Budget and Management Analyst, Wake County (closes 6/23/19)

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Closing:  June 23, 2019
Hiring Range:  $56,000 – $60,000 annually

Budget and Management Services is pleased to advertise a Budget and Management Analyst position within our office. The Budget and Management Analyst will collaborate with departments to develop, evaluate, and analyze county operating and capital budgets, lead and serve on county-wide special projects, and help effectively communicate information throughout the organization. Budget and Management Services seeks motivated and talented professionals to join its team. We’re looking for more than a number cruncher. We are seeking a team player who can collaborate with others to help build a $1.47 B General Fund budget for our fast-growing county, which is growing by 56 people a day. A passion for public service is essential and an ability to excel with Excel is required, too.

Duties and Responsibilities

Performs complex and detailed analysis of expenditure and revenue trends. Formulates annual projections and three to five-year forecasts. Evaluates departmental operating and capital budget requests, recommending funding to management. Provides advice and assistance in the areas of business plans, fiscal responsibility and best management practices.

  • Manage a portfolio of assignments consisting of a combination of operating departments, capital programs, special revenue, enterprise funds.
  • Assist in the development of the County’s annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Use budget software to capture and evaluate requests. Manipulate data and develop a command of the Financial, Budgeting and Human Resources ERP system, as well as other systems.
  • Evaluate funding and program requests, develop alternatives in collaboration with department staff, and recommend prioritized strategic options.
  • Develop and perform countywide revenue and expenditure projections.
  • Monitor budgets throughout the fiscal year, working with County departments, outside agencies, etc., to ensure funds are used in alignment with established goals, guidelines, and strategies.
  • Review and execute budget adjustments, contract approvals, and position authorization actions in accordance with organizational policy.
  • Provide management consulting and analysis to the County Manager’s Office and departments.
  • Assist departments in achieving goals and objectives by providing programmatic counsel and analytical support.
  • Serve on master planning, County-wide policy planning, RFP development committees, among others.
  • Work with Budget team to draft budget message, publications, Board work session materials, Board agenda items, and other strategic communications.
  • Lead or provide staff support to investigate county-wide issues.
  • Conduct special projects.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to actively participate as a team member to achieve goals; with Budget and Management Services, Wake County government and external partners.
  • Ability to build and to maintain ongoing, collaborative relationships with others to achieve continuous incremental improvement toward shared outcomes.

Customer Focus

  • Ability to assess options transparently and to collaborate with candor with stakeholders.
  • Optimize solutions to balance citizen, Board and county executive interests.

Personal Accountability

  • Ability to be relied on to ensure deliverables are completed on time and as communicated.
  • