Public Finance: Municipal Consulting Analyst : Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah
Jan 01, 2024
Jan 01, 2025

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Zions Public Finance Inc. has just opened an opportunity for a Public Finance: Municipal Consulting Analyst based in the Salt Lake City area, covering the state of Utah and parts of the intermountain west.    


Ideal candidates will have the skills and experience necessary to:

  • Process and manage municipal consulting projects and deadlines from start to finish for current and new client relationships.
  • Prepare long-term financial plans for government run services and utilities.
  • Analyze appropriate levels for government fees and taxes.
  • Analyze and allocated costs of development impacts to government road, recreation, utility, and public safety systems.
  • Evaluate economic development opportunities for clients.
  • Prepare internal and external financial models and analysis using Excel, Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping software.
  • Collect data and present findings in both written and oral format with the use of presentation programs such as PowerPoint and InDesign.
  • Design presentation materials, reports, and persuasive proposals in a professional and easy-to-follow manner.
  • Interact with lead consultant, project partners, and clients during consulting projects, meetings (in person or virtually) to document project needs and objectives that would later be translated into data charts, graphs, tables, presentations and written reports.
  • Monitor and track progress billings for projects including invoicing clients.
  • Maintain a high level of client satisfaction by supporting a portfolio of clients and disparate projects.
  • Travel overnight as needed.
  • May be asked to perform other duties and special projects.


What you need to bring to the table:  


  • A Bachelor's degree and 2 + years of experience with municipal consulting, local government administration, finance, accounting, data analytics and presentation, or related field. Applicants should understand local government operations and issues and be familiar with the political structure and procedures surrounding local governments. A combination of education and experience may meet job requirements.
  • Ability to identify, manage and solve project problems from start to completion.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and inter-personal skills.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, verbal, written, and negotiating skills.
  • Analytical ability required to gather, summarize, and interpret data for reports with a penchant for design and layout that makes data accessible to an audience.
  • Ability to clearly and succinctly express complex financial concepts both verbally and in writing. 
  • Ability to work in a heavily deadline-oriented environment.
  • Superior expertise in managing multiple project-oriented tasks and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently while being team-oriented.
  • Excellent problem resolution and organizational skills.
  • Ability to perceive beyond the obvious when developing solutions and adapt to unique circumstances rather than applying cookie-cutter remedies.  
  • Must possess a high level of motivation, initiative and leadership skills.
  • Proven strategic thinking, communication, time management, and presentation skills.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Ability to quickly learn other finance-related software products as needed.




  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance - START DAY ONE! 
  • Life and Disability Insurance, Paid Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • Health Savings (HSA), Flexible Spending (FSA) and dependent care accounts
  • Paid Training, Paid Time Off (PTO) and 11 Paid Federal Holidays, and any applicable state holidays
  • 401(k) plan with company match, Profit Sharing, competitive compensation in line with work experience
  • Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions
  • Tuition Reimbursement for qualifying employees enrolled in an accredited degree program related to the needs of the business, maximum of $5,250 per calendar year, employees are eligible for the program upon hire



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