Financial Services Analyst
CenterCenter for Livable Communities
Group
Salary Range$49,441-$84,049
  

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency that focuses on issues critical to the region’s success, including growth and development, transportation, water resources, services for older adults and workforce solutions. ARC is dedicated to unifying the region’s collective resources to prepare the metropolitan area for a prosperous future. This is done through professional planning initiatives, the provision of objective information and the involvement of the community in collaborative partnerships.

The Financial Services Analyst, as a member of the Finance Unit will provide support to the Center for Livable Communities. This position will be heavily focused on accounting for expenditures and budget performance. The individual within this position must possess good customer service skills and interpersonal skills when collaborating with managers, colleagues, and individuals within the organization.  This position will work closely with the Center’s Financial Administrator and Senior Financial Accountant with various projects and duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review and monitor financial accounting, budget, payables/receivables, payroll expenditures, grant funding and/or reporting; serve as an initial approval level for purchases and expenditures, monitors and administers finance program processes and procedures;
  • Perform analysis of financial performances against the budget; reviews and verifies ledger accounts and transactions; and perform ad hoc analysis used in decision-making;
  • Maintain a streamlined system of accounting for expenditures within each group and within each cost center and reconcile within official Cost Point records on a monthly basis. Provide accurate and timely budget information to management;
  • Prepare financial statements and reports; perform account and data reconciliations; identify issues and advise management; provide recommendations related to process, procedures and budget adjustments;
  • Maintain a series of standardized Center-wide expenditures tracking reports for all cost categories showing budget vs. actual expenditures and update on a monthly basis;
  • Assist with invoicing to Grantors on a regular monthly basis and process necessary journal entries;
  • Administer financial aspects of contracts, tracks payments, to budget and contract amounts; administers grants, including expenditures, and/or reporting.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support agency goals and objectives.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge of databases and understanding of fundamental budget and finance principles;
  • Knowledge in grant award management and tracking;
  • Skill in performing basic original research, compiling, and assembling data;
  • Skill in defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts, and drawing valid conclusions;
  • Ability to work independently, establish priorities and organize work;
  • Ability to multi-task with attention to detail and strong time management skills;
  • Ability to organize tasks, meet deadlines, and manage and prioritize competing demands;
  • Ability to oversee, organize, and maintain records/files;
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with all levels of staff, management, subgrantees and contractors, and internal and external partners;
  • Ability to take initiative, while being proactive and independent;
  • Proven organizational and prioritization skills and attention to detail;
  • Possess strong judgment, discretion, high level of confidentiality, flexibility, and integrity;
  • Demonstrates outstanding judgement, sensitivity, and high discretion;
  • Proficiency with Cost Point Financial (Deltek), and Concur software applications;
  • Proficiency with using Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams and PowerPoint).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, accounting, finance or related field
  • One (1) year of professional accounting, financial management, grants administration and/or procurement experience

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Selected candidate will be subject to a criminal background check

In addition to the detailed examples of responsibilities and abilities contained herein, all employees of the Atlanta Regional Commission are expected to model behavior consistent with the guiding principles outlined in our Evolution Strategy. Specifically, incumbents are responsible for demonstrating work habits that are:

  1. Interdisciplinary by promoting professional and interpersonal connections and integration across functional disciplines;
  2. Holistic by seeking expertise within the team, Group, or Agency to produce his/her work output, and demonstrating a strong understanding of and support for interrelationships between their work and the work of others in the team, Group, or Agency;
  3. Actionable by continuously striving to improve his/her capabilities to produce sustainable outcomes, and displaying a strong need for achievement and a high energy level to attain goals;
  4. Outcome Based by taking the initiative to meet goals and expectations, and consistently striving to produce tangible results with significant visible impact, and;
  5. Targeted toward Ensuring Colleagues' Success by willingly and deliberately providing his/her expertise to others in an effort to build and sustain effective internal and external working relationships, and by modeling behaviors that consistently demonstrate concern for colleagues' success, needs, respect, trust and integrity.