Facilities Financial Analyst

Spokane Falls Community College
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:$89,832 - $100,116
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Contract Type:Contract 12-month po
Working Time:Full time
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Facilities Financial Analyst


$67,321.00 - $76,102.00 Annually


Spokane, WA

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DIST Budget & Finance Office

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    Starting salary for this position is: $67,321 (Annually)

    The salary range represents the earning potential for this position, through training, evaluations and years spent working in this position with CCS.

    Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) District Equity Statement

    CCS believes that access to high-quality education in a safe and inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. We also believe higher education institutions have an obligation to work toward and demonstrate progress in ensuring equity amongst their students, faculty, and staff. Equity is grounded in the principle of fairness. In higher education, equity refers to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be successful through the intentional design of the college experience.

    Applications will be forwarded to the hiring official as they are received and accepted until the need is filled. First review of applications will occur on 02/20/2023, interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.

    The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Facilities Financial Analyst in the District Budget/Finance Office.


    Reporting to the Director of Accounting and Budget, this position serves as a fiscal professional and is responsible for budgeting, analysis, control and planning of assigned Facilities departmental financial operations.

    This position will assist the District Director of Facilities, Director of Capital Construction and Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Directors with financial and accounting analysis of resources, including finances, budgets, revenue, and staff positions. Ensure compliance on all fiscal matters with state, federal, district and college policies, procedures, laws, regulations and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Assist in preparing budgets, create revenue and expenditure projections, develop business processes, prepare regular and ad hoc reports, conduct research and analysis to correct problems or provide information, and provide budget and expenditure advice and assistance to appropriate managers and staff.


  • Under direction of the Director of Accounting and Budget, assist the District Director of Facilities and appropriate staff in managing the financial analysis and budgeting aspects of department fiscal operations and budget planning processes. Ensure consistency with district planning and budget allocation processes and ensure proper utilization of resources and funds.
  • Responsible for internal capital and M&O management reporting and analysis to meet internal and external financial statement reporting requirements.
  • Interpret fiscal policies and procedures; recommend improvements for development and maintenance of computerized financial management and reporting.
  • Review and verify capital fiscal reports for accuracy; investigate and correct errors to ensure compliance with established state, federal and GAAP standards.
  • Monitor and report on the status of capital and M&O budgets, revenues and expenditures. Independently reconcile budgets and appropriate expense and revenue accounts. Review expenditures and recommend appropriate reclassifications and transfers, as necessary. Promptly notify administrators of developing concerns or potentially problematic trends.
  • Communicate with and provide specialized financial analysis and reporting as required to district and state entities in accordance with their specific requirements related to assigned capital projects and activities.
  • Prepare complex financial analysis of capital projects to ensure accuracy of fund expenditures; maintain detailed project budget information; make required capital project reports to college administration, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC), Department of Enterprise Services (DES) and Office of Financial Management (OFM).
  • Maintain staff position control, ensuring staff positions are properly managed and funded. Prepare financial reports on costs of salaries, benefits, and goods/services expenditures.
  • Oversee the operations and processes used in department activities involving interdepartmental charges and capital project/M&O invoicing.
  • Maintain communication with the Director of Accounting and Budget, other organizational or functional budget and fiscal analysts to ensure alignment of organizational activities with institutional goals and districtwide policies, administrative procedures, or business processes. Identify potential efficiencies or economies of scale or potential or actual problems to the appropriate manager, with suggestions for resolving issues or implementing improved processes or controls to enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing; accurately perform complex calculations.
  • Maintain required electronic and manual filing systems.
  • Represent District Office and/or organization on committees within CCS as requested.
  • Provide interface between district regulations, systems, and business processes and procedures and unit activities.
  • Assist in other areas within the facilities department as directed.
  • Model professional decorum and mutual respect in all personal interactions.
  • Complies with district policy, procedures and directives, state and federal regulations, orders and statutes and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Support and advance the CCS strategic plan, and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Indicates this is an essential duty.



