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Senior Financial Analyst


Salt Lake City, UT, United States


Apr 26, 2024



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Provides budget support and financial analysis to improve financial viability, efficiency, and effectiveness of business units. Leads budget and financial analysis projects and conducts ad hoc analysis using complex analytical tools. Collaborates with other UTA departments to make recommendations on their budgets and other operational decisions and forecasts. Develops and maintains monthly Financial Dashboards and other effective monitoring and measurement methods to identify actionable areas for improvement.  Leads process improvement projects to analyze, recommend, and develop improvement strategies for accomplishing financial goals and overall performance improvement. Provides support to Director – Budget & Financial Strategy in supporting UTA mission-critical financial reporting and budgeting applications.    
Minimum Qualifications    
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • Master’s degree in business, Accounting, or related field preferred. 
  • Professional certification (CPA, CMA or similar) highly preferred.
  • Two to five years budgeting and financial analysis.
  • Demonstrated strong critical and logical reasoning skills. 
  • Able to perform technical analytical work without frequent supervision, including collecting and interpreting data using financial reporting systems and other analytical tools and models.
  • Advanced computer skills using current MS Office products including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and   Outlook; experience with Visual Basic preferred.
  • Working knowledge of database concepts and ability to create queries.
  • Able to understand, articulate, and advocate for business recommendations and financial solutions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.  Able to work individually or as a member of a project team.
  • Able to understand and apply quality management principles.
  • This job requires regular and predictable attendance.
OR -    
An equivalent combination or relevant education and experience.
(UTA reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.)
UTA’s benefits package for full-time administrative employees includes:    
  • Health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance (eligible after 30 days of employment), with Flexible Spending and Dependent Care accounts. Choice between Traditional Co-Pay or High Deductible Health Plans for medical coverage. HSA with company match available to employees enrolled in the HDHP. Benefit plans include coverage for domestic partners (eligibility affidavit required for coverage).
  • Onsite Health and Wellness Clinics for medical care at no cost to employees, spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children.
  • 22 days of accrued paid time off (13 vacation days and 9 sick days), which increases with tenure at UTA.
  • 10 paid holidays and two paid (2) floating holidays per year.
  • Retirement options - Pension Plan with 5-year vesting schedule and 457 Contribution Plan, available for immediate contributions and company matching.
  • Generous tuition reimbursement for higher education, available for any higher education degree (bachelor, master, or PHD). Course of study must be approved prior to enrollment.
  • Training, development, and career advancement opportunities.
  • Paid parental leave for birth, adoption, and child placement (after 12 months of employment).
  • Free transit passes for employees, their spouses, and their dependent children.
  • Employee assistance program – includes counseling, legal services, financial planning, etc.
  • UTA Well – a comprehensive wellness program designed to support employees and dependents in their health and wellness goals.
  • Free on-site fitness facilities and discounted membership to VASA Fitness.
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Pay Rate: Commensurate with Experience    
Close Date: Open until filled.    
*Utah Transit Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer of all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, covered veterans, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act for any part of the application process should contact UTA Human Resources at 801-287-2324. A minimum of two workdays’ notice prior to the need for the accommodation is required.      
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