Placer County Water Agency

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Financial Analyst

Placer County Water Agency
AUBURN, CA Full-time
Posted on August 12, 2018

Division: Financial Services

Location: Auburn, CA

To perform a variety of difficult and complex professional accounting and financial duties in the Department of Financial Services and provides technical assistance to other departments.


The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices:

  • Perform professional accounting work in accordance with prescribed accounting standards (GASBGAAP, Utility Accounting).
  • Reconcile and analyze accounts.
  • Prepare long-term revenue and expense projections and expanded project accounting.
  • Perform cost-benefit analysis.
  • Assist in the coordination, preparation and monitoring of the Agency budgets.
  • Calculate costs and projections for the budget.
  • Maintain statistical and economic data for estimates and forecasts.
  • Assist with the performance of overhead analysis for Capital Improvement Projects and other cost allocations, conduct internal audits.
  • Prepare a wide variety of reports and analysis of financial data on request.
  • Query accounting system data base and develop custom reports.
  • Assist departments with contract administration.
  • Gather information and prepare reports on revenue including grants, assist in preparing grant applications and administering grants received.
  • Maintain capital improvement project accounting records including monitoring project cost to budget amounts.
  • Review and analyze contracts and construction program pay estimates.
  • Monitor and record budget and fund transfers.
  • Perform internal audit functions and special projects.
  • Build and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other Agency employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations, accounting principles and procedures in utilities and government, principles and practices in local government budget preparations and administration.
  • Finance and cost distribution systems.
  • Modern office equipment including word processing, database and spreadsheet applications.
  • Principles and practices of customer service.
  • Understand and communicate to others the Agency’s financial and budget systems.
  • Interpret and apply principles, laws and procedures related to budget preparations and administration.
  • Exercise high level analytical skills.
  • Work independently.
  • Conduct feasibility studies, cost-benefit analyses, and the analysis of fiscal information.
  • Develop forecasts and trend analyses.
  • Estimate and project revenues, project costs and general expenditures, query databases and develop reports using a variety of computer report writing tools.
  • Learn integrated computer budgeting and accounting systems.
  • Operate a computer using word processing, business software and other office equipment.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Experience and Education:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Four years of increasingly responsible public sector finance and budgeting experience.

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Accounting or a related field.

Recruitment is open until filled but may close at any time. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply soon for early consideration in the recruitment process. First round of application screening tentatively scheduled for the week of August 20, 2018.