Financial Analyst, City of Durham (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Hiring Range: $54,834 – $69,919 annually

Job Description:

Join one of the highest fiscally rated entities in the country. The City of Durham’s Finance Department promotes sound management and stewardship of taxpayer dollars by helping the City Council, City Manager and City departments manage their financial resources and leading risk management administration and training. If sound fiscal management is what you’re about, join our team! Devoted to providing paraprofessional fiscal support and professional fiscal analysis and management for the City’s accounting, treasury, budget, payroll, and accounts receivable/payable support. Perform fully proficient journey-level accounting, financial analysis or grant administration that requires independent evaluation and analysis of issues and the exercise of judgment, education and experience to select and apply criteria to resolve problems and make recommendations. Decision-making includes selecting the method to address a problem or issue, subject to the constraints established by management objectives and direction. Decision-making involves assisting with development of operational policies and procedures, providing direction to lower level staff in the execution of operational tasks, and ensuring quality control activities.

Responsible for oversight and correction of transactions; development of financial tools; analyzing financial transactions, trends, cost and expenditure and revenue information; producing and maintaining complex analytical reports and spreadsheets; and adhering to and monitoring financial deadlines.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs journey-level accounting, financial analysis, and/or grant administration, including overseeing and correcting transactions, developing financial tools, maintaining and monitoring financial portfolios, setting up and managing accounts, preparing correspondence, maintaining the general ledger, preparing salary allocations, assisting with identifying funding alternatives, and ensuring compliance with financial practices, procedures, and deadlines, and applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepares, reviews, maintains, and/or submits complex financial, analytical, and other reports, spreadsheets, records, files, and other documentation; processes checks, purchase cards, invoices, and other financial information and materials; maintains databases and online systems; researches and analyzes financial transactions, trends, cost, expenditure, revenue, and related information; and makes recommendations based on financial data.
  • Coordinates with, and/or serves as a liaison to, contractors and City departments and/or external agencies; provides professional assistance; trains and/or monitors staff and contractors; assists with or coordinates projects; and plans and improves department business processes.
  • Researching complex financial issues.
  • Creating and maintaining financial models and analyzing and interpreting financial information.
  • Assisting with financial planning and projects.
  • Assisting with the annual budget process and comprehensive audit.
  • Supervising, training, assigning and/or directing the work of other staff.
  • Overseeing cash management for the City’s investment programs, debt management and issuance and banking services.
  • Updating and reconciling portfolio transactions, transferring funds, receiving updates on market activity, coordinating debt payments and issuance and reviewing monthly statements.
  • Consulting with bond attorneys.
  • Managing banking services and software.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or public administration or a directly related field
  • Two years of experience in area of assignment