Business Services Manager/Sr. Business Services Manager, City of Durham (closes 9/19/18)

Note: This position is posted at two different levels, but the City seeks to fill only one position. Applicants may apply to either post, based on their education and experience.

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Closing:  September 19, 2018
Hiring Range:  Business Services Manager level: $54,417 – $59,859 annually
Senior Business Services Manager level: $58,770 – $64,647 annually

Description

The City of Durham’s Department of Solid Waste Management is seeking a Business Services Manager or Senior Business Services Manager. The Solid Waste Department provides curbside collection of trash, recyclable materials, bulky items and yard waste. The Department also operates a waste disposal and recycling center, including a transfer station, to meet the solid waste needs of City residents and commercial customers. The City currently processes and composts yard waste at this location, and is currently securing the necessary permit to allow the future addition of bio-solids and food waste. The City of Durham is committed to increased diversion of waste from disposal and sees composting as a key component in the process. This position will have lead responsibility for the fiscal and resource management of the department. The department is proud of its contributions in support of sustainable growth in the “Bull City”.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and manages financial planning for the department – short- and long-term;
  • Coordinates and manages development and updating of departmental long-term planning (5-year City projection, 10-15 year planning horizon for department);
  • Develops revenue and expenditure projections;
  • Consults with directors and managers on budget related issues;
  • Manages departmental budget by overseeing and monitoring expenditures; analyzes spending and spending requests, produces budget reports;
  • Prepares and analyzes financial statements; makes recommendations regarding accounting processes and makes recommendations for improvements;
  • Meets with Operations personnel on department operations to be knowledgeable regarding financial issues;
  • Directs and supervises/manages personnel;
  • Prepares and processes account payables and receivables; prepares requisitions for approved purchases and payment of approved invoices;
  • Leads development and updating of departmental strategic planning process;
  • Attends budget related hearings and meetings;
  • Recommends and implements finance and budget related policies and procedures;
  • Assists divisions with requests for proposals and contract development;
  • Reviews and monitors management and operator agreements;
  • Prepares agenda items regarding contracts for services within specific areas of responsibility;
  • Formulates divisional policy through collaboration with division staff and customers;
  • Coordinates activities with operational units with other City departments and public and private organizations;
  • Attends internal and external meetings within the community relating to each area of operation; and represents the department at program related meetings of boards, committees, and other groups.
  • Assists department officials with the planning of annual budget;
  • Perform multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Work closely as part of a management team;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of industry standard accounting and fiscal management practices and procedures including budget development and management.
  • Responsibility for the development and management of departmental budget and presents the budget to Senior Management. Is authorized to approve budgeted expenditures up to the amount that requires the approval of Senior Management.
  • Proficiency with creating reports, spreadsheets, developing Power Point presentations; and data management and analysis.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

Business Services Manager level:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; Master’s degree in accounting, business, public administration, or related field preferred.
  • Three or more years of related experience, such as in budgeting or accounting.

Senior Business Services Manager level:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in accounting, business administration, public administration, or related field; Master’s preferred.
  • Four or more years of related experience, such as in budgeting or accounting.

 

Join or Renew Your NCLGBA Membership for 2018-19

It’s that time again – time to renew your NCLGBA membership for 2018-19! If you are not already a member, this is a great time to join!

The membership renewal letter and forms are available on the membership page here.

Also, don’t forget to mark you calendars for these upcoming conferences:

• 2018 Winter Conference at the Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC, December 12-14, 2018.
• 2019 Summer Conference at the Embassy Suites, Wilmington, NC, July 10-12, 2019.

Please distribute the membership information to others within your jurisdiction that you feel may have an interest in joining the Association. Interested persons might include city or county managers and assistants; budget or finance directors; management and budget analysts; financial management analysts; strategy and performance professionals; or administrative officers in operating departments of your government, public utility, or school units having budget and evaluation responsibilities.

