Senior Budget & Management Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 6/3/19)

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Closing:  June 3, 2019
Hiring Range:  $51,822 – $80,000 annually

Description

The City of Raleigh is seeking a Senior Budget and Management Analyst within the Budget and Management Services Department.  This position works to develop and manage the annual operating and multi-year capital plan, support the City’s strategic and business planning efforts, manage special projects, and contribute to policy discussions.

Department staff have a rich variety of assignments and work closely with the City Manager, and Assistant City Managers, to set budget priorities, respond to City Council questions, and facilitate consensus-building among stakeholders.  Job duties include the following:

  • Work directly on major projects, such as new business planning processes, departmental reorganizations, and regional planning efforts
  • Manage a portfolio of assignments, including operating departments and capital programs, enterprise and internal service funds, and special project management
  • Work directly with City departments to prioritize needs, resolve challenges, and plan service improvements

Responsibilities

  • Independently identifies the need for and performs complex analytical, quantitative and managerial work in the:
    • Preparation and development of annual operating and capital budgets;
    • Implementation and control of current operating and capital revenues and expenditures;
    • Analysis and evaluation of policy and management issues; and
    • Evaluation and measurement of the performance of City programs and strategic goals
  • Provides professional consultation and guidance to departments by:
    • Reviewing budgets and long range financial and strategic plans including staffing, expense and revenue projections;
    • Recommending approaches for linking strategic objectives to performance targets; and
    • Identifying opportunities of cost savings/cost avoidance
  • Work with assigned departments to identify, analyze, and prioritize operational needs, and evaluate those needs during the budget cycle.
  • Manages projects that are complex, cross-departmental, and have significant financial impacts, with minimal guidance.
  • Support the City’s strategic plan by helping departments collect data, refine performance measures, and communicate results to senior management.
  • Prepare communications, including memoranda, presentations, and talking points, to help senior management debate policy choices.
  • Assist department staff with crafting clear, concise agenda materials for City Council.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Local government financial and management concepts, such as fund accounting, indirect cost allocation, program evaluation, strategic planning,
  • 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.
  • Customer service principles.
  • Budget planning software systems and analytical tools.
  • Microsoft Office suite.

Skill in: 

  • Articulating policy recommendations that well define the issue or problem; provide viable options; and present sound analysis justifying the recommended action/policy direction.
  • Resolving complex issues involving multiple stakeholders or views, using independent judgment and tact in the workplace.
  • Planning, initiating and managing complex projects simultaneously.
  • Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, including developing summaries, presentations, memoranda, and handouts.
  • Developing and analyzing capital improvement programs and complex operating budgets, performing quantitative analysis, researching and preparing reports, reviewing and interpreting statistical information.
  • Performing complex financial analysis to include rate modeling, multi-year budget projections and personnel cost projections.
  • Exercising political acumen, tact and diplomacy.
  • 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.
  • Providing customer service.
  • Working independently and establishing effective working relationships with employees at every level of the organization.
  • Collaborating with others who have differing perspectives and viewpoints.
  • Analyzing programs and policies, synthesizing information, and presenting sound recommendations to executive staff.

Qualifications

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.

Finance Director, Cleveland County (open until filled)

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Closing:  Open until filled
Hiring Range:  $85,000 – $104,166 annually

Description

Performs complex executive work planning, organizing and directing the financial activities of the county, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work involves setting policies and goals under the direction of the County Manager. Departmental supervision is exercised over all personnel within the department.

Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes and supervises the operations of the finance department and EMS billing, including disbursement and accounting of county funds, purchasing processes and preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Familiar with federal and state Department of Health and Human Services funding.
  • Supervises a staff of professionals, technicians and support positions; conducts hiring, training, motivations, communications, employee development and performance management and evaluation.
  • Materially participates with county manager the development of the annual general operating budgets; makes recommendations to the manager in directing the formation of county financial policies and in the final preparation of the budget; communicates with operational department heads and drafts 5-year capital improvement plan.
  • Helps manage organizational vision and culture through development and creation of community and professional partnerships; works toward achieving commission strategic goals.
  • Assists department heads with projected revenues and expenditures; reviews departmental budget requests for accuracy and justification of resource allocation expenditures.
  • Determines revenue projections based on expected expenditures and projected revenues; manages the receipt and investment of revenues and idle cash; manages the debt service and participates in debt financing analysis and strategies.
  • Reviews and monitors on-going administration of budget, accounting and billing processes; reviews budget systems and develops methods for improvement.
  • Assists the auditors during the annual audit of county financial records; follows up on findings to improve financial systems.
  • Maintains current professional development and standard changes with applicable compliance law.
  • Maintains a general accounting system for the county; financial records for each department; maintains separates accounts for items appropriations, amounts paid, unpaid obligations against the accounts and the unencumbered balance; performs and supervises grant accounting.
  • Submits to the manager and the county commissioners’ periodic statements of the financial condition of the county; reviews each department’s revenue and expenditures reports and analyzes actions, discusses actions and documents rationale and justification for actions; requests additional funds and transfers from commissioners.
  • Evaluates organizational risk.
  • Works with attorney, consultants and county manager to insure appropriate long-term sustainability.
  • Clearly comprehends self-insured risk management financing.
  • Diligently measures and manages available cash on hand to fully maximize county’s ROI as applicable in NCGS 159.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of related industry, organization and department policies, practices and procedures;
  • thorough knowledge of related industry, organization and departmental legal guides, recommendations, best practices, ordinances and laws;
  • thorough knowledge of standard office and department specific software;
  • ability to evaluate complex financial systems and efficiently formulate and install accounting methods, procedures, forms and records;
  • ability to prepare informative financial reports;
  • ability to plan, organize, direct and evaluate work of subordinate employees;
  • ability to formulate long-range fiscal planning;
  • ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals;
  • ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages;
  • ability to understand and apply governmental accounting practices and maintenance of financial records;
  • ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, associates and the general public.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field and extensive experience with government accounting and public finance, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred. Certified Local Government Finance Officer (GFOA), Certified Public Accountant (preferred), and/or General Governmental Finance and Fiscal Policy Training.

Fiscal Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 5/27/19)

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Closing:  May 27, 2019
Hiring Range:  $47,902 – $65,000 annually

Description

The Solid Waste Services Department is reorganizing its current structure to increase accountability, evenly distribute work, foster collaboration and optimize efficiency. The Fiscal Analyst will join the Budget & Finance Division which supports the department fiscal oversight, accountability and procurement. This position reports to the Fiscal Supervisor for Solid Waste Services.  Responsibilities include the following:

  • Prepare a variety of budget and operational data reports and complete complex analytical work in support of developing and implementing the department’s annual 37.7 million operating budget
  • Analyze operational data for the purpose of performance-based decision making to ensure resource alignment with the department’s Business Plan and the City of Raleigh’s Strategic Plan
  • May develop and refine working procedures requiring initiative and independent judgment

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and administers the operating budget development process by preparing forms and instructions, analyzing requests and providing funding recommendations, and maintaining budget software system.
  • Performs analysis of financial data and information of Solid Waste Services divisions and assists other members of the department in developing program budgets in preparation for annual budget development.
  • Works with department staff to identify, analyze, and prioritize operational needs, and evaluate those needs during the budget cycle.
  • Recommends approaches for linking strategic objectives to performance targets.
  • Prepares special analyses to track and monitor expenditures including but not limited to travel, utility billing, and contractual services expenditures.
  • Performs research and review of financial accounts, budget transfers, contract expenditures, and other complex fiscal information needed for the development of SWS’s budget and monitoring of future expenditure needs.
  • Analyzes fiscal concerns, recommends, and coordinates problem resolutions with staff, vendors and/or other operational stakeholders.
  • Provides professional and technical support to SWS staff in the areas of budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis.
  • Special projects may include the development of a capital improvement plan, forecasting of major expenditures, training of various staff on monitoring and evaluating division budgets, and contract management to include writing request for proposals (RFPs), reviewing submittals, participating on evaluation committees and after award monitoring.
  • Serves as the departmental liaison to Budget Management Services and works closely with assigned Budget Management Services staff to ensure budget deadlines are consistently met and that information requested is provided in a timely manner.
  • Advises and makes recommendations to the Fiscal Supervisor regarding the need for budget transfers.
  • Runs budget status reports and prepares monthly divisional budget reports to advise leadership and staff on the status of accounts.
  • Identifies discrepancies, variances and financial irregularities, particularly those that affect large expenditure accounts.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Thorough knowledge of principles of public administration including organization, public policy and fiscal management.
  • Knowledge of Accounting software or Human Resource systems
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis
  • Modern budget practices
  • Financial analysis concepts and practices
  • Principles and practices of program administration and management
  • Project management principles
  • Preparing and evaluating request for proposals (RFPs)
  • Modern office technology

Skill in:

  • Microsoft Office products
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, to include an understanding of basic statistics and financial forecasting methods
  • Technical proficiency at an advanced user level of spreadsheets (pivot tables a must), word processing software and internet research
  • Managing fiscal processes, projects and/or programs
  • 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
  • Coordinating deadlines and prioritizing competing demands
  • Managing contracts and related budgets
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
  • Providing excellent customer service

Education and Experience

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.

