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Financial Analyst IV (May be underfilled)

Company: Salt Lake City Corporation
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title:

Financial Analyst IV (May be underfilled)

Job Description:

We are looking for a professional Financial Analyst to perform assignments, including special studies and surveys to summarize and analyze complex financial actions and prepare recommendations for policy, procedure, control or action. Provides interpretation and application of department or division-level financial policies, governmental legislation, accounting theory or customer financial regulations which may require knowledge of financial principles, practices and application. Evaluates financial reports, plans, capital expenditures, billing/assessments, revenue management, operating records and financial statements.

Directs and/or assists in the preparation of special studies, reports, analyses and recommendations in areas such as budgets, forecasts, financial systems/plans, capital improvement planning, internal controls, legislative requirements, statistical reports and business forecasts for management use. Coordinates with all levels of management to gather, analyze, summarize, and prepare recommendations regarding one or more of the following: financial plans, budgetary controls, acquisition activity, trended future requirements, operating forecasts and similar complex financial matters.

At the highest level, acts as a key technical expert on financial analysis issues, concerns and special projects. Interfaces with top management, responding to their requests for financial data and to resolve reporting and compliance issues. Plans, coordinates and executes policy implementation applicable to the installation of improved financial operations. Performs complex economic research and studies on subjects such as rates of return, depreciations, working capital requirements, impact of governmental requirements and the like. Organizes information from a variety of sources to establish data banks for use in analyzing and creating future plans and forecasts. May provide functional and technical direction to other financial staff members.

Early application submittal encouraged. This position will remain open until filled and may close at any time without notice.


  • FINANCIAL ANALYST I - Following established procedures, performs specialized financial, accounting or planning activities following general project or departmental guidelines, procedures and precedents in support of various financial functions such as budgeting and auditing. Exercises discretion and independent judgment in the afore-mentioned duties. Requires one to three years of related work experience.
  • FINANCIAL ANALYST II - Following general instructions and with discretion as to work details, performs specialized financial, accounting, investigations, coordination and analysis requiring competence and specialized knowledge of various financial functions such as budgeting and auditing. Requires three to five years of related work experience.
  • FINANCIAL ANALYST III - Develops, interprets and implements highly complex financial/accounting concepts and advanced techniques for financial planning and control. Provides specialized technical analysis to determine present and future financial performance. Directs the development and implementation of new concepts and techniques for financial information analysis. Requires five to eight years of related work experience. A Master's degree level of education or certification may be required at this level.
  • FINANCIAL ANALYST IV - Prepares special reports and financial studies for management and alerts them to significant variances to plan. Coordinates, negotiates and resolves financial compliance issues to ensure accurate interpretation. Conducts and may lead audits. Develops and/or modifies major policies and procedures for financial reporting and cost analysis in specialized areas. Provides interpretation of accounts, methods and records for directors, managers and officials. May provide work leadership for a finance/accounting functional unit. Requires eight or more years of related work experience. A Master's degree level of education or certification may be required at this level.

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration or related field plus work experience, as stipulated for
  • each level noted above. Education and work experience may be substituted one for the other on a year-for-year basis.
  • Knowledge of finance and accounting theory, including generally accepted accounting principles. Ability to perform complex statistical analysis and research methods used in budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis and financial modeling.
  • May require knowledge of the specific laws, ordinances and regulations governing financial operation of the City and experience in municipal accounting/auditing.
  • Basic typing skills and advanced knowledge of personal computer operation, including proficiency with office software applications such as MS Word and Excel and accounting programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines.

  • Light physical effort. Some discomfort associated with prolonged periods of confinement to work station, concentrating on figures and computer reports, and video display screens.
  • Low to high exposure to stressful situations as a result of human behavior and associated job demands.
    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

    Offers of employment may be contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check in accordance with City policy and applicable law. Criminal offenses will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and do not automatically disqualify a candidate from City employment.




    Financial Analyst I - Pay grade 21 - $20.69/hr. to $35.75/hr. (mkt. $26.89/hr.)

    Financial Analyst II - Pay grade 24 - $23.97/hr. to $41.41/hr. (mkt. $32.69/hr.)

    Financial Analyst III - Pay grade 29 - $30.59/hr. to $52.93/hr. (mkt. $41.76/hr.)

    Financial Analyst IV - Pay grade 32 - $35.40/hr. to $61.27/hr. (mkt. $48.34/hr.)



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