This position, through the management of three Financial Analyst positions, oversees all budget development, budget monitoring, financial analysis, and other research projects for the Bureau of Transportation. This position is also individually responsible for the budget development and monitoring for the following groups within the bureau: Maintenance Operations; Policy, Planning, and Projects; and Engineering Services. These duties include researching and analyzing budget proposals, evaluating base budgets to ensure efficient program delivery, forecasting year-end projections for expenses and revenues, and analyzing proposed ordinances for potential fiscal impacts. The position reports directly to the Financial Services Division manager.
This position supports the Portland Bureau of Transportation by:
- providing analysis to support effective and efficient decision-making by PBOT managers
- ensuring efficient revenue collection
- ensuring efficient use of resources
- ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
- ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations
- safeguarding the public's investment in transportation infrastructure
About the division: The Financial Services division provides a full range of accounting and financial services for PBOT, including, but not limited to: financial review and analysis; financial forecasting; budget development; revenue and expenditure monitoring; rate setting; accounts payable; accounts receivable; grants billings; revenue reconciliation; fixed assets accounting; and year-end audit schedules. The team supports PBOT managers and staff for all budget, finance, and accounting needs, and serves as the liaison to City Treasury, Central Accounting, and the City Budget Office.
An ideal candidate will have a strong background in budget analysis and a strong analytic background. They will also have strong communication skills as this position must be able to communicate with program managers and group managers. Although not required, previous government experience is desired.
Why work at the City of Portland? The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family.
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 www.portlandoregon.gov/pbot. 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:
- Experience with budget development, financial analysis, and financial forecasting. -Ability to exercise critical analytical skills, judgment, and discretion in applying principles, concepts, and practices related to municipal budget development, financial management, and public administration.
- Experience preparing clear, concise, and comprehensive reports, correspondence, and other documents involving technical, budgetary, and financial data. -Experience monitoring, analyzing, and improving a program/process through the use of performance metrics -Ability to supervise a multicultural workforce, promote an equitable workplace environment, and apply equitable program practices to diverse and complex City services
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.