Budget Technician, Town of Apex (closes 9/8/19)

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Closing:  September 8, 2019
Hiring Salary:  $39,124 – $43,180 annually

Performs responsible administrative, technical, research and data collection work to support operating and capital budget development and a variety of engaging special projects.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Budget & Management Analyst.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with developing the town’s annual budget document and the town’s performance measurement system
  • Reviews, analyzes and monitors the town’s operating budget by conducting monthly reviews of departmental revenues and expenditures  and assisting with check and purchase card review and follow up
  • Assists in analyzing and evaluating departmental requests for budget submissions and amendments
  • Provides on-going assistance to departments and responds in a knowledgeable, courteous and professional manner.
  • Attends meetings related to assigned activities.
  • Participates in analytical studies and research projects and provides recommendations and feedback as requested.
  • Compiles and reviews department data and trends including monthly report dashboard data review and verification
  • Performs other related duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of standard office procedures, practices and equipment;
  • Thorough knowledge of the budget process; general knowledge of MS Excel; general knowledge of Town departments and their operations;
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to prepare precise reports and documents;
  • Ability to pay attention to detail;
  • Ability to perform work with high degree of accuracy;
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft and Adobe products.

Education and Experience

Associate degree in budgeting, finance, public administration, business administration or related field and one year of experience in a budget office or providing administrative support in accounting and/or budgeting; or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.