Finance Analyst

City of Scottsdale | Scottsdale, AZ

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Posted Date 2/06/2024

City of Scottsdale

Finance Analyst

SALARY: $58,448.00 - $85,009.60 Annually
LOCATION:Scottsdale, AZ
JOB TYPE: Full-Time Regular
JOB NUMBER: FY2324-00550
OPENING DATE: 02/06/2024
CLOSING DATE: 2/20/2024 11:59 PM Arizona


At Scottsdale Water, we pride ourselves on delivering superior quality water and service to the Scottsdale community. Our employees ensure a safe, sustainable drinking water system, operate an innovative water reclamation system and help Scottsdale Water consistently maintain its position as one of the nation’s most advanced and efficient water utilities.

We value our employees and challenge them to constantly improve how we do business. Our team is made up of professionals from all disciplines – engineering, finance, operations, laboratory science, chemistry, public relations, hydrology, customer service, electrical, maintenance and so much more.

Click here to be directed to the Scottsdale Water Careers webpage.

About the Position:
The Finance Analyst provides research, technical assistance and analysis in support of the Division's financial planning and reporting.

Selection Process
The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state “See Resume” in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process that may include a panel interview. Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening that may include: 
  • Fingerprinting search of the national FBI Database
  • Criminal Background screening
To view the full job description, work environment and physical demands, click here.

The City of Scottsdale offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • 12 Paid Holidays, which includes 1 Floating Holiday
  • Vacation Accrual; starts at 10.3 hours/month
  • Sick Leave Accrual; 8 hours/month
  • Medical (which includes behavioral health coverage), Dental and Vision Benefits
  • City Paid Basic Life Insurance (equal to one times employee annual salary); option of Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement; $2,500/year
  • Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) Defined benefit plan with mandatory employer and employee contributions currently at 12.27% which includes a Long-Term Disability benefit
  • Supplemental 457 Retirement Plans through Nationwide
  • Pet Insurance
  • Bilingual pay compensation
  • For a more detailed overview of the employee benefits, click here. 
The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time, potentially without advance notice.
Years of experience are based on a work schedule of 2,080 hours per year for full-time positions and 1,040 hours per year for part-time positions, and while work experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis, depending upon the job classification, education may not be substituted for work experience.   

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational institution in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration or a related field.
  • Two years of professional-level experience analyzing financial data, to include conducting extensive research, applying statistical methods, identifying trends and anomalies, and preparing and presenting verbal and written summaries.
  • Experience utilizing various computerized financial systems/software applications.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or job-related experience that meets the minimum qualifications may be substituted.
Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.
Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on division/department/section assignment. 

Essential Functions 

  • Assists with contract preparation, development and administration relating to department-specific operations and consumption.
  • Monitors and administers the Water Supply Agreements and Treatment Agreements.
  • May respond to difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints over the phone and through email pertaining to utility bill anomalies.
  • Monitors various billing databases and related details.
  • Gathers pertinent facts, makes thorough analysis and provides technical assistance utilizing the database.
  • Develops and maintains innovative information and reporting systems to expedite flow of information and data between City departments.
  • Performs rate and utility analysis in support of financial plan objectives.
  • Contributes to the development of City policy related to department planning and related issues, providing reports and conducting research and analysis.
  • Prepares comprehensive detailed written reports including consumption flows, analysis of rates, budget analysis and other demand projects.
  • Prepares and analyzes a variety of administrative and financial reports, City ordinances, rules and regulations. 

Work Environment/Physical Demands 

  • Operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, telephone, calculator, copy and fax machine requiring continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye movement.
  • Lift and carry materials weighing up to 20 pounds.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation.  Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

Finance Analyst Supplemental Questionnaire
Do you possess a minimum or a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration or a related field from an accredited educational institution? NOTE: If you answered yes to this question, you must include this information in the "Education" section of your application.
Do you have a minimum of 2 years of professional-level experience analyzing financial data, to include conducting extensive research, applying statistical methods, identifying trends and anomalies, and preparing and presenting verbal and written summaries? NOTE: Experience listed here must be shown in the "Work Experience" section of your application.
If you don't have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree, do you have a minimum of related education and experience equivalent to 6 years?
Describe your experience utilizing various computerized financial systems/software applications. NOTE: If you answer yes to this question, you must include this experience in the "Work Experience" section of the application. Do not state "See resume" in lieu of responding to this question. If you don't have this experience, write "None."
Please indicate your level of experience with Microsoft Excel. NOTE: If you don't have this experience, write "None."
Please describe your experience with analyzing budgets, using forecasting tools, developing metrics, and creating key performing indicators. NOTE: Any experience referenced here must be included in the "Experience" section of your application. If you don't have this experience, write "None."
Please describe what superior customer service means to you.
Please indicate how you learned about this job opportunity with the City of Scottsdale.

* Required Question

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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