Data & Analytics Coordinator, Town of Chapel Hill (closes 9/12/21)

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Closing: 9/12/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $70,000 – $85,000 annually

Job Description:

This position is responsible for providing technical expertise in analyzing data and performing research and analysis in support of departmental programs to help the Town make data-driven decisions.

Effective August 09, 2021, the Town will require either proof of vaccination for all employees or weekly testing of employees who have not verified their vaccination. FLSA :  Exempt, Flexible work arrangements and work from home are at the discretion of the department.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conducts evaluative analyses of a variety of department program areas including but not limited to policy, procedures, objectives, cost effectiveness, and staff utilization.
  • Conducts research and applies statistical and data analysis techniques to develop or modify program objectives and operations; utilizes an equity lens in data collection, analysis, and presentation and related factors.
  • Leads analysis and business intelligence projects that provide insights and recommendations to improve the Town’s service delivery.
  • Leads collaborative projects, measures service performance, and uses relevant business intelligence, analysis, and statistics software.
  • Facilitates the Analytics Team, a cross-functional team which is tasked with solving problems, which span multiple departments or internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assists with various research and analysis projects; identifies insights and findings; evaluates alternative solutions; develops practical and actionable recommendations; follows up on tasks to a resolution.
  • Develops and monitors internal and public performance dashboards.
  • Writes memorandums and reports that describe analytical findings and recommendations and/or makes presentations of findings to decision makers.
  • Creates and maintains various tools for effective data communication.
  • Guides the Town through the development of the annual business plan process.
  • Works with departments in the development and management of performance measures and benchmarks that support the Town’s strategic goals.
  • Serve as an analytical resource to staff in other Town departments.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of data collection and analysis and research methodology utilizing statistical methods.
  • Relevant federal and state laws
  • Relevant town ordinances, policies, and procedures
  • Data collection and manipulation techniques
  • Experience with data systems and structures of various sizes and complexities, including relational databases
  • Techniques for dealing with the Town staff, representatives of other agencies, organizations, and the public and resolving problems tactfully and effectively.

Ability to:

  • Demonstrate sound judgment, integrity, resourcefulness, accuracy, thoroughness and the physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position, while maintaining an ethical standard of care.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers
  • Communicate complex information effectively both orally and in writing, with diverse audiences of all technical ability and training.
  • Think creatively; be willing to explore multiple avenues to achieve desired results
  • Be a curious and creative problem solver that asks a lot of questions and seeks new innovative approaches to solve them
  • Collect, analyze and compare data; ability to enter and retrieve data using relevant programs and systems and skill in conducting research.
  • Deliver quality work that can be relied on because it is objective and accurate
  • Conduct studies utilizing statistical and spreadsheet software programs.
  • Use a personal computer and various word processing and database software applications
  • Work independently and in small and large team environments
  • Model behaviors that are consistent with our value of RESPECT

Qualifications:

Physical Demands: The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk with intermittent standing or stooping.  The employee occasionally lifts light objects.

Work Environment: The work is typically performed in an office environment.

Minimum Qualifications: Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Business, Economics, Finance, Public Administration or a related field of study. Master’s Degree preferred.

Experience: Three – five years of experience in data analysis.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations: A valid NC driver’s and the availability of private transportation or the ability to provide transportation between job sites is required.

Administrative Coordinator, City of Durham Budget & Management Services (closes 8/27/21)

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Closing: 8/27/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $51,416 – $66,725 annually

Job Description:

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!  Devoted to providing clerical and/or office support activities for city functions and staff. Incumbents assigned to this class perform complex and advanced administrative support for the City’s top executives; perform paraprofessional management analysis work; or supervise an administrative support unit of non-exempt employees. Decision-making involves the coordination of transactions and processes at the highest level of standard operating tasks, including providing direction to lower level staff in the execution of operational tasks and review and verification of work.
Responsible for budget coordination; basic analysis; logistical support for politically sensitive and high-visibility programs; basic research, compiling data and formulating preliminary recommendations; creating reports; coordinating workflow; and developing, proposing and implementing operational policies and procedures. Work involves outreach and collaboration with all levels of the organization as well as outside agencies, citizens and elected officials.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates department fiscal activities that may include budget development and budget administration; compiles data and performs basic analyses; and coordinates contract processing/administration and/or procurement activities
  • Conducts basic research, maintains statistics, performs basic analysis and/or statistical calculations and formulates preliminary recommendations
  • As assigned, serves as a lead worker, assigning work and monitoring work completion or serves as a supervisor including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.
  • Provides logistical support for politically sensitive and high-visibility programs and events, including programs and events involving the city council; serves as escalation point for resolving customer services issues/inquiries; ensures follow up communication and quality assurance.
  • Gathers and compiles data; extracts information from data systems; drafts reports from others notes or own research; prepares documents, reports, presentations, confidential correspondence and policy/procedure manuals.
  • Serves as lead user for specialized databases and software systems; participates in database and/or software testing; coordinates workflow and implements improvements to processes.
  • Provides general administrative support to the city’s top executives including receiving and processing calls, visitors and correspondence; calendaring; records management; customer service; mail processing; quality assurance and follow-up.

