Budget & Management Analyst, Durham County (open until filled)

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Closing:  Open until filled
Salary Range:  $47,916 – $86,248 annually

Responsibilities and Tasks

Assist in the development of the annual and recurring budget. Position will conduct fiscal and management analysis to determine efficiency and effectiveness in fiscal and programmatic management. Position will assist departments in developing measurable outcomes and integrated work plans.

  • Participates in the preparation and distribution of the annual operating budget;
  • Advises and assists departments and agencies in the preparation of budget requests;
  • Receives budget transfers and amendments; reviews, edits and analyzes departmental budget requests;
  • Compiles requests for review by Director of Budget and Management Services and County Manager;
  • Revises requests and helps produce the County Manager’s recommended budget based on management priorities and availability of revenues;
  • Provides information on budget alternatives and recommendations to Director of Budget and Management Services, County Manager, County department heads, County Commissioners and to the public;
  • Attends budget workshops, budget hearings with County Commissioners and related meetings;
  • Develops revenue projections under the supervision of the Director of Budget and Management Services;
  • Maintains records and budget materials for assigned departments;
  • Assists departments in the preparation and revision of their respective budget requests in conformity with county requirements and management expectations;
  • Provides assistance to department heads and staff in the preparation of budget requests;
  • Reviews and analyzes the departmental budget requests of assigned departments and recommend funding of program requests, including personnel, information technology, vehicle requests and capital requests;
  • Monitors department budgets and inform management and departments of unusual spending patterns and potential problems in budget expenditures;
  • Monitors budget expenditures; departmental budgets and performance measures;
  • Assists in the production of final budget document and budget ordinances;
  • Supervises and participates in specific research and related projects concerning budget issues;
  • Work with department to review and analyze departmental performance measures (and related data) in support of Managing for Results program, Strategic Plan initiative application, and budget request alignment
  • Provide as part of annual work plan, policy and process analysis of departmental programs and/or activities related to identified performance indicators
  • Provide estimated budget and financial ramifications of policy and/or legal changes and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Development and oversight of the Non-Profit budget process
  • Preparation and oversight of the enterprise wide budget system (used to collect budget development information)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of local governmental budgeting;
  • Knowledge of state laws and local ordinances applicable to budget preparation, approval and administration;
  • Knowledge of the functions and operations of county agencies;
  • Knowledge of computer software and hardware essential to carry out budget related functions;
  • Ability to research, analyze and evaluate proposed programs and expenditures;
  • Ability to work with large amounts of data, interpret financial records, detects errors, and prepare reports;
  • Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing; ability to plan and coordinate the work with others; and
  • Ability to conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings; ability to maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, public administration, finance or a related field and at least five years of experience in budget administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree in public administration, finance or a related field preferred and budget experience in local government preferred.