Budget Analyst, Gaston County (closes 12/5/17)

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Closing: December 5, 2017
Salary Range: $22.00 – $27.00 per hour (Non Exempt – Eligible for Overtime)

Gaston County is actively recruiting to fill a Budget Analyst position. Gaston County’s Budget & Purchasing Department is a team of 7 dedicated employees. Analysts manage a portfolio of assignments, including operating departments, capital programs, and special projects.

Essential Duties

The duties listed below are not all of the duties that may be assigned but are those that are considered as essential for an employee to perform.

  • Independently identifies the need for and performs complex analytical, quantitative, and managerial work in the preparation and development of annual operating and capital budgets; implementation and control of current operating and capital revenues and expenditures; analysis and evaluation of policy and management issues.
  • Provides professional consultation and guidance to departments by reviewing budgets and long range financial and strategic plans including staffing, expense and revenue projections; identifies opportunities of cost savings.
  • Works with departments to identify, analyze, and prioritize operational needs, and evaluates those needs through out the FY.
  • Assists with innovation and continuous improvement projects while providing exemplary customer service.
  • Compiles documents for Manager’s recommended budget book to present to Board of Commissioners and after adoption by BOC. Compiles an adopted budget book for staff, citizens, and GFOA review.
  • In-depth knowledge of NC local Government budget laws to be able to manage projects that are complex, cross-departmental, and have significant financial impacts with minimal guidance.
  • Expert use of Microsoft Excel to extract financial data for the purpose of developing financial models, graphs, etc,
  • Prepare communications, presentations, and talking points to help budget manager with policy choices.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or closely related field and at least one (1) year of relevant experience involving the research and analysis of budgetary work. A Master’s Degree or significant progress toward a Masters Degree can be substituted for required experience. The candidate selected must undergo a criminal background check and pass a drug screening test prior to employment.