Budget & Management Analyst, Durham County (open until filled)

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Closing:  Open until filled
Salary Range:  $47,916 – $86,248 annually

Responsibilities and Tasks

Assist in the development of the annual and recurring budget. Position will conduct fiscal and management analysis to determine efficiency and effectiveness in fiscal and programmatic management. Position will assist departments in developing measurable outcomes and integrated work plans.

  • Participates in the preparation and distribution of the annual operating budget;
  • Advises and assists departments and agencies in the preparation of budget requests;
  • Receives budget transfers and amendments; reviews, edits and analyzes departmental budget requests;
  • Compiles requests for review by Director of Budget and Management Services and County Manager;
  • Revises requests and helps produce the County Manager’s recommended budget based on management priorities and availability of revenues;
  • Provides information on budget alternatives and recommendations to Director of Budget and Management Services, County Manager, County department heads, County Commissioners and to the public;
  • Attends budget workshops, budget hearings with County Commissioners and related meetings;
  • Develops revenue projections under the supervision of the Director of Budget and Management Services;
  • Maintains records and budget materials for assigned departments;
  • Assists departments in the preparation and revision of their respective budget requests in conformity with county requirements and management expectations;
  • Provides assistance to department heads and staff in the preparation of budget requests;
  • Reviews and analyzes the departmental budget requests of assigned departments and recommend funding of program requests, including personnel, information technology, vehicle requests and capital requests;
  • Monitors department budgets and inform management and departments of unusual spending patterns and potential problems in budget expenditures;
  • Monitors budget expenditures; departmental budgets and performance measures;
  • Assists in the production of final budget document and budget ordinances;
  • Supervises and participates in specific research and related projects concerning budget issues;
  • Work with department to review and analyze departmental performance measures (and related data) in support of Managing for Results program, Strategic Plan initiative application, and budget request alignment
  • Provide as part of annual work plan, policy and process analysis of departmental programs and/or activities related to identified performance indicators
  • Provide estimated budget and financial ramifications of policy and/or legal changes and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Development and oversight of the Non-Profit budget process
  • Preparation and oversight of the enterprise wide budget system (used to collect budget development information)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of local governmental budgeting;
  • Knowledge of state laws and local ordinances applicable to budget preparation, approval and administration;
  • Knowledge of the functions and operations of county agencies;
  • Knowledge of computer software and hardware essential to carry out budget related functions;
  • Ability to research, analyze and evaluate proposed programs and expenditures;
  • Ability to work with large amounts of data, interpret financial records, detects errors, and prepare reports;
  • Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing; ability to plan and coordinate the work with others; and
  • Ability to conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings; ability to maintain effective working relationships with others.

Education and Experience

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, public administration, finance or a related field and at least five years of experience in budget administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree in public administration, finance or a related field preferred and budget experience in local government preferred.

 

 

Analytics & Business Intelligence Consultant, Guilford County (closes 9/7/18)

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Closing:  September 7, 2018
Salary Range:  $58,088 – $78,418 annually

Description

General Statement of Duties

The Analytics & Business Intelligence Consultant will primarily work on expanding County capacity to access community and organizational data, synthesize and understand data, and communicate using data in an easy to understand and actionable way.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

