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City of Tacoma WA Budget and Financial Analyst in Tacoma, Washington

Position Description Do you enjoy digging in to financial data in order to make informed business recommendations? Do you like being the driving factor that helps an organization grow? If so, Tacoma Water is looking for you! Tacoma Water's Business Services group is seeking a Budget and Financial Analyst to join their team. In this role you will provide leadership, advanced budget and financial analysis for Tacoma Water and guide decision-making and communication with stakeholders including budget managers, senior leadership and policy makers. This position leads the development, implementation, day-to-day support, monitoring and reporting of Tacoma Water’s $80 million capital program and nearly $282 million Operations & Management (O&M) budget. This position oversees, develops and maintains budget and financial reporting for senior management and analyzes and makes recommendations on a variety of budget and financial issues, policies, goals and objectives. Responsibilities include: * Manage the development process, implementation, day-to-day support, monitoring and reporting of Tacoma Water’s capital program and O&M programmatic budget * Lead the cross-functional O&M and Capital budgeting team and coordinate with capital planners and cost center managers in the budget development process and budget monitoring throughout the biennium * Analyze, evaluate, and make recommendations to, and facilitate meetings with, the Superintendent and Division Managers to review budgets and financial policy and procedures * Participate in the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures. Perform analysis and provide recommendations of potential impacts of policy changes * Lead coordination between City Finance and Budget Office, Management Services Office, and Tacoma Water in the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures * Lead continuous effort to identify and implement best practices for financial management of Tacoma Water’s O&M and Capital budget portfolio * Develop, publish and distribute training and documentation for budgeting, financial processes and related continuous improvement efforts * Leverage SharePoint to assist with development and monitoring of the budget, managing financial processes, sharing links, reports and resources in support of staff and management * Develop content and facilitate meetings, workshops, announcements for Water employees and managers related to budget and financial topics * Lead development and present periodic financial reports to inform and engage senior management, policy makers and other stakeholders Qualifications DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION): * 5 years' experience in budgeting and planning; analyzing, evaluating and making recommendations for a variety of budget and financial issues desired * Bachelor's degree in business, economics, accounting, finance or a related field desired or equivalent work experience, Master's degree preferred * Water utility accounting experience including an understanding of NARUC chart of accounts, capitalization thresholds, expense functionalization and financial statement interpretation preferred Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Marisa Tetreault; if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn! City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws. *Tacoma Water Tacoma Water has a proud tradition of operating and maintaining one of the country's oldest municipally owned water systems. We provide high-quality water at very competitive prices. We provide direct service to more than 300,000 people throughout Pierce and King counties. Our mission is to provide clean, reliable water. If you share our values of Safety, Customer-driven, Employee Invested, Stewardship, and Adaptability; if you have the courage to challenge and be challenged; if you demonstrate mutual respect; if you have a passion for your work; if you are team oriented; and if you value innovation, we are looking for you. *Apply Interested individuals should apply online and attach **a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position. Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration. Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check. *Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before 4pm on the closing date of this posting. *Salary: $90,667.20 - $116,209.60 Annually Location: Tacoma, WA Job Type: Non-Classified Department: Water Job Number: 1135-21 Closing: 6/28/2021 5:00 PM Pacific Agency: City of Tacoma Address: Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764 Phone: 253-591-5400 Website: