Posting Date:  03/13/2019
Job Title:  Senior Financial Analyst
Salary:  $6,614 – $8,039 per month, DOQ
Entity:  City of Burien
Closing Date:  March 25, 2019


Performs complex work which involves the examination of accounting and financial information to provide advice and recommendations. Responsibilities focus on the analysis of financial information and budget preparation.

Primary Duties

Supports and models the identified vision, values and behaviors of the organization.
Coordinates the preparation of the biennial operating budget, the capital improvement budget and the mid-biennial budget amendment. Duties include but are not limited to developing timelines, preparing forms and procedures, working with departments to develop their budgets, preparing the labor budget, preparing preliminary and final documents, preparing the budget, and coordinating entry of data into the City’s financial system.
Assists in forecasting the City’s major revenue sources. Leads expenditure forecasting based on current and forecasted economic trends and historical trends. Performs fund analysis.
Prepares financial forecasts for use in developing short and long-term financial plans and advises others on those findings.
Assesses fiscal impacts of alternative budget policy; new federal, state and local legislation; and administrative actions. Advises staff and elected officials on those findings.
Analyzes, evaluates and summarizes complex and technical financial and management records for accuracy and conformance to procedures, rules and regulations.
Maintains financial and statistical databases and prepares statistical reports.
Prepares quarterly financial status reports. Identifies variances and coordinates corrective action with departments or finance staff if needed.
Prepares the six-year financial forecast.
Prepares adjusting journal entries to general ledger to reflect accurate accounting and distribution of income and expenses to appropriate accounts.
Assists with the completion of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and annual financial reports.
In conjunction with the Finance Manager, manages the City’s grants.
Makes recommendations and assists with the development and implementation of internal controls and accounting policies and procedures.
Assists with the completion of the annual audit.
Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of
City government organization, functions, policies, and rules and regulations;
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting (GAAFR), State of Washington Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting System (BARS), and applicable RCW’s. Advanced knowledge required.
Modern principles and practices of public finance administration, to include budget preparation and control and revenue projection principles.
Proficient computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office products and financial operating software systems and databases.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelors degree in Accounting or a closely related field AND four years increasingly responsible professional accounting experience or a combination of experience and training that provides the candidate with the knowledge and skills to perform the job. Municipal accounting or budgeting experience preferred.

Contact Information

Human Resources at (206) 248-5504


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