This position will work closely with community stakeholders and employees across the entire organization to turn data into actionable information that can be used to make sound decisions. The employee will be a creative problem solver with an ability to build trust and consensus through inclusive dialogue and transparency. This position will be expected to work with large and varied datasets from many disparate internal and external sources. The employee will also communicate work and findings in a way that can be easily understood by a diverse group of stakeholders. This position will also bring analytical rigor and statistical methods to the challenges of measuring quality service provision and understanding complex behaviors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Negotiate, develop, and maintain relationships with existing and potential internal and external data partners
  • Negotiate, develop, and maintain legal data sharing agreements as necessary.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with data partners to facilitate data deposits and fulfill data requests
  • Assist with the detailed documentation of consolidated data including all metadata/data dictionaries.
  • Assist with the management of the County’s open data program including coordination of open data team meetings, the work of department data stewards, open data portal enhancements, annual policy and governance review, and annual activity report.
  • Analyze, synthesize, and forecast a wide range of data (operational, financial, community, quantitative, qualitative, etc.)
  • Develop internal and external dashboards, reports, and other items that operationalize county data and explain issues and performance in ways that are easily understandable and actionable where necessary.
  • Develop and evolve a comprehensive data literacy and business intelligence training program to be delivered in cohorts to county employees and possibly university and nonprofit community stakeholders.
  • Apply various analytical, statistical, and business analysis methods to county data to increase understanding of factors that influence community service needs; evaluate departmental effectiveness in addressing these needs and; support budget monitoring, service evaluation, and strategy implementation efforts.
  • Attend conferences and actively pursue professional development opportunities to stay up to date with literature and best practices associated with data management planning, open data, data science, and tactical data engagement.

Candidate Characteristics or Traits

Passionate Curiosity

  • Gather and analyze information related to current and future trends and best practices
  • Actively seek out thought leaders and strategic influencers
  • Think critically to make connections that others miss
  • Seek out alternative perspectives
  • Gather qualitative data to develop practical empathy

Innovation

  • Constructively challenge prevailing assumptions
  • Minimize complexity and increase flexibility throughout the organization
  • Help stakeholders overcome resistance to positive change
  • Consult with departments on the development of new services, methods, or procedures

Change Advocacy

  • Educate stakeholders on new approaches in an inclusive way to drive buy-in
  • Partner effectively to identify opportunities for significant process enhancements
  • Recommend organizational changes that strategically add value

Outcome Orientation

  • Provide on-going tracking and monitoring for the performance of decision systems
  • Set expectations for monitoring and feedback systems to review performance
  • Involve peers in the evaluation of organizational strengths and weaknesses

Resiliency

  • Anticipate, identify, and define problems
  • Seek root causes to avoid symptomatic approaches
  • Identify potential consequences and future test your solutions
  • Document work in an easy to understand and transferable way

Collaboration

  • Communicate in an effective and easy to understand way
  • Work with stakeholders to build trust and consensus
  • Recognize the importance of diverse perspectives
  • Actively promote diverse working groups

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of a data science programming language such as R or Python.
  • Knowledge of quantitative, qualitative, and statistical research methods.
  • Knowledge of data visualization techniques and best practices.
  • Knowledge of data management best practices including privacy and metadata guidelines.
  • Knowledge of North Carolina local government structure, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of public administration principles, procedures, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of innovation concepts and supporting communities of practice.
  • Ability to conduct and communicate data analysis in an understandable way.
  • Ability to clean, merge, and analyze large and varied data.
  • Ability to work with government, private, non-profit, or educational leaders.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with varied stakeholders and non-direct line authority.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 3 years of experience in data analysis and government or business analytics or any combination of experience, education and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities outlined in the job description.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to demonstrate experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis, and/or evaluation of data is desirable. The ideal candidate will have significant training in the principles and practices of data science and a firm grasp of a data science programming language such as R or Python. Master’s degree in a related field and relevant experience in government or similar agency preferred but not required.

A skills assessment involving data analytics will be a part of the selection process.

 

Budget Analyst, Henderson County (open until filled)

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Closing:  Open until filled
Starting Salary:  $43,524 annually

Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs complex administrative work in the coordination of the County’s annual budget. Conducts research on a variety of subjects and prepares research reports including complex statistical analysis. Researches grant opportunities for County projects and submission of funding proposals and assists with administration of grants awarded to the County; Assists the Budget Manager and department heads with budget preparation; assists departments with development and integration of departmental missions, goals and objectives into the County performance management program; performs related work as required.  Work is performed under general supervision.  Reports to the Budget Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act, and laws and regulations as applied to human services, economic development and housing, and law enforcement
  • General knowledge of local government budgeting procedures, the principles of research, analysis and evaluation, and public administration
  • Proficiency with office software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint in order to prepare reports, perform analyses and conduct presentations
  • Ability to gather, assemble and analyze data, provide clear reports on findings and recommendations
  • Ability to safely and efficiently operate a motor vehicle; possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to attend work regularly

Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, public administration, or related field, and one to three (1-3) years’ experience in administration, research and analysis the public sector. A Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field is preferred and may be substituted for experience.

