Financial Analyst III

State of Utah

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Job Title: Financial Analyst III

Job Description:
The Department of Agriculture and Food is seeking a qualified candidate who can work independently and accurately to fill the role of a Financial Analyst III.

Principal Duties:
As the Financial Analyst, you will be responsible for a variety of accounting and financial management support activities and processes. You will apply financial policies and procedures in the completion of assigned functions, which could include processing transactions for payment, reviewing transactions for appropriateness and accuracy, and reconciling financial records.
You will be responsible for:

Ensuring financial compliance with state and federal laws, regulations and Department policies
Reconciling financial information and review complex reports for accuracy and completeness
Analyzing, summarizing, and reviewing data
Researching and reviewing financial records, transactions and documentation
Processing and reviewing various financial transactions
Research financial problem areas and exercise decision making
Assisting in various financial management activities as needed
The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate for this position will:
Possess the ability to comprehend, apply and explain rules, polices, and procedures
Have an understanding of governmental accounting principles
Have strong analytical skills
Work with people in a manner that shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
Be able to communicate information and ideas clearly
Have extensive experience using Google Suite and MS Excel, including Pivot Tables
Have experience with the state’s accounting software
May be given to applicants with a related degree and at least two years of related work experience.

Why You Should Join Our Team:
The State offers great health and retirement benefits, and generous paid time off. Click here to see what makes working for the State of Utah awesome.

The Agency:
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Supplemental Information

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.
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.