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WA - Capital Budget Senior Finance Analyst

  • 1.  WA - Capital Budget Senior Finance Analyst

    Posted 12-15-2022 01:49 PM

    Vision: Seattle is a thriving and equitable community powered by dependable transportation.
    Mission: To deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities.
    The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is a nationally recognized municipal transportation agency at the leading edge of multi-modal transportation.  In our quickly growing city, accessibility, safety, affordability, and reliability – are top of mind for us every day! Our core values drive our work toward creating an equitable, sustainable, and vibrant city for all. SDOT’s core responsibilities include maintenance and operations of the city's transportation right-of-way, the expansion of the city's bicycle and pedestrian network, care of over 240 bridges, permitting use of public spaces and enhancing access to the regional transit system. With approximately 1,100 dedicated staff, SDOT maintains an operational presence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in all weather conditions to serve and ensure Seattle’s public mobility.
    SDOT has an exciting opportunity for a collaborative and detail-oriented Senior Finance Analyst for Capital Budget on our Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Team within the Finance and Administration Division. This position will provide comprehensive financial analyses and budgeting solutions for transportation capital improvement programs. In addition, this position supports complex Federal or State Grants administration and related reporting. Come help keep Seattle moving!

    Job Responsibilities

    • Partners with stakeholders to develop and monitor complex capital program budgets. This includes planning, coordinating, and supporting the divisional budget development process. 
    • Within the assigned project portfolio, prepares the annual budget and budget revisions to reflect changes in revenue and/or program levels. 
    • Directly supports program and project managers to reconcile budget and expenditures and to estimate current and future costs. 
    • Advises capital project teams, project control teams, and other key stakeholders on budgetary and financial issues. 
    • Provides financial management and analysis for complex grants, including supporting grant administration in compliance with City and SDOT policies, initializing the grant in City and SDOT financial systems, and monitoring grant expenditures. 
    • Supports the CIP Manager through analysis and special projects ad hoc. This will require effective communication and partnership across SDOT and other City Departments. 
    • Identifies budget overruns, revenue shortfalls, and other financial issues and work with management to implement solutions.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related field. 
    • Three (3) years of professional experience in budget management, financial analysis, or accounting.
    OR: An equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the position duties.
    Though not requirements, strong candidates will have some of the following experience or are able to describe comparable experience:
    • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, with attention to detail. 
    • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite with emphasis on Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. 
    • Familiarity with PeopleSoft, Clarity PPM, and a general understanding of budgeting tools.
    • Public sector budget and grants management experience, including managing budgets funded by multiple sources of revenue.
    • Capital project experience. 
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze, present and communicate financial information clearly at all levels, including non-financial managers and field staff.
    • Strong customer service skills. 
    • Ability to work within SDOT’s Workplace Expectations, including our values of Safety, Respect, Diversity, Trust, Productivity, Integrity, Innovation, Partnership and Accountability. 
    • Effectively work in a multi-cultural workplace with a diverse customer base.
    Other Requirements:
    Work Environment / Physical Demands:
    • Work is typically performed in a hybrid work environment in which a minimum of 2 days of the work is completed in a City office, and 3 days of the work is completed remotely in a regular work week.

    Ryan Jones
    Seattle Dept. of Transportation
    Seattle WA