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in business or related field.
  • Three years of advanced administrative support experience.
  • Some assignments may require a North Carolina Public Notary registration.

Budget & Management Analyst or Senior Budget & Management Analyst, Wake County (closes 9/1/21)

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Closing: 9/1/2021 7:00pm EST
Hiring Range: $68,180 – $85,000 annually

Job Description:

Wake County Budget and Management Services values leadership, collaboration, innovation, adaptability, accountability, and curiosity. Our team members are our most valuable asset, and we treat them as such with competitive salaries, leadership opportunities, and investment in professional development. Budget and Management Services has the responsibility of providing accurate, timely, and well-researched information and guidance to the Board of Commissioners and the County Manager resulting in the annual budget for all Wake County Government services. Also, staff advise departments of their financial condition and respond to budget, performance, policy, and program evaluation requests.

Our team’s hard work and dedication paid off this past June, when the Wake County Board of Commissioners adopted a $2.1 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2022, which runs from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The budget not only addresses needs for the citizens of Wake County, it also supports the employees who work every day to make Wake County the home of the best cities to live, work, and play.

If you want to be a part of a dynamic team to improve the lives of the 1 million plus people who call Wake County home, then this might be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. We are looking for a motivated and talented professional to join our team as a Budget and Management Analyst or Senior Budget Management Analyst, depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant. BMS staff collaborate with departments to develop, evaluate, and analyze county operating and capital budgets, lead and serve on county-wide special projects, and help effectively communicate information throughout the organization. The Senior Analyst classification reflects a higher level of responsibility, expertise and leadership for organization-wide analyses and projects.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Budget and Management Services is looking for more than a number cruncher. We are seeking a team player who can collaborate with others to help build a budget strategically allocating our resources to achieve the key outcomes for our fast-growing county, which is the largest in North Carolina. A passion for public service is essential and an ability to excel with Excel is required, too.

  • Manage a portfolio of assignments consisting of a combination of operating departments, capital programs, special revenue, enterprise funds, and serve as functional leads. Assignments will include department budgets with diverse and evolving funding streams. It may require complex financial modeling and performance evaluation, involve collaboration with elected or board-appointed department leadership and assignments with critical outward-facing coordination, communication, and presentations with external agencies.
  • Provide management consulting and analysis to the County Manager’s Office and departments
  • Assist departments in achieving goals and objectives by providing programmatic counsel and analytical support
  • Assist in developing the County’s annual operating and capital budgets
  • Use budget software to capture and evaluate requests. Manipulate data and develop a command of the Financial, Budgeting and Human Resources ERP system, as well as other systems
  • Evaluate funding and program requests, develop alternatives in collaboration with department staff, and recommend prioritized strategic options
  • Develop and monitor revenue and expenditure projections
  • Monitor budgets throughout the fiscal year, working with County departments, outside agencies, etc., to ensure funds are used in alignment with established goals, guidelines, and strategies. Review and execute budget adjustments, contract approvals, and position authorization actions in accordance with organizational policy.
  • Support the County Manager’s Office and departments in strategic communications. Work with Budget team to draft budget message, publications, Board work session materials, Board agenda items, and other strategic communications.
  • Serve on master planning, County-wide policy planning, RFP development committees, among others. Lead or provide staff support to investigate county-wide issues.
  • Coordinate and conduct special projects

Qualifications:

The Basics (Required Education and Experience)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Public Administration or related field
  • Four years of experience in financial, budgeting, management or policy analysis
  • Equivalent education and/or experience is accepted

Beyond the Basics (Preferred Education and Experience)

  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy or Business Administration
  • Two years of experience working as a Budget Analyst in a centralized local, state or federal government budget or finance department or City or County Manager’s Office

