Financial Systems Analyst

Burke County Government
March 28, 2024
200 Avery Ave., Morganton, NC
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200 Avery Ave. Morganton, NC 28655
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Closing Date: Open Until Filled, with review of applications beginning on April 15, 2024


Financial Systems Analyst

Department: Finance

Hiring Range: $60,000 – $76,000, dependent on qualifications

Closing Date: Open Until Filled, with review of applications beginning on April 15, 2024

General Statement of Duties:

The purpose of this position is to assist in directing the department’s fiscal, accounting, budgeting, and purchasing functions. Successful performance ensures the efficiency and effectiveness of those functions, the accuracy of financial records, and compliance with relevant laws, guidelines, policies, and procedures. The employee must exercise considerable independent and sound judgment. The work consists of varied financial duties. Strict and frequently changing regulations contribute to the complexity of the position. The employee also handles projects and special assignments. Work is performed in accordance with established County finance procedures, local ordinances and North Carolina General Statutes governing the responsibilities of local government fiscal operations. Must understand and follow guidelines including GAAP, GASB rulings, Local Government Commission standards, Yellow Book standards, North Carolina statutes, federal and state grant regulations, and county and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. Work is evaluated through conferences, reports, and an independent audit of financial records and procedures. Must be able and willing to work extended schedules as needed to carry out the financial management functions for a variety of county programs.

Essential Duties and Tasks:

  • Maintains accounting systems and procedures through completion of financial reviews and adjustments; approves schedules and entries completed by co-workers for verification of compliance with county policies, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) rules.
  • Responsible for setup and training of all MUNIS users in conjunction with IT staff. Works with all modules to insure best use of program options as feasible. Serves as County resource for questions and updates to MUNIS.
  • Assists with the overall management of the Finance Department, including the development and implementation of policies and procedures and assists finance personnel with complex questions or problems.
  • Assists with the annual audit process, including coordinating, preparing, and verifying schedules, adjustments, and reconciliations provided to external auditors.
  • Serves on management team for the annual operating budget and capital improvement plan, including long-range planning and financial forecasts; coordinates departmental and external requests.
  • Assists with preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), the Annual Financial Information Report, and other financial reports.
  • Assists with producing the annual budget document with five-year capital improvement plan and fee schedule.
  • Meets with department managers and staff regarding financial and budgetary issues as needed.
  • Reconciles or is responsible for insuring reconciliation of all bank accounts.
  • Administers purchasing card program for the County.
  • Handles general liability and automobile liability insurance claims for the County.
  • Maintain books for TDA using QuickBooks software.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Desirable Education and Experience:

Position requires 3-5 years of progressive finance experience, (public finance preferred), and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of North Carolina General Statutes and of local ordinances governing county financial practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance administration.
  • Knowledge of budget development and management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Knowledge of GASB guidelines.
  • Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs, including Microsoft Office and Adobe products.
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks or other accounting software.
  • Ability to problem solve, prioritize, and plan.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, department heads, governmental officials, employee groups, and others.
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely in both oral and written form.

Special Requirements

  • Prior experience using MUNIS software is preferred.

Working Conditions

Physical requirements include:

  • This is sedentary work requiring the frequent exertion of up to 10 pounds of force and occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force.
  • Work regularly requires speaking or hearing and using hands; frequently requires sitting and repetitive motions; occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, kneeling or crawling, reaching with hands and arms and pushing or pulling.

Sensory requirements include:

  • Work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing ideas by means of the spoken word; and hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communication and/or to make fine distinctions in sound.
  • Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, accounting, to operate a computer terminal, and to read extensively.

Environmental Exposures include:

  • Work has no exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
  • Work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Application Process:    Burke County applications can be obtained at the Human Resources office during regular office hours at the address listed above or at the following address:  Completed applications should provide a complete work history, including a detailed and thorough list of job duties. Incomplete applications will not be processed. To receive consideration submit a completed application to Burke County Human Resources. 


Burke County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.


$60,000 – $76,000, dependent on qualifications