Senior Financial Analyst

CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE-HR   Fayetteville, AR   Full-time     Finance
Posted on July 23, 2022
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Salary  $49,504.00 - $73,944.00 Annually
Location  Fayetteville, AR
Job Type Full Time
Job Number  02058
Essential Job Duties

The City of Fayetteville is committed to attracting, engaging and rewarding a multi-generational workforce.  By offering a total rewards package including competitive compensation and benefits plans and a purposeful work life, the City is an employer of choice focused on serving our community. 


  1. All City of Fayetteville supervisory positions require employees to demonstrate leadership competencies by exhibiting appropriate role modeling and setting proper examples.
  2. Provide good customer service to both internal and external customers, maintain positive and effective working relationships with other City employees (especially members of their own team), and have regular and reliable attendance that is non-disruptive.
  3. Perform supervisory responsibilities which may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the City's policies and applicable laws.
  4. Work with the Recycling & Trash Collection Fund, CIP, Bond Funding and Sustainability Project Funding in accordance with laws and regulations or special restrictions and limitations.  Perform financial analysis of the respective funds.
  5. Advise, consult, and assist with the development, management, and planning of the Annual Budget and Work Program and Capital Improvements Plan for selected divisions as assigned.
  6. Track budgets, encumbrances, and expenditures for sustainability projects with multiple funding sources including CIP, grants, government loans, and restricted use City revenues.
  7. Evaluate costs and benefits of implementing conservation measures and develop project return-on-investment and payback analysis for long-term sustainability, renewable energy and energy savings projects
  8. Provide training in accounting, budgeting and purchasing matters to designated positions throughout the Sustainability Department.  Serve as a resource to assist in resolving these types of issues.
  9. Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for selected divisions as assigned and analyze the results to identify the need for correcting journal entries and/or budget adjustments.  Create custom reports.  Prepare correcting entries, as needed.
  10. Prepare, analyze, and distribute monthly revenue reports. Advise, consult, and assist with the development of annual revenue budgets for projected trash collection fees, recycling revenue, container sales or leases, franchise fees, and grant revenues.
  11. Manage the procurement card system for selected divisions.  Provide purchase request and transaction reconciliation approvals and audit transactions for accuracy and compliance with City policy.
  12. Monitor and manage private franchise hauler agreements and report tracking
  13. Monitor accounts payable and accounts receivable requests to ensure accurate G/L allocations, correct calculations, complete back-up documentation, etc.
  14. Perform financial record keeping and administration of federal, state, and commercial grants.
  15. Provide financial guidance, analysis and consultation to department staff to ensure smooth and efficient operation, within budgetary limitations and in compliance with City policies.
  16. Draft and prepare City Council agenda requests and staff review items.
  17. Administer the department's timekeeping system. Provide timekeeping and payroll training, consultation, and assistance to personnel as needed, to minimize errors and ensure compliance with City policy and FLSA regulations.  Review timesheets for errors/omissions prior to submission and ensure supervisors are utilizing the correct codes within the timekeeping system.
  18. Initiate employee requisitions, personnel action sheets, position control forms and other documents necessary to process pay and/or personnel status changes.
  19. Monitor and support divisions in the use of the inventory management system to ensure the accurate entry of issues and receipts.  Work with staff to make corrections and make recommendations to facilitate efficient and accurate inventory tracking.  This may include internal control system evaluation and enhancement.
  20. Administer the accounting and purchasing aspects of assigned Capital Improvements Program projects.  Ensure documentation is complete and accurate, calculations are correct, and labor, vehicle/equipment and material expenditures are properly allocated.  Monitor project expenses to ensure they are within budget.  Prepare journal entries for labor and vehicle/equipment cost allocations.
  21. Assist management and administrative staff with special projects.  Develop, prepare, and distribute reports, which may include standard, internal financial statements as needed.


Secondary Job Duties


  1. Serve as back up, as assigned, to perform financial duties for other staff within the department.
  2. Secondary duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications


  1. Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Accounting, Finance, or a related field, from a college or university and two years of related experience.  Six months of previous supervisory experience is preferred.
  2. Must successfully pass criminal background check, including but not limited to convictions, guilty pleas, or no contest pleas to violent offenses, theft offenses and any offense under A.C.A. 21-15-103 and A.C.A. 21-15-111.
  3. Effectively communicate with others orally and in writing.
  4. Ability to compose business correspondence, draft reports and comprehend detailed instructions and/or procedures.
  5. Must be proficient in the use of a computer and related software programs such as word processing applications and be highly proficient in spreadsheet applications.
  6. Must have the ability to become proficient in the City's municipal work order software and the City's financial and budgeting software applications.  Must be able to effectively operate standard office equipment.
  7. Must be able to effectively prioritize, make decisions and work independently on multiple tasks as assigned.
  8. Must be able to use mathematics involving the practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions.
  9. Ability to identify problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  10. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, move from location to location, and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision abilities to accomplish computer and office work.