NOTE: This vacancy may be filled as either a Senior Budget & Management Analyst or as a Budget & Management Analyst based on the applicant pool.
Senior Budget & Management Analyst requires a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Public Administration or related field and four years of experience in financial, budgeting, management or policy analysis. Hiring range is $68,180 – $85,000.
Budget & Management Analyst requires a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Public Administration or related field and two years of experience in financial, budgeting, management or policy analysis. Hiring range is $61,480 – $70,000.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills – Ability to actively participate as a team member to achieve goals; with Budget and Management Services, Wake County government and external partners. Ability to build and to maintain ongoing, collaborative relationships with others to achieve continuous incremental improvement toward shared outcomes.
  • Customer Focus – Ability to assess options transparently and to collaborate with candor with stakeholders. Optimize solutions to balance citizen, Board and county executive interests.
  • Communication – Ability to convey information clearly and concisely to various audiences – from large groups to individuals – both verbally and in writing, ensuring they understand the information and the message intent. Ability to listen actively and respectfully, to confirm mutual understanding, and to respond appropriately. Willingness to ask for assistance and clarification.
  • Personal Accountability – Ability to be relied on to ensure deliverables are completed on time and as communicated. Ability to monitor programs and activities independently and to recognize when your work impacts others. Ability to manage routine activities with little supervision.
  • Project Management – Ability to establish and carry out a timeline of tasks to accomplish an intended outcome and timeline. Ability to ensure actions are performed to achieve intended project results.
  • Flexibility – Agility in adapting to change. Resilience and persistence to continue to adapt in a high-growth environment. Ability to adjust course when provided feedback or circumstances change. Ability to triage priorities when responding to multiple deadlines. Problem Solving – Ability to identify problems, determine appropriate and possible solutions, and actively works to resolve the issues.

Interdepartmental Funding Project Manager (ARPA Grant Manager), City of Asheville (closes 9/12/21)

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Closing: 9/12/2021 5:00pm EST
Salary Range: $64,105 – $96,158 annually

Job Description:

The City of Asheville is seeking a full-time motivated, experienced, and passionate professional to lead and manage all aspects of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding awarded to the City of Asheville through effective investments and collaborations in support of City and community priorities and goals as the (ARPA) Grant Manager. This position will report directly to the Finance Director. This grant-funded position is anticipated through at least December 31, 2024, with the potential for funding to continue through 2026. The selected candidate will be eligible for City benefits for the duration of the assignment.

This is a professional position working independently and with an interdepartmental team to perform community engagement, planning, design, contract/grant administration, reporting, and other project management tasks. We are looking for a creative problem solver and energetic team member with excellent communication, facilitation, and organizational skills. Applicants must bring broad technical skills, extensive experience in grant and/or project management, and a strong passion for public service. The successful candidate may be eligible for an alternative work arrangement, including the possibility of working some of the scheduled hours remotely.

Essential Functions:

Plans and manages all aspects of ARPA funding received by the City of Asheville, including:

  • Leads an interdepartmental team in the development and implementation of a spending plan that ensures proper and eligible use of ARPA funding by:
    • Monitoring, tracking, and reviewing federal and state guidelines
    • Reviewing, submitting, and processing expenditure requests from all departments requesting the use of ARPA funding, ensuring audit, fiscal and performance compliance
    • Maintaining relationships with the State and other governmental agencies to remain abreast of changes in federal policy
  • Meets State and Federal reporting guidelines to document us of ARPA funding by:
    • Compiling, reviewing and submitting quarterly expenditure and descriptive reports to the U.S Treasury Department and the City.
    • Following up with departments about expenditures to ensure eligibility and proper documentation
    • Following up with Finance to ensure all expenditures are properly coded
  • Launches initiative to establish subrecipients and beneficiaries of ARPA funding by:
    • Collaborating internally with peers and leadership to create an application, evaluation, and approval process that meets established guidelines
    • Creating webinars/orientations and hosting office hours to provide support to possible subrecipients and beneficiaries
    • Establishing tracking documents for eligibility, expenses, and progress toward committed outcomes of approved beneficiaries and subrecipients
  • Monitors all subrecipients and beneficiaries of ARPA funding by:
    • Establishing and communicating reporting guidelines and timelines for all subrecipients and beneficiaries
    • Reviewing, editing, and approving all subrecipient and beneficiary reports
    • Following up with all subrecipients and beneficiaries about reports
    • Providing support to all subrecipients and beneficiaries through office hours
  • Performs special projects as assigned by supervisor and/or requested by departments by:
    • Assisting in the preparation of grant applications, submissions, and oversight as needed
    • Assisting with project management, financial tracking, and organization for other intergovernmental grants
  • Prepares and makes presentations as a representative of the City and serves as liaison on intergovernmental funding to citizens, committees, boards, citizen groups and other governmental agencies.
  • Oversees and facilitates public participation processes.
  • Participates in city-wide and department-wide team activities working on specific issues and assignments.
  • This job may have direct supervisory responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional standards, federal, state and local laws or ordinances.
  • Knowledge of the general principles of financial management and generally accepted accounting principles and/or grants administration practices.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public and business administration.
  • Knowledge of grant writing, acquisition, management, and reporting.
  • Knowledge of current federal, state and local government grant and funding programs.
  • Knowledge of technical and administrative rules and regulations in the subject area.

