Management Analyst, City of Rocky Mount (closes 12/3/19)

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Closing: December 3, 2019
Salary: $49,122 – $73,683 annually

The City of Rocky Mount is accepting applications for a new Management Analyst position, which will start in January 2020. This is a great opportunity to be part of a environment of diverse responsibilities, working in our City Manager’s Office and supervised by the Budget & Evaluation Manager. This position assists in the coordination and administration of the City’s operating budget, capital improvement program, and performance evaluation, and coordinate and administer analysis projects involve Citywide operations, and those of specific departments.

Job Requirements

  • Assist with coordination and administration of the annual operating budget process, as directed by the Budget & Evaluation Manager. This includes preparing forms and instructions, training City staff, analyzing requests, providing recommendations to the Budget & Evaluation Manager for funding, and maintaining the budget software system.
  • As directed by the Budget & Evaluation Manager, collects, analyzes, and summarizes departmental capital improvement program project submissions for review, ensuring requests are balanced and prepared for evaluation.
  • Coordination and administration of the City’s performance evaluation program, including review and audit of measures, the recommendation of new measures, and monitoring of performance for impact and cost-effectiveness.
  • Preparation and maintenance of assigned records, files, spreadsheets, and document sections.
  • Monitoring assigned budget areas and determination of appropriate methods to address budgetary concerns.
  • Coordination and performance of assigned analysis projects, including a selection of methods, collection of information, conveying of results, preparation of recommendations, and presentation of findings and recommendations.
  • Assists with the general tasks of the City Manager’s Office, including customer services, assisting other employees and providing support to other departments.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master’s degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years of experience or service.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience enough to successfully perform the essential duties of the job
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

 

  • Understanding of operating and capital budgeting models, concepts, and practices;
  • Familiarization with productivity improvements concepts and practices;
  • Understanding of organizational theory.
  • Understanding of management analysis tools.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and decision management systems.
  • Knowledge of performance measurement practices. o Knowledge of state laws related to municipal government.
  • Knowledge of the City Code of Ordinances.
  • Familiarization of fiscal control practices.
  • Skill in analyzing problems and identifying solutions.
  • Skill in preparing clear and accurate reports.
  • Skill in establishing cooperative and productive working relationships.
  • Skill in evaluating and establishing written policies and procedures.
  • Skill in setting priorities for competing projects.
  • Skill in performing mathematical calculations.
  • Skill in operating computers and other standard office equipment.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.

 

Assistant County Manager, Forsyth County (closes 12/1/19)

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Closing: December 1, 2019
Salary: depends on qualifications

Forsyth County Government is seeking a transformational leader to serve as an Assistant County Manager. The Assistant County Manager is responsible for assisting the County Manager with all aspects of county administration. This position serves a dual role and is also considered the Health & Human Services Director. Responsibilities rely more on general management competencies rather than being a subject matter expert in any of the assigned departments. The selected candidate must become a resident of Forsyth County no more than 180 days after the first day of employment as Assistant County Manager.

Description

The Assistant County Manager is responsible for assisting the County Manager with all aspects of county administration. This position serves a dual role and is also considered the Human Services Director. Responsibilities rely more on general management competencies rather than being a subject matter expert in any of the assigned departments.

As the 4th largest county in North Carolina, with a population of 350,000, Forsyth County has over 2300 positions in 20+ departments and an annual operating budget of $458.7 million. Our mission is to cooperatively support and maintain a community which is safe and healthy, convenient and pleasant to live in, with educational, cultural and economic opportunities for all. We provide certain services which the Board of Commissioners has determined to be necessary and appropriate to advance this mission.

