• Senior Financial Analyst

    Posted: 04/07/2021

    The City of High Point's Financial Services Department seeks to fill the Senior Financial Analyst position.
    Essential Tasks:

    • Works closely with the financial services management team to execute critical strategic projects; anticipate, identify, and define system accounting problems, identify potential consequences, and test solutions;
    • Provides support and ongoing tracking and monitoring for information system related accounting issues and works to find solutions, prepares documentation, tests for outcomes, helps provide issue resolution, and makes recommendations for related design changes;
    • Coordinates with IT staff to maintain financial system data;
    • Participates in the analysis, evaluation, and implementation of or upgrades to financial ERP and systems that interface to financials;
    • Recommends and implements process improvements that strategically add value related to systems and general financial services department operational efficiency;
    • Consults with departments on the development of new services, methods, or procedures;
    • Gathers and analyzes information related to current and future trends and best practices;
    • Assists with the maintenance, design and installation of the accounting control records and reviews internal controls over financial accounting systems;
    • Provides inter-departmental financial assistance and supporting analytical work in the areas of financial reporting, project monitoring;
    • Prepares and evaluates performance management scorecard matrix for all divisions of the Financial Services Department;
    • Assists with Financial Services Department’s risk management responsibilities;
    •  Assists with the training program for the Financial Services Department;
    •  Assists in the preparation and review of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, implements    GASB statements, and coordinates actuarial studies;
    •  Assists auditors as needed in completion of the annual audit;
    •  Coordinates the month-end close to ensure that the general ledger has complete and accurate data for monthly financial reporting;
    • Verifies, reconciles, and records AR from various cash basis systems to record modified accrual;
    • Prepares general ledger entries and complex year-end reconciliations;
    • Maintains general ledger accounts, analyzes data, and prepares financial reports for outside agencies;
    • Verifies, reconciles, and prepares general ledger entries and complex reconciliations for multi-year capital projects and write-offs;
    • Reviews and/or creates accounting procedures and interprets and applies laws, regulations, and policies;
    • Researches and provides financial data upon request;
    • Cross-trains and provides backup in other departmental responsibilities;
    • Performs related tasks as required;
    • Ensures that all work is performed in accordance with OSHA and City Safety Standards and Policies.
    • Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
    • NC Driver’s License: Required
    • Certifications: N/A
    • Years of Experience: 4 years of experience in accounting and financial analysis
    • Special skills: proficiency with Microsoft Excel is necessary
    • Schedule requirements: M-F 8-5

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Advanced education: N/A
    • Years of experience: N/A
    • Certifications: CPA or NCLGFO
    • Special skills: experience with governmental accounting; strong problem solving and analytical skills; ability to analyze, evaluate, and implement financial systems; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work independently with limited supervision; and ability to work well with others.
    Salary: _56,787+__ Annually. with benefits
    Interested applicants must apply through NEOGOV, the City of High Point’s new job application system. To apply, please type the following link into your web browser:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highpointnc. By closing date of  Sunday, April 25, 2021.  The City of High Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer.