Senior Finance & Budget Analyst

Department/Agency of position: 
Town of Paradise Valley
Location of position: 
Paradise Valley, AZ
$68,000 – $84,000
Date Posted: 
Friday, February 2, 2018
Closing Date: 
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Job Description: 

The Town of Paradise Valley is seeking an experienced government financial professional.

The Sr. Finance & Budget Analyst reports directly to the CFO. The Finance Department includes financial services, procurement management, risk management, grants management, utility billing, fire services fee and alarm monitoring services. This position performs complex professional level accounting work in the areas of general ledger maintenance, utility billing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll processing, treasury management, debt service administration, capital improvement budget, property accounting, assistance with the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), and budget preparation.


The ideal candidate will have the ability to perform the following duties:

◾Maintain general ledger accounting system to ensure all financial transactions are accurately calculated and recorded in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. ◾Perform month-end and year-end closing procedures, including calculations for various accounts receivables/payables and accruals in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and in compliance with guidelines established by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. ◾Serve as the Town’s Risk Management Coordinator managing property and liability claims as well as negotiating insurance renewals for the Town’s insurance policies. ◾Recommend, implement, and assist in monitoring the Town's risk management program to prevent serious impact on the Town's financial structure from unplanned and uncontrolled losses. ◾Maintain accounting software information systems and serves as technical interface between software manufacture and end-users. ◾Coordinate and serve as the liaison for the annual financial audit and preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). ◾Develop reports for auditors, financial statements, CAFR and other departments as needed. ◾Assist in developing Town financial policies. ◾Assist with preparation of multi-year financial plans and promotes consistency of those plans and the annual budgets. ◾Participate in annual operating, capital and Town budget preparation, budget administration and coordinate the preparation of manuals and comprehensive and timely budget documents. ◾Assist in the administration of the Town’s capital improvement program, debt management plan and annual financial reports. ◾Prepare monthly variance analysis budget against actual revenue and expenses. ◾Conduct fiscal/economic impact studies and cost/benefit analysis.

◾Advise management, departments and divisions on budget problems, policies, and procedures and assist them in the maintenance of proper budgetary controls. ◾Assist department and division heads in developing and improving operational objectives. ◾Maintain the Town’s fixed asset database for all governmental and proprietary funds including calculations for depreciation and related accruals. ◾Perform annual inventory and quarterly tax reporting. ◾Supervise the proper disposal of salvageable Town property. ◾Serve as project manager to plan, organize, develop and implement special programs and projects of a varied nature directly related to Finance Department functions. ◾Manage problem-solve interface with other departments by researching problems, providing answers or referring a person who can assist the customer. ◾In conjunction with the Accounting Specialist, process bi-weekly payroll in compliance with Town personnel policies, the Fair Labor Standards Act, generally accepted accounting principles, and all other applicable rules and regulations. Responsibilities also include assurance of the timely reporting of withholdings such as federal and state taxes, retirement contributions, health insurance premiums, and other withholdings. ◾Assist with the preparation and processing of accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash receipts, and sewer utility billings and receipts ◾Monitor compliance with IRS regulations. ◾Assist in annual preparation of operating and capital budgets


A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or closely related field. At least five years of progressively responsible experience in governmental accounting or auditing. An equivalent combination of training, experience, and education that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. A Master’s degree, Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) or Certified Public Account (CPA) is preferred.


The starting salary is $68,000 to $84,000 and will be dependent upon experience and qualifications. The salary range is $68,000 to $100,000. The Town offers an attractive benefit package. For a complete list of benefits visit:


The position is open until filled. First review of applications 02/23/18. To be considered, apply online, upload your resume, cover letter, current and past salary history. Apply online:

Resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates deemed to have the most relevant qualifications will be invited to an initial interview.