City of Ann Arbor
  • Finance
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • 47,000-60,000
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Mission Statement

The City of Ann Arbor's mission is to deliver exceptional services that sustain and enhance a vibrant, safe and diverse community.

Role Summary

To support several operating units with the budget development process, financial performance reporting and strategic planning initiatives. In addition, this position provides analytical support for decision analysis, development of fees and charges, and is the primary liaison with specific operating units for all their financial needs.


Duties are performed under the direct supervision of the Finance Director or Budget and Finance Supervisor and may include the following:

 Essential Duties

  • Lead the budget development process for multiple service units
  • Support the development of a Service Area's business & strategic plans
  • Support operating management in the development and rollout of benchmarks and performance metrics
  • Drive continuous improvement in financial reporting within the various service units
  • Prepare certain quantitative reports for presentation to senior management, City Council or others as appropriate
  • Generate timely budget/forecast statements
  • Monitor budget performance for a Service Area to insure their accuracy and create unique management reports as required
  • Independently analyze, predict, and solve problems
  • Conduct special studies affecting Service Area financial performance including fee analyses, overtime minimization, etc.
  • Analyze operational processes and procedures and recommend process and operational improvements
  • Assist with policy development and implementation of best practices
  • Train and provide financial direction to unit staff  

 Related Work

  • Support ad hoc requests for financial analyses
  • Perform related financial work and special projects as assigned

Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry)

  • Managerial accounting principles, practices and procedures
  • Budget and planning methods and procedures
  • Sound internal control procedures
  • Computerized financial systems
  • Computers and software applications used in business settings (e.g. Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Advanced mathematical and statistical analyses
  • General office management and procedures
  • Outstanding customer service principles and practices
  • Sound financial reporting practices and procedures

Skills and Ability to:(position requirements at entry)

  • Properly utilize accounting, budget and planning principles, practices and procedures
  • Ability to interact with operating personnel and apply finance principles to help solve operational challenges
  • Accurately interpret and implement policies, procedures and regulations
  • Problem solve and demonstrate decision making and analytical capabilities
  • Analyze and organize financial information and prepare reports
  • Effectively communicate through oral and written communication
  • Develop and maintain non-partisan, respectful and effective working relationships
  • Analyze complex budget and planning issues and assist in developing alternative solutions
  • Set priorities, coordinate multiple projects, work independently and meet critical deadlines
  • Listen to understand the intended meaning of the message
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service techniques


Standard office equipment, PC, fax, copier, calculator, multi-line telephones and other miscellaneous office equipment.

Training and Experience (position requirements at entry)


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, Public Administration or closely related field
  • Municipal experience

 Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative to those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Positions in this class typically require: reaching, lifting, pushing, pulling, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Move and lift light objects less than 20 pounds such as mail, files and supplies. Operating office equipment requiring continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements.The ability to remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

EEO: We are proud of our diverse workforce and our commitment to equal opportunity.  We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived age, arrest record, color, disability, educational association, familial status, family responsibilities, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, HIV status, marital status, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, source of income, veteran status, victim of domestic violence or stalking, or weight in any aspect of our hiring or employment process. The City of Ann Arbor has earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which assesses lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality in more than 500 cities across the nation.


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