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Clackamas County Water Environment Services - Financial Analyst

Posted: 5/17/2021
Salary: $35.57 - $45.20; hourly
Location: Oregon City, OR

  • Do you envision yourself in a role that allows you to use your critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills to contribute to organizational effectiveness and success?
  • Do you have financial accounting and reporting experience and pride yourself on accuracy and attention to detail? • Do you have exceptional organizational and communication skills?
  • Do you thrive working in a team environment and are invested in team success?
  • Do you have exceptional skills in building partnerships through a commitment to excellent customer service?

If you answered "yes" to the questions above, please read on!

Clackamas Water Environment Services (WES) is in search of an experienced individual to join our team of dedicated professionals as a Financial Analyst. If selected for this position, you will be responsible for applying well-developed financial accounting and reporting, audit support and budgetary analysis skills to various general operational needs and long-range planning issues. In this role, you will perform the complete range of duties related to audit development, financial reporting, and financial analyses, including revenue and expenditure analysis. Another critical component of this position is budget examination, analysis, and preparation. As a Financial Analyst, you will have an opportunity to demonstrate your leadership skills, providing guidance to others with regard to comprehensive financial programs and projects, such as financial reporting and auditing, cost analyses, accounting, budget development and support, accounts payable and receivable, as well as utility billing programs.

Clackamas Water Environment Services is a publicly-owned utility providing wastewater and surface water services. WES operates a large portfolio of assets, including water resource recovery facilities, collection systems, pumping stations, treatment plants and surface water management facilities. We are committed to being an exemplary organization with best practices in producing clean water and protecting public health and water quality for the residents within our communities. To that end, we are searching for an experienced individual who is motivated to be a positive and collaborative contributor, demonstrating strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills that will allow us to improve, develop and enhance our operations.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience applying financial and budgetary analysis skills to support an organization's operational, fiscal, and long-range planning functions (Any combination of relevant education and/or training in a relevant discipline that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills, may substitute for one (1) year of the required years of experience)
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in financial accounting and reporting
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience with budget development, implementation, administration and/or management
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience analyzing complex financial, budgetary and/or operational issues 
  • Experience providing excellent customer service to both external and internal stakeholders within various levels of an organization
  • Experience working independently to manage competing priorities
  • Strong technical writing skills including experience creating clear and concise reports
  • Strong interpersonal skills that translate into the following:
    - Strong communication skills, including ability to explain and present complex, technical information to individuals with various level of technical knowledge and skill
    - Strong problem solving skills
    - Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
    - Strong attention to detail and ability to manage time effectively
    - Collaborative, team-oriented approach to work
    - Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other agencies, vendors, contractors, other county departments, co-workers and the public
    - Ability to handle a wide range of situations and circumstances effectively, positively and professionally and to maintain composure in difficult, stressful and quickly emerging situations
  • Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. Learn more about the County's driving policy

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Experience in performing lead worker duties that include assigning and reviewing work and training staff
  • Experience writing and editing policies and procedures
  • Experience working in governmental accounting and/or financial management
  • Thorough knowledge of all Federal, State, and local laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to the fiscal management of government agencies
  • Public sector auditing and/or budgeting experience
  • Experience using an integrated accounting system, such as an (ERP)
  • Experience implementing and supporting accounting software and systems
  • Experience auditing, analyzing and evaluating financial records, internal controls, policies and procedures
  • Experience participating in the development of annual financial reports
  • Knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statements, Interpretations, Technical Bulletins, and Concept Statements
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel

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