Senior Fiscal Analyst

Senior Fiscal Analyst
City of Salem Finance Department
 Salem, Oregon
Job Description

Make an impact:

The City of Salem is seeking a Senior Fiscal Analyst. Do you have any interest in Municipal Finance? Do you want to use your proven financial skills to make a difference in the City of Salem? The Finance Department provides a full range of budget and financial analysis services to the City and Urban Renewal Agency and external customers with professionalism and integrity. If you are detail oriented, flexible, willing to learn, have a high level of analytical proficiency, proven customer service skills, and excellent communication skills, then this position may be the right fit for you!

Learn and grow:

The Finance Department values employees and their professional development. The department offers opportunities to attend local and national finance conferences as well as supporting ongoing education and certifications. Come join our team in the Finance Department as our next Senior Fiscal Analyst!

What you will do:

The Senior Fiscal Analyst will manage projects, perform high level complex financial analyses, make professional recommendations, and prepare long-term financial forecasts. This position will partner in the organization with departments and provide specialized analytical and technical budget support to create budgets and track expenses, provide budget recommendations to management and City Council, and manage ad-hoc citywide projects. The work is completed in a collaborative, team environment with competing priorities and multiple interruptions.

The Senior Fiscal Analyst’s main responsibility for the next two years will be as the Finance Department’s lead for implementation of the City’s new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. You will focus on business process improvement and change management. This position requires general knowledge of financial processes and the ability to envision the impacts on the larger organization.

Learn more about the City of Salem Budget and Finance at

What can we offer you for all your hard work?

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.
  • Paid vacation and sick time in accordance with City policies.
  • Competitive pay.
  • Employer-paid PERS contribution of 6%.
  • Opportunity for voluntary pre-tax contributions to a 457b account.
  • Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts.
  • Voluntary long-term care.
  • Employee wellness program.
  • Employee assistance program.
  • Employee health clinic.

Position schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Our team follows a hybrid work structure where employees can work remotely or from the office 555 Liberty St Se, Salem, OR 97301, as needed, based on demands of specific tasks and manager approval. This is subject to change based on business needs.

What are the minimum qualifications?

  • Must pass the pre-employment background check.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, finance, or a closely related field, and five to seven years of experience in a related field, including various facets of municipal government operations, finance, statistical analysis, or policy development, or any combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the essential job functions.

Hiring managers do not have access to view resumes as part of the application review process, please make sure to give detailed information in your application that includes your experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as requested in the supplemental questions and job advertisement.

What you will bring along:

  • Project management experience, specifically related to software system implementations.
  • Effectively prepare and administer the department budget.
  • Develop, prepare, and present a variety of financial reports and evaluations.
  • Monitor and assess fiscal activities, specifically budget related documents.
  • Possess knowledge of and the ability to analyze, interpret or explain federal, state, and local laws and regulations related to budgeting, accounting, and procurement.
  • Proficiency in operating office computer and associated software applications, technology, or other programs or equipment to collect and analyze data, retrieve information, and create documents and reports.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment to solve problems, work independently and make appropriate decisions regarding work methods and priorities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships and communication with all levels of City staff, other public bodies or agencies, and members of the community.
  • Exercise proficiency, tact, and leadership in conducting studies, preparing, and explaining recommendations and assisting with the implementation of recommendations.
  • Respect, seek to understand, and value individual differences to foster and support a diverse and inclusive workplace.

About us:

The City of Salem is the second largest City in the State of Oregon, located in the heart Willamette Valley, and is the capital city of Oregon with a population over 180,000. Centrally located, Salem is 47 miles south of Portland and an hour from the Cascade Mountains to the east and an hour from the ocean beaches to the west. Salem is an exceptional community for living and working with exciting new and comfortable well-established neighborhoods and carefully preserved historic buildings.

A full-service City, Salem has eight primary departments:

Community Planning and Development, Finance, Fire, Enterprise Services, Legal, Police, Public Works, and Community and Urban Development. Several departments also have functional divisions within their department. The City has five labor unions and employs roughly 1,350 talented and dedicated staff members. The Urban Renewal Agency and the Salem Housing Authority are separate municipal corporations. The Agency contracts with the City for services and the Authority is led by the Housing Administrator within the Community Planning and Urban Development department.

Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Fiscal Analyst, Senior or view by clicking here.

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to, and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green “Apply” button to complete your application and supplemental questionnaire, and include three references and resume. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.

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