Financial Analyst

Roanoke County   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on January 14, 2022
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs difficult professional accounting and financial work utilizing an integrated financial system. Performs detailed worksheet preparation, analysis of financial situations, and completion of monthly financial assignments, with minimal supervision. Performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Monitors, reviews, compiles, analyzes, and maintains financial information used in the preparation of internal and external financial reports
  • Prepares journal entries, budget transactions, billings, and account reconciliations
  • Ensures compliance with County policies and procedures as appropriate
  • Prepares financial analyses and financial reports for internal and external use
  • Provides counsel to departments on a variety of financial questions, performing research and analyses as required
  • Provides support to Fiscal Agent entities to include:  monitoring, analysis, accounting,  financial statement or Annual Financial Report preparation, and assistance with independent auditors
  • Assists independent auditors and in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES

Education
Required: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance or a related field
 
Experience
Preferred: Some experience in public or private sector accounting
 
Certifications/ Licenses
Preferred: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of accounting principles specifically related to governmental accounting
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of personal computers utilizing spreadsheet, word processing and graphics applications
Additional Requirements
Subject to a complete criminal history background search with acceptable results.  Must be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description
 
Supervisory Responsibilities
None

OTHER INFORMATION

Full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefit package that includes:

• Progressive Flexible Leave Plan with cash-in option
• Twelve paid holidays
• Short Term Disability Insurance
• Long Term Disability Insurance
• Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical and Dependent Care
• Virginia Retirement System - Membership in VRS is automatic upon hire into a covered   position.  County contributes and employees pay their membership contribution.
• Deferred Compensation Plan with County Match
• Employee Assistance Program
• Credit Union Membership