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Financial Analyst

Company: Washington County, OR
Location: Hillsboro
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Job Description:

THE POSITION

Washington County's Facilities and Parks Services Division takes great pride in the planning, construction, maintenance, and repair of nearly 40 County-owned buildings (over 1.3 million square feet), grounds, parks, and associated hardscape. We are looking for an energetic team player to fill their Financial Analyst opening and join the Facilities and Park Services team.
The OpportunityThe Financial Analyst will assist the Senior Financial Analyst in the development and maintenance of the Facilities' operations and capital budgets and tracking/reporting expenditures. The work will include budget preparation, auditing, and cost allocation; reviewing and approving invoices; and other tasks related to receivables, payables, and journal entries. As the Financial Analyst, you will have the opportunity to exercise your strong financial and analytical skills to draft financial reports and provide an in-depth analysis of financial conditions and spending trends. Additionally, you will address fiscal year end closing and auditing requirements by reviewing and interpreting contracts, work activity, and payment strategies against invoices submitted by contractors. You will work closely with staff to assist with professional correspondence to hold contractors to allowable terms, collaborate on new budgetary needs, and communicate with divisional staff on procedural changes as needed. For a complete list of essential duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities, click here.
What we're looking for:

  • Public Service: You have a passion for public service, an eye for detail, and a strong work ethic. You use these skills to maintain integrity of the budget and accounting system.
  • Leader: You are a natural-born leader and mentor who enjoys sharing your accounting experience and advanced spreadsheet and technology skills with your work group.
  • Project Management: You have project module experience and are a great communicator with an understanding of how to prioritize jobs, shift priorities to respond to an urgent project, and work well with a wide variety of people.
    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in finance, accounting, economics, statistics, or a related field; AND two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience performing budgetary or financial analysis, or auditing; OR
    • Possession of an Associate Degree in finance, accounting, economics, statistics, or a related field; AND four (4) years of progressively responsible professional experience performing budgetary or financial analysis, or auditing; OR
    • Six (6) years of progressively responsible professional experience performing budgetary or financial analysis, or auditing, of which at least four (4) years of experience must be in the public sector.Additional Requirements
      • Some positions may require the incumbent to pass an extensive background check.Click here or visit the Benefits tab to learn more about our award-winning Benefit and Wellness Program at Washington County!
        Next Steps
        • Apply today! In-lieu of a resume, you are required to complete and submit an online application, which will be used to screen for minimum qualifications (MQs) and to determine starting pay in accordance with the provision of the Oregon Equal Pay Act.
        • MQ Review: HR will screen applications for MQs beginning the week after the posting closes - the week of May 16, 2022.
        • Subject Matter Expert (SME) Review: Depending on the number of applicants that meet MQs, a SME panel may perform an in-depth evaluation of your application materials, including your responses to the supplemental questions. This process will begin the week of May 23, 2022.
        • Panel Interview(s): Our goal is to schedule panel interviews with candidates that successfully pass the SME Review as soon as possible.
        • Conditional Offer of Appointment: Human Resources will conduct a salary analysis for the successful candidate(s) and extend an offer of appointment.
        • Post-Offer Check: The successful candidate will undergo a background check.
        • Start Date: A start date will be determined after all conditions of employment have been met.Please note, you will receive status updates via email at each step of the process, so don't "opt out" or "unsubscribe" from Government Jobs email notifications!

          Our Commitment to You
          We are committed to using a merit-based system in which recruiting, selecting, and advancing employees is based on their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities. Washington County values a culture of equity, diverse perspectives, and life experiences. Our organization embraces innovation, collaboration and work-life harmony. We offer job stability, a comprehensive benefits package, and an opportunity to serve and support our diverse community. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity and an inclusive workforce. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
          • Veterans' Preference: If you are a veteran and would like to request veterans' preference points for this recruitment, please review instructions using this link: Veterans' Preference Points (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader)
          • Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: A reasonable accommodation is available to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing this application or participating in the selection process for this recruitment. To obtain confidential assistance, please contact Human Resources at 503-846-8606 or hr@co.washington.or.us at least 48 hours before the step(s) of the selection process for which you feel you need an accommodation.
            Additional Resources
            • Questions about this recruitment? Contact Jasmine Cardenas at jasmine_cardenas@co.washington.or.us
            • New to GovernmentJobs.com? Visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/home/applicationguide for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide on the application process.
            • Need technical support? Call Government Jobs' Live Application Support at 855-524-5627.
              Management, Administrative and Professional Personnel System (MAPPS) - FLSA exempt employees are paid on a salaried basis. The premise of salaried/exempt employment is that established compensation recognizes the time and effort needed to accomplish all assigned job duties. Job responsibilities may require work outside of the employee's standard work week or a work week in excess of 40 hours.

              For more information on the MAPPS policy, please review the specific document using this link:Click Here

              This position is not represented under a collective bargaining agreement.

              Regular and limited duration full-time employees working 30 hours or more per week and job share employees are eligible for benefits beginning on the first of the month following employment. Job share employees are responsible for 50% of the premium. Part-time regular, variable hour, and temporary positions are not eligible for medical, dental, and vision benefits.

              Check Out Our Award-Winning Benefits & Wellness Program!
              Washington County values your dedication to lead the future of our community through public service. Our total compensation package, which is comprised of more than just your annual salary, was built to show our commitment to the physical and financial health and wellbeing of you and your family. Your total compensation package includes a comprehensive benefits program with medical, dental, and vision coverage at up to 95% employer paid! Other benefits you'll enjoy as part of your total compensation package include:
              • Paid Time Off - 11 paid holidays including one floating holiday, 12 vacation days for new employees (accrual rates increase based on length of service), AND up to 96 hours of sick leave per year (unused sick leave accumulates from year to year without limit to provide pay and security if needed).
              • Wellness Program - Washington County has been named one of Oregon's Healthiest Employers by the Portland Business Journal for the past 7 years. We are proud to receive this award and will continue to make your health and wellbeing a priority by providing resources and support to help you and your family live and work well. Resources include smoking cessation, weight management, and stress management classes (online or telephonic with a personal health coach); discounts on gym memberships, fitness activities, and sports tickets; and Health & Wellness events and onsite flu shot clinics.
              • Alternative Care Coverage
              • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
              • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
              • Life and Disability Insurance (both County-provided and voluntary)
              • Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
              • 457b Deferred Compensation Plan
              • Emergency Travel Assistance
              • TriMet Hop Card at no cost to the employee
              • Bike lockers and repair stations
              • A charitable giving program
              • Oregon College Savings PlanTo learn more about our Benefits and Wellness program and view our current benefits guide, plan summaries, and premium rates, click here.

                Already have medical, dental, and vision coverage? No problem! Full-time employees who choose to waive medical, dental, and vision coverage will receive a $125 monthly contribution into a tax-free Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) VEBA account, which can be used to reimburse you for qualified out-of-pocket medical care costs, such as copays, deductibles, and prescription drugs. HRA accounts offer many benefits including significant tax savings, and no annual "use it or lose it" requirement. Proof of other creditable coverage is required.

Keywords: Washington County, OR, Hillsboro , Financial Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Hillsboro, Oregon

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