Skills

  • Strong project management skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Skill and proficiency with Google Suite and Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability and skills to develop, recommend, and implement effective plans and programs and objectively evaluate progress toward goals and timetables.
  • Must demonstrate excellent writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Must be a strong team leader in collaborative situations.

Abilities

  • Basic problem-solving skills to interpret compliance and report findings to management.
  • Communication skills to relay industry information regarding current issues and to present findings in such situations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with granting agencies, employees, and the general public.
  • Provide leadership and project management control on all aspects of assigned projects.
  • Think creatively for the primary purpose of increasing efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Interact effectively to analyze situations to pinpoint problems and assist with solving problems or identifying sources of obstacles with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with managers, employees, contractors, consultants, and others encountered as required by work assignments.
  • Work both collaboratively and independently with limited supervision.
  • Prepare, administer, and monitor multiple and detailed project budgets and anticipate future budgetary needs.
  • Conduct comprehensive research on organizational policies and procedures, best practices and innovative techniques, and compile data into a formal report or make recommendations shared with others and often verbally presented.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • At least three (3) years of relevant experience is required.
  • Applicants may substitute additional relevant experience for the required education.

Grants Program Fiscal Manager, City of Raleigh (closes 8/19/21)

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Closing: 8/19/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $59,595 – $85,000 annually

Job Description:

The City of Raleigh is looking to hire a fiscal grant position as the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding released by the US Treasury will require incremental administrative and fiscal management efforts as the City works to make this once in a lifetime funding positively impact our community for years to come. These tasks include managing and overseeing the life cycle of the grant processes, monitoring and tracking costs, overseeing sub-recipients, collaborating with external and internal partners, filing periodic required reports with the Treasury and creating transparent reporting for City Council and the larger community.
 
The City of Raleigh is looking for a highly competent and motivated individual to oversee the City’s fiscal management activities associated with ARPA grants. Candidates will have the unique opportunity to collaborate with departments and positions throughout municipal government. The Grants Program Fiscal Manager (ARPA) serves as a subject matter expert providing consultation to fiscal services staff, directors, and the Grants Committee. This position helps support departments in the post-award phase of grants administration. The Grants Program Fiscal Manager (ARPA) is at the forefront to analyze, monitor, and track grant activity through the life cycle of the grant. This position ensures the City adheres to fiscal standards and requirement set by regulatory agencies as well as City policies and procedures. The Grants Program Fiscal Manager (ARPA) also supports interim and year-end reporting for ARPA grants in and the preparation of Single Audit schedules supporting ARPA grants. This position affords opportunities to apply professional judgment and initiative through participation in the City-wide grants program.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs advanced professional financial analysis and program oversight for the City’s ARPA grant, ensuring compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations, and requirements.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of internal controls and helps develop, recommend, and implement program enhancements. Coordinate with budget and finance staff for policy and procedural changes.
  • Functions as a technical liaison with internal and external customers, program stakeholders, and internal and external auditors. Maintains a master tracker and inventory files for department expenses associated with the City’s ARPA grant funding and monitoring of costs to ensure critical deliverables are retained and maintained through the life of the grant and available for compliance testing and reporting to City management and City Council as needed.
  • Audits departmental expenditures on a regular basis, including grant expenditure reports, monitoring the spending of the Treasury cash, and prepares and reviews all federal required financial reports as outlined by the Treasury ARPA funds.
  • Analyzes ARPA financial records and grant ledger activity for accuracy. Research discrepancies, coordinating journals for corrections with departments, as well as year-end accruals as deemed necessary.
  • Ensures accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end reporting in conformance with applicable laws and GAAP accounting standards and in compliance with Treasury grant provisions.
  • Supports the City’s Schedule of Expenditures of Federal and State Awards (SEFSA), supports Single Audit testing, and prepares grant fund reporting in the City’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR) as activities relate to the City’s ARPA grant funding. Verifies that activity has been appropriately captured and reconciled to federal confirmations.
  • Supports as necessary internal and external auditors, helping to coordinate with departments for audit deliverables and inquiries surrounding the City’s ARPA grant funding.
  • Other duties and Committee appointments as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and five years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience.  Strongly preferred experience includes:

