This classification exists to perform entry-level revenue program and customer service functions in the City's Finance Department. The Financial Analyst performs technical work which requires the application of accounting principles and methods. The incumbent is supervised by an experienced professional staff member but the degree of supervision varies with the complexity of assignments and the experience of the recruit. Tasks may vary depending upon areas of assignment or departmental needs.
On successful completion of a training period employees in this category may be considered for promotion to the level of Financial Analyst I.
Illustrative Examples of Essential Duties:
May perform Accounts Receivable functions including:
- Preparing and/or reviewing the following:
- Cashier reports and deposits
- Billing and collections reports
- Lien searches and overseeing the maintenance of files
- Special Assessment Bills
- Reconciling a variety of revenue funds
- Preparing journal entries and financial reports
- Reviewing City deposits, journal entries, and refunds
- Processing payments for City services, applications, bills, invoices, taxes and fines
- Conducting collection services for monies owed to the City for services, applications, bills, invoices, taxes and fines
- Processing, analyzing and reconciling tax returns for accuracy and completion
May perform Revenue program and Customer Service functions including:
- Providing excellent customer relations through the delivery of quality service, prompt handling of requests and satisfactory resolution of complaints
- Providing general information and guidance to applicants of City services
- Processing, verifying and routing the following:
- Business Tax Receipts Certificates of use and Annual Fire Permit applications
- Sidewalk Café applications
- Residential Parking Permit applications
- Visitor Parking Permit applications
- Monthly Municipal Parking Garage and Surface Lot applications
- Resort Tax applications
- Artist Vendor, Street Performer and Non-Profit Lottery applications
- Garage Sale and Real Estate Permit applications
- Requests for Lien Searches
- Parks and Recreation Program applications
- Preparing the following:
- Reports and statistical information
- Journal entries and financial reports
- Lien searches on properties
- Reconciling and balancing Revenue program transactions
- Processing, reconciling and mailing of renewal notices for various Revenue program functions
- Preparing and analyzing revenue reports
- Processing, analyzing and reconciling applications for accuracy and completion
- Graduation from an accredited college or university with Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a closely related field
- Two (2) years full-time paid professional accounting and/or financial experience in the areas of accounts receivable/payable, maintenance of electronic financial records and handling of customer concerns preferably in the public sector
- Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted
- Demonstrated ability to provide high quality service within constrained resources in a multi user environment.
For all positions:
- Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, talk, sit, stand, hear, use hands to fingers, handle, feel or operate objects, read and write.
- Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine
- No significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, or kneeling
- Work is predominantly indoors within a usually quiet to moderately noisy environment.
For all technical,professional, supervisory and managerial positions:
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with elected officials, coworkers, the press the general public and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, gender identity or sexual orientation.
- Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of all city ethics and conflicts of interest policies. Strong understanding of ethical behavior is required.
- Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.
- Performs related work as required
- Reports to work as directed during an emergency as an essential employee of the City of Miami Beach
Applicants must detail any related work experience on the application or risk disqualification
- Ability to develop innovative and creative solutions to issues consistent with the City's strategic plan.
. It is the applicant's responsibility to update their NEOGOV profile with work experience, education, certifications and personal contact information when submitting each application, failure to do so will result in ineligibility. City of Miami Beach employees must reflect their current position and detail their work experience on the application to avoid being disqualified.
Veterans Preference is awarded in accordance with Florida State Statute 295.07. If veteran's preference is being claimed, it must be indicated on the application form and proper documentation, including all forms DD-214 (either Member 2 or Member 4), as well as the final Department of Defense Disability Letter (dated within one year) must be submitted
with the application