Budget and Management Analyst, Cumberland County (closes 7/26/19)

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Closing:  July 26, 2019
Salary Range:  $56,443 – $59,287 annually

This position involves professional research and analytical duties in the preparation, communication and execution of the County’s operating and capital improvement budgets, financial planning, financial evaluation of programs, and special research projects. Participates in the annual budget process, including conferring with assigned departments in the preparation of their expenditure budget requests; analyzing funding requests; aiding in strategic planning; assisting in the development and review of bench marking, performance indicators, measures and objectives; assisting in the development of short and long-range financial plans and forecasting; attending budget meetings; preparing and reviewing assigned sections of the budget document; assisting with responses to budget inquiries; and performing other related activities.  Work is characterized by use of automated systems to prepare financial reports, conduct financial analysis, and manage and coordinate budget preparation process.  Work is performed under the general guidance of a Budget & Management Analyst II and/or Senior Budget & Management Analyst and may include other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assesses, reviews and analyzes assigned departmental budget requests and makes appropriate recommendations as to funding levels using objective analytical methodology and established policy criteria.
  • Periodically reviews departmental expenditure and revenue collection patterns to identify potential financial problems and recommends corrective action.
  • Assists in the development of Capital Improvement Program to facilitate planning and implementation of necessary capital investments.
  • Reviews, analyzes and makes recommendation on the fiscal and programmatic impact of operational and service initiatives.
  • Assists in evaluating county programs and services to determine efficiency and effectiveness and to assess the achievement of established goals and objectives using key performance indicators.
  • Conducts special management studies as assigned and presents findings and recommendations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of public accounting practices and procedures; considerable knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, policies and practices to follow in the accounting function;
  • Considerable knowledge of accounting systems, policies, and procedures; considerable knowledge of computer operations and applications related to accounting and financial analysis and reporting
  • Considerable knowledge of the use of spreadsheets for fiscal trend and analysis.
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and apply laws, policies, grant requirement, in the development and maintenance of a variety of financial records and reports
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data, perform trend analysis, and prepare clear and concise reports
  • Ability to use a calculator and a computer for the maintenance of accounting and other fiscal records
  • Ability to make computations accurately and with reasonable speed,
  • Ability to verify account and other financial documents and forms for accuracy and completeness
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, vendors, employees, and the general public
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms

Education and Experience

Graduation from a college or university with a major in accounting, economics, public administration, finance or related field and at least one year of experience in budget administration.

Budget experience in local government preferred.