Financial Communications Analyst

Washington D.C
Nov 28, 2022
Dec 10, 2022
Full Time

  • Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Planning, Data Science, Financial Management, Political Science, Economics, Journalism, English, Graphic Design, Visual Communication or a related field

  • Minimum of five years progressive experience relevant experience in preparing written, visual communication, web materials that describe financial or other quantitative performance and trends

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Medical Group

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.


The Financial Communications Analyst assembles, analyzes, and graphically communicates Metro's financial results for internal and external audiences to promote telling the story behind the financial data. The incumbent facilitates development of the Authority's annual budget book, quarterly reporting, and other items for use by Metro's management and Board of Directors.

  • Supports the department by recommending and developing effective data visualizations, presentations, and reports that enhance the communication of financial information to leadership and key stakeholders.
  • Compiles, organizes, and prepares documents for Board of Director's meetings. Assists in creation of materials that address issues and prepare required Board approvals.
  • Conducts quality checks on documents. Proofreads and make requested edits to retain Metro's credibility and enable accurate data for decision making purposes.
  • Provides input and supports the development of oral, written, and visual presentations. Contributes to material development that conveys financial information to a variety of Metro's internal and external audiences. Use desktop computer, printer, copier, using Word/PowerPoint/Excel/Adobe Creative Suite/Acrobat Pro to support the efforts.
  • Develops charts, maps, and graphical presentations of financial and other quantitative information in a useful and engaging way to recipients.
  • Makes large and/or complex data more accessible, understandable and usable.
  • Develops and maintains presentation and word document templates to be utilized for daily tasks and presentations.
  • Identifies and implements opportunities to make financial reporting more efficient including through implementation of automation, improved workflows, etc.
  • Partners effectively across financial, operational, and technical teams to deliver reporting products.
  • Leads project-based deliverables for internal and external reporting.
  • Contributes to written reports on the quarterly financial results of the Authority including revenue, ridership, expense results, and variances from budget, providing visual, technical, and editorial guidance.
  • Develops narrative to help explain financial results, trends, and forecasts.
  • Ensures all-around consistency (e.g. style, fonts, images) in documents and other materials, to help maintain Metro's credibility and produce documents that are easy to read and convey desired content.
  • Maintains reports, record keeping, digital assets, and quality control associated with organizational goals and initiatives to keep files organized so team members can quickly locate correct versions of files.

  • Prepares files for print or online publication.
  • Ensures documents are accessible for people with visual imparities and appropriately remediates them.
  • Researches industry-related topics to summarize information for internal and external produces.
  • Researches relevant federal and local topics including legislation, events, and other newsworthy developments that are relevant to Metro's financial reporting to summarize information for internal and external produces.
  • Meets deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

The essential duties listed are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Nor is it intended to limit in any way the right of managers and supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.