Assistant to the County Manager, Mecklenburg County (closes 9/9/18)

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Closing:  August 26, 2018
Hiring Range:  $58,400 – $76,650 annually

Description:

Mecklenburg County has an opening for an Assistant to the County Manager.  This position is responsible for providing complex, professional level administrative support, research assistance, or public relations for the Assistant County Manager. Incumbents research public policy issues, coordinate special projects, assist the public with requests for information regarding County operations or programs.  Must demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides administrative and professional support to the Assistant County Manager
  • Leads Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance efforts.
    • Consults departments with risk identification, risk assessment, and development of departmental risk management plan (RMP)
    • Develops (with Legal) and manages the annual compliance work plan
  • Facilitates communication and strategic planning across the various divisions in the Financial Services Department.
  • Collects and analyzes performance data for the internal system as well as performance data generated for the evaluation of Fiscal Control Compliance Officers
  • Works on special projects as assigned including the preparation of presentation materials for the Board of County Commissioners, the preparation of training materials, and research projects on best practices in the field of public finance and governmental accounting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong creative and critical thinking, self-starter
  • Ability to work with initiative and independence
  • Strong data analysis and report writing skills
  • Strong understanding of legal, safety, and business concepts.
  • Experience with methods, principles, and techniques associated with research, data collection, report writing with data analysis and interpretation.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and exercise discretion with sensitive documents and requests.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, or a related field and five years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

 

Winter 2018 Conference Planning Meeting

On behalf of the NCLGBA Board, we invite you to the Winter 2018 Conference – Planning Meeting on Friday, September 21, 2018!

The objectives are to:

  1. brainstorm conference session topics that are exciting and relevant to our members,
  2. secure volunteer commitments including moderators and registration help, and
  3. networking with state-wide colleagues!

Click here to RSVP (yes or no) by Friday, August 24, 2018. Even if you can’t attend, please follow the link to share ideas for session topics, speakers, and/or volunteer to be a moderator or help at registration.

Join us minutes from uptown Charlotte between 12pm-4pm at the:

City of Charlotte Fire Department Headquarters
500 Dalton Street
Charlotte, NC 28206

Lunch (including VG, V, GF, etc.) options will be provided from 12pm-1pm. We’ll follow up in a separate e-mail to get specific lunch information.

As always, thank you all for coming together to create great experiences and professional development opportunities for our colleagues across the State. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Christopher or Paarth.

Assistant Director of Financial Services, City of Gastonia (closes 8/31/18)

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Closing:  August 31, 2018
Salary Range:  $87,000 – $100,000 annually

Definition of Work:

