Job: Financial Analyst - Aurora Police Department

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**This is a continuous posting and will remain open until filled, however is subject to close at any time without prior notice.  Thank you**
The Aurora Police Department is a diverse, full service organization is looking for a Financial Analyst I to perform a variety of analytical and administrative work in program design, grant management and process improvements as it relates to new departmental staffing and workload requirements, performance measurement, and workflow processes. In addition, the qualified Financial Analyst I will also assist with the departments budget, payroll, and accounting tasks.
City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  IntegrityRespect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.
Why Work for Aurora?
  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and wellness programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces

The Aurora Police Department
The Vision of the Aurora Police Department is to be the safest largest city in America.  In 2014 we moved one step closer to our vision by being named the Safest Largest City in Colorado and the 16th overall safest city in the nation.  Within the Aurora Police Department there are four separate divisions:  Operations; Metro; Compliance and Professional Standards; and Business Services and employees over 800 Civil Service and Career Service employees whose mission is to Make Aurora Safer Every Day.  

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

To be employed by the Aurora Police Department you will need to successfully pass a background check, polygraph test, and fingerprint screening, along with other conditions of employment; drug test and verification of employment.  Because of this, there is a longer recruitment process, we thank you in advance for your patience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Gathers, organizes and analyzes data for ongoing and special projects
  • Develops information and considers available solutions or alternate methods of proceeding
  • Works independently and/or with program managers to assess and recommend potential improvements in business practices
  • Coordinates, researches, analyzes, develops, and reviews recommendations for budgeting, operations, financial planning, organizational analysis, policy formulation, and service delivery
  • Identifies potential adjustments as necessary
  • Works with other budget staff and/or works independently to coordinate and facilitate the development of department and division budgets
  • Acts as a liaison to City financial divisions in monitoring accounts and financial reports
  • Provides research information, resolution recommendations, and follow-up regarding control and budget issues
  • Provides administrative and budget assistance to departmental management and budget coordinators
  • Performs statistical analysis of departmental expenditures and revenues against evaluation criteria
  • Assists in fund management; prepares and reviews various technical and financial reports
  • Facilitates strategic planning
  • Performs additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, Economics, Accounting or related analytical field with comparable research and analytical focus.  
Experience: At least 2 year progressively responsible analytical/administrative experience in areas such as productivity improvements, work systems review, control of complex budgets and/or financial analysis including complex spreadsheet and database development. Municipal or county experience preferred. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge: Knowledge of the principles and practices of finance and budgeting; methods, techniques, and processes including internal systems of personnel, budgeting/accounting; personal computers, and related word processing, spreadsheet, data base, and presentation software applications.

Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, citizens, and elected officials; handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and fulfill goals and objectives; develop, and present complex financial and operating analysis; and able to work independently and in groups to complete assignments.  A quick learner with various database and data mining experience.

Skills: Strong interpersonal, analytical, verbal, and written communication skills; advanced skill in the use of the computer including spreadsheet design, database management, word processing, and presentation software applications.

Licenses, Certificates, or Equipment Required: This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

Working Conditions

Physical Demands: Sedentary physical work requiring ability to lift 10 pounds with or without assistance; occasional lifting, carrying, walking, and standing; vision for reading, interpreting reports, and preparation of data analysis; hand/eye coordination for operation of computer; speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees, and citizens.

Work Environment: Works in a clean, comfortable environment.

Equipment Used: Personal computer and standard office equipment.
For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.


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