Budget Analyst, Cumberland County (continuous)

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Salary: $53,979 – $72,413, depending on qualifications

Closing: Continuous

Position Description
The primary purpose of this position is to perform responsible professional work in analyzing, preparing and maintaining the County’s operating budget and interpreting and applying budget guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities
This position is responsible for coordination and implementation of the annual budget, including projections within the fiscal year. Reviews, analyzes, and monitors the County’s operating budget by making periodic reviews of departmental revenues and expenditures, provides status reports. Perform complex finance, accounting, and budget work to include preparing, documenting, reviewing, and maintaining various financial reports, statements, documents and records; assist departments with creating budgets and complying with management’s budget goals and policies. Analyzes and evaluates departmental requests for budget amendments. Forecasts twelve month revenue and expenditure projections; analyzes the departments projections. Directs budget training sessions for departments and provide on-going assistance to departments. Monitors budget expenditures; departmental budgets and revenues. Coordinates the CIP projections and publication of CIP document. Participates in specific research and related management projects.

Qualifications & Experience

Graduation from a college or university with a major in Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, or related field and at least two (2) years’ experience in budget administration. Budget experience in local government preferred.

Supplemental Information
General techniques of local governmental budgeting; general knowledge of state laws and local ordinances applicable to budget preparation, approval and administration; general knowledge of the functions and operations of county agencies;  ability to research, analyze and evaluate proposed programs and expenditures (in depth); ability to work with large amounts of data, interpret financial records, detects errors, and prepare financial reports; ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing; ability to plan and coordinate the work with others; ability to conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings; strong ability to maintain effective working relationships with others.

Applications may be filed online at: http://www.co.cumberland.nc.us

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