Financial Analyst

The city of Portland, TN is seeking a financial analyst to be responsible for a broad range of administrative, accounting, and support services under the direct supervision of the finance director. The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and/or business administration and 1+ years of accounting/finance experience, preferably in a government setting.  Starting pay $23.08/hr. DOE. Must have the ability to be bonded and possess a valid driver’s license. CPA candidate is desirable; must have ability to achieve CMFO (Certified Municipal Financial Officer) certification within 1.5 years of employment.  Additional qualifications include: knowledge of accounting principles and procedures for governmental finance; knowledge of best supervisory and management techniques and skills; advanced skills in Microsoft Office Excel and Word, data entry and use of a ten-key calculator; strong organization skills and ability to work effectively with minimum supervision; skilled active listener with ability to read with understanding and speak and write clearly and effectively; ability to learn and accurately use applicable computer programs/software and office equipment including fax, scanner, copier machine, etc.; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and deal effectively with the public;

ability to perform mathematical computations accurately and quickly; ability to work under pressure and deadlines with frequent interruptions and minimum supervision; must have strong work ethic and excellent work and attendance records. Performs, plans, and organizes duties of the general accounting department, billing and utilities collection department and general administration; responsible for accounting and financial records for all funds of the city;  performs and supervises treasurer and cash management functions; responsible for risk management administration including filings, premium administration, asset control and reporting; Assists in preparation of annual budgets and budgetary reporting for all funds of the city; To apply, visit, or send resume and cover letter to: City of Portland, ATTN:  Human Resources, 100 N. Russell St., Portland, TN 37148