Financial Analyst

Pima County Government   Tucson, AZ   Full-time     Finance
Posted on May 17, 2024
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5413 - Financial Analyst ll Central Services (Financial Management Division)


Salary Grade: 13
Salary offers are based on the candidate's equivalent experience and internal equity with other employees within the same job classification.     

Pima County’s Department of Finance and Risk Management is seeking a skilled, motivated professional to join their Financial Management Division (Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Section) as an Analyst II. Pima County offers many great benefits including an alternative work schedule and telecommuting up to two days per week after successful completion of the probationary period. The successful candidate will assist in the creation, modification, and close out of CIP projects, review reports for accuracy, assist with creating and analyzing data sets using Microsoft Excel formulas and pivot tables. They will also support the development of the CIP budget and provide oversight for Community Facilities Districts. The candidate will work with and provide support services to CIP staff in multiple departments within the County. We are looking to hire a team player with a positive attitude who is reliable and detail-oriented. If you enjoy working collaboratively with a team of dedicated professionals and have a passion for learning and growing, this may be the perfect opportunity to join our team.



(Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor)

  • Prepares, analyzes, reviews, evaluates and monitors Countywide and multiple departmental operating and CIP budget requests;
  • Conducts Countywide and departmental budgetary and financial studies concerning current and projected fiscal and operational matters, and develops recommendations on the feasibility of initiating new programs and maintaining or expanding existing services;
  • Provides technical assistance to departments engaged in budget preparation by explaining financial policies, procedures and processes to ensure mutual understanding of request and proper use of the automated budget system;
  • Develops initial recommendations for department core funding levels based on revenue and expenditure projections, overall program budgets and departmental performance measures;
  • Compiles, analyzes and prepares budget data for publication in the annual Countywide Requested, Recommended and Adopted Budget documents;
  • Manages business and financial systems user security access and approval workflows requests;
  • Uses internal tools and procedures for reconciling and balancing financial data between multiple systems;
  • Provides user support and troubleshoots issues for business and financial systems used Countywide;
  • Tests enhancements and configurations of business and financial systems used Countywide;
    Creates and maintains chart of account elements in the County’s financial system;
  • Understands multiple departments’ programs, goals and objectives to be able to analyze those targets and make financial recommendations for achievement;
  • Performs cost benefit analysis and financial and budgetary studies, researches alternatives and critiques justification of expenditures;
  • Prepares internal financial and budget reports by gathering, analyzing, tabulating and interpreting data;
  • Monitors multiple departments’ spending throughout the year and provides recommended forecast data at multiple levels of Countywide management;
  • Ensures County inventory is safeguarded by conducting reconciliations and observing departments are utilizing proper controls.


Knowledge of:

  • County policies and procedures;
  • automated accounting systems, spreadsheet and database applications;
  • data collection, budgetary reporting, research techniques, methodologies and analysis methods;
  • principles and practices of financial management, budgeting and accounting;
  • training methods and procedures;
  • federal, state and local laws and regulations as they apply to financial and budget management.

Skill in:

  • performing statistical and mathematical analysis;
  • researching, analyzing, interpreting and auditing financial and budgetary data and preparing reports on findings;
  • identifying problems and developing clear, concise and logical conclusions and recommendations;
  • communicating effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • developing long-term and short-term financial forecasts;
  • establishing and maintaining automated business and financial systems and databases.


Minimum Qualifications

(1) A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in public or business administration, finance, accounting, economics or a closely related field as defined by the appointing authority at the time of recruitment and one year of professional level experience in accounting, budgeting, auditing or accounting analysis, or financial management research. (Additional relevant experience and/or education from an accredited college or university may be substituted.)


(2) One year of experience with Pima County as an Accountant, Finance Analyst or Financial Operations Technician.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.


Preferred Qualifications: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.):

  1. Bachelor’s degree or higher in finance, accounting, or business administration. 
  2. Minimum one (1) professional-level experience in accounting, budgeting, auditing financial data, financial analysis, or financial management.
  3. Minimum one (1) experience compiling, analyzing, and interpreting financial or budgetary data. 
  4. Minimum two (2) experience using Microsoft Excel features such as V-lookups, pivot tables, and other advanced tools with large amounts of data. 
  5. Experience working with capital programs.  
  6. Experience working within a governmental accounting environment.