The ideal candidate will be a transformational leader and have thorough knowledge of the organization and functions of County government and must demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of State law and regulations affecting County government.
  • Thorough knowledge of sources of information needed in preparing research reports and making administrative decisions.
  • Ability to assist in the coordination of the efforts of various departments and agencies.
  • Ability to explain County policies and procedures and to determine their effectiveness.
  • Ability to deal effectively with government officials, the public, and other employees.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Because of the team atmosphere in the County Manager’s Office, departmental assignments are subject to change.  Primary duties and responsibilities will be to:

  • Assist in planning, coordinating, and directing the work of the County’s human services programs.
  • Provide direct supervision to several department heads and assist the County Manager with management and supervision of County departments.
  • Oversee the Consolidated Human Services Agency which includes public health, social services, and County programs related to behavioral health, aging services, and court services.
  • Serve as a convener and collaborator between the County and external agencies in an effort to provide quality services to the County’s citizens.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual County budget and in controlling expenditures.
  • Serve as a liaison between the departments, the County Manager and boards.
  • Attend meetings as a representative of the County Manager and presents to civic groups.

Minimum Education and Experience

The selected candidate must become a resident of Forsyth County no more than 180 days after the first day of employment as Assistant County Manager.  

Graduation from a four year college with a degree in public administration, business administration, or a closely related field and five years of progressively responsible experience in a state or local government, including two years as a manager, assistant manager, or department head. A master’s degree in public administration or a closely related field preferred. A four-year degree outside of the relevant academic field plus additional years of relevant experience may also be considered.  A valid N.C. Driver’s License is required.

Budget & Evaluation Director, City of Greensboro (closes 11/7/19)

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Closing: November 7, 2019
Salary: $98,600 – $131,466 annually

Description

The City of Greensboro is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as the Budget and Evaluation Director. This position is a member of the executive team and reports directly to an Assistant City Manager.

The City of Greensboro operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The City has approximately 3,000 employees working across 20 departments. The new Director of Budget and Evaluation will work with a budget for all funds of $566.5 million. The individual selected for this key role will lead the Budget and Evaluation Department of seven direct reports including administrators and analysts.

The Budget and Evaluation Department leads and serves City government in making informed decisions in resource allocation, program evaluation, long-range financial and management planning, and budget preparation. Specific department responsibilities include:

  • Preparing the City’s annual budget document
  • Preparing the Capital Improvements Program (CIP)
  • Leading the organization’s strategic planning efforts
  • Serving as consultants for organizational productivity efforts and management studies
  • Compiling and maintaining the list of external user fees
  • Participating with the UNC School of Government’s Benchmark Project

This job is Exempt and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Education and Experience

Minimum

  • Masters Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field and 4 or more years of progressive experience in state or local government service delivery  including:
    • Budgeting and Financial Management
    • Organizational Development

Preferred

  • Experience with and knowledge of North Carolina Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act and implications for North Carolina local governments
  • Experience with Infor/Lawson Financial Management ERP or similar budget management software
  • 5 or more years of progressive experience in state or local government service delivery, including:
    • Organizational Strategic Planning
    • Contracts Management
  • Office management and supervisory experience

Budget and Management Analyst, City of Greensboro (closes 10/29/19)

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Closing: October 29, 2019
Salary: $51,913 – $62,295 annually

Duties and Responsibilities

The Budget and Management Analyst will perform varied and complex professional work within a team environment in the evaluation and management of City resources. The Analyst will evaluate departmental performance measures and budget requests, research and prepare management, productivity, and operations studies, recommend improvements to methods and systems of operations and evaluate revenue and expenditure trends. The Analyst will independently lead projects involving staff from multiple departments and, in some cases, community representatives. This individual must have strong written and verbal communication skills; assignments will include written analysis and evaluations for City Council, executive staff and public review, along with periodic public presentations. This individual must be able to maintain effective working relationships and facilitate diverse groups in decision-making processes.

This job is Exempt and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Education and Experience

Minimum

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field with 1 year experience in public sector program analysis and/or management
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software

Preferred

  • 1-3 years experience in public sector program analysis and/or management
  • Professional work experience in local or state government budget or program development or analysis, management or service delivery
  • Professional work experience facilitating/managing 1-year processes

Senior Budget and Management Analyst, City of Durham (closes 9/20/19)

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Closing:  September 20, 2019
Hiring Range:  $54,580 – $65,496 annually

The Budget and Management Services Department works to solve Durham’s biggest challenges. We are innovators, managing City resources like they’re our own, guiding the City’s future through strategic planning and encouraging a culture of innovation and continuous improvement through special projects, partnerships and trainings. If innovating to solve challenges drives you, too, join our team in Durham!

