Senior Budget and Financial Analyst

City of Tacoma, WA
September 11, 2023
Tacoma, WA
Job Type


Position Description

Tacoma Water is seeking a Senior Budget and Financial Analyst to join their Financial Stewardship team . This position will have a lead role in developing, facilitating, and implementing Tacoma Water's biennial operating and capital budgets, including day-to-day support.

In this role you will perform complex analytical reporting, internal management auditing, and make recommendations to improve performance and increase productivity and efficiency. The Senior Budget and Financial Analyst is also responsible for invoice development and tracking, administration of small and attractive item tracking and auditing, updating periodic statistical and financial reports, administration of forecasting software program, and auditing and responding to general financial inquiries.

Responsibilities Include:
Develop, facilitate, and implement Tacoma Water's biennial operating and capital budgets

  • Develop and maintain budget and actual reporting, monitoring, and forecasting
  • Present information in various periodic and ad hoc statistical and financial reports and presentations, provide analysis and consult to sections, report quarterly to senior leadership, and work closely to ensure process is understood and being followed

Internal budget and financial consultant for Tacoma Water

  • Act as an internal consultant to provide assistance to senior leadership, management-level staff, and others
  • Convey and clarify information and assist and train staff on reporting and expense forecasting in forecasting software and various SAP transactions
  • Provide interpretations, present research findings, and make recommendations. Serves as a technical advisor for Tacoma Water and Regional Water Supply System budgets, external audits, and other professional level accounting guidance

Internal auditing and reconciliation

  • Perform periodic audit and reconciliation of financial transactions to ensure data accuracy and reliability
  • Research, analyze and make recommendations to solve problems and suggest alternatives to improve performance and increase productivity and efficiency

Administration of monthly and year-end closing processes

  • Assist with the administration and training of monthly and year-end closing processes to support management goals of accurate and timely financial reporting

Create and maintain miscellaneous invoices

  • Create and maintain invoicing in the SAP Sales and Distribution module to support efficient revenue collection
  • Attend meetings and participate as a member of the Accounts Receivable Review Committee (ARRC)

Minimum Education*
Bachelor's degree public or business administration or directly related field

Minimum Experience*
4 years of progressively responsible analytical and/or program coordination/management work in area related to assignment

*Equivalency: 1 year of experience = 1 year of education

*Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one from a less traditional background. If you have transferable experience, please tell us about it.
Knowledge & Skills

The ideal candidate would thrive in an environment that requires the ability to both collaborate/work with a team and to work independently on larger work efforts. Additionally they would excel at:

  • Data analysis
  • Researching financial policies, standards, and regulations
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Organization and document management
  • Developing/following logical and consistent systems/processes
  • Contributing to a positive team culture that values work/life balance
  • Professionalism

Software tools and platforms heavily used in this position include: SAP, Adaptive Planning, Smartsheet, Tableau, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS SharePoint
Selection Process & Supplemental Information
This recruitment is being managed by Joanna Hambrick; 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 Inclusion
Tacoma'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.

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.

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.

The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision plans for the whole family; paid holidays and paid leave; participation in the Tacoma Public Employees' Retirement System (alternate plan for Police/Fire); continuing education and advancement opportunities and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities and incentives.

Medical Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger.

Dental Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger.

Vision Coverage: For eligible employees and their eligible dependents.

Paid Leave: City employees are entitled to received paid holidays, sick/vacation leave or personal time off (PTO), depending upon union affiliation and appointment type.

Insurance Plans: Employees are covered by a long-term disability plan. Short-term and expanded long-term disability insurance plans are also available to employees. The State Industrial Insurance Act also covers employees.

Deferred Compensation: Income can be set aside on a pretax basis and invested for supplementation of normal retirement income.

Retirement: All employees of the City, except members of the Police and Fire services, Tacoma Rail and certain project employees, are included in the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System. Information on the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System can be found at or by calling (253) 502-8200.

Other Employment Information

Direct Deposit: Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule by direct deposit.

Salary Increases: Based on satisfactory job performance, the City provides for a regular progression of salary increases for most classifications according to the salary schedule.

Union Affiliation: Many job classifications are covered by union security provisions which require union membership, dues, or payment of equivalent service fees.

Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Closing Date/Time: 9/25/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

Drop files here browse files ...

Related Jobs

September 24, 2023
EPSE - Generation   Rockport, WA new
September 24, 2023
September 24, 2023
September 23, 2023
Utility Maintenance Supervisor   Seattle, WA new
September 23, 2023