Budget Analyst, Town of Chapel Hill (closes 10/31/18)

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Closing:  October 31, 2018
Hiring Range:  $47,117 – $62,170 annually


This position is responsible for providing support and analysis to the development of the Town’s annual operating budget.

Essential Functions:

  • Compiles, reviews, and analyzes data submitted for inclusion in the Town’s operating budget
  • Compiles, reviews, and analyzes data submitted for inclusion in the Managers Recommended Budget
  • Compiles, reviews, and analyzes data submitted for inclusion in the Town’s Capital Improvement Plan
  • Analyzes and reviews budget expenditures and revenue estimates in order to ensure compliance with relevant laws and Town policies; reviews departmental budget requests
  • Provides guidance to department on budget issues; responds to department questions and inquiries regarding budget issues
  • Works with departments in the development and management of performance measures
  • Assists with various research and analysis projects; researches issues and prepares reports of findings
  • May represent the department in meetings and on committees
  • Perform other duties as required


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, practices, and tends in municipal accounting and budget preparation
  • Principles, practices, and trends of public administration and government
  • accounting
  • Principles and techniques of systems, statistical, and procedural analysis
  • Research methods and report preparation
  • Relevant state and federal laws
  • Relevant town ordinances, policies, and procedures
  • Pay and benefit systems
  • General accounting and bookkeeping practices
  • Computerized systems and software for the maintenance of personnel
    and financial records

Ability to:

  • Solve problems and make sound decisions
  • Perform mathematical calculations accurately
  • Maintain accurate financial records and prepare reports
  • Use a personal computer and various word processing and database software applications
  • Interpret information, determine findings, and develop recommendations
  • Gather facts, analyze, and report research findings in a clear, complete, and logical form
  • Perform complex budget analysis
  • Conduct studies utilizing statistical and spreadsheet software programs
  • Comprehend and follow oral and written instructions
  • Operate a personal computer and related software
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Model behaviors that are consistent with our value of RESPECT


Education and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, finance, accounting or a related field
  • One year of experience in budget analysis
  • A valid driver’s license issued by the state of NC and the availability of private transportation or the ability to provide transportation between job sites is required