operate a computer and other office equipment.
• Constantly communicate with City employees and customers.
• Lift or move items weighing up to 20 pounds on occasion.
• Noise level in the office is moderately quiet.
Approved reasonable accommodation requests will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Attn: Human Resources
1055 South Grady Way
Renton, WA 98057