Posting Date:  09/04/2020
Job Title:  Senior Financial Analyst
Salary:  $78,245-$99,005
Entity:  City of Maple Valley
Closing Date:  09/28/2020


Under the direction of the Finance Director, the Sr. Financial Analyst is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the City’s general ledger system, chart of accounts, and capital asset system. The position is responsible for annual financial reporting, internal audit/review, as well as monitoring and analyzing the general ledger activity for compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), RCW’s related to financial activities, federal and state grant requirements and city policy. The Sr. Financial Analyst is responsible for capital, small and attractive assets management and reporting. This position also acts as liaison for the annual audit activities. This position is an Exempt position not eligible for overtime compensation.

Primary Duties

• Prepares the monthly and quarterly financial reports and Council updates
• Assists with the preparation and completion of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
• Works directly with the State Auditor’s Office to provide appropriate documentation to verify the information
within the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
• Assists with forecasting the City’s major revenue sources and expenditures
• Assists in the preparation and completion of the biennial budget, budget amendments, and Capital Improvement
• Responsible for capital and small and attractive assets management and reporting
• Audits cash management activities, subsidiary journals, external financial systems
• Maintains the City’s investment program including recommending new investments
• Ensures compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
• Assists the Finance Director with maintaining the City’s investment program including recommending new
• Administers the City’s purchasing card program for credit card purchases
• Reconciles monthly financial reports to budget worksheets
• Assists with development of internal controls and city policies
• Backup – Audit Accounts Payable and Payroll


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent area and 3 yrs. experience in general ledger accounting or financial
reporting preferably for a local government entity
• Knowledge of accounting concepts and generally accepted accounting principles, as issued by the State Auditor’s
Office, Governmental Accounting Standards Board, etc.
• Knowledge of finance related state laws and regulations (RCWs and WACs).
• Knowledge of relevant IRS regulations, WA state rules/regulations for Dept. of Labor & Industries (wage & hour
etc.), Department of Retirement Systems, etc…
• High-level analytical skills are required to analyze variances, trends, exceptions and make recommendations as
necessary for adjustments, corrections, etc.
• Work effectively with Directors, Managers and staff in every department of the City.
• Provide superior customer service, analyze the needs of the department, and take or recommend the proper
course of action.

Contact Information

Human Resources


Other Information

Please see City Website for complete job description and to apply