  • Prior working knowledge of annual reporting process and financial statement preparation.
  • Background shall include direct grants fiscal management experience with knowledge of SEFSA annual reporting in accordance with Single Audit and Uniform Guidance.
  • Prior working knowledge of an Enterprise-Wide Financial System

Licensing/Certifications

  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License or the ability to attend off site meetings as needed.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulation, particularly those applicable to accounting, grant compliance, and Single Audit requirements.
  • Principles and practices of general accounting theory, financial reporting, and fiscal management.
  • Preparing complex financial statements, supporting schedules, and footnote disclosures.
  • Internal control frameworks and ability to assess and monitor financial controls.
  • Enterprise-wide software programs (ERP General Ledger and all associated modules)
  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, and monitoring work as needed.
  • Practices and methods of coaching and coordinating work with others.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Customer service principles.

Skill in:

  • Carrying out job responsibilities in a self-directed and autonomous manner.
  • Good record keeping and fiscal planning.
  • Project management, including post-award grant administration, monitoring, and compliance.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Overseeing the implementation and adherence to quality assurance and standards.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings, and applying critical thinking. Articulating issues/recommendations.
  • Interpreting and preparing complex analytical, financial, and administrative data.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices. Ability to provide program enhancements.
  • Excel functions with at least an intermediate skillset, including pivot tables, V-lookup, and formulas.
  • Working effectively under pressure, with multiple deadlines. Balancing changing priorities and work demands.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Providing technical guidance, direction, and education to program stakeholders.
  • Maintaining cooperative working relationships in support of financial management.
  • Exercising political acumen, tact, and diplomacy.

Procurement Analyst, Raleigh Convention & Performing Arts Complex (closes 8/19/21)

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Closing: 8/19/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $48,819 – $63,500 annually

Job Description:

The Raleigh Convention & Performing Arts Complex invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Procurement Analyst. This class is the third level in a six-level Procurement Series devoted to providing inventory and warehousing functions and professional procurement and contract administration services to the City. Incumbents provide journey-level professional work in the procurement of goods and services. Work may include routine purchasing functions and/or providing support for portions of complex purchasing and contracting processes.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reviews, evaluates and processes purchase requisitions using contract prices, cooperative purchasing programs and/or quotations ensuring compliance with policies and regulations for City-wide purchases; reviews and processes authorized change orders and amendments.
  • Prepares, manages and maintains catalogs in support of purchasing function and contracts; monitors catalog activity and functionality; monitors order processes and workflow to ensure efficiency; updates and maintains accuracy of data.
  • Provides training and guidance to customers regarding purchasing processes and systems; provides support in resolving issues and discrepancies; maintains communication with vendors and internal customers providing support and timely information.
  • Reviews and analyzes purchasing data and processes; provides recommendations related to spending, payments, contracts, bid opportunities and/or process improvements.
  • Provides professional support of functional activities which may include: procurement card program administration; surplus equipment disposal; request for proposal process administration; supplier records management; accounts payable verification/reconciliation; and/or other related processes.
  • Prepares and maintains reports on purchase-related activities and metrics.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Administering the review and routing of new contracts, contract renewals and amendments;
  • Monitoring contract compliance with policies, processes and regulations;
  • Maintaining contract templates and determining required contract documentation;
  • Coordinating internal department review of contracts and maintaining communication with vendors during contract terms;
  • Preparing and providing training related to RFP/RFQ process and contracts administration.
  • Administering the review and routing of new contracts, contract renewals and amendments.
  • Serving as a lead worker, assigning work and monitoring work completion or may supervise staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance or directly related field and one year of professional procurement experience involving the purchase of goods and services, preferably in the public sector.
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.

Licensing/Certifications: Valid North Carolina Class C Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and practices of procurement administration.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill In:

  • Administering procurement processes and monitoring program compliance.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Monitoring purchasing and/or contract schedules, status and compliance.
  • Organizing and maintaining program/process documentation, schedules, records and files.
  • Coordinating deadlines and prioritizing competing demands.
  • 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.