Responsible for creating, preparing, and reviewing budget documents; coordinating annual budget development, updates, and analysis for a portfolio of department budgets and funds; analyzing budget issues; responding to complex questions; managing projects, deadlines, and special studies; and, as assigned, providing team leadership.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates annual budget development; manages and analyzes a portfolio of department budgets and funds; as assigned, may manages programs to establish local partnerships and elicit involvement in the budget process; performs complex financial analyses; responds to complex questions; prepares ordinance amendments; prepares and reviews financial projections; approves budget transfers; reviews Council agenda items and provides recommendations; and assesses department and project financial needs.
  • Creates, prepares, and reviews budget documents, presentations, contracts, memos, transmittal letters, plans, and other documentation in preparation for leadership review; analyzes information; reviews work and the work of others to ensure accuracy, and compliance with applicable laws, policies, and procedures.
  • Manages projects, deadlines, and special studies; trains employees, as assigned; maintains budget and financial documentation and databases; and ensures compliance with project timelines and budgets.
  • May serve as a system administrator for automated financial systems and manage user permissions; may prepare schedules for reviewing and scoring project requests; develops financial projections; reviews and approves financial transactions; coordinates opening and year-end closing processes; rsolves informational discrepancies; prepares training materials and delivers training; and troubleshoots issues.
  • Collaborates with citizens, City departments, and external agencies; convenes and facilitates a variety of meetings to share fiscal and other budget information and solutions; receives and implements feedback; establishes partnerships; involves stakeholders in the budget process; manages projects; and provides assistance as required.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Qualifications & Experience

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, public administration, or directly related field
  • Three or more years of of budget, financial and/or management analysis experience

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Master’s Degree (MPA, MBA) preferred
  • Local government and enterprise system experience
  • Knowledge of performance measurement / management, priority based budgeting, and using data to make budget decisions

Budget and Management Analyst, City of Durham (closes 9/20/19)

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Closing:  September 20, 2019
Salary Range:  $48,126 – $57,751 annually

The Budget and Management Services Department works to solve Durham’s biggest challenges. We are innovators, managing City resources like they’re our own, guiding the City’s future through strategic planning and encouraging a culture of innovation and continuous improvement through special projects, partnerships and trainings. If innovating to solve challenges drives you, too, join our team in Durham!

Responsible for assisting with developing the annual budget, to include performing routine technical analysis, research and reporting; gathering and analyzing data; monitoring budgets; preparing cost-benefit analyses; performing special projects; and analyzing information to develop conclusions and recommendations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops the annual budget, to include performing routine technical analysis, research, and reporting; monitors budgets; and researches and assesses information related to programs and community needs.
  • Analyzes fiscal, management and productivity information; prepares cost-benefit analyses; analyzes data and develops conclusions and recommendations.
  • Prepares and reviews fiscal, technical and other documentation including reports, contracts, and agreements; and ensures accuracy and completeness of work and compliance with applicable laws, policies, and procedures.
  • Performs special projects coordinates City departments and external agencies; and -analyzes and evaluates solutions/recommendations.
  • Collaborates with City departments to provide analytical information; and assists with developing and recommending solutions.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Qualifications & Experience

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, public administration, or directly related field
  • One or more years of of budget, financial and/or management analysis experience

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Master’s Degree (MPA, MBA) preferred
  • Local government and enterprise system experience
  • Knowledge of performance measurement / management, priority based budgeting, and using data to make budget decisions

 

Finance Director, Town of Siler City (open until filled)

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Closing:  Open until filled
Hiring Salary:  $80,821 annually

