State of Utah
Full Job Description
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is looking for a skilled and motivated person to provide financial assistance on the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). You will resolve financial inconsistencies by comparison of budgetary information to contractual documentation and expenditure data. Document management is to include multiple source data input, reporting, storage & retrieval. Data systems include Oracle based software for planning, project and contract management, accounting and reports. You will financially obligate, adjust or terminate project and program funding for UDOT’s Program Finance Division. This includes use of federal grants, Utah state and local government funding sources for these and other areas as assigned. You will work in a collaborative team environment. You will also communicate effectively through all means, verbal and written, with leaders, team and customers, such as project management staff, contract consultants, division and regional associates. You will participate in process improvement strategy by recommendation and accommodation of procedural and technological improvements. You will meet individual and team performance goals and comply with State and Federal laws, code and practical guidance from UDOT leadership and FHWA partners. Other duties include; create and distribute related information via electronic, printed or presented materials, participate in department wide task forces or quality improvement teams, provide cross-coverage as assigned for other team members.
As a Financial Analyst III, you will:Coordinate and/or act as a liaison between agency and other agencies, work units, organizations, etc.
Coordinate project funding and ensure adequate administrative controls, quality, and procedural efficiencies.
Monitor agency or program budget including revenues, expenditures and budget projection, etc.
Monitor agency contract services; implement controls and standards to monitor the processing and review of contracts.
The Ideal Candidate
The best candidate will have:At least three years of professional related experience
Either 1) An Associate’s degree, or higher, in a business related field or 2) 30 semester hours in a business related field, with at least 18 semester hours in intermediate and advanced accounting (Transcripts or proof of degree must be provided)
Preference may be given to those with at least one of the following:Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in Accounting, Finance, or a related field from an accredited school or University.
Experience managing governmental funding and grants
Experience with financial management related to project funding
Experience with budgets, accounting and expenditure analysis
Here is some information you should be aware of:Position is eligible for telework on a case by case basis
Working Conditions – Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
Physical Requirements – Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.
Employee may be reassigned to a different location as deemed necessary by the Region Director/Group Leader.
Why Should You Join Our Team?The work we do matters. If you want to make a positive difference doing meaningful work, this is the right place for you. Our mission statement is, “Enhance quality of life through transportation.” We define quality of life through a framework of Good Health, Connected Communities, Better Mobility, and Strong Economy. We help the State of Utah and its traveling public to get to where they want, when they want, in the way they want – and we make sure they can do it safely.
You will become part of a team with an internal culture of Trust, Teamwork, and Flexibility. Our organization lives by the values of Respect, Integrity, and Caring. If these are your values, too, you’ll be a great fit.
Aside from working for a cause-driven, cutting edge agency that is leading all other transportation departments in the nation, you will receive great health and retirement benefits. Working for the State of Utah provides a positive work-life balance. Click here to view a summary of the benefits we offer.
The AgencyUDOT is a strengths-based organization, which means its approach is based on identifying and developing individual and organizational strengths. Our philosophy is to address challenges by bringing our strengths to each situation and create the best solutions. Candidates are encouraged to be familiar with their strengths and consider how they may potentially be of benefit to the roles for which they are applying. UDOT uses the CliftonStrengths Assessment, but there are multiple strengths assessment tools available online, and no formal assessment is required.