Performs professional and administrative work in planning, organizing and directing financial activities related to the billing, collection, verification and balancing of all City revenues; responsible for all customer service activities related to new or transferred utility services, business licenses and other miscellaneous billings and revenues; responsible for evaluating and directing cash management activities, including the analysis and selection of securities for the investment of idle funds; does related work as required. Supervision is exercised over all personnel within the revenue, accounting and purchasing divisions, including Audit, Capital Assets, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Purchasing and Warehouse. Departmental supervision is exercised over all departmental personnel in the absence of the Director. Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Financial Services.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversees activities of the Revenue Administration, Accounting, and Purchasing Divisions; including Utility Billing, Meter Reading and Collections, Audit, Capital Assets, Investments, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Purchasing and Warehouse. (20%)
  • Responsible for the collection of all City revenues, utility payments, license fees, special assessments, grant reimbursements and miscellaneous revenues. (15%)
  • Provide customer service and professional response to both internal and external customers. (10%)
  • Oversees ad valorem tax collection activities with Gaston County and the preparation of related reports, revenue projections and reconcilements. (5%)
  • Assist in employee recruitment, training, performance evaluation and retention activities of a professional and clerical staff. (5%)
  • Closely monitor cash balances and investments to maximize City profits. (5%)
  • Works with data processing and technology services personnel in evaluating and making recommendations for available software and hardware solutions used for throughout the department. (5%)
  • Prepares revenue division budget and monitors expenditures; assists with revenue projections and schedules required for the City’s annual budget. (5%)
  • Assists the Director of Financial Services in the planning and organization related to the billing and collection of City revenues. (5%)
  • Prepares analysis and review of estimated revenues, reimbursements, forecasts and cash flow statements.  Ensures reconciliation of accounts on a daily, monthly, quarterly, annual basis. (5%)
  • Contributes to the preparation of financial statements by compiling and analyzing data, and providing reports related to revenue collection, investments and state and federal financial assistance and responding to specific inquiries. (5%)
  • Assists in the review, evaluation and administration of department policies. (5%)
  • Oversees financial administration of federal and state grants. (5%)
  • Serves in capacity of Director in their absence. (5%)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of governmental accounting procedures and business office operations
  • Comprehensive knowledge of general and state laws and City ordinances and procedures governing municipal financial practices and procedures
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with subordinates, other departments and employees, elected officials and the general public
  • Thorough knowledge of cash management and investments; ability to analyze financial data and prepare reports
  • Ability to read and interpret state and federal financial regulations
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain and improve an effective system for the collection, receipting and reporting of large sums of money
  • Comprehensive knowledge of computer operations and software utilized to maintain records for the billing, verification and collection of revenues and financial analysis, as well as Microsoft Office Applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field and considerable experience in financial administration, accounting, cash management, investments and grant administration including considerable supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA certification is strongly preferred.

State Budget Management Analyst II, OSBM (closes 8/13/18)

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Closing:  August 13, 2018
Recruitment Range:  $66,000 – $95,000 annually

The Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) is excited to announce that we are looking to fill a State Budget Management Analyst I position within our Budget Execution division.

OSBM is the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor. The Office works with senior officials across State government in developing, negotiating and implementing the State budget, and to ensure proper management of state resources.  Work at OSBM is high-impact public service, with staff providing strategic and financial analysis in education, health care, criminal justice, economic development, mental health, environmental regulation, transportation, human services, energy and other public policy areas.

Through the annual budget process, budget analysts become policy experts in their field and play a key role in helping inform public policy decisions, the state budget, and legislation.  After the budget is enacted, they also ensure the budget is executed consistent with the State Budget Act.

Budget analysts serve as the liaison between OSBM and state agencies, as well as the legislative appropriations committees and other governmental and non-governmental entities. Budget analysts will focus on either budget execution or budget development and work is performed under the supervision of an Assistant State Budget Officer.

Budget Executions Analysts are primarily responsible for ensuring that the state budget is implemented consistent with state laws while assisting the State Budget Director and agency leadership in responding to unanticipated circumstances during the fiscal year. Budget Execution Analysts are responsible for developing the Governor’s Recommended Base Budget.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist state agencies with budget implementation and compliance by interpreting statutes and session laws and developing policies to guide agencies.
  • Work directly with the State Budget Director and agency leadership on important issues affecting the current year state budget
  • Review and approve changes to the budget as enacted by the General Assembly.
  • Perform continuous oversight and analysis of agency budgets and expenditures to ensure a balanced budget
  • Conduct quarterly reviews with agency leadership to review the agency’s financial condition, discuss fiscal challenges, and identify emerging issues affecting the current year budget
  • Analyze historical expenditures and revenues and propose solutions to structural budget shortfalls to ensure that the Base Budget is an accurate spending plan for the upcoming biennium
  • Review proposed legislation and advise leadership on fiscal and policy impacts affecting budget execution
  • Externally present information on existing or proposed programs and policies that impact the budget in area(s) of assignment
  • Participate in cross-functional teams on initiatives to streamline budget processes, enhance budget analysis, and increase the use of data analytics in implementing the state budget.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and accounting
  • Thorough knowledge of how state budgets are prepared and executed
  • Proficiency in organizing and presenting clear oral and written reports
  • Demonstrated skills in researching, analyzing, interpreting and summarizing complex data
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain professionalism while working under pressure and delivering results under tight and changing deadlines
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving and project management
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise discretion; maintain confidentiality and integrity
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, public policy or related field from an accredited institution and four (4) years of experience preferably in governmental accounting or budgeting, including one (1) year in advanced and responsible analysts or administrative capacity or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Management preference for a Master’s degree in the disciplines of public administration, public policy analysis, planning, business, or economics; and/or governmental experience involving the executive and legislative budget processes.

