Job Details

Financial Analyst II

City of Portland, Portland, OR

Job - Government

Close Date: 08/30/2019

The City of Portland, Oregon, Water Bureau is seeking a Financial Analyst II.

The Water Bureau is an Enterprise Fund and uses the full accrual basis of accounting.

The Financial Analyst II is responsible for performing complex financial, budgetary, policy, and operational analysis associated with the development, reporting, and monitoring of bureau funds. The position is expected to work closely and collaboratively with bureau staff in various work groups to assist in managing funds and making sound business and financial decisions. Work requires a thorough understanding of budgetary and financial analysis principles, methods and techniques; understanding of cost of service principles; sound and objective policy analysis; professional judgment in selecting appropriate analytical methods for developing proposals and recommendations; and the ability to present fact-based information and recommendations.

The Financial Analyst II is expected to carry out individual responsibilities with initiative, independence and creativity while exercising sound professional judgment and excellent communication skills.

Essential duties include but are not limited to:
•Operating the financial planning rate model; preparing rate scenarios;
•Providing support for the five-year financial plan;
•Performing cost of service and indirect rate analysis;
•Providing support for water revenue bond sales;
•Preparing the annual bond disclosure;
•Providing key support in monitoring/forecasting current fiscal year financial status of the three water funds;
•Training non-financial staff and managers as required and perform ad hoc financial analysis.

Experience working within an SAP financial system framework and knowledge and experience in applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is desirable, but not required, for this position.

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 applying the principles of financial analysis and forecasting.
2.Knowledge and experience applying cost of service or cost accounting principles.
3.Knowledge and experience with fiscal and budget policies, practices and procedures.
4.Ability and experience analyzing complex financial, budgetary and operational problems; evaluating alternatives and reaching sound, logical, fact-based conclusions.
5.Ability and experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of management and employees.
6.Ability and experience preparing and presenting financial information to audiences with varied professional backgrounds.


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: 08/12/19 - 08/30/19
•Applications Reviewed: Week of 09/02/19
•Selection Interview(s): Week of 09/23/19

* 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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