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Financial Analyst

POSITION TITLE: Financial Analyst

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance or business administration and a minimum of three years of experience in accounting operations and at least one year of which is in general accounting and reporting; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Working knowledge of accounting principles, methods and general administrative practices. Must have experience in analyzing, interpreting and preparing fiscal and accounting records. Must have excellent oral and written communications, customer service, public relations and organizational skills required. Must have the ability to work independently with minimum supervision and efficiently under pressure. Must be able to effectively manage multiple deadline actions is essential. Must have the ability to maintain confidential records and information. Must have considerable knowledge and experience with ten key calculator and windows based personal computers, Microsoft Excel and Word software applications. Some experience with AS400 access, Internet, Intranet, and E-Mail applications.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Performs accounting functions in the area of general accounting. Prepares and directs the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual grant reimbursement reports in accordance with agency procedures and in a timely manner. Performs and directs the preparation of reports and analyzes financial information to determine the validity of program charges, personnel, receivables and revenues. Coordinates with grant agencies and grant program managers as needed. Researches and prepares year-end accrual/deferral entries to establish proper accounts receivables balances. Reconciles grant reimbursement reports to general ledger accounts. Maintains grant files complete with agency authorizations, reports, and expenditure documentation. Prepares, reviews, and coordinates circular A-133 audit work. Develops, writes, and maintains a Grant Accounting Handbook, which will serve as the policies and procedures manual for all program managers. Consults with all stakeholders on the financial administration of grants which include interpreting federal requirements and grant agency guidelines. Assists management with month-end, year-end closing and audit process. Contributes to finance team effort by performing other duties, tasks and participates in special projects as assigned.

GENERAL DEFINITION AND PHYSICAL CONDITIONS OF WORK: Performs skilled clerical work in an office environment. Work requires frequent standing, sitting, walking and light lifting up to 10 pounds. Effective verbal and written communication skills for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at a normal spoken word level and visual acuity for preparing and analyzing written or computer data.

REPORTS TO: Accounting Manager

PAY SCHEDULE: Unified Pay Schedule, Pay Grade 123

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: 260 Days (12 months)

FLSA: Exempt