Budget Analyst, City of Concord (closes 5/17/19)

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Closing: May 17, 2019
Salary: $53,759 annually


The purpose of this position is to coordinate and administer the City’s operating budget, capital improvement plan, and performance measurement processes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and administers the operating budget development process by preparing forms and instructions, analyzing requests and providing funding recommendations, and maintaining budget software system.
  • Collects, analyzes, and summarizes departmental capital improvement project submissions for review and ensures capital improvement project requests are balanced and budgeted for upcoming fiscal year.
  • Coordinates and administers the City’s performance measurement program, including recommending performance measures and enhancements and monitors performance measures for impact and cost effectiveness.
  • Prepares and maintains budget records, files, and spreadsheets and develops, formats, and produces sections of the annual operating budget, performance plan, and capital improvement plan.
  • Monitors budgets for assigned areas and determines appropriate methods to address budgetary concerns.
  • Coordinates and conducts management analysis projects, including selecting appropriate analytical method to use and convey results.
  • Coordinates external agency program.
  • Performs other similar duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Operating and capital budgeting models, concepts, and practices;
  • Applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Fiscal control practices;
  • Productivity improvement concepts and practices;
  • Organizational theory;
  • Management analysis tools;
  • Data analysis.

Skills in:

  • Operating a computer and applicable software applications;
  • Applying local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Giving presentations;
  • Preparing financial and budget reports;
  • Developing productivity models;
  • Analyzing a variety of financial data and making appropriate recommendations based on findings;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Accounting, or Economics from an accredited college or university, with at least one (1) year experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Certified North Carolina Local Government Budget Officer preferred.