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or another closely related finance field from an accredited institution. Or an equivalent mix of education and experience that demonstrates the candidate meets all competency requirements for this position.
  • Two (2) years increasingly responsible experience as a professional accountant or financial analyst which includes budgeting and/or fiscal planning experience. Knowledge of State of Washington's budgeting and accounting policies and regulations.
  • Knowledge of federal cost principles, principles and procedures of governmental accounting and budgeting; Generally Accepted Accounting principles (GAAP); auditing principles, procedures and practices; management of financial records and reports; recognized methods used in effecting internal control; and methods of accounting systems design.
  • Ability to demonstrate high skill levels in automated spreadsheets and other tools for financial analysis and reporting, and to analyze complex financial and statistical data and determine their significance.
  • Ability to extract data from complex accounting, reporting and other systems and use automated spreadsheets and other tools for financial analysis.
  • Ability to analyze complex financial and statistical data and determine their significance.
  • Experience in forecasting and analysis. 9. Ability to monitor and evaluate fiscal and/or accounting activities and internal controls.
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and recommendations.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with individuals and groups.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with district administrators, faculty and staff.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission, values, goals, objectives and strategic plan of CCS.
  • The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution, and community and technical college system. Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Governmental Financial Manager (CGFM)
  • Master's degree or higher in Accounting from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in higher education, governmental or non-profit accounting.
  • Experience with higher education facilities operations & maintenance and capital construction function as well as their budgeting and accounting processes.
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, specifically Peoplesoft.

    TOTAL COMPENSATION : $89,832 - $100,116

    Total compensation is an estimate based upon adding the following amounts together:

  • Base compensation of $67,321 - $76,102 plus
  • Current employer-paid health and related benefit contribution rates, plus
  • Median retirement fund contributions.
  • The actual total will vary depending upon each employee's enrollment choices.

    Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug- free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment.

    Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. Once an applicant is chosen for an interview, they are required to complete and submit a declaration regarding sexual misconduct and investigation per state law.


  • Work is performed in a normal, temperature-controlled office environment.
  • Work is sedentary in nature.
  • Frequent use of computer and exposure to terminal screens.
  • Visual focus and strain.
  • Work involves constant interruptions and requirement to answer on demand questions by phone, in person, or electronically.
  • Frequent repetitive hand/wrist motions and finger manipulation.
  • Frequent oral and auditory communication with others.

  • Contract 12-month position.
  • Position is exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
  • Requires local or regional travel. If using personal vehicle proof of driver's license and car insurance required.
  • Criminal background check required.

    To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  • CCS online application.
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied to the responsibilities of this position.
  • Comprehensive resume.
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.
  • College transcript(s) if applicable - unofficial/copies of transcripts are acceptable for initial application, official copies must be submitted upon acceptance of job offer.
  • NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission. If you require an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact HR at [email protected]

    Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity and/or grievances to the Chief Administration Officer, Community Colleges of Spokane, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., PO Box 6000, MS 1004, Spokane WA 99217-6000 or call 509-434-5037; WA Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) 1-800-833-6384 or 7-1-1.

    Native Land Acknowledgement

    We are honored to acknowledge that the Community Colleges of Spokane, and our main campuses for Spokane Falls and Spokane Community College, are located on the traditional and sacred homelands of the Spokane Tribe. We also provide services in a region that includes the traditional and sacred homelands of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Kalispel Tribe. The CCS Pullman Center operates on the WSU campus and is located on the ancestral homelands of the Palus people and on the ceded lands of the Nimíipuu (Nez Perce) Tribe.

    We pay our respect to tribal elders both past and present as well as to all indigenous people today. This land holds their cultural DNA and we are honored and grateful to be here on their traditional lands. We give thanks to the legacy of the original people and their descendants and pledge to honor their stewardship and values.

    This is a contracted, exempt management position. Medical, dental life and long term disability insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under the Public Employees Benefits Board; TIAA-Cref retirement plan. Vacation leave accrues at the rate of 14.67 hours per month (22 days per year) and sick leave accrues at the rate of one (1) day per month, effective upon employment. (For positions that are less than full time, leave accruals will be prorated to the percentage of the position.)


    Do you have a bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or another closely related finance field from an accredited institution. Or an equivalent mix of education and experience that demonstrates the candidate meets all competency requirements for this position?

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    Do you two (2) years increasingly responsible experience as a professional accountant or financial analyst which includes budgeting and/or fiscal planning experience?

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