Budget Analyst, Mecklenburg County (closes 5/23/19)

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Closing:  May 23, 2019
Hiring Range:  $58,400 – $76,650 annually

Description

Want to make an impact on your community by helping to fund services that will benefit your neighbors and friends? Come work for the “Best in Class” Mecklenburg County Government in its nationally renowned Office of Management & Budget (OMB). OMB, which is often sought out by other governments for our best practices, is recruiting to fill a Budget Analyst position.

Bring your skills to bear in innovative ways to enhance the quality of life for residents in your community. In addition to having a positive impact on public service, we invest in our employees! Each budget analyst has a dedicated professional development allocation to attend local, state, and national trainings and conferences to enhance your skills. Our team has a long track record of serving on numerous boards and committees including the NC Local Budget Association and the Government Finance Officers Association.

OMB is an organization that develops leaders. Our office consists of a credible team of experienced budget analysts who are great advisors, mentors and quality trainers. So why is Mecklenburg County constantly in recruitment mode? Because there are endless opportunities for upward mobility within the organization – hence the need to consistently recruit talented individuals. After a successful stint with OMB, our team is afforded opportunities to become middle-managers, department heads, assistant City/County managers, and managers.

We take pride in having a vibrant diverse workplace culture that ranges in ethnicity, gender, and generations. We have a workplace culture that is based on an inspirational set of organizational values that include trust, creativity, team work, and empowered employees who are involved in decision making.

Essential Functions

  • Works with assigned departments on budget development and strategic projects to include assisting in the establishment of goals and objectives.
  • Participates in research and analysis projects to develop sustainable, repeatable and quantifiable business process improvements.
  • Researches best practices to develop recommendations for processes that increase productivity and help to reduce overall cost.
  • Responds to requests from County or local municipality government.
  • Gather and organize information about the problem to be solved or the procedure to be improved.
  • Interview personnel and conduct on-site observations to determine the methods, equipment, and personnel that will be needed.
  • Analyze financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports.
  • Develop solutions or alternative practices.
  • Recommend new systems, procedures, or organizational changes.
  • Make recommendations to management through presentations or written reports.
  • Confer with managers to ensure that the changes are working.
  • Work in environment that will require serving on a team of enterprise management analysts to complete major assignments.
  • Provide consulting, project management, training and support to assigned agencies

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in government/public sector
  • Thorough knowledge of principles of public administration including organization, public policy and fiscal management.
  • Ability to effectively handle confidential/sensitive matters and effectively communicate orally and in writing with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to set priorities, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge of financial systems and/or statistical analysis tools.

Qualifications

Experience

Two years of related professional experience.

Education

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 Bachelor’s Degree in above areas and two years of related experience. Equivalent experience for education will be accepted.

Budget Analyst, City of Concord (closes 5/17/19)

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Closing: May 17, 2019
Salary: $53,759 annually

Description

The purpose of this position is to coordinate and administer the City’s operating budget, capital improvement plan, and performance measurement processes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and administers the operating budget development process by preparing forms and instructions, analyzing requests and providing funding recommendations, and maintaining budget software system.
  • Collects, analyzes, and summarizes departmental capital improvement project submissions for review and ensures capital improvement project requests are balanced and budgeted for upcoming fiscal year.
  • Coordinates and administers the City’s performance measurement program, including recommending performance measures and enhancements and monitors performance measures for impact and cost effectiveness.
  • Prepares and maintains budget records, files, and spreadsheets and develops, formats, and produces sections of the annual operating budget, performance plan, and capital improvement plan.
  • Monitors budgets for assigned areas and determines appropriate methods to address budgetary concerns.
  • Coordinates and conducts management analysis projects, including selecting appropriate analytical method to use and convey results.
  • Coordinates external agency program.
  • Performs other similar duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Operating and capital budgeting models, concepts, and practices;
  • Applicable local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Fiscal control practices;
  • Productivity improvement concepts and practices;
  • Organizational theory;
  • Management analysis tools;
  • Data analysis.

