Financial Analyst

Financial Analyst
Alderwood Water & Wastewater District
 Lynnwood, Washington
Job Description

WATER FOR LIFE, FOREVER

The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District’s (AWWD) mission is to provide clean, reliable water and wastewater services for a healthy community. As an organization we strive to build and maintain a system that will function for the next 100 years and beyond. We protect the natural environment, conserve water resources, and provide critical services, every day. Spanning 45 square miles in southwest Snohomish County, the District is the largest special purpose water/wastewater District in the State of Washington.

The District’s strategic plan includes the following strategies: ‘serve you today’, ‘plan for tomorrow’, ‘protect our water supply’, ‘manage our information and our physical assets’, and ‘build a learning organization’. Our staff are engaged in updating the tools and methods we use to serve a growing community more efficiently and effectively.

"Planning for the long tomorrow" is AWWD's guiding principle. We consider our decisions and prioritize resources and programs based on the impact to our customers and community today and for the next 100 years and beyond.

The Opportunity: Financial Analyst

The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District (AWWD) is seeking a full-time flexible and adaptable Financial Analyst for its Administration, Technology & Finance Department. Located in the fast-growing Puget Sound region, AWWD is focused on the expansion, maintenance, and replacement of its critical infrastructure. AWWD currently employs 147 employees and the Financial Analyst will gather, analyze, interpret, forecast, and maintain financial data for the District under the direction of the Finance Manager.

This position reports to the Finance Manager but may take direction from the Finance Director.

The successful candidate for this position will assist in year-end financial processes, creation of annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, implementation of GASB statements, grant applications, and ongoing grant tracking and reporting and maintenance of the water demand forecasting models.

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the budget amendment process, formulating final budget documents, forecasting operating expenses and revenues, rate setting process for wholesale customers. The Financial Analyst will also be responsible for developing financial reports, financial models, cost analyses, cash flow projections and Performing special projects as assigned. The Financial Analyst needs to be committed to ensuring that the District follows the general accounting principles as per the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, and state and local regulations, policies, and procedures.

The ideal Financial Analyst is technically proficient in budgeting, financial reporting, and financial reporting systems. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator who can build trust with their work group to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships and achieve results. Candidate should have a commitment to community and teamwork. Our ideal candidate will possess a strong analytical and problem-solving skills and will be expected to facilitate a variety of processes.

The successful candidate will have the functional knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products including Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams and PowerPoint. They may possess any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be three to five years progressively responsible experience in accounting or finance performing analytical tasks and projects, and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business, Planning, or a related field. Knowledge of, and experience in, water and wastewater systems and municipal financial experience are desirable.

Please see the complete job description for further details on the tasks and responsibilities for this position.

The pay range for this position is $74,796 - $100,248 annually, with a starting pay range of $74,796 - $86,592 dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Application Process

This position will remain open until filled. Please submit all application materials including a cover letter and resume by Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm to be considered during the first review of applicants. Visit www.awwd.com/careers for a complete job description and to apply online. The tentative timeline for this hiring process is:

Candidates invited to interview will be notified the week of May 10th.

Interviews are tentatively scheduled the week of May 17th.

For questions, clarifications, or other information please contact HR Manager Camille Gatza at (425) 741-7933. Prior to employment, a criminal history background check and reference checks will be conducted on the top candidates. The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains policies for a drug-free and smoke-free work environment.

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