Sr Financial Analyst

CITY OF FAYETTEVILLE-HR   Fayetteville, AR   Full-time     Finance
Posted on June 11, 2022
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$51,376.00 - $76,752.00 Annually
Fayetteville, AR
Job Type
Full Time
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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. 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.
  2. Perform special projects as assigned by the Utilities Director or Chief Financial Officer.
  3. Prepare monthly accounts receivable and revenue reconciliations for Utilities Department and monthly statistical reports.
  4. Receive all Water/Sewer and Meter invoices for review. Prepare purchase orders and invoices for processing. Sign-off on invoices.
  5. Receive all Purchasing (P-Card) transactions for Water/Sewer, audit transactions for accuracy and sign-off as manager; prepare monthly P-card reconciliations.
  6. Review and prepare all customer adjustments to water and sewer and meter invoices.
  7. Prepare journal entries for Water/Sewer, Wastewater and capital projects, prepare check requests and budget adjustments when necessary.
  8. Prepare various water/sewer audit schedules for accounting for use by auditors.
  9. Advise, consult, and assist with the development, management, and planning of the Water/Sewer annual budget.  Provide budgetary assistance and training to Water/Sewer personnel.
  10. Assist Utilities Capital Project Team in all financial and accounting issues and work.
  11. Receive Wastewater Treatment Plant Department and capital projects invoices, review, reconcile and sign-off for payment.  Submit purchase orders for processing.
  12. Assist with the review of yearly sewer averages and make corrections when necessary.
  13. Answer questions, resolve issues, provide water/sewer financial assistance as needed to other departments.
  14. In the absence of the manager, oversee accounting and revenue tasks performed within the division as part of the billing and collections function.
  15. Assist manager in maintaining procedures for the division.
  16. Perform end of day close. Reconcile all monies entered into revenue accounting by the cashiers daily.
  17. Process the returned checks for all items paid to the City.  Chargeback utility payments, generate journal entries for accounting, send notices to customers and code customers' accounts.  Respond to customers' questions regarding returned items.
  18. Serve as back up for senior staff and manager as needed.
  19. Provide financial guidance, training, and consultation for selected divisions as assigned, to ensure smooth and efficient operations, within budgetary limitations and in compliance with City policy.
  20. Provide assistance to customer service representatives in taking utility deposits, receipting and applying payments received by City customers and answering utility customer questions.
  21. Perform other duties as assigned.


Secondary Job Duties


  1. Secondary duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications


  1.  Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Accounting or Finance, or other related area, from a four-year college or university and five years of related experience.
  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 or A.C.A. § 21-15-111.
  3. Effectively communicate with others orally and in writing.  Be able to effectively organize and present information required to complete special projects.
  4. Ability to read, analyze and interpret GASB/Accounting related technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.
  5. Must be able to effectively prioritize, make decisions and work independently on multiple tasks as assigned.
  6. Must be proficient in the use of a computer and software programs such as word processing applications, highly proficient in spreadsheet applications.  Must have the ability to learn to navigate in the City of Fayetteville's utility billing, financial and budgeting software applications.  Must have the ability to learn other software programs such as permit tracking and electronic document management systems for indexing and retrieval.
  7. Ability to use mathematics involving the practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions.  Ability to perform statistical analysis and trending.
  8. Ability to identify problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  9. Must be able to effectively operate standard office equipment.
  10. Must be able to effectively prioritize and multi-task.  Position is required to work under considerable pressure with frequent interruptions and tight deadlines to accomplish assigned responsibilities.
  11. 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, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision abilities to accomplish computer and office work.