Senior Management Accountant, City of Raleigh (closes 8/11/21)

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Closing: 8/11/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $59,595 – $85,000 annually

Job Description:

The Finance Department’s Management Accounting Office provides a wide range of financial management services within the Finance Department and to City departments and management. Services performed are generally within the broad areas of financial planning, financial analysis and evaluation, ensuring compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations as well as decision support, financial performance monitoring, and accountability.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs advanced professional financial analysis and/or program oversight of assigned area ensuring compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations and requirements.  As assigned, incumbents may serve as lead workers, assigning work and monitoring work completion.
  • Reviews and assesses operational efficiency, financial records and ledger accuracy, and the effectiveness of internal controls; develops, recommends and implements program enhancements, controls, policies and procedures.
  • Researches, analyzes, maintains or oversees the maintenance of financial records, statements, performance metrics and other documentation related to assigned function, program, project and/or process; performs data modeling, ad hoc analysis and/or special reporting; provides budget development support and manages assigned budget.
  • Serves as a technical representatives and liaison with internal and external customers, program stakeholders, and partner organizations; provides consultation and subject matter expertise related to assigned area; handles escalated issues; implements program and project solutions.
  • Prepares and/or reviews financial statements, journal vouchers, transaction documents, schedules, reports, presentations, contracts and other documentation; ensures timely and accurate reporting in accordance with applicable standards, policies, requirements and regulations.
  • Performs and implements quality assurance programs and procedures of assigned fiscal area; provides support in strategic planning processes and development of goals and objectives.
  • Provides support to Finance divisions, which may include (but not limited too) debt management and associated debt operational management, grant fiscal reviews, and various financial reporting needs.
  • Provides supports for continued uses and implementation of technology to enhance the City’s compliance, efficiencies and risk reduction strategies.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

General Management Accountant duties include:

  • Performs duties and projects of a generally advanced nature in the following general areas: Financial Analysis, Business Modeling, Decision Support, Policies and Controls, and Budget support.
  • Creates and develops reports and provides value added analytics in partnership with citywide departments.
  • Responsible for establishing mechanisms to support monitoring and compliance of Federal, State and local requirements.
  • Develop, collect and maintenance of Finance performance measures for dashboard reporting to support decision making.
  • Develops and prepares business intelligence data for decision making and performance analytics.
  • Maintains key business models and partners with citywide departments providing governance and analysis to help in operational or strategic decision making.
  • Serves as a Subject matter expert (SME) on many aspects of fiscal matters, examples include business efficiency and re-engineering, reconciliation and fiscal compliance matters.
  • Has advanced understanding of general ledger content and fund accounting.
  • Works independently without significant supervision.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and five years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience which includes experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting.
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.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a working knowledge of an Enterprise-wide Financial System; Accounting software; Spreadsheet software, and Word Processing software.

Licensing/Certifications: None required.

Desired Education, Experience and Certifications 
Prior working knowledge of Enterprise-wide Financial Systems, annual reporting process and internal reporting processes and principles and practices supporting policies and procedures.
Certification as a CMA, CPA, MPA or MBA is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work (based on assignment).
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others (based on assignment).
  • Principles and practices of general accounting and financial management.
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill In:

  • Managing a project or program.
  • Overseeing the implementation and adherence to quality assurance and standards.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.? Establishing and maintaining business relationships in support of financial management.
  • Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy.
  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed.
  • Working effectively under pressure, with multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Managing project or program finances.
  • Preparing and administering budgets and related reporting (based on assignment).
  • 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.

Senior Fiscal Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 8/15/21)

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Closing: 8/15/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $59,595 – $78,500 annually

Job Description:

