Budget Analyst, Town of Chapel Hill (continuous)

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Closing: continuous
Salary 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  request
  • 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,

Skills & 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

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.