Budget and Management Analyst, City of Greensboro (closes 10/29/19)

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Closing: October 29, 2019
Salary: $51,913 – $62,295 annually

Duties and Responsibilities

The Budget and Management Analyst will perform varied and complex professional work within a team environment in the evaluation and management of City resources. The Analyst will evaluate departmental performance measures and budget requests, research and prepare management, productivity, and operations studies, recommend improvements to methods and systems of operations and evaluate revenue and expenditure trends. The Analyst will independently lead projects involving staff from multiple departments and, in some cases, community representatives. This individual must have strong written and verbal communication skills; assignments will include written analysis and evaluations for City Council, executive staff and public review, along with periodic public presentations. This individual must be able to maintain effective working relationships and facilitate diverse groups in decision-making processes.

This job is Exempt and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Education and Experience

Minimum

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field with 1 year experience in public sector program analysis and/or management
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software

Preferred

  • 1-3 years experience in public sector program analysis and/or management
  • Professional work experience in local or state government budget or program development or analysis, management or service delivery
  • Professional work experience facilitating/managing 1-year processes

Senior Budget and Management Analyst, City of Durham (closes 9/20/19)

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Closing:  September 20, 2019
Hiring Range:  $54,580 – $65,496 annually

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

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

Qualifications & Experience

Minimum

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

Budget and Management Analyst, City of Durham (closes 9/20/19)

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Closing:  September 20, 2019
Salary Range:  $48,126 – $57,751 annually

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 assisting with developing the annual budget, to include performing routine technical analysis, research and reporting; gathering and analyzing data; monitoring budgets; preparing cost-benefit analyses; performing special projects; and analyzing information to develop conclusions and recommendations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops the annual budget, to include performing routine technical analysis, research, and reporting; monitors budgets; and researches and assesses information related to programs and community needs.
  • Analyzes fiscal, management and productivity information; prepares cost-benefit analyses; analyzes data and develops conclusions and recommendations.
  • Prepares and reviews fiscal, technical and other documentation including reports, contracts, and agreements; and ensures accuracy and completeness of work and compliance with applicable laws, policies, and procedures.
  • Performs special projects coordinates City departments and external agencies; and -analyzes and evaluates solutions/recommendations.
  • Collaborates with City departments to provide analytical information; and assists with developing and recommending solutions.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Qualifications & Experience

Minimum

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

 

Business Process Analyst, City of Greensboro (closes 9/6/19)

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Closing:  September 6, 2019
Salary Range:  $44,507 – $59,343 annually

Description

The Business Process Analyst’s duties will include the control and oversight of the approximately $6.7 million in City inventories, including timely review and reconciliation of inventory balances, training and ongoing support to operating staff and assurance that appropriate internal control safeguards are maintained for all these inventories. Duties will also include the preparation and posting of journal entries, budget entries and adjusting journal entries and balancing of accounts to ensure that financial transactions are recorded accurately and timely. This employee is responsible for performing month end general ledger closing on a rotating basis with other members of the Accounting Division. Other duties include analyzing budget and cost of operations statements for accuracy, completeness and adherence to governmental accounting standards, as well as working with City departments on accounting issues, understanding financial data, and instructing users of the Lawson financial system. This position is required to achieve the NC Certified Local Government Finance Officer designation within 3 years of employment date.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience using Crystal reports or Lawson add-ins to extract data from financial tables
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Products
  • Lawson financial system/subledger package experience

Education and Experience

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 24 hours of Accounting coursework “OR” an Associates Degree in Accounting with six to eight years of related experience
  • 4-6 years of related experience  (i.e. working with preparing financial statements and interpreting Financial Policy and Procedures)

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • NC Certified Local Government Finance Officer
  • 2-4 years experience in governmental accounting or auditing

Budget Analyst, Mecklenburg County (closes 9/13/19)

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Closing:  September 13, 2019
Hiring Range:  $58,400 – $76,650 annually

Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field and two years of related professional experience, OR
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field and four years of related experience.

Business Systems Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 9/3/19)

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Closing:  September 3, 2019
Hiring Range:  $47,902 – $64,000 annually

The City of Raleigh is seeking a full-time Business Systems Analyst within the Budget and Management Services Department. This is a professional, technology position working to support the users of the City’s suite of budgeting and financial applications and enterprise systems.

