Budget Analyst, Cabarrus County (open until filled)

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Closing: open until filled
Salary Range: $47,611 – $55,286 annually

Job Duties
Performs intermediate skilled technical work in the preparation and analysis of County budgets. Responsible for assisting with the preparation and maintenance of preliminary, annual and capital improvement budgets; assists with development and analysis of performance measurement plans; monitors, analyzes and reviews budgets and expenditures; provides coordination, preparation, and review/analysis of the preliminary and annual budgets; assists in the development of department budgets and performance measurement plans; reviews all funding requests and makes recommendations as needed; collects, analyzes, and prepares reports using program budget information; prepares various revenue projections for the budget based on many, varied factors. This is very important in assuring appropriate revenue estimates for the budget; prepares/ reviews and posts all budget amendments appropriately notifying affected parties. Prepares monthly expenditure reports, performance reports, and publishes the preliminary and annual budgets; assists with planning and implementing procedures for developing the annual and capital budgets and performance measures including preparing the budget manual/instructions; provides training to departments as needed concerning budget entry and reporting; works closely with department heads concerning issues pertaining to their budgets; participates in budget conferences and implements changes to the budget projection; participates in specific research and related projects concerning budget issues; coordinates and reviews external agency funding requests by non-profit organizations; receives and reviews audits and management letters of external agencies funded by the County; reviews over expended line items; notifies departments regarding needed budget adjustments; documents long range Capital Improvement Plans; coordinates and manages Capital Improvement Plans; performs related tasks as required.

Training & Experience
Requires graduation from an appropriately accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance or a related field and some experience in local government budgeting. Requires a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially in Word and Excel. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Master in Public Administration is preferred. General knowledge of the functions and operations of County organizations; general knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of local government accounting, finance and budgeting; general knowledge of the state laws and local ordinances applicable to budget preparation, approval and administration; general knowledge of research techniques, methods and procedures; ability to analyze and develop budget estimates; ability to conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings; requires excellent communication skills orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels both within the county and with other organizations (such as schools, Cabarrus Health Alliance, Arts Council, etc.). Requires close attention to detail and strong organizational skills; excellent analytical and writing skills; ability to present information in various formats (charts, graphs, spreadsheets, written descriptions, etc.); ability to train on systems and policies and procedures. Position requires the ability to work with departments to set performance measures and develop the ability to track them.