Performs complex administrative and professional work planning, organizing, managing and participating in the financial activities and financial reporting for the Town, managing Finance, Billing and Collections, License Plate Agency and Grant Administration operations and staff, and assist with annual operating budget development and administration.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises and evaluates License Plate Agency, Water/Sewer Customer Service and Billing personnel and the Grant Administrator.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs the operations of the Finance Department, including supervision of staff responsible for disbursement and accounting of municipal funds, billing, purchasing, collections, and preparation of the payroll and maintenance of payroll and time records.
  • Recruits and selects department personnel; assigns, directs, trains and inspects the work of staff; rewards, disciplines, coaches, counsels and evaluates staff performance; develops staff schedules; recommends transfers, promotions, suspensions, terminations, and demotions.
  • Maintains a general accounting system for the Town; maintains financial records for each department; maintains separate accounts for items of appropriation in the budget; supervises and participates in payroll, accounts payable, risk management, debt financing, accounts receivable, utility billing and collections, fixed assets, grants administration, investments, tax collections, and related functions.
  • Advises Town Manager and Board on financial issues.
  • Participates in the budget process; develops revenue and expenditure projections for the annual budget; prepares budget related analyses; reviews/assists with budget requests and evaluations from other departments; prepares the line item budget form; monitors expenditures for compliance with the annual budget; prepares annual budget amendments and capital project ordinances.
  • Approves and assists with grant reimbursement requests and other required financial information to grantor agencies as needed.
  • Enters a variety of data into computer system.
  • Reviews accounts payable checks with documentation for accuracy; reviews and approves purchase requisitions.
  • Makes all changes to software system (e.g. employee deductions, addition of or deletion of employees, etc.).
  • Administers Town’s insurance programs (e.g. workers compensation, property and liability, etc.).
  • Receives and responds to citizen questions, and or complaints.
  • Authorizes all checks for payroll and vendors on recurring basis.
  • Prepares various monthly, quarterly, and annual fiscal reports.
  • Reconciles bank statements.
  • Manages the annual external audit process; schedules audit and related workflow; requests audit related information from other departments; prepares required schedules, reports and work papers.
  • Prepares or supervises the preparation of reports required by the Town Manager, Board of Commissioners, Local Government Commission, and other State and Federal agencies; tracks and maintains cash flow analysis; develops and maintains financial records related to capital projects.
  • Attends meetings as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable North Carolina General Statutes and of local ordinances governing municipal financial practices and procedures.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance administration, including principles and practices of municipal accounting.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Town policies and procedures.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of automated fiscal systems and their use in a municipal environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in the use of standard office equipment and associated software.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in preparing detailed reports, forms, and other forms of correspondence.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in the use of standard accounting software.
  • Ability to make arithmetic computations.
  • Ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages.
  • Ability to understand and apply governmental accounting practices in maintenance of financial records.
  • Ability to evaluate complex financial systems and formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms, and records.
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the work of employees in fiscal operations and maintenance of Town records.
  • Ability to design and prepare analytical or interpretative financial statements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, department directors, government officials, the Town Board, and Town employees.
  • Accuracy and thoroughness in the analysis and preparation of financial records and reports.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or related field.
  • Three years’ experience in governmental finance administration.
  • Three years’ supervisory experience.
  • Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.
  • Bilingual preferred

Business Process Analyst, City of Greensboro (closes 9/6/19)

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Closing:  September 6, 2019
Salary Range:  $44,507 – $59,343 annually

Description

The Business Process Analyst’s duties will include the control and oversight of the approximately $6.7 million in City inventories, including timely review and reconciliation of inventory balances, training and ongoing support to operating staff and assurance that appropriate internal control safeguards are maintained for all these inventories. Duties will also include the preparation and posting of journal entries, budget entries and adjusting journal entries and balancing of accounts to ensure that financial transactions are recorded accurately and timely. This employee is responsible for performing month end general ledger closing on a rotating basis with other members of the Accounting Division. Other duties include analyzing budget and cost of operations statements for accuracy, completeness and adherence to governmental accounting standards, as well as working with City departments on accounting issues, understanding financial data, and instructing users of the Lawson financial system. This position is required to achieve the NC Certified Local Government Finance Officer designation within 3 years of employment date.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience using Crystal reports or Lawson add-ins to extract data from financial tables
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Products
  • Lawson financial system/subledger package experience