This Analyst reports to the Business Systems Manager and will work independently on a variety of assignments and high-level objectives. Some projects and tasks include report development, complex excel analysis, process mapping, system configuration, online form development and customer support. This role will also work with the City’s ERP Center of Excellence on major system and application projects, upgrades and implementations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides analysis and technical support in reviewing and maintaining assigned system applications; reviews and analyzes trends; recommends best practices to enhance productivity.
  • Identifies, assesses and documents business processes and requirements in collaboration with staff, management and stakeholders; prioritizes user requests; serves as a liaison and assists in planning and facilitating the improvement and/or the design and implementation of system applications and technology solutions.
  • Performs quality assurance testing of new or revised technology solutions; identifies, analyzes, troubleshoots and documents issues or deficiencies; provides recommendations for improvements and issue resolution.
  • Reviews and maintains assigned processes and applications; enters, updates and maintains data, system tables, account information, operational reference materials, budget/purchasing information, and/or other related documentation.
  • Creates and maintains reports, charts, process/procedural documentation, correspondence and presentation materials.
  • Provides training in support of assigned applications and processes; develops training materials to assist users in operational performance and enhanced productivity.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of business process analysis and documentation.
  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis.
  • Best practices, trends and emerging technologies.
  • Project management principles.
  • Modern budget practices.
  • Customer service principles.
  • Principles and techniques of effective oral presentations.
  • Specialized equipment relevant to area of assignment.
  • Modern office technology (advanced Excel analysis a plus).
  • Budget planning software systems and analytical tools (PeopleSoft and/or Hyperion a plus).
  • Microsoft Office suite.

Skill in:

  • Developing and maintaining business process documentation.
  • Providing analysis of processes and systems and defining business requirements.
  • Prioritizing and managing processes and project activities.
  • Gathering data, analyzing findings and applying logic and reason.
  • Researching industry trends, solutions and best practices.
  • Interpreting, monitoring and reporting data and statistics.
  • Authoring and preparing original reports, technical documents and resource materials.
  • Organizing and maintaining documentation, data, records and files.
  • Developing and providing training and supporting education materials.
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards (based on assignment).
  • Providing customer service.
  • Utilizing a computer and relevant software applications.
  • Utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisors, the general public and others to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
  • Working effectively under pressure, with multiple deadlines and changing priorities.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in information technology or related field and one year of business systems analysis experience, 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.

Procurement Analyst, Gaston County (closes 8/30/19)

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Closing:  August 30, 2019
Salary Range:  $42,473 – $65,832 annually

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties listed below are not all of the duties that may be assigned but are those that are considered as essential for an employee to perform.

  • Manage the purchasing of Public Health Department medical, office, and equipment supplies. Utilize past usage data to project future needs. Receive and distribute purchased items. Resolve problems and concerns with vendors if a product shipment is not fulfilled or correct.
  • Identify sources of supply and obtain competitive pricing and required bids for items and services, documenting competitive price quotations and applicable bids form vendors. Prepare and issue bid documents. Analyze quotes, bids, and data received to determine bidder’s and vendor’s responsiveness to requirements.
  • Review and manage purchase orders to ensure that orders are properly completed, verify sufficient funds are budgeted to purchase requested items and ensure proper budget coding. Provide departmental assistance in the development and evaluation of purchases and compliance with any grant or program requirements.
  • Prepare, manage, and process purchasing and contractual agreements including service agreements following all County purchasing policies and procedures. Interpret and research purchasing and bidding laws, statutes, regulations, and policies. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendor representatives and staff personnel.
  • Generate data reports and update purchasing tracking spreadsheets. Review, verify and track 340B vaccine purchases. Interpret and follow Uniform Guidance policy and procedures when purchasing medical, office, and/or equipment supplies in which Federal funds are used.
  • Prepare and enter the purchasing invoices in the County Finance system for payment.
  • Assist Human Resource Representative with personnel records and contract maintenance and assist Accounting Techs as needed.
  • As needed, assist in preparedness and emergency response activities in situations that threaten the public’s health (i.e. disease outbreaks, natural disasters, etc.)
  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Graduation from an accredited College or University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Accounting.
  • Two years of purchasing or accounting field experience with direct procurement responsibility or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Knowledge of purchasing laws, rules, and regulations pertinent to local government preferred.

