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Senior Financial Analyst (Budget & Finance Department)

County of Berks
Reading, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

We are currently seeking a Senior Financial Analyst (Budget & Finance Department) to join our team!


This position is primarily responsible for multiple Human Service, Enterprise, General Fund, and Agency Funds budget review, evaluation and monthly monitoring including evaluation of relevant weekly budget transfer and appropriation requests. This position is responsible for grant compliance and monitoring as it impacts expected revenues and cash flows for assigned departments. This position is expected to assist in the supervision and review of the work of various departments’ fiscal officers and fiscal support staff.


  1. Works directly with budget manager, department heads, and fiscal officers to develop and maintain an annual budget for assigned general fund and agency departments. Provides guidance to fiscal officers within assigned departments and provides the necessary technical expertise to ensure the accuracy of financial information.
  2. Prepares monthly, quarterly analysis that: monitors impact of changes in funding certifications on budgeted county match, ensure accuracy of booked receivables and payables and projected year end fund balances.
  3. Maintains complex and technical budget and budget progression records that support annual budget development and proactive decision making. Also monitoring grant compliance as it pertains to revenues, expenditures, and cash flows.
  4. Converts annual budget information to cash basis for cash flow forecasting and maintains analysis that supports the development of the annual cash flow forecast, as it pertains to assigned departments. Monitor the actual results to plan on a monthly basis with relevant variance analysis.
  5. Create a five-year forecast for all accounts related to assigned department compliment.
  6. Monitors on-going compliance with Commissioner/budgetary mandates, generally accepted government accounting principles, and regulatory and legislative changes as they relate to revenue, expense, operating and quasi-external transactions.
  7. Create, maintain, and review complex financial analysis and schedules for various functions within the county, such as fringe benefits expense, position control, ad-hoc analysis used for Union negotiations, cost statements, and cost-accounting allocations.
  8. Create and maintain financial analysis that supports staffing levels, build verse buy, ROI, breakeven analysis, in source verses outsource decisions, department performance metrics, six sigma financial impact statements.
  9. Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business with emphasis in accounting.
  • Four (4) plus years recent experience in public sector financial accounting and/or budgetary analysis or related private sector experience. Applicable experience and training may be substituted for any requirement at the discretion of the Director of Budget and Finance.


  • Working knowledge of generally accepted government accounting principles as they pertain to fund accounting (preferred).
  • Ability to analyze Regulatory Acts and translate the economic provisions into budget dollars and related general fund impact (preferred).
  • Significant experience with export and query functions of enterprise financial software packages (preferred).
  • Experience with the use of ERP platforms for financial analysis and budgeting (preferred).
  • Ability to analyze complex financial related activities (required).
  • Accomplished user of Excel to create financial analysis, including creation of pivot tables and use of import function(required).
  • Extremely organized and attention to detail (required).
  • Ability to multitask and reprioritize goals and deliverables on a daily, weekly basis (required).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (required).
  • Ability to collaborate both on projects and teams or committees and independently (required).
  • Ability to thrive in a stressful fast paced team environment.
  • Physical presence in the office is required.


  • Eyestrain - Long periods of time looking at a computer screen.
  • Long periods of sitting are required when analysis must be completed.


Office environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The County of Berks provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Company Description
Berks County is a combination of rich farm country, industry, beautiful parks, entertainment, and top-notch educational institutions. Whether you are interested in County services, the availability of our parks, tax rates, or other ​county information, this is the place to start.

County of Berks

Why Work Here?
Stability, great benefits, lots of learning opportunities, and the chance to really make a difference in your community.

Berks County is a combination of rich farm country, industry, beautiful parks, entertainment, and top-notch educational institutions. Whether you are interested in County services, the availability of our parks, tax rates, or other ​county information, this is the place to start.


633 Court Street

Reading, PA


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