The City of Raleigh is looking to hire a grant position as the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding released by the US Treasury will require incremental administrative and fiscal management efforts as the City works to make this once in a lifetime funding positively impact our community for years to come. These tasks include managing and overseeing the life cycle of the grant processes, monitoring and tracking costs, overseeing sub-recipients, collaborating with external and internal partners, filing periodic required reports with the Treasury and creating transparent reporting for City Council and the larger community.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plan, direct, and coordinate financial activity of grant-funded projects/programs to ensure that objectives are accomplished according to federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Oversee both the pre-award and post-award activity for assigned grant funding.
    Manage federal grant funding as mandated by federal grant guidance.  Coordinate budget development, allowable direct and indirect costs, funding allocations, and appropriate approvals.
  • Create new grant project budgets, monitor all expenses, verify availability of funds and allowable expenses as dictated by federal grant guidance.
    Interpret laws and regulations pertaining to federal grants and aligns grant projects for compliance.
  • Prepare status reports for Grants Committee, Executive Team and City Council.
  • Evaluate all budgets and analyze all costs according to budget and ensure work within appropriate deadline.
  • Manage subrecipient grant application and award process.
  • Train and aid all subrecipients to assist in proper management of grant funding.
  • Provide comprehensive monitoring of subrecipients.
  • Monitor grant-funded projects and their budgets to ensure compliance with grant specifications.
  • Complete and submit required grant reporting to grantor.
  • Work with Finance staff to review reimbursement requests and track fund disbursement.
  • Maintain grant-related reference resources including funder research files, grant application deadlines, grant reporting schedules, and other information as needed.
  • Have working knowledge of funding sources and associated requirements and regulations, including 2 Code of Federal Regulation 200 – Uniform Administration Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
    Have working knowledge of procedures related to financial administration of grants.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Ability to analyze, research, and interpret grant guidelines.
  • Ability to independently research and analyze information and to propose programs and projects.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other related work
  • Ability to effectively communicate both in writing and orally.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with a variety of individuals and diverse groups, and to develop a consensus on specific issues.
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Supervisory principles, practices and techniques (based on assignment).
  • Techniques and methods for organizing, prioritizing, assigning and monitoring work (based on assignment).
  • Practices and methods of coaching and leading the work of others (based on assignment).
  • Principles and practices of general accounting and financial management.
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill In:

  • Supervising and evaluating staff performance (based on assignment).
  • Training and coaching staff (based on assignment).
  • Managing a project or program.
  • Overseeing the implementation and adherence to quality assurance and standards.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.? Establishing and maintaining business relationships in support of financial management.
  • Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy.
  • Coordinating deadlines, prioritizing work demands and assigning/monitoring work performed.
  • Working effectively under pressure, with multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Facilitating group discussions and building consensus using persuasive reasoning.
  • Managing project or program finances.
  • Preparing and administering budgets and related reporting (based on assignment).
  • 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.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and five years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience which includes experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting.
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.

Licensing/Certifications: Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Budget Analyst/Senior Budget Analyst, City of Asheville (closes 8/15/21)

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Closing: 8/15/2021 11:59pm EST
Salary Range: $57,636 – $91,312 annually

Job Description:

The City of Asheville’s Finance Department is seeking a motivated and talented team member to support the management and development of the city’s capital and operating budgets.  This is a professional position requiring strong analytical ability, effective communication skills and a penchant for collaboration. The position will provide professional budgetary support to departments, complete financial and economic research, provide analytical and forecasting support and conduct technical analytical work. Budget Division staff work as a team to support city initiatives and goals, including ongoing work to integrate equity, sustainability, performance management, and community engagement into the budget process.

The ideal candidate will have experience in governmental budgeting, management analysis or consulting and possess a bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, and/or business administration. Must be a self-starter, strong communicator, flexible, customer-focused, skilled in problem-solving and project management, and have the ability to work collaboratively.

Candidates will be considered for the Senior Budget Analyst grade based on their years of experience and demonstrated ability to perform more advanced analysis. The Senior Budget Analyst will also be expected to independently lead high-profile, complex projects in collaboration with senior-level city staff and management.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Working with departments to identify, analyze, prioritize and evaluate needs.
  • Providing professional consultation and guidance to departments in formulating budget requests, estimating costs, and projecting revenues.
  • Developing recommendations in response to questions from directors, city management, and City Council by analyzing financial, staffing and other data.
  • Supporting significant interdepartmental projects and plans by assessing financial and organizational impact.
  • Gathering and analyzing information for annual projects, including data for benchmarking, changes to fees and charges, and the cost allocation plan.
  • Reviewing departmental and capital project budgets during the fiscal year, including requests for budget revisions and amendments.
  • Developing and preparing internal and external reporting, including budget documents, presentations, staff reports and other publicly available information about city services and projects.
  • Manipulates data and develops a command of the Financial, Budgeting and Human Resources ERP systems, as well as other systems.
  • Conducts analysis to identify and recommend process improvements, prepare reports on administrative and financial issues, provide recommendations on program design, development and implementation.
  • Uses analysis of internal and external trends, pressures and changes to forecast revenues and expenses over the short, medium and long range; develop models for analysis with multiple variables.
  • Independently coordinates and conducts special projects to recommend prioritized strategic options in collaboration with Department staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge:

  • Local government financial and management concepts, including fund accounting, indirect cost allocation, program evaluation, strategic planning, performance measurement, personnel compensation and benefits, etc.

