Senior Financial Analyst

Recruitment #21-0139-001


Analyze financial trends affecting debt and cash management activities. Performs complex analysis using automated financial models with multiple variables in order to project and track costs, monitor major contracts and manage various data bases for debt, budget and/or cash management programs. May supervise staff and/or act in a lead capacity as project manager over various projects. Additional responsibilities include reconciling general and subsidiary ledgers of municipal utilities, and the preparation of financial and statistical reports. Must have a working knowledge of governmental accounting practices and procedures to ensure conformity to generally accepted accounting principles as outlined in GAAFR and federal, state and local income tax ordinances and laws. The incumbent is expected to stay abreast of new technology and changes in the industry.

Senior Financial Analysts are assigned to either Finance or Water. 

The Tax and Accounting Division in Finance requires performing detailed analysis of fiscal records, major contracts and preparing reports and statistical data to be incorporated in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Ensures contracts are encumbered according to appropriate accounting principles. Manages and monitors the grant administration process. Duties include daily administration of public funds portfolio and bond proceeds held in trust, verify receipt of all City funds; prepare and make payroll and debt service deposits, reconcile bond and coupon accounts and balance the daily checkbook. Responsible for analyzing data from financial data systems in order to prepare and publish comprehensive reports and official statements. Maintains accounting records in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and is expected to stay current on new GAAP policies and financial rules and regulations that will impact the City of Dayton.

Those individuals assigned to Water coordinate the accounting functions and oversees the day-to-day financial operations of three independent enterprise funds. Generates and processes inter-departmental and inter-fund accounting transactions. Establishes purchase requisitions, monitors purchase orders and processes vendor invoices. Responsible for grant administration and generates accounts receivable invoices for various services to individuals and businesses. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Business, Business Administration, Management Science, Finance, Mathematics, Marketing, Accounting, Economics, Econometrics, Public Administration or a closely related field AND 5 years of experience in accounting, auditing, collections, investments or other finance related work.

One year of supervisory experience in accounting, auditing, collections, investments or other finance related work may substitute for 1 year of the above required experience. 

An MBA, MPA or CPA may substitute for 1 year of the above listed experience. A CPA is preferred for incumbents assigned to the Financial Analysis section of Tax and Accounting Division. 

Degree must be from a college or university that is accredited by the U. S. Department of Education through the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities or equivalent region. 

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain as a condition of employment. 


Applications must specifically address each of the minimum qualifications, directly showing how each is met.

Appointment to positions in this classification will require applicants to pass a police background investigation. Final permanent appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination, including drug screen, and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity. 
Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. 
The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees subsequent to HR Policy 2.09.

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer