City of Portland, Oregon
Job Title: Assistant Financial Analyst
Salary: $4,239.00 – $6,527.00 Monthly
Closing Date: 7/31/2017 at 4:30pm (or first 75 applications)
Position Description: The City Budget Office (CBO) is looking for highly motivated Assistant Financial Analysts (AFAs) who are eager to learn about the technical and policy aspects of municipal budgeting. CBO analysts come from a variety of backgrounds – public policy and administration, economics, social services, nonprofit management – but we share a love of asking questions, analyzing data, and collaborating with public servants making a difference.
AFAs are involved in all phases of the budget process, from the development of operating and capital budgets to the formulation of policy recommendations for the Mayor and Council. The Assistant Financial Analyst role is an entry-level position, with opportunity for advancement as analysts take on more complicated work.
CBO provides analysis and identifies tradeoffs to decision makers and the public, with a focus on equity, performance, and maximizing public value. Our office is also charged with the City’s performance management program, is active on Tableau, and has been coordinating Portland’s participation in What Works Cities. Assistant Financial Analysts are active participants and leaders in these initiatives and more. Learn more about the City Budget Office on our website and on Twitter!
- Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of budget development and management.
- Knowledge of and experience using and operating computers and standard business software.
- Ability and experience performing analyses of financial, budgetary, policy, operational, and organizational problems; evaluate alternatives; and reach sound, logical, fact-based conclusions and recommendations.
- Ability to analyze, interpret, explain, and apply relevant laws, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures.
- Ability and experience preparing clear, concise, and comprehensive reports, correspondence, and other documents involving technical, budgetary, and financial data in a manner appropriate to the audience.
- Ability to communicate with directors, managers, commissioners, and elected officials on budgeting and financial matters.