Financial Services Analyst
CenterCenter for Community Services
GroupAging & Independence Services
Salary Range$49,441-$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 Team will provide support to the Aging & Independence Services Group. This position will be heavily focused on procurement and ensuring policies are followed. This individual will have good customer service skills working together with managers and others within and outside the organization. In addition to assisting the Finance team 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 and provides staff training, as needed;
  • Administers financial aspects of contracts, tracks payments to budget and contract amounts and 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 of working with grant awards and sub-grantee relationships;
  • Ability to work with subgrantees, internal management and staff;
  • Ability to be self-motivated, deadline driven, detail oriented, and organized to handle multiple projects;
  • Ability to oversee and organize and maintaining records and files;
  • Skill in performing basic original research, compiling and assembling data;
  • Skill in organizing tasks, meeting deadlines and prioritizing competing demands;
  • Skill in defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts and drawing valid conclusions;
  • Self-starter with excellent interpersonal communication and problem-solving
  • Possess exceptional time management, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Possess strong collaboration and partnership development skills with internal and external partners;
  • Possess strong procurement, analytical, operations and business skills
  • Proficient in using database technology and Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

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

 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous experience working in a public sector
  • Data mining 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.