Financial Analyst II - Extra Help

$38.80 - $40.70 hourly
  • County of Santa Clara
  • San Jose, CA, USA
  • Dec 03, 2019
Temporary   Accounting Finance

Job Description

Job Description

County of Santa Clara

Class Title: Financial Analyst II – EH

Type: Temporary (6 months)

Under direction, to perform moderately complex financial analysis and conduct studies that requires the integration of multi-disciplinary principles (accounting, auditing, finance, marketing, business law, computer science, and information system management).

Typical Tasks

  • Plans, organizes and directs the work of an assigned project or program;
  • Conducts a variety of moderately complex financial, analytical, cost and feasibility studies;
  • Prepares and presents a variety of budgetary, informational and statistical reports and makes recommendations in written, graphic and oral presentations;
  • Develops and prepares revenue and expenditure projections for one or multiple budgets; compiles figures, prepares justifications and participates in the annual budget development process;
  • Performs variance analysis; identifies financial program issues, determines appropriate action and makes recommendations for problem resolution; assists in the implementation of program enhancements and improvements;
  • Responds to a variety of information requests from both inside and outside the agency;
  • Assists in the development of strategic initiatives to improve and enhance performance and services;
  • Coordinates with other departments, outside vendors and service providers to achieve financial program goals;
  • Provides financial management for individuals and contractors that include external payroll services;
  • Prepares documents that include financial and income statements, balance sheets, and statements of cash flow;
  • Develops and participates in cost allocations, and indirect cost rate proposals;
  • Prepares and analyzes contract payment reconciliations based on cost reports and payment documentation;
  • Prepares and presents cost reports, coordinates audits, cost reimbursement settlement claims for government payers and agencies and responds to related requests for information from auditors;
  • Defines financial reporting and information needs and coordinates any systems modifications with Information Services;
  • Negotiates and monitors financial contracts with outside service providers and business partners;
  • Analyzes and interprets existing, new and proposed legislation for cost and program impacts;
  • Administers numerous receivable and payable funds;
  • Uses a variety of information applications and databases to develop schedules and special reports;
  • May train and provide technical assistance to lower level staff;
  • May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Employment Standards

Sufficient education and experience which directly demonstrates the possession and application of the following knowledge and abilities:

Experience Note: The knowledge and abilities listed below are acquired through possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a closely related field

-AND-

Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional level financial analysis experience. Work experience should include analyzing, evaluating and making recommendations onvarious financial programs and services and conducting a variety of analytical studies and surveys.

-OR-

Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in any field, of which the equivalent of fifteen (15)semester units are in finance-related courses

-AND-

Five (5) years of professional level financial analysis experience as specified above.

-OR-

Completion of sixty (60)semester or ninety (90) quarter college units, of which the equivalent of fifteen (15) semester units are in finance-related courses

-AND-

Seven (7) years of professional level financial analytical experience as specified above.

A Master's Degree may substitute for up to one (1) year of the required experience.

Some positions may require possession of a valid California driver's license prior to appointment and the ability to qualify and maintain a County Driver's Permit.

Knowledge of:

  • Local government financial and fiscal procedures and systems;
  • Principles and practices of financial management, including both expense and reimbursement requirements;
  • Methods of report preparation, writing and presentation;
  • Statistical research and analysis techniques and procedures;
  • Principles and practices of training;
  • Local, state and federal regulatory requirements;
  • Personal computers, common office applications and financial and database software;
  • Contracts and negotiation skills;
  • General accounting principles and procedures;
  • Project management and reporting requirements.

Ability to:

  • Formulate, gather, analyze and present complex financial, informational and statistical data;
  • Analyze information and reach valid conclusions;
  • Analyze policies and procedures and make recommendations to management;
  • Develop financial program enhancement recommendations based on revenue and cost analysis;
  • Prepare and present clear and concise reports;
  • Maintain cooperative working relationships with departmental personnel, other county departments and the general public;
  • Represent the department on assigned committees and with outside agencies;
  • Utilize computers and advanced computer software to analyze information;
  • Make recommendations for program and procedural modifications based on financial performance, regulatory and or legislative changes;
  • Train and provide technical assistance;
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with members of the public and agency staff at various levels of authority.

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