Financial Analyst - City of Jacksonville

  • Description:                                                                                                                                                      

    Performs difficult technical work in the preparation and maintenance of complex financial records; does related work as required.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Accounting Manager.


    Examples of Duties:

    Reviews financial transactions for accuracy before posting to general ledger.
    Reviews, prepares and distributes monthly budget/financial reports; reviews, corrects and posts budget.
    Analyzes fund balances, makes necessary inter-fund transfers via journal entry.
    Analyzes cash needs and maintains adequate cash flows for the City and invest idle cash.
    Reconciles City bank accounts.
    Invests available funds in securities that comply with state and local regulations.
    Maintains insurance for City assets.
    Records and reconciles property tax collections received from Onslow County.
    Reconciles, prepares and reports retirement City employees at the end of the month.
    Records sales tax and utility franchise distribution issued from the state and maintains a spreadsheet tracking the history of sales tax distributions.
    Assists with the planning, preparation and implementation of procedures for developing the annual budget.
    Provides the annual budget training to the departments and the Finance staff.
    Acts as budget liaison to assigned departments, advising and assisting them in the preparation of budget requests.
    Performs complex and/or time-critical research/analysis and special projects for the Finance Director and other staff.
    Assists coworkers with various technical issues.
    Requests and analyzes proposals and makes recommendations for borrowing.
    Maintains detailed fixed assets records.
    Performs related tasks as required.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Thorough knowledge of the theory, principles, methods and practices of accounting; thorough knowledge of the laws, ordinances and regulations governing financial matters, Federal grants and loan programs; thorough knowledge of modern office methods, practices and equipment; ability to prepare, analyze and evaluate complex financial systems; ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to express technical ideas effectively, orally and in writing.

    Education and Experience:

    Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting or business administration and 3 to 5 years experience in accounting.

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