Skills in:

  • Operating a computer and applicable software applications;
  • Applying local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Giving presentations;
  • Preparing financial and budget reports;
  • Developing productivity models;
  • Analyzing a variety of financial data and making appropriate recommendations based on findings;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Accounting, or Economics from an accredited college or university, with at least one (1) year experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Certified North Carolina Local Government Budget Officer preferred.

 

Division Chief of Administrative Services, City of Alexandria, VA (closes 4/24/19)

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Closing:  April 24, 2019
Salary Range:  $76,146 – $125,165 annually

Description

The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES) is seeking a Division Chief of Administrative Services who oversees the budget, operations capital and special projects.  This position directs analysis of contract and grant expenditures in coordination with the Division’s fiscal team and departmental program managers. The Division Chief will direct planning and inspection, research and data analysis for the Department and establish or revise management methods and procedures to improve work flow, simplify reporting, and reduce costs.  In the spirit of continuous improvement, the Division Chief will monitor the Department’s operational effectiveness, select program areas for inspection and analysis and perform or participate in audits to assess fiscal or operational conditions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Represents the City, together with the Department Head, at legislative sessions before the City Council;
  • Directs the activities of a division which include highly complex fiscal operations such as accounting, purchasing and development of annual operating, capital and special revenue funds, manages and directs preparation of operating and capital improvement budgets, budget requests and justifications;
  • Oversees the dissemination of related budget information to include that provided by contractors, procurement, travel reimbursements and grant management;
  • Directs planning and research of data processes and data analysis to establish or revise management methods and procedures to improve workflow, simplify reporting procedures, reduce costs and meet professional accreditation standards and legal requirements;
  • Provides expert counsel to senior management and professional colleagues on the fiscal management of large-scale transportation infrastructure, and public works projects and operations;
  • Coordinates and controls the Department’s purchasing activities, establishes priorities, prepares reports and administers compliance of purchasing laws and guidelines;
  • Assesses the department’s administrative needs and problems, and reallocates or secures resources to meet those needs, identifies skill gaps and provides appropriate training for the team;
  • Supervises, establishes and maintains efficient grant lifecycle tracking procedures for applications, expenditures, and reimbursements;
  • Identifies, assesses and prioritizes risk which allows the department to methodically and efficiently apply resources to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of unfortunate events;
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications

Minimum

To qualify for this position, all candidates must possess a two-year college degree; five years’ experience in Administrative Management in a large organization with experience preparing and managing budgets, policy and procedure development, administering human resources, supervising professional and support staff, and providing guidance and direction; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred

To be considered as an ideal candidate, one should also possess a Four-year college degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, or Public or Business Administration; five (5) years’ experience developing, monitoring and managing budgets and fiscal operations; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Budget Analyst, Union County (closes 4/21/19)

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Closing:  April 21, 2019
Salary Range:  $46,293 – $71,755 annually

The Budget Analyst, under general supervision, performs a wide variety of professional level budget development and analysis involving preparation, administration, maintenance, review and control of County-wide budgets. The position is responsible for performing managerial budget preparation and analysis work; performs statistical and comparative analysis of spending; evaluating best practices for budget development and budget documents; analyzing and reviewing budget request; maintain specialized financial records and statistics and prepare financial reporting documents.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares various work papers for audit field work, service area budget amendments, journals, and postings for budgeted transactions, transfers, etc. for assigned service areas.
  • Prepares and reconciles interdepartmental charges for Internal Service Funds; prepares projected year end service area revenues, expenditures, and budgetary impacts; reconciles and prepares estimates for fleet maintenance charges and year-end true-up.
  • Compiles service area requests for year over year budgetary rolls for contracts, purchase orders, projects, and program balances.
  • Reviews pre-procurement (requisition) forms.
  • Prepares and assists with other reports as necessary.
  • Prepares Contract Deputy Billings and monitors revenue receipts; reviews and updates annually the contract deputy cost estimates.
  • Assists in preparing, analyzing, and coordinating the annual budget process with a holistic approach for a $430 million budget.
  • Serves as primary point of contact for assigned departments for budget analysis matters.
  • Works independently to complete assignments that require thorough complex management, budgetary, financial, organizational, problem solving skills.
  • Works in an environment that will require serving on a team of budget analysts to complete major assignments.
  • Prepares departmental budget training and instructions; answers questions and provides analysis.
  • Analyzes submitted data for year-end estimates and next year budget request for consistency, reasonableness, directives, etc., and enters budget data.
  • Supports departments with detailed and summary reporting; and related reconciliations.
  • Reviews contracts for payment/encumbrance terms; prepares encumbrance of budget for contracts; confirms appropriate funding of contracts.
  • Assists departments with following financial policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Conduct pre-audits all personnel changes that affect cost for compliance and budget availability purposes.
  • Reviews capital asset additions, deletions, and transfers as prepared by staff; reviews capitalized interest rate and amounts for capital construction work in progress (CWIP) projects; reviews and reconciles CWIP roll forward schedules of additions, closures, and capitalized interest prepared by staff; reviews and/or prepares audit report notes and schedules related to capital assets and CWIP.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of financial systems and/or statistical analysis tools.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles of public administration including organization, public policy and fiscal management.

