City of Tampa

Senior Finance Analyst (#025110) N37

$39.74-$59.55 Hourly / $6,888.27-$10,322.00 Monthly / $82,659.20-$123,864.00 Yearly


This is highly responsible lead and technical work in a centralized budget and financial planning office with responsibility for formulating and controlling city budgets.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for assignments of highly complex nature to include leading budget staff and participating in a wide variety of budget-related assignments in a centralized budget and financial planning office. This is advanced professional work is of considerable difficulty and includes: leading one of the teams responsible for central budgetary functions and management of the City’s debt portfolio; general funded departments; or proprietary funded departments; preparing annual and multi-year forecasts; formulating, analyzing, and controlling individual departmental and/or federal program budgets; making budget projections; suggesting cost-cutting measures; reviewing expenditure requests; preparing various financial reports; coordinating with external rate consultants in reviewing and modify various City rates and fees; manage and ensure compliance with various Federal and State requirements to seek reimbursement for pandemic and/or storm event expenses; manage the City’s debt portfolio to include issuance of all City debt; coordinates all functions necessary to successfully obtain annual TRIM certification from the Department of Revenue; oversees and manages the City’s non-ad valorem assessment process; oversees and manages the City’s process to manage and seek reimbursement from the Federal Government and/or State for storm and/or pandemic related expenses; and trains budget staff in budget and city policies and procedures.

This level differs from the Lead Fiscal Analyst in the complexity, size and scope of their responsibilities.   Under direction, employees must exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in the selection of methods and the performance of assigned tasks to ensure that timely, efficient and effective centralized budgetary services are provided to departments. Work is reviewed through oral and written reports, discussions, and observation of results obtained.

Examples of Duties

In consult with department directors and/or division manager, leads, facilitates, and participates in the preparation of the annual operating and/or multi-year capital improvement budgets for the team responsible for the general fund departments, proprietary funds, and central governmental function (e.g., TRIM Process, non-ad valorem assessment process, City’s debt portfolio). Briefs the Mayor, Chief of Staff, Chief Financial Officer, and administrators on the status of their portfolio’s long-term financial outlook and impact upon current year budget decisions on the same.

Prepares and facilitates the preparation of budget reports, plans, and projections for all city funds governmental funds, proprietary funds, and trust and agency funds.

Coordinates the following debt related responses: 

  • Credit Rating Agencies (Moody’s, S&P, and Fitch) for surveillance updates and in preparation for bond issuances. 
  • Disclosure Counsel – Reviews annual continuing disclosure information and coordinates the preparation of Preliminary Official Statements, Official Statements, and due diligence questionnaires. 
  • Bond Counsel – Reviews bond offering documents to include resolutions and/or bank documents.

Consults with and elicits input from departmental representatives while formulating, analyzing, reviewing, and controlling individual department budgets; makes budget projections; suggests cost-cutting and efficiency alternatives; reviews expenditure requests and prepares budget resolutions.

Reviews various personnel requests, accounting and auditing reports, federal applications, contracts, grants, budget resolutions, and payroll changes for accuracy and conformance with federal, state, local, and contractual requirements.

Prepares and/or facilitates preparation of Revenue and Expense Overview Reports, Capital Improvement Program Status Reports, and other budget related reports; presents findings orally and in writing to municipal personnel; consults with and informs municipal personnel on budget matters.

Participates in committees relating to budget and financial issues, providing technical input; consults with city officials and personnel on funding requests and justifications, organizational changes, expenditure levels, fiscal ramifications of proposals and enhancement of budgetary processes;

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: municipal budget formulation and control; municipal organization and administration; statistical methods and quantitative analysis techniques.

Working knowledge: federal and state revenue sharing guidelines and procedures; accounting and data processing.

Ability to: plan, organize, review and coordinate the work of professional personnel; analyze reports and statistics and draw sound conclusions; organize and present factual findings in a clear and concise manner and make sound recommendations; prepare, review, edit, and finalize graphic, numerical, and other printed material; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and the public.

Skill in: operation of computers and development of spreadsheets and other documents.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, public or business administration or a related field, and four (4) years of governmental budgetary/finance experience, with experience in the operation of computers for development of spreadsheets and other documents; or an associate's degree in accounting, finance, public or business administration or a related field, and six (6) years of governmental budgetary/finance experience, with experience in the operation of computers for development of spreadsheets and other documents.

Licenses or Certifications

Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) certification is preferred.

Possession of a valid Florida driver's license required.

CLASS: 025110; EST: 11/15/2021 12:11:00 PM; REV: 11/15/2021 12:11:00 PM;