City of Detroit

Supervisory Financial Analyst IV

POSTED DATE 6 days ago(3/12/2018 12:25 PM)
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Treasury Operations Division, Debt Management Branch, Office of the Treasury
$82,401 - $108,073


Posting will close on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 5pm.


The Office of the Chief Financial Officer is seeking to fill a Supervisory Financial Analyst IV position within Treasury Operations Division, Debt Management Branch of the Office of the Treasury. The Supervisory Financial Analyst IV is a supervisory position that involves getting work done through others (i.e., the direction of subordinate employees in the performance of work) with accountability to agency management for the quantity and quality of the work done, and for assuring efficient and economical work operations. Supervisory functions include a range of duties and responsibilities for planning, organizing and reviewing work, administering human resources matters, and dealing effectively with em­ployees and union representatives about employee-management concerns. Subordinates include Supervisory Financial Analysts, Financial Analysts, and other professional and paraprofessional staff. Financial Analysts focus on financial and operational planning and analysis including strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial modeling, and detailed financial analysis. Financial Analysts prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports in which the analyst will compare financial and operational results using actual, historical, budget, and forecast data. Financial Analysts monitor the implementation of the City’s budget to ensure compliance and develop financial and operational metrics to measure progress. Three major functions performed by a Financial Analyst include financial planning and analysis, cost studies and alternative analysis, and compliance and ad hoc analysis.


Supervises a subordinate staff of supervisors, professionals, and paraprofessionals who perform professional financial analysis work including financial planning and analysis, cost studies and alternative analysis, and compliance and ad hoc analysis.


Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates; Sets priorities and prepares schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Evaluates performance of subordinates; Gives advice, counsels, or instructions to individual employees on both work and administrative matters; Interviews candidates for positions in his unit; Makes recommendations for appointment, promotion, or reassignment involving such positions; Hears and resolves complaints from employees; Refers group grievances and the more serious complaints not re­solved to higher level supervisors; Recommends minor disciplinary measures such as warnings and reprimands; As needed, consults with specialists on training needs, and deciding on training problems related to the units supervised; Identifies developmental and training needs of employees in consultation with the Chief Learning Officer; Provides or makes provision for such development and training.


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Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course of work in accounting, business, public administration, or a closely related field. Such education must include at least twenty-four (24) semester (36 terms) credits of coursework in accounting, finance, or economics.



Must have a minimum of five (5) years total experience: Four (4) years of direct experience in finance and/or accounting and one (1) year in a supervisory capacity over finance and/or accounting professionals. Supervisory Financial Analyst IV must demonstrate proficiency with integrated word processing and spreadsheet functions.


License / Certificates

Possession of a Certified Financial Planning and Analysis (CFPA) certificate sponsored by Association of Finance Professionals may be required.


Applicants may be required to illustrate proficiency in the use of software packages such as the Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel. Applicants may be required to take written tests or work simulations to illustrate proficiency in other skill sets as may be determined based on the duties and responsibilities to be performed. These written tests might include mathematical skills and writing skills, including grammar and reading comprehension.


Applicants may be subject to background, criminal, and credit checks.


Valid government issued identification will be required at time of hire.


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