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Position: Financial Analyst
Municipality:Town of Vernon
Close Date:2/25/2020

Department:  Finance Administration
Job Title:  Finance Analyst                                                                                 

Bargaining Unit: Non-Union
Salary Range:  $76,059 - $90,384 (commensurate with experience)

General Statement of Duties:  A highly responsible, confidential position involving financial system maintenance and development; and the planning, organizing and managing of financial activities

relating to proprietary operations; under direction of the Finance Officer.
Supervision Received:  Reports to and works under the general direction of the Finance Officer; reports to the WPCA on WPCA matters. Plans and implements work according to fiscal schedules; and works independently with responsibility of establishing priorities within work assignment.
Supervision Exercised: Provides general and task supervision to financial support and clerical staff as available.
Essential Job Functions:  Responsible for implementation and maintenance of document management system.  Manage and coordinate special projects and initiatives as assigned, from inceptions to implementation; inclusive of software updates and conversions.  Assist the Finance Officer with the development and implementation of various fiscal policies and procedures.  Assist in the coordination and further development of the fixed asset inventory and infrastructure system.  Assists the Finance Officer with capital financing and strategies.  Maintain fiscal reporting and control procedures for proprietary funds.  Oversees the billing and collection system for the waste treatment plant and sewer assessments; and the processing of all proprietary revenues; administers a delinquent account program.  Oversees the daily accounting functions of proprietary funds.  Determines the appropriate levels of working capital in proprietary funds; and assist in the development of proprietary fund rate structures.  Oversees the administration of agreements with external jurisdictions pertaining to wastewater treatment plant usage; serves as resource person for town staff, developers and the public on matters relating to proprietary fiscal activities.  Assists in preparing and costing town and union proposals during union contract negotiations.  Applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information.  Prepares extensive financial, statistical and narrative reports; and related presentations as required.  Prepare financial statements for audit and internal purposes.  Researches and analyzes financial data to ensure accuracy and integrity of data.  Assists in the annual audit process.
Other Job Functions:  Attends night meetings as required.  Assists the Director of the Waste Treatment Plant with budget preparation and implementation; assists the Water Pollution Control Authority with the provision of short and long-term financial planning as assigned.  Operates computer and office equipment as assigned.  Performs other related duties as assigned.   
Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various office equipment.  Some degree of stress in public contact.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.          
Work Environment:  The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to concentrate on fine detail with constant interruption, attend to task for 45-60 minutes at a time, remember multiple assignments given over long periods of time, and understand the theories behind several related concepts.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:  Considerable knowledge of core municipal finance practices: including budget preparation and strategic planning, fund accounting, procurement, capitalization of assets, and governmental financial reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; knowledge of the complete general ledger system and supporting schedules; knowledge of recommended municipal business and office practices; knowledge of maintaining and monitoring an effective internal control environment in both computerized and manual systems;  knowledge of MIS applications used in document management; knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, particularly those related to statistical analysis and data management. Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing, especially in public form; strong analytical skills and ability apply to complex accounting, financial and operational problems; ability to implement and maintain automated billing/collection/and accounting systems; and ability to demonstrate an ethical, conscientious, collaborative, and customer service-oriented viewpoint; ability to plan and devise office procedures; ability to work independently and in a team environment; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff, the public, contractors, and elected officials; ability to exercise tact and diplomacy when dealing with sensitive, complex, and/or confidential situations and issues; demonstrating a high level of integrity and sound work ethics; ability to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment, effectively coordinating multiple complex projects, changing priorities, and meeting critical deadlines;
ability to adapt to change; and ability to be a self-starter; ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, ordinances and policies;
Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other documents. 
Experience & Training:  Bachelorís degree in business administration, accounting, finance or closely related field, with three (3) years of progressively responsible governmental accounting or auditing experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must have and maintain valid driverís license.  A criminal background check and a financial/credit check are prerequisites.
This job description is not intended to be a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities which comprise this position.
EOE/AA Adopted: 3/17/2015

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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