Financial Analyst I

Salt Lake City, UT
United States

Experience Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description
If you are detail oriented, highly motivated with strong organizational skills, can multitask and manage workload to timely completion, then the Department of Technology Services (DTS) has a great entry level Financial Analyst I position for you! You will be a key asset in the future growth of the Department: these functions act as the analytical engine of the company, providing insights and supporting optimal business decision making. This is a very unique role.

Primary Duties:
  • work cross functionally with other departments
  • analyze current and past financial data and performance
  • provide financial models and forecasting
  • evaluate current capital expenditures and depreciation
  • prepare reports and projections based on analysis
  • illustrate financial trends with charts and graphs
This position also identifies trends in financial performance and provides recommendations for improvement. Assist with the analyzing of actual results against plan and forecast and prepare analysis as required.

The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will be able to coordinate with other members of the finance team to review financial information and forecasts. Be able to give detailed analysis, with the understanding of key drivers, to forecast cost trends, as well as develop a detailed understanding of business processes, looking for both control gaps and opportunities to gain process efficiency. They should also know how to do Ad-Hoc reporting, analysis, and any special projects as required.

Preference may be given to the candidate with strong accounting and compliance background to explore historical financial data, predict future results and drive process and policy improvements, as well as work closely with other departments within DTS, including Hosting, Network, Desktop, and Operations, to help plan and report business expenses, execute strategy, assess performance, as well as provide insights and analytics for decision making across the Department.

Why join our team?
We host a variety of applications offering a challenging work environment and opportunity to work with the newest technology the State of Utah has acquired. Come work in a fast-paced ever changing environment. This is an opportunity to make a difference in the technology field, along with the satisfaction of helping the agency you serve. You will receive great health and retirement benefits, such as, generous paid time off so you can spend more time with your family and have a positive work life balance. Click here to view a summary of all the benefits we offer.

The Agency:
To learn more about The Department of Technology Services check us out Click here. The State's environment is a highly optimized blend of systems responsible for collecting, processing,and distributing millions of data elements every day. Our systems range from a high volume mainframe backend, through a broad set of web based customer facing applications.

Typical Qualifications:
  • Ability to "connect the dots" for others across multiple data points, make connections upstream/downstream that may not be easily noticeable.
  • Skilled in using Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Present creative and logical solutions to identified problems.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills, including documentation of findings and recommendations.
  • Drives solid understanding of cost structure/drivers by division/BU and partners with the ops leadership team to drive productivity.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership, analytical, problem solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • Communicates and demonstrates judgment, tact and diplomacy in dealing with internal customers within a matrix organization.
  • Possesses initiative, enthusiasm, intellectual curiosity, a positive attitude and ability to perform as a team player.
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate with all levels of management.
  • Works independently, meets deadlines.

Supplemental Information:
  • Employment contingent on passing a drug screening and a background check.
  • 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.