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Financial Analyst, Sr. (31593)

City of Atlanta Department of Public Works

Listing Summary

At the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community.  Our police officers, firefighters and building inspectors keep our citizens safe. Our Public Works staff keeps our City clean. Our Atlanta Department of Transportation team helps maintain, build and improve our City’s infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life.


Our engineers help keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating and our buildings maintained.  Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta!   If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.


Salary:  Commensurate with experience



The Financial Analyst Sr. – Accounting & Financial Reporting is responsible for accounting and financial reporting aspects of the Department of Public Works. As part of the Accounting and Financial Reporting team, they will be responsible for ensuring that DPW transactions are recorded timely and accurately in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). 


Supervision Received 

Works under general supervision. May work independently with responsibility for assigned function(s) or program(s). 


Major Responsibilities 


  • • Prepare analyses of vendor accounts by producing weekly system reports 
  • • Support purchase order process by creating requisitions in Oracle 
  • • Support payment cycle activities in a timely and efficient manner 
  • • Support improvement initiative of the payment process and maintain historical records 
  • • Maintain regular contact with vendors to address their payment inquiries and other requests 
  • • Prepare journal entries as needed 
  • • Review general ledger accounts for accuracy and completeness 
  • • Reconcile general ledger accounts 
  • • Perform account analysis and develop explanations for significant variances 



Financial Reporting 

  • • Assist with the preparation of internal management reporting, including annual budget 



Planning and Analyses 

  • • Write data-backed reports to support the management team in making strategic business decisions 
  • • Analyze financial data and create financial models to support leadership decision making 
  • • Perform financial forecasting, reporting, and operational metrics 




  • • Other duties as required. 



Formal Knowledge 

  • Knowledge of Excel including use of Pivot Tables, data collection and management, etc. 
  • Familiarity with a variety of financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting applications. 




  • The preferred candidate will demonstrate: 
  • The ability to focus on attention to detail. 
  • The ability to work successfully and effectively on cross-functional teams and team/collaborative projects. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills 
  • Passion for improvement. 
  • Strong analytical skills. 
  • Strong reporting skills. 
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Focus on deadlines. 
  • Ability to process numbers quickly and accurately. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 



This person will not directly supervise employees. 



Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Certified Public Accountant desired.

Licensures and Certifications

None required

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