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Budget Analysts at City of Seattle, WA

Budget Analysts

City of Seattle, WA Seattle, WA (On Site) Full-Time
Position Description

Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.

The Finance Division is hiring two Budget Analysts to work as part of the Budget Office team to assist in the development of the utility's approximately $1.4 Billion annual operating and capital budget. The job duties will include developing and monitoring the utility budget, working as financial advisors to divisional management, coordinating the work of project managers to forecast project spending, prepare detailed schedules, and monitor CIP performance.

This position will report to the Budget Manager. This position will report to the Budget Manager.

Job Responsibilities

Here is more about what you'll be doing:

* The position will be part of the Budget Office, which is responsible for the development and monitoring of the $1.4 Billion annual budget of Seattle City Light. The Budget Office manages the labor budgeting, O&M budgeting, and capital project planning and reporting for the Utility.
* Act as the budget liaison with management and financial advisor to departmental and divisional management. Prepare, monitor and justify budget proposals and allocations for programs and make recommendations.
* This position will work closely with CIP project managers and O&M managers/supervisors to implement forecasts and schedules in budget systems and translate information to cash flow forecasts for financial statements.
* Function as a budget analyst during budget development and work directly with City Light management to prepare presentations, financial forecasts, budget justifications and budget variance analysis.
* Prepare overview documents for management including capital program reporting and project variance analysis. Prepare queries to extract data from databases and analyze in Excel.
* Provide detailed direction and assistance to staff on all O&M and CIP projects, with additional detail for larger projects ($5 Million or greater) related to the reporting of milestones, project metrics, schedule modification and maintenance
* Assist project managers in new project set-up, monthly spending monitoring, forecasting, reporting and variance analysis.


Required Qualifications: In addition to the skills and experience mentioned below, a successful applicant will have experience that reflects a commitment to creating fair and equitable outcomes and has:

Education:Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, public administration, project management, economics, computer science or business administration.

Experience:One year of professional experience in budgeting, capital project management or reporting, accounting, or financial analysis.

Desired Qualifications - You will be successful if you have the following experience, skills, and abilities:

* 3 years of experience preferred.
* Experience in performing financial analysis on proposed operating and capital investments and advanced knowledge of financial and accounting systems.
* Experience with performing analytics using various software including Excel, Power BI, Oracle, Peoplesoft and SQL. Experience with enterprise wide financial systems, budgeting systems and capital project scheduling systems.
* Experience with electric utilities or city government. Excellent writing and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to train and work with a variety of non-financial managers on projects with large scope and visibility.
* Advanced Degree in finance, accounting or project management.

Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or withoutnotice Additional Information

Application Process.

Please submit the following with your online application:

* A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, experience, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and qualifications outlined in the job announcement
* A current resume of your educational and professional work experience.

Who May Apply: This position is open to all candidates that meet the qualifications. Seattle City Light values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Seattle City Light encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate - City of Seattle employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your employment start date. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check. The background check will involve a criminal history check, which includesconviction and arrest records in compliance with theSeattle's Fair Chance Employment Ordinance,SMC 14.17 and theCity of Seattle Personnel Rule 10.3. A driving history review may be conducted in compliance withSMC 4.79.020. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents. More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:[ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Budget Analysts />
Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page:[ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Budget Analysts

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