Budget & Management Analyst, Forsyth County (closes 10/4/15)

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Closing: October 4, 2015
Salary: $46,404 – $55,120

Position Description
An employee in this position serves as a liaison between County Management, elected officials, and County departments/agencies.

Responsible for the formulation of the annual budget through a complex prioritization process involving County departments and management staff. Position monitors the fiscal status of assigned departments throughout the year, making necessary adjustments, and provides extensive management support and analysis as requested. Makes presentations of analyses to Board of Commissioners and presents agenda items to the Board during the weekly briefing sessions as required.

Work also includes making special studies independently or as a member of a team; and preparing and presenting reports. Judgment and initiative are required. Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated in conferences, by observation, and by review of reports.

Enterprise Management Analyst, Mecklenburg County (closes 10/16/15)

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Closing: October 16, 2015
Salary: $52,789-$69,286

Position Description
Enterprise Management Analysts perform organization-wide evaluations and analysis of County agency budgets. Incumbents are responsible for assisting assigned County agencies with budget development and monitoring and program analysis. Lead or participate in research and evaluation of policies and best practices to develop recommendations for process improvements. Enterprise Management Analyst may assist the Planning & Evaluation team with strategic planning, designing surveys, and developing & evaluating County funded services.

Major Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in preparing, analyzing, and coordinating the annual budget process with a holistic approach for a $1.5 billion budget.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for assigned departments for budget analysis matters.
  • Work in an environment that will require serving on a team of enterprise management analysts to complete major assignments.
  • Work independently to complete assignments that require thorough complex management, budgetary, financial, organizational, problem solving skills
  • Provide consulting, project management, training and support to assigned County departments in all areas of budgeting, forecasting, and variance analysis.
  • Perform a variety of ad-hoc financial analysis as requested by management, agency directors or elected county officials.
  • Prepare reports for executive management with departmental input; formulate management recommendations and make presentations.
  • Conduct research and analytical studies on a variety of programs and special projects.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Must be skilled in performing statistical analysis and conducting research as well as understanding budgeting principles.
  • Ability to successfully work on multiple tasks, sometimes with short deadlines, within a team environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field or Bachelor’s Degree in above areas and extensive progress working toward a Master’s Degree or Bachelors Degree in above areas and two years of related experience.

Budget & Management Analyst, Durham County (closes 9/25/15)

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Salary: $47,916 to $86,248

Closing: September 25, 2015

Position Description
Prepares, analyzes and interprets the County’s operating budget. Performs budget research, revenue projections, and fiscal analysis and makes recommendations to the Director of Budget and Management Services, County Manager and the Board of County Commissioners. Conducts studies of new and existing programs and special projects to determine feasibility. Provides assistance with the development of the Capital Improvement Plan process as necessary. Advises and assists departments and agencies in developing and maintaining annual operating budgets. Knowledge of Microsoft Office with Excel proficiency and excellent oral and written skills required. Prior experience with SAP or similar ERP system is highly desired. Experience in government setting performing various levels of performance and outcome based budgeting is highly desired.

Qualifications & Experience

Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in accounting, public administration, finance or a related field and three years of budget administration experience. Budget experience in local government is preferred.

 

Budget Analyst, Cumberland County (continuous)

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Salary: $53,979 – $72,413, depending on qualifications

Closing: Continuous

Position Description
The primary purpose of this position is to perform responsible professional work in analyzing, preparing and maintaining the County’s operating budget and interpreting and applying budget guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities
This position is responsible for coordination and implementation of the annual budget, including projections within the fiscal year. Reviews, analyzes, and monitors the County’s operating budget by making periodic reviews of departmental revenues and expenditures, provides status reports. Perform complex finance, accounting, and budget work to include preparing, documenting, reviewing, and maintaining various financial reports, statements, documents and records; assist departments with creating budgets and complying with management’s budget goals and policies. Analyzes and evaluates departmental requests for budget amendments. Forecasts twelve month revenue and expenditure projections; analyzes the departments projections. Directs budget training sessions for departments and provide on-going assistance to departments. Monitors budget expenditures; departmental budgets and revenues. Coordinates the CIP projections and publication of CIP document. Participates in specific research and related management projects.

Qualifications & Experience

Graduation from a college or university with a major in Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, or related field and at least two (2) years’ experience in budget administration. Budget experience in local government preferred.

Supplemental Information
General techniques of local governmental budgeting; general knowledge of state laws and local ordinances applicable to budget preparation, approval and administration; general knowledge of the functions and operations of county agencies;  ability to research, analyze and evaluate proposed programs and expenditures (in depth); ability to work with large amounts of data, interpret financial records, detects errors, and prepare financial reports; ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing; ability to plan and coordinate the work with others; ability to conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings; strong ability to maintain effective working relationships with others.

Applications may be filed online at: http://www.co.cumberland.nc.us

Budget Manager – Charlotte Area Transit (Closes 8/6/15)

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Budget Manager – Charlotte Area Transit System

Salary Negotiable | Closes 8/6/15

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

A management level position which reports to CATS Chief Financial Officer. The position manages the development and implementation of the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) operating budget and capital investment plan; performance measurement and transit program evaluation initiatives in compliance with Federal, State and local regulations, policies and directives. Other responsibilities involve periodic reports on financial performance, participation in long term financial planning, accounting systems and cash management in compliance with requirements of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and other financial stakeholders; management of significant Federal and State grants programs; coordination of CATS capital financing program; financial controls and reporting associated with budget and capital projects. Participates in periodic reviews and specialized projects, implementation of financial policies and other transit specific research. Coordinates Federal and State government reviews, audits and other studies associated with CATS programs as required. Supervises and directs a staff of financial professionals.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a four year degree in public administration, business administration, accounting or related field, with seven years of increasingly responsible budget and strategic planning experience; or a Master’s degree with three years of experience; experience in the public sector is highly desirable; experience with financial planning and debt financing is a plus. Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required; experience in working with PeopleSoft, Munis, Clarity systems is desirable. Knowledge of North Carolina Budget Control Principles and practices is desired. Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug test, criminal background check, education verification, and DMV check. Must be eligible for a City Driving permit.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates must apply online to be considered. A separate resume and cover letter can be emailed to: gmyers@charlottenc.gov.

Salary Range:

Negotiable