Principal Budget & Management Analyst, City of Durham (closes 4/29/16)

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Closing: April 29, 2016
Hiring Range: $60,937 – $73,000

Come join the leading team in budgeting and innovation! The City of Durham is looking for a new Principal Budget Analyst to join our Budget and Management Services department. Join our award winning department recognized by the ICMA, Alliance for Innovation, and recipients of 27 consecutive GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation awards.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Analyze and prepare the annual budget. This is accomplished by reviewing the annual operating budget and providing training in the budgeting system software, reporting quarterly funds, writing and preparing budget ordinances and amendments, projecting and recommending future water and sewer rate reviews, and assisting in special projects.
  • Maintains annual operating budget system by creating and updating budget book pages and supporting spreadsheets; reviewing and editing department presentations to City management and City Council; and preparing an annual budget worksheet for all analysts to calculate initial department budget target.
  • Provides reporting and training in the budgeting system by creating and maintaining City-wide budget projections; creating and presenting user training group sessions; and preparing written analysis of issues.
  • Provides department assistance by analyzing and preparing end of year projections; recommending and advising department agenda items; assisting in special assigned projects; and updating the city budget manual annually.
  • Maintains annual operating budget ordinances and amendments by writing final annual budget ordinances for all operating funds; preparing written budget amendments; and maintaining budget ordinance worksheets.
  • Maintains quarterly enterprise fund analysis and reporting by reviewing and amending quarterly financial statements for enterprise funds; creating year end projections; comparing data year to year; and preparing written commentary reports for the current and projected funds.
  • Oversees water and sewer rate review recommendation and projections by updating the rate model created and presented to the Water Management Staff.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Five or more years of related experience.

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Master’s Degree (MPA, MBA) preferred.
  • Local government and enterprise system experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of performance measurement / management, priority based budgeting, and using data to make budget decisions preferred.