Financial Analyst - City of Decatur, TX

Title: Financial Analyst
Type: Finance
Date Posted: March 22, 2023
Organization: City of Decatur, TX
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        C i t y   o f   D e c a t u r

 303 East Walnut ~ P.O. Box 1299 ~ Decatur, Texas  76234

 TEL: 940-393-0205 ~ FAX: 940-627-1341 ~ Website:




J O B    V A C A N C Y    P O S T I N G

Procurement Coordinator

Posting No:                    23-015

Posting Dates:               Open Date:        07/07/2023                    Close Date:        Until filled

Brief Description of the Job:

Under general direction of the Finance Director, performs financial management work with emphasis on purchasing, budgeting, audit and accounting functions.  Performs assigned duties in support of the accounting and finance activities of the City.  Duties involve planning, performing, and coordinating activities related to accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, purchasing, budget, audit, and financial reporting.

Education and Experience Requirements:


A Bachelor's Degree in a related field is preferred.  Relevant experience in this field may be substituted for education.  Valid Texas Driver’s License, with acceptable driving record.

Preference given to one of the following or be able to obtain within one year:

  • CPPB, Certified Professional Public Buyer, required
  • CPPO, Certified Public Purchasing Officer, preferred
  • CPM, Certified Purchasing Manager, preferred. 


Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in a purchasing position; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, preferably in a municipal government environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs accounting functions; maintains general ledger, audits and posts entries; and maintains chart of accounts.  Participates in preparing RFP/RFQs.
  • Ensures compliance with approved vendor contracts and agreements.
  • Conducts asset inventory; develops and recommends policy improvements.
  • Participates in special projects in support of City-wide operations, which may include analyzing vendor contracts; performing special studies; providing policy guidance and recommendations.
  • Performs special projects/assignments as assigned by the Finance Director that is within the scope of public procurement.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and policies governing purchases of goods and services.
  • Review and process quotes, invitations to bid, sole source procurements, and inter-local cooperative purchases for multiple City departments. Includes reviewing and processing requisitions, developing and soliciting requests for qualifications, requests for proposals, invitations to bid, and assisting departments with obtaining quotes for other projects.
  • Assists with overall contract administration including: addressing vendor and end-user questions regarding procedures, purchase order revisions and contract compliance.
  • Maintains a system to evaluate vendor quotations that utilizes appropriate negotiation and purchasing techniques to ensure quality, price, delivery, and service.
  • Researches and analyzes opportunities for standardization of materials and equipment and recommends acceptance of such proposals.
  • Develops, maintains, and reviews grant management processes and procedures. Completes and maintains all record keeping, files, correspondence, and paperwork associated with the grant program.
  • Performs financial analysis, which may include: conducting complex research and analysis; preparing analytical reports; participating in investment activities and preparing related journal entries and reconciling month-end reports; performing capital project cost analyses; researching, coordinating and preparing projections and analyses for long-term financial planning; and monitoring compliance with GAAP and GASB.
  • Assists with the development and monitoring of the Operating and Capital Budgets, and other projects and duties as assigned.  Assists with preparation of the Five-Year Capital Improvements Plan.
  • Prepares expenditures and revenue forecasts; assists with the preparation of the long-range financial forecast.

FLSA:      Non-Exempt                                                                                                                    Salary:  $52,000 - $60,000


NOTE:  To be considered for this position, you must complete and submit a

City of Decatur Employment Application between the job posting dates.



The City of Decatur does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

                                                           AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Job Post Expiration Date August 14, 2023

  All jobs are considered open until filled, unless otherwise posted.