Senior Financial Analyst

Department/Agency of position: 
Portland Bureau of Transportation Business Services Department
Location of position: 
Portland, OR
$5,976.53 - $7,956.00 Monthly
Date Posted: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Closing Date: 
Monday, February 12, 2018
Job Description: 

The City of Portland is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst in the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).The Senior Financial Analyst reports to the Finance & Accounting Manager within the Business Services Group. The position oversees various bureau-wide budget development activities, completes special projects, assists in the preparation of the bureau's five-year financial plan, and presents findings and materials to various stakeholders. Work requires a thorough understanding of budgetary and financial analysis principles, methods and techniques, professional judgment in selecting appropriate analytical methods, and latitude in developing proposals and recommendations. Planning, communicating, organizing, and report/presentation writing are highly desired skills for this position.

The Portland Bureau of Transportation is a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides people and businesses access and mobility. We keep Portland moving. For more information about the Portland Bureau of Transportation, please visit The Portland Bureau of Transportation embraces diversity, models inclusivity, and promotes equity through its service delivery, internal operations, organizational culture, and in its work with partners and the community.

TO QUALIFY: The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:

-Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of municipal budget development, financial analysis, and financial forecasting.

-Ability to perform complex analysis of financial, budgetary, operational, and organizational problems, evaluate alternatives, and reach sound, logical, fact-based conclusions and recommendations.

-Ability to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports, correspondence and other documents involving technical, budgetary, and financial data in a manner appropriate to the audience.

-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with bureau managers,staff, representatives of other government agencies, and the public.

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in public or business administration, finance or a related field; and at least four years of progressively responsible governmental budgeting or finance experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.