Job Details

Financial Analyst III

City of Portland, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 08/16/2019

The City of Portland's Office of Management and Finance, Business Operations is seeking a Financial Analyst III to join their team.

Business Operations is a diverse workplace that encourages collaboration, creativity and innovation in solving problems. Business Operations strives to foster a positive work environment in which employees can grow professionally and contribute to the success of the organization.

The Financial Analyst III position leads the work of an assigned financial analyst and is responsible for financial and management analysis for an assigned portfolio of City organizations. The Financial Analyst III will identify, analyze and lead the implementation of business process improvements.

The Financial Analyst III's duties will vary from day to day, range from routine to difficult and will be creatively challenging. Key responsibilities include:
•Leading the work of an assigned financial analyst
•Leading the development, monitoring and reporting of budgets and capital improvement projects of varying size and complexity.
•Conducting financial and organizational analysis.
•Preparing management reports with sound business recommendations.
•Ensuring financial compliance with statutes, rules, ordinances, contracts, memoranda of understanding, grant agreements, and other binding agreements.
•Providing contract and procurement support, as well as accounts receivable and other accounting services.

The Financial Analyst III is both a leader and subject matter expert in Business Operations, providing lead work on projects and processes. The position will analyze and work with managers and staff to implement financial decisions and business process improvements. A vital requirement of the position's role will require providing excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.

The following qualifications are preferred, although they are not required for this position:
•Experience with the budget and accounting processes necessary to implement reorganizations in a public agency.
•Experience with enterprise cost allocation, including financial modeling, systems implementation, and billing processes.

About Us
The Business Operations Division in OMF provides an array of financial management, communications, and project management services for all of OMF, comprised of the bureaus of Human Resources, Revenue and Financial Services, Technology Services, and the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer. The Division also provides services to City Council offices, and other City bureaus.

The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.


The following minimum qualifications are required for this position. Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications. (Please see "Application Instructions" below.)
1.Knowledge and experience working at a public agency preparing and managing an organization's budget and finances, preparing revenue and expenditure analysis, and preparing financial status reports.
2.Knowledge and experience applying the principles, practices, and methods of public administration and the financial impacts of business decisions.
3.Ability and experience preparing reports, presentations and other communications on complex financial and management issues for a variety of audiences.
4.Ability and experience communicating clearly, logically, and persuasively, both verbally and in writing.
5.Ability and experience preparing clear, concise, and comprehensive reports, correspondence, and other documents involving administrative, organizational, budgetary, and financial data.
6.Ability and experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with Bureau/Office managers and staff, staff of other Bureaus/Offices, representatives of other governmental agencies, the public, and others encountered in the course of work.


An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their cover letter and resume weighted 100%. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on an equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Recruitment Timeline: •Position Posted: 08/05/19 - 08/16/19
•Applications Reviewed: Week of 08/19/19
•Selection Interview(s): Week of 09/09/19

* Please note: All timelines are approximate and subject to change.


Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a cover letter and professional resume online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

Your résumé and cover letter will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
•Your cover letter should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.
•Your resume should support the details described in the cover letter.
•If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your cover letter any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

All completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.

Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.

It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply. If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, the requests must be made to the Analyst(s) named below No Later Than the Closing Date of This Announcement.

Teresa Dahrens, Senior Human Resources Analyst
Bureau of Human Resources
(503) 823-4516

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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