Education and Experience

Minimum

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Business or Public Administration, Accounting or other closely related field required, and two (2) years of budgeting and/or accounting experience performing financial data analysis and reconciliations, preferably in a governmental setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred

Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Finance, Economics or Accounting and two (2) years of experience in capital financing and markets, debt service and planning, bond issuance, enterprise strategic planning, and financial performance management planning and evaluation.

North Carolina Budget & Evaluation Officer Certification or North Carolina Finance Officer Certification.

Budget Management Analyst II, City of Alexandria, VA (closes 4/2/19)

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Closing:  April 2, 2019
Salary Range:  $62,657 – $82,045 annually

The Budget Management Analyst II (Mid-level) position performs a wide variety of budget and management analysis work for their portfolio of departments and agencies.  The work performed is fast-paced and often time-sensitive.  A significant aspect of the work involves producing annual operating and capital budget documents.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists departments in developing budgets, and reviews departmental budget submissions;
  • Monitors departmental operating budget expenditures to include expenditure and revenue projections;
  • Writes, develops, recommends and interprets financial policies;
  • Prepares summaries, analysis and recommendations on budgetary requests and programs;
  • Analyzes and recommends reductions, increases and alternative methods for meeting departmental and budget goals;
  • Researches and writes memoranda and management analysis regarding policies, procedures, budget items and capital improvement projects as directed, and prepares charts, graphs and statistical tables to aid in the presentation and consideration of the budget and programs;
  • Makes detailed projections and analysis of City revenues/expenditures and monitors revenue and expenditure trends for budget and cash flow impact;
  • Attends City Council work sessions and public meetings, as needed, to answer questions and justify recommendations;
  • Answers procedure and policy questions from departments;
  • Uses intermediate and/or advanced features of Microsoft products, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and SharePoint;
  • Participates and assists in the design, implementation, and installation of new and revised programs, systems, procedures, methods of operation, and forms;
  • Reviews and monitors federal and state grant funds;
  • Provides leadership, training and direction to less experienced analysts; and
    Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, possess outstanding multi-tasking abilities and bring a variety of technology related talents (ERP experience, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint).  Previous work with budgeting and analysis is preferred.

Qualifications

Minimum

To qualify for the Budget Management Analyst II (mid-level) you must possess a bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of experience in budget and management analysis; or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

Preferred

A Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance or a directly related field of study; experience in budget and management analysis in a municipal or other government environment; experience with a financial enterprise resources planning (ERP) system (ex.Tyler Munis); project management experience; experience with ResourceX priority based budgeting; and experience building complex financial models.

Management Analyst I, City of Alexandria, VA (closes 4/3/19)

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Closing:  April 3, 2019
Salary Range:  $49,101 – $60,017 annually

The Management Analyst I (entry-level) is responsible for performing ad-hoc quantitative and qualitative research and analysis in support of the overall City’s budget and the performance of administrative duties related to office management, including financial management, human resources, information technology and communications.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform research and analysis of special projects such as historical revenue or expenditure trend analysis, demographic or service demand analysis, or comparator jurisdiction and other best practice research;
  • Review and recommend improvements to internal processes;
  • Monitors departmental operating budget expenditures to include expenditure projections;
  • Maintain the department’s external and internal websites;
  • Prepare departmental personnel actions, budget transfers, requisitions and payments;
  • Serve as the department’s staff liaison the Human Resources, Information Technology Services, General Services and the Office of Communications and Public Information;
  • Coordinate new employee recruitment activities;
  • Coordinate the production of the City’s annual operation budget and Capital Improvement Program documents;
  • Schedule and coordinate set-up for public meetings;
  • Perform other office management duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, possess outstanding multi-tasking abilities, can work independently to solve problems, and brings a variety of technology related talents.