Skills:

  • Communicating effectively, including developing presentations, memoranda and summaries of complex data.
  • Analyzing programs and policies, synthesizing information, and presenting sound recommendations to management.
  • Providing complex financial analysis including debt modeling, multi-year budget projections and personnel cost projections.
  • Customer service to support departmental partners, management, elected officials, boards and commissions, and the public.

Abilities:

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with employees at every level of the organization, including collaborating with others from across the organization to assess options and optimize solutions.
  • Plan, initiate and manage complex projects simultaneously.
  • Clearly and concisely articulate policy recommendations based on advanced research of organizational policies, procedures, best practices and innovative techniques.
  • Work independently with limited supervision, delivering work products on time and meeting expected outcomes.
  • Conduct advanced research on organizational policies and procedures, best practices and innovative techniques.
  • Resolve complex issues involving multiple stakeholders or views, using independent judgment and tact in the workplace.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration or a related field.
  • One (1) to three (3) years of professional experience in governmental budgeting, management analysis and consulting for the Budget Analyst Position.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of professional experience in governmental budgeting, management analysis and consulting for the Senior Analyst Position.
  • A Master’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, or related field is desirable and may be substituted for experience.

Applicants with equivalent experience and/or education may be considered.

Fiscal Analyst, City of Raleigh Convention & Performing Arts Complex (closes 8/13/21)

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Closing: 8/13/2021 11:59pm EST
Hiring Range: $47,902 – $65,000 annually

Job Description:

The Raleigh Convention & Performing Arts Complex invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Fiscal Analyst. This position provides paraprofessional fiscal support and fiscal analysis and management. Incumbents provide professional journey-level work in an accounting, budgeting, grants administration or related financial analysis function.  Work may include analytical, reconciliation, reporting and oversight work for the finance, accounting, budget, procurement, treasury and business services functions of central financial operations or a department’s financial operations.  As assigned, an incumbent may serve as a management fellow. As assigned, incumbents may serve as lead workers, assigning work and monitoring work completion or may supervise paraprofessional and/or support staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.

Essential Duties:

  • Performs analysis, reviews and/or audits of financial information to ensure accuracy and compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations and requirements; provides summary reporting and prepares recommendations based on findings.  As assigned, incumbents may serve as lead workers, assigning work and monitoring work completion or may supervise staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.
  • Monitors and administers fiscal accounting procedures, processes, transactions and/or system interfaces; identifies discrepancies, variances and financial irregularities; performs reconciliations; analyzes issues and recommends and coordinates problem resolution with staff, vendors and/or other operational stakeholders.
  • Serves as a functional liaison and provides internal and external customer support; performs research and review of financial accounts, budget transfers, contract documentation, grant funding, payments/receipts, billing, requisitions, asset tracking and lease information and/or other fiscal process and verifies accuracy, compliance, and/or need for change; recommends and implements adjustments, enhancements or updates.
  • Performs analysis of financial data and information; develops, updates and/or maintains financial reports, spreadsheets, statements, journal entries, schedules, agendas, projections, and/or presentations.
  • Reviews financial policies, procedures and practices; provides recommendations for enhancements; assists in developing, updating, implementing and monitoring compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Provides professional and technical support of assigned program or special project which may include budget development, monitoring and analytical support.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
  • Attending City Council and other meetings and providing follow-up briefings for City Manager and staff;
  • Promoting Fellowship program and coordinating recruitment process.
  • Performing operational studies and provides recommendations;
  • Researching issues affecting policy development and municipal operations;
  • Facilitating public involvement and responding to citizen inquiries and complains;
  • Attending City Council and other meetings and providing follow-up briefings for City Manager and staff;
  • Promoting Fellowship program and coordinating recruitment process.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of program administration and management.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Principles and methods of qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations (based on assignment).
  • Customer service principles.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology.

Skill In:

  • Managing fiscal processes, project or program.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting financial information and statistics.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, documents and presentations.
  • Monitoring project schedules, status and compliance.
  • Organizing and maintaining fiscal program/process documentation, schedules, records and files.
  • Coordinating deadlines and prioritizing competing demands.
  • 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.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and two years of professional finance, budget analysis or accounting experience. Some assignments may require experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and/or public sector accounting and budgeting.
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.