Financial Operations Director, Cabarrus County Schools (open until filled)

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Closing:  Open until filled
Salary:  See State Salary Schedule

Performs difficult professional work assisting in the development of the annual budget, coordinating and supervising job responsibilities for the office, preparing reports for the School Board, County and other internal departments and monitoring system’s cash position, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the general direction of the Chief Finance Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the Chief Finance Officer in keeping the accounts of the local administrative unit in accordance with all rules and regulations.
  • Maintains the general ledger on a daily basis including all journal entries, budget amendments, chart of accounts and reconciliations to ensure balances are correct.
  • Assists in the preparation of the budget at the direction of the Chief Finance Officer.
  • Responsible for the daily maintenance of the school payroll accounting system, timekeeper approval for the department.
  • Assists in fiscal year end close out procedures and annual audit.
  • Maintains a continuous internal control program for all funds.
  • Assists in the preparation and filing of statements as requested by the Superintendent, the Local School Board and the State Board of Education.
  • Assists in supervision of daily Finance Department activities, monitors compliance with finance goals.
  • Conducts a monthly review of budget versus actual expenditures – monitors the MFR report and research variances.
  • Prepare and monitor state allotment forecast and perform a State allotment – Pre EOM pay review.
  • Supervises, trains and monitors the accounting records of the Special Funds of the Individual schools.
  • Perform projects, tasks as assigned by the Chief Finance Officer.
  • Reconcile State and Capital Cash Accounts.
  • Construction and QSCB – Board Construction Report, GL transactions, budget, budget amendments, balancing and reconciliation.
  • Monitor and order cash for the school system and assist in reviewing checks, drafts and State warrants.
  • Prepare and monitor school rosters, responsible for OMB certifications, coordinate the allotment process.
  • Liaison for the exceptional children’s program- budget, questions, maintenance of fiscal effort.
  • Liaison for the Kids:Plus and CNP departments – budgets, monthly monitoring, concerns, questions.
  • Liaison for the Federal programs – budgets, monthly monitoring, SURF, BUD, questions, concerns.
  • Responsible for the Board Function report.
  • Performs other related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the laws and administrative policies governing school budgeting and financial practices and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of school administration.
  • Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal school funding statutes and programs.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain complex fiscal records and systems.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software packages, hardware and peripheral equipment.
  • Ability to develop and present complex ideas in both oral and written formats.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school officials, associates, parents and the general public.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in finance, accounting, business, or related field and considerable experience finance, accounting or business management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Certified Public Accountant Preferred

Budget Technician, Town of Apex (closes 9/8/19)

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Closing:  September 8, 2019
Hiring Salary:  $39,124 – $43,180 annually

Performs responsible administrative, technical, research and data collection work to support operating and capital budget development and a variety of engaging special projects.  Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Budget & Management Analyst.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with developing the town’s annual budget document and the town’s performance measurement system
  • Reviews, analyzes and monitors the town’s operating budget by conducting monthly reviews of departmental revenues and expenditures  and assisting with check and purchase card review and follow up
  • Assists in analyzing and evaluating departmental requests for budget submissions and amendments
  • Provides on-going assistance to departments and responds in a knowledgeable, courteous and professional manner.
  • Attends meetings related to assigned activities.
  • Participates in analytical studies and research projects and provides recommendations and feedback as requested.
  • Compiles and reviews department data and trends including monthly report dashboard data review and verification
  • Performs other related duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of standard office procedures, practices and equipment;
  • Thorough knowledge of the budget process; general knowledge of MS Excel; general knowledge of Town departments and their operations;
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to prepare precise reports and documents;
  • Ability to pay attention to detail;
  • Ability to perform work with high degree of accuracy;
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft and Adobe products.

Education and Experience

Associate degree in budgeting, finance, public administration, business administration or related field and one year of experience in a budget office or providing administrative support in accounting and/or budgeting; or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Budget and Evaluation Analyst, City of Winston-Salem (closes 8/30/19)

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Closing:  August 30, 2019
Hiring Salary:  $54,726 annually

Performs difficult skilled technical work reviewing and analyzing proposed budgeted expenditures, assisting with budget preparation, assisting with monitoring budget and expenditures, preparing and maintaining budget spreadsheets, records and files, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Budget Evaluation Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with assigned departments to prepare annual operating and capital budgets; prepares annual expenditure and revenue forecasts.
  • Provides guidance and budget-related technical assistance to department directors and staff.
  • Gathers, reviews, and summarizes information for the city’s benchmarking studies and cost analysis.
  • Prepares special projects as assigned by management and council; prepares staffing studies, program evaluation reports, and other work assignments.
  • Facilitates citizen boards/committees by preparing reports, conducting presentations, and providing technical support.
  • Monitors current operating expenditures and revenues.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • General knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of municipal accounting, finance and budgeting;
  • General knowledge of the functions and operations of municipal organizations;
  • General knowledge of the state laws and local ordinances applicable to budget preparation, approval and administration;
  • General knowledge of research techniques, methods and procedures;
  • Ability to analyze and develop budget estimates;
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume;
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry;
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in public administration, public finance, accounting, or related field and considerable experience in operating and capital budgeting, performance measurement, program evaluation and knowledge of local governmental budgeting practices.
  • Master’s degree (MPA) strongly preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.