Position Available

Financial Analyst

Kenmore, Wa

Salary/Pay Rate

$6,239 - $8,361 per month

Depending upon qualifications

Job Type

Regular Full-Time

Job Posted

3 weeks ago

Deadline

Open until Filled

COVID-19 Vaccinations are a job requirement. Accommodation requests will be considered as required by law. 

Job Description

Northshore Utility District is a special purpose water and sewer utility located at the northeast end of Lake Washington in King County. The District encompasses more than 11,000 acres in parts of Kenmore, Bothell, Juanita, Totem Lake, Kingsgate, Finn Hill, Lake Forest Park and Kirkland and serves more than 77,000 people. 

We are looking to fill a Financial Analyst position in the Finance Department. The role works on a variety of accounting functions to maintain and produce monthly accounting reports/records and assists the Finance Director with various accounting and finance projects such as budgeting, rate setting, the development and implementation of SOPs and other duties of the Finance Department.  

Essential Duties

ACCOUNTING, FINANCE AND OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Journal entries, preparation, and presentation of monthly internal use financial statements.  
  • Coordinate the formulation of preliminary and final budget documents, forecast operating expenses and revenues, and development of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).  
  • Reconciliation of cash accounts (depository, petty cash, travel, payroll) and revolving funds. 
  • Maintains and reconciles general ledger, utility billing and fixed asset sub-ledger. 
  • Prepares monthly and annual tax reports. 
  • Reconciliation and record keeping for District credit card accounts. 
  • Monitoring and maintaining installment contracts.  
  • Develop and maintain financial models for specific projects and guide cost analysis by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures. Perform cost analyses of projects and operations as assigned. 
  • Ensures the District is in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and state and local regulations, policies and procedures.  
  • Prepares King County reports under the sewage treatment contract. 
  • Monthly excise tax reporting.  
  • Manage District’s Travel Account checkbook and employee expense reports. 
  • Preparation of annual closing entries and assistance with annual financial statements. 
  • Prepare customer documentation for Board of Director review and consideration. 
  • Provide general purpose backup for Finance Director. 
  • Assist with annual operating and capital budgets. 
  • Assist with annual rate resolution development. 
  • Assist with the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 
  • Draft reports and prepare analytical data. 
  • Draft executive summaries and resolutions. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE AND CUSTOMER SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Assist with phone and front counter customer service as needed. 
  • Input monthly miscellaneous and fleet billing. 
  • Analyze past due, bankruptcy and foreclosure accounts and communicate payment considerations for customers. 
  • Draft, manage and follow-up payment plans. 
  • Processes NSF banking items and credit card charge-backs. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

Abilities (position requirements)

  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). 
  • Communicate appropriately and effectively (written and oral) with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public, etc.   
  • Display high degree of professionalism and maintain composure in all interactions with others. 
  • Must consistently communicate tactfully, courteously, and effectively with a variety of people in person, on the phone and via e-mail.  
  • Customer service techniques and telephone etiquette. 
  • Possess a clear understanding of billing and collection processes.   
  • Possess an understanding of budgeting, accounting and financial reporting systems. 
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including strong skills in Access or other relational databases.   
  • Proficient in the use of modern office equipment: printers, copiers, scanners, etc. 
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and accuracy. 
  • Flexibility in accepting work assignments. 
  • Ability to plan and set priorities. 

TRAINING, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

Training & Experience

  • Four-year college degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business, Planning, or a related field preferred, or   
  • Ten-years of experience in an office environment which includes 2-3 years of progressively responsible experience in accounting or finance, performing analytical tasks and projects.  
  • Knowledge of, and experience in, water and wastewater systems and municipal financial experience are desirable. 

Licensing Requirements

Valid Washington State Driver’s License. 

Physical Requirements

Reliable and regular attendance. 

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