Qualifications

Minimum

Four-year college degree in public or business administration and one year of experience in management analysis, customer services resolving end-user problems or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Preferred

Experience in public administration; creating spreadsheets; budget preparation and management; development and review of performance indicators; report presentation methods and procedural review and development; ability to analyze, interpret and report research findings; ability to perform the tasks of the position independently and to make decisions, especially in the absence of the supervisor; ability to maintain effective working relationships; and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Senior Budget and Management Analyst, Guilford County (continuous)

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Closing:  continuous
Salary Range:  $58,088 – $78,419 annually

Description

The Senior Budget & Management Analyst provides customers with the support and analysis they need to ask better questions that lead to better answers that build a better community.  This position works with internal and external stakeholders to ensure they have the operational, financial, and performance insight and resources they need to achieve their goals.  The position has more complex departmental assignments and broader county-wide assignments than the Budget & Management Analyst position.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

This position performs responsible professional work in the overall review, preparation, administration, and evaluation of the County’s Operating and Capital Improvements Program (CIP) budgets; conducts management analyses; conducts evaluations of County programs, departmental procedures and operations; aids in strategic planning; assists in the development and review of benchmarking, performance measures and objectives; assists in the development of short and long-range financial plans and forecasting related to fiscal and program requirements; conducts general research; and participates in county-wide productivity improvements efforts. Employee participates in the preparation of the County budgets through review and analysis of complex and sensitive departmental/program requests and issues and the presentation of recommendations to the appropriate county officials.  Assists departments in preparing proposals, reports, contracts, and gives advice on management issues.  Reviews contracts for compliance with established policies.  This is a professional non-supervisory classification.

The position has more complex departmental assignments and broader county-wide assignments than the Budget & Management Analyst position.  An employee in this position serves as a senior resource to and lead worker to other Analysts, overseeing and coordinating more complex county-wide initiatives and projects including performance measurement and management, program and service evaluation.

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.
  • Coordinates assigned processes and programs of the department such as management and evaluation efforts, multi-year planning processes, and components of general budget development.
  • Periodically reviews departmental expenditure and revenue collection patterns to identify potential financial problems and recommends corrective action.
  • Assists in the development of long range expenditures and revenue forecasting, including the Capital Investment Program (CIP), to aid financial planning and the establishment of public and financial policies.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and makes recommendations on the fiscal and programmatic impact of operational and service initiatives.
  • Evaluates county programs and services to determine efficiency and effectiveness and to assess the achievement of established goals and objectives.
  • Assists in the development and review of benchmarking, performance measures and strategic planning as an integral part of an outcome-based budgeting system.
  • Conducts special management studies as assigned and presents findings and recommendations.
  • Assists departments in preparing requests for proposals and contracts and helps to evaluate consultant qualification and compliance with identified specifications.
  • Reviews and assesses new and pending legislative changes and their resulting fiscal and programmatic impact on county departments and services.
  • Assists and coordinates as needed the work of other analysts and employees in the completion of assigned duties and tasks.
  • Assists in the maintenance, operation, and troubleshooting of budget software.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, budgeting, public finance and local governmental budget and fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of the functions and structure of county government and federal and state laws relevant to county operations and finance.
  • Working knowledge of mathematical computations, analytical skills, budget and costing accounting theories, principles and methods and evaluation/research techniques and methodology.
  • Ability to analyze complex administrative and organizational problems, prepare and clearly present appropriate recommendations and working procedures in written or oral form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to guide and coordinate the work of other staff members.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate an effective work schedule.
  • Ability to exercise independent and sound judgment, discretion, initiative, creativity, and resourcefulness.

Education & Experience

Minimum

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics or a field related to one of the County’s services and four years of experience in budget development, strategic planning, program/process analysis and/or evaluation or any combination of experience, education, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities outlined in the job description.  Must have detailed knowledge of business processes of governmental operations.

Preferred

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in evaluating services to determine efficiency and effectiveness, recommend and implement improvements, and assess the achievement of established goals and objectives.  Master’s degree in a related field preferred, but not required.