The City of Colorado Springs offers additional compensation depending on the position, area of assignment, and specific job assignments, including shift differential, pay differential, acting or lead, special assignment, hazard pay, longevity, cell phone allowance, uniform allowance, relocation, awards, standby, call out, compensatory time off, tuition, overtime, extra duty, incentive, holiday premium, proficiency, and vacation sell back.
4 Year Degree
In this position, you will oversee strategic initiatives, perform complex financial analyses, develop and implement forecasting models, and research and resolve financial and accounting anomalies.
Essential Job Functions - the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:
Oversee budget development and administration; compare anticipated vs. actual results, and identify areas of improvement
Monitor budget and fiscal expenditures for the department, including fiscal monitoring and analysis of capital project(s)
Perform complex financial operational and analytical duties in support of the department
Conduct research projects regarding budget, finance, and operations
Prepare reports and analyses related to the impact of budgetary decisions
Prepare multi-year financial forecasts and projections
Prepare and deliver presentations of financial information to boards and committees, e. Parks Board, TOPS Working Committee, or City Council Budget Committee
Analyze capital, personnel, operating, and maintenance expenditures
Analyze, develop, and complete special ad hoc project requests
Plan, prioritize, assign, and review the work of assigned lower-level staff
Coordinate financial and accounting activities with other departments, outside agencies, and the public
We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:
Knowledge of principles, application, and practices of critical thinking and analysis
Knowledge of principles and practices of research methods, data collection, and project coordination
Knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations
Knowledge of Government Accounting Standard Board (GASB) standards and guidance
Knowledge of modern office technology and supporting software with an emphasis on Microsoft products
Ability to adhere to schedules, prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
Ability to prepare clear and concise reports
Ability to present financial data using detailed reports and charts
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in writing
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
This position requires exceptional organizational, analytical, and strategic thinking skills.
Ideal candidates will also have:
Experience in financial analysis, forecasting, and budget development
Experience which demonstrates advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Experience using PeopleSoft and SharePoint software
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certifications
Colorado Springs, with an estimated population of 506,646 occupies 195 square miles at the base of majestic Pikes Peak – America's Mountain and enjoys nearly 243 days of sunshine per year. With 375 miles of trails and over 150 parks, Colorado Springs is the state's largest city in terms of area and second to Denver in population. There are currently 375 miles of trails and over 150 parks within the city.
The "Springs" is home to five military establishments, including the Air Force Academy, many colleges and universities, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Headquarters and Museum, and over 50 different sports organizations. Colorado Springs is a thriving city and a leader in the aerospace, defense, and cybersecurity industries. It also has a diverse collection of non-profit organizations and businesses with a large number of tourist attractions.
The City of Colorado Springs, which is among the community's largest employers, is organized as a home rule Council-Mayor form of municipal government with a popularly elected Mayor and nine council members. Colorado Springs ranked 2nd in the US News & World Report’s 2021-22 Best Places to Live in the United States.