Senior Budget & Management Analyst, City of Durham (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled, with first review of applications 10/15/2021
Hiring Range: $58,402 – $74,407 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!

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.

*** NOTE:  The Budget and Management Services Department intends to hire one(1) Budget and Management Analyst OR one(1) Senior Budget and Management Analyst, depending on the qualifications of the successful applicant(s).  You must apply separately to each posting to be considered for that position.   ***

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates annual budget development; manages and analyzes a portfolio of department budgets and funds; as assigned, may manage 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; resolves 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, public administration, or directly related field
  • Three or more years 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