Education and Experience

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 24 hours of Accounting coursework “OR” an Associates Degree in Accounting with six to eight years of related experience
  • 4-6 years of related experience  (i.e. working with preparing financial statements and interpreting Financial Policy and Procedures)

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • NC Certified Local Government Finance Officer
  • 2-4 years experience in governmental accounting or auditing

Budget Analyst, Mecklenburg County (closes 9/13/19)

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Closing:  September 13, 2019
Hiring Range:  $58,400 – $76,650 annually

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with assigned departments on budget development and strategic projects to include assisting in the establishment of goals and objectives.
  • Participates in research and analysis projects to develop sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable business process improvements.
  • Researches best practices to develop recommendations for processes that increase productivity and help to reduce overall cost.
  • Responds to requests from County or local municipality government.
  • Gather and organize information about the problem to be solved or the procedure to be improved.
  • Interview personnel and conduct on-site observations to determine the methods, equipment, and personnel that will be needed.
  • Analyze financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports.
  • Develop solutions or alternative practices.
  • Recommend new systems, procedures, or organizational changes.
  • Make recommendations to management through presentations or written reports.
  • Confer with managers to ensure that the changes are working.
  • Work in environment that will require serving on a team of enterprise management analysts to complete major assignments.
  • Provide consulting, project management, training and support to assigned agencies

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in government/public sector
  • Thorough knowledge of principles of public administration including organization, public policy and fiscal management.
  • Ability to effectively handle confidential/sensitive matters and effectively communicate orally and in writing with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge of financial systems and/or statistical analysis tools

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field and two years of related professional experience, OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field and four years of related experience.

Business Systems Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 9/3/19)

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Closing:  September 3, 2019
Hiring Range:  $47,902 – $64,000 annually

The City of Raleigh is seeking a full-time Business Systems Analyst within the Budget and Management Services Department. This is a professional, technology position working to support the users of the City’s suite of budgeting and financial applications and enterprise systems.

This Analyst reports to the Business Systems Manager and will work independently on a variety of assignments and high-level objectives. Some projects and tasks include report development, complex excel analysis, process mapping, system configuration, online form development and customer support. This role will also work with the City’s ERP Center of Excellence on major system and application projects, upgrades and implementations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides analysis and technical support in reviewing and maintaining assigned system applications; reviews and analyzes trends; recommends best practices to enhance productivity.
  • Identifies, assesses and documents business processes and requirements in collaboration with staff, management and stakeholders; prioritizes user requests; serves as a liaison and assists in planning and facilitating the improvement and/or the design and implementation of system applications and technology solutions.
  • Performs quality assurance testing of new or revised technology solutions; identifies, analyzes, troubleshoots and documents issues or deficiencies; provides recommendations for improvements and issue resolution.
  • Reviews and maintains assigned processes and applications; enters, updates and maintains data, system tables, account information, operational reference materials, budget/purchasing information, and/or other related documentation.
  • Creates and maintains reports, charts, process/procedural documentation, correspondence and presentation materials.
  • Provides training in support of assigned applications and processes; develops training materials to assist users in operational performance and enhanced productivity.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of business process analysis and documentation.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Customer service principles.
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology (advanced Excel analysis a plus).
  • Budget planning software systems and analytical tools (PeopleSoft and/or Hyperion a plus).
  • Microsoft Office suite.

Skill in:

  • Developing and maintaining business process documentation.
  • Providing analysis of processes and systems and defining business requirements.
  • Prioritizing and managing processes and project activities.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting data and statistics.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, technical documents and resource materials.
  • Organizing and maintaining documentation, data, records and files.
  • Developing and providing training and supporting education materials.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
  • Working effectively under pressure, with multiple deadlines and changing priorities.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in information technology or related field and one year of business systems analysis experience, OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation.