31 Dec 2023
Texas, Houston, 77001 Houston USA


FINANCIAL ANALYST IV (Grant Funded) Print ( Apply FINANCIAL ANALYST IV (Grant Funded) Salary $64,558.00 - $80,000.00 AnnuallyLocation 901 BagbyJob TypeFull TimeDepartmentMayor's OfficeJob Number30259Closing1/8/2023 11:59 PM Central Description



POSITION OVERVIEWApplications Accepted From: All Persons InterestedPosting Number: 30259Division: Office of Public Safety and Homeland SecurityWorkdays & Hours: MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Subject to changeDESCRIPTION OF DUTIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS All activities associated with this position relate to multiple federal grant programs managed by the Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security. The department seeks to hire a talented individual experienced in financial accounting and capable of working in fast-paced environment. Employee will perform professional accounting duties of moderate difficulty. Employee will be responsible for reconciliation of financial activity, budget management, accounting entries for expenditure corrections, employee reimbursements, and other financial transactions; coordinate and direct financial reporting and audit responses related to grant programs. Employee must have the ability to work independently under strict time deadlines, organize heavy workloads, and prioritize multiple responsibilities. Employee must have the ability to interpret local, state, and federal regulations for compliance in grants management and governmental accounting standards. Employee will be expected to perform other duties as requested by management in support of the department. WORKING CONDITIONS The position is physically comfortable; the individual has discretion about walking, standing, etc. There are no major sources of discomfort, i.e., essentially normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTSEDUCATION REQUIREMENTSRequires a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or a closely related field.EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Six years of professional experience in finance, economics, budget analysis or a closely related field are required.Substitutions: Experience cannot be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree requirement.A Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or a closely related field may be substituted for two years of the above experience requirement.LICENSE REQUIREMENTSNonePREFERENCESPreference will be given to candidates with financial analysis, financial reporting, grant accounting, and SAP experience. Financial certification is a plus, but not required.Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6. GENERAL INFORMATIONSELECTION / SKILLS TESTS REQUIREDDepartment may administer skills assessment testSAFETY IMPACT POSITION NOIf yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.SALARY INFORMATIONFactors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.PAY GRADE: 25GRANT FUNDED POSITIONGrants & Special Funded positions are dependent upon continued available funds. If funding is no longer available, employees may be laid off or transferred. Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as pay rates of other employees in this classification. APPLICATION PROCEDURESOnly online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call (832/393-7222).If you need special services or accommodations, call (832/393-7222). (TTY 7-1-1)If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.EEO Equal Employment OpportunityThe City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.Benefits include: Medical Dental Vision Wellness Life insurance Long-term disability Retirement pension 457 deferred compensation plan Employee Assistance Program 10 days of vacation each year 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday Flexible schedules Professional development opportunities Transportation/parking plan Section 125 pretax deductions Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan Healthcare Flexible Spending AccountFor plan details, visit Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions? Yes



Which best describes your education?

High School/GED

Associates Degreee

Bachelors Degree

Masters Degree and beyond

None of the above


Which of the following best describes your professional experience in finance, economics, budget analysis or a closely related field?

Less than two (2) years' experience

Two (2) years' experience

Three (3) years' experience

Four (4) years' experience

Five (5) years' experience

Six (6) years' or MORE of experience

I have no experience


Which area of concentration did you obtain your degree?


Business Administration



None of the above


What is your level of proficiency utilizing SAP Financial Systems?

SAP End User Applications: Hands-on review of the major areas of human resources through using PeopleSoft enterprise resource software applications.

SAP FICO Financial Training: Accounting concepts, applications in transaction analysis and financial statement preparation, accounting cycle for service and merchandising enterprises.

SAP Human Capital Management: Practical theories and concepts in OD vocabulary, and using tools and concepts necessary to apply OD solutions.


I have no experience utilizing SAP Financial Systems


If you indicated you have SAP Financial Systems experience to question #5 above, briefly describe your experience utilizing SAP Financial Systems and Accounts Receivable functions. If no experience, please indicate "N/A". (Please note: stating 'See Resume' may delay your application process.)


What is your level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel?

Basic Microsoft Excel: Open files and use page setup, enter, correct, and save data, use the menu commands, format cells, rows, and columns, understand navigation and movement techniques, use simple arithmetic functions in the formulas, access help, modify a database and insert data from another application, print worksheets and workbooks.

Intermediate Microsoft Excel: Create, modify, and format charts, use graphic objects to enhance worksheets and charts, filter data and manage a filtered list, perform multiple-level sorting, use sorting options, and design considerations, use mathematical, logical, statistical, and financial functions, group and dissociate data and perform interactive analysis, create and modify some Macro commands.

Advance Microsoft Excel: Customize the work area, use advanced functions (Names, VLOOKUP, IF, IS), work with Pivot Tables, use spreadsheet Web components, manage Macro commands: concepts, planning, operations, execution, modification, interruption, use personalized toolbars, perform some programming in VBA.

I have no experience


Please check all that you have verifiable hands-on experience performing: (Check All That Apply)

Financial analysis

Grants accounting

Preparing financial reports


Expenditure corrections

None of the above


Do you currently hold a verifiable financial certification?



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