budget Analyst I/II, Senior budget Analyst

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Description This recruitment may close prior to the advertised date, once we receive a sufficient number of applications. Candidates are generally hired at the first salary step within the pay range. The ability for advancement within the range occurs after satisfactory performance evaluation. Under the direction of the Budget Manager, performs professional level financial analysis related to City Budget functions in the development, implementation and administration of citywide financial duties, prepares financial statements and reports, as assigned; and provides professional assistance relative to financial planning, analysis and coordination of a variety of budget review and analyses; and assists with coordination of activities of the Budget Office with other departments, divisions and/or outside agencies. Budget Analyst I is the entry-level class in this professional budget supervisory series. Under direct supervision, incumbents perform the more routine analytical duties while learning City policies and procedures and specific techniques related to the citywide budget process and systems including position and labor financial work. Over time, assignments become more diversified and are performed under more general supervision. Budget Analyst II is the journey-level class of the series, fully competent to perform responsible and difficult analytical and budget monitoring including financial work relative to positions and labor. This position answer to the Budget Manager under general supervision. Incumbents are expected to exercise independent judgment in selecting analytical techniques and in making sound recommendations. This class is distinguished from Senior Budget Analyst in that the latter is the highest level in this series, responsible for the development and administration of citywide operating and capital improvement budgets as well as complex financial and analytical work with a very high degree of independence and responsibility. Example of Duties ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Plans, organizes and coordinates the development process of the City's annual budget in a major department and/or assists with the development, production and administration of citywide operating and capital improvement budgets. Coordinates activities of the Budget Office with City departments and divisions, and with outside agencies; may meet with citizen groups, represents the City in the community, at meetings, and at conferences. Conducts or assists in studies and surveys; collects information for operational and financial problems; compiles and analyzes information, prepares and presents recommendations for review by management. Conducts or assists in organizational studies pertaining to work flow, time and cost factors, administrative systems, records and filing systems, procedures, staffing levels and organizational structures to determine potential areas for organizational improvement. Analyzes alternatives and makes recommendations regarding such matters as staffing, capital, equipment purchases, revenues, and cost control. Develops, implements, monitors, makes recommendation regarding and reports results of department and/or Citywide budgets. Reviews monthly expenditure reports, analyzes variances and confers with supervisory or managerial staff to ascertain reasons and correct problems. Conducts a variety of special projects and studies related to the function of a department; to which assigned; discusses findings with management staff and prepares reports of study findings. Prepares narrative analytical statistical reports, research correspondence and other written materials; or directs the preparation of graphic materials for City Council and similar budget presentations. May develop funding forecasts and compile various financial or statistical information including work related to positions and labor units as required. Provides support to departments relative to budgets, analysis and financial reporting. Assists management with the preparation for and handling of bargaining unit related financial issues. Confers with operating department staff regarding budget proposals, revenue projections, budget administration and related matters; provides advice and counsel to department heads regarding the budgetary process and limitations. Makes revenue projections; analyzes and evaluates permit, service and similar City fees; recommends fees and charges for City services. Investigates methods of funding capital improvement projects and coordinates the development of an annual capital improvement program. Reviews Council reports to ensure financial information is accurate and that policy issues have been addressed in advance; assists in the preparation of Council reports for the Budget Office. Maintains accurate records and files; may develop and utilize computer applications to assist with budgetary analyses and administration. Assists in the development and implementation of departmental goals and objectives. OTHER DUTIES: Perform related duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications KNOWLEDGE OF: Principles, practices and techniques of budget development and administration; Basic municipal accounting requirements and procedures; Public administration principles and practices; Business computer user applications, particularly as related to statistical analysis, financial reporting and data management; Financial/statistical/comparative analysis techniques and formulae; Basic principles of funding or income forecasting; Methods of administrative, organizational and economic analyses; Supervisory principles and practices; and Applicable laws and regulations. ABILITY TO: Plan, organize and direct various technical and administrative accounting and financial functions. Collect, analyze and interpret complex information and data including complex financial data. Read, interpret and present complex financial reports. Write staff reports and develop related presentations. Perform cost-benefit financial analysis. Analyze financial data and prepare reports, forecasts and recommendations. Maintain attention to detail and accuracy while meeting critical deadlines. Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications. Supplemental Information Budget Analyst I: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in finance, accounting, economics, business, or a closely related field and one year of increasingly responsible experience in financial analysis or budgeting. Experience with a public agency is desirable. Budget Analyst II: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in finance, accounting, economics, business, or a closely related field and at least two years of increasingly responsible professional level experience in budget development and administration. Experience in a public agency is highly desirable.

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