Financial Services Analyst
CenterCenter for Community Services
GroupAging & Independence Services
Salary Range49,441-84,094
  

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 Aging & Independence Services group. This position will be heavily focused on procurement and ensuring policies are followed. The individual within this position must possess good customer service skills and interpersonal skills when collaborating with managers, colleagues, and individuals outside the organization.  This position will work closely with the Finance Services Group with various projects and duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reviews and monitors financial accounting, budgets, payables/receivables, payroll expenditures, grant funding and/or reporting; serves as an initial approval level for purchases and expenditures, monitors and administers finance program processes and procedures;
  • Prepares and monitors budgets; performs analyses of financial performance against budget; prepares financial forecasts; reviews ad verifies general ledger accounts and transactions; and performs ad hoc analysis used in decision-making;
  • Prepares financial statements and reports; performs account and data reconciliations; identifies issues and advises management; provides recommendations related to process, procedures and budget adjustments;
  • Provides professional advice, customer support and consultation in assigned area of expertise; provides staff training, as needed;
  • Administers financial aspects of contracts, tracks payments to budget and contract amounts; administers grants, including expenditures, applications and/or reporting;
  • Perform other duties as assigned to support agency goals and objectives.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Knowledge of federal and state procurement regulations;
  • Knowledge of databases and understanding of fundamental budget and finance principles;
  • Knowledge in contract management and tracking, and grant awards;
  • 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 internal and external partners;
  • Ability to take initiative, while being proactive and independent;
  • Possess exceptional time management, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Proficient in using database technology and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

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

An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

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.