Senior Financial Analyst

Senior Financial Analyst
Waukesha County Health and Human Services Department
 Waukesha, Wisconsin
Job Description

Waukesha County Health & Human Services Department is recruiting for a talented Senior Financial Analyst to join its Administrative Services Division team.

This position reports to the Accounting Services Coordinator and is responsible for supervising and providing technical guidance to 4 regular full time staff. This role includes responsibility for payroll, accounts payable, HR liaison, collections, and personnel budgeting.

Under direction, to perform senior level professional work in the development, implementation, and administration of automated financial, accounting, budgeting or business management activities for a department, on a Countywide basis; and to perform other duties as required.

Example of Duties

  • Assists and advises departments in the development of budget requests, and independently interprets budget proposals and data to the County Executive and committees of the County Board.
  • Confers with and advises department heads and other employees of generally accepted accounting principles, laws, codes, and regulations, with authority to make commitments to establish proper accounting and budgeting treatment for financial transactions and procedures.
  • Leads and works with county department and third party administrators regarding computerized payroll applications, software conversions, and upgrades.
  • Schedules, creates test plans, coordinates, trains, and problem-solves various computerized applications and conversions, coordinating the needs of third party administrators and the County.
  • Interprets and analyzes the fiscal and policy/programmatic impact of new laws, codes, regulations, or accounting standards, and advises department heads, elected officials and other employees of the fiscal and policy impacts.
  • Develops, analyzes, and interprets complex financial and statistical data to determine and recommend budget assumptions, department tax levy targets, internal controls, and the costs of positions, programs, labor contracts, interdepartmental charges, and department operations.
  • Monitors the execution of operating budgets, investigates variances from projected expenditures or revenues, and recommends corrective actions to fiscal staff, department heads, elected officials, and other employees.
  • Participates in cross-divisional and cross-departmental work teams for special projects and initiatives.
  • Develops and implements office automation tools for end users which includes development and design of database interfaces and the integration of multiple applications within one document.
  • Prepares complex and detailed multivariate cost models, such as annual wage projection, and uses these models to analyze, develop, and recommend financial forecasts, and internal and external rates/fees for services, and to assist in the automation of a large portion of individual department annual budget requests.
  • Analyzes financial and policy requests and makes recommendations to management and the County Executive and the County Board.

Minimum Qualifications

You must meet these minimum Training and Experience requirements:

  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, finance, or a closely related field.
  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible, professional work experience in the area of budget preparation and review, accounting, cost accounting, financial reporting, or internal auditing.
  • A master's degree in an area listed above may be substituted for one year of the work experience requirement.