 

 

State Budget Management Analyst I, OSBM (closes 8/13/18)

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Closing:  August 13, 2018
Recruitment Range:  $55,000 – $65,000 annually

The Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) is excited to announce that we are looking to fill a State Budget Management Analyst I position within our Budget Execution division.

OSBM is the primary fiscal advisor to the Governor. The Office works with senior officials across State government in developing, negotiating and implementing the State budget, and to ensure proper management of state resources.  Work at OSBM is high-impact public service, with staff providing strategic and financial analysis in education, health care, criminal justice, economic development, mental health, environmental regulation, transportation, human services, energy and other public policy areas.

Through the annual budget process, budget analysts become policy experts in their field and play a key role in helping inform public policy decisions, the state budget, and legislation.  After the budget is enacted, they also ensure the budget is executed consistent with the State Budget Act.

Budget analysts serve as the liaison between OSBM and state agencies, as well as the legislative appropriations committees and other governmental and non-governmental entities. Budget analysts will focus on either budget execution or budget development and work is performed under the supervision of an Assistant State Budget Officer.

Budget Executions Analysts are primarily responsible for ensuring that the state budget is implemented consistent with state laws while assisting the State Budget Director and agency leadership in responding to unanticipated circumstances during the fiscal year. Budget Execution Analysts are responsible for developing the Governor’s Recommended Base Budget.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist state agencies with budget implementation and compliance by interpreting statutes and session laws and developing policies to guide agencies.
  • Work directly with the State Budget Director and agency leadership on important issues affecting the current year state budget
  • Review and approve changes to the budget as enacted by the General Assembly.
  • Perform continuous oversight and analysis of agency budgets and expenditures to ensure a balanced budget
  • Conduct quarterly reviews with agency leadership to review the agency’s financial condition, discuss fiscal challenges, and identify emerging issues affecting the current year budget
  • Analyze historical expenditures and revenues and propose solutions to structural budget shortfalls to ensure that the Base Budget is an accurate spending plan for the upcoming biennium
  • Review proposed legislation and advise leadership on fiscal and policy impacts affecting budget execution
  • Externally present information on existing or proposed programs and policies that impact the budget in area(s) of assignment
  • Participate in cross-functional teams on initiatives to streamline budget processes, enhance budget analysis, and increase the use of data analytics in implementing the state budget.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and accounting
  • Thorough knowledge of how state budgets are prepared and executed
  • Proficiency in organizing and presenting clear oral and written reports
  • Demonstrated skills in researching, analyzing, interpreting and summarizing complex data
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain professionalism while working under pressure and delivering results under tight and changing deadlines
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving and project management
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise discretion; maintain confidentiality and integrity
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, public policy or related field from an accredited institution and three (3) years of experience preferably in governmental accounting or budgeting, including one (1) year in advanced and responsible analysts or administrative capacity or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Management preference for a Master’s degree in the disciplines of public administration, public policy analysis, planning, business, or economics; and/or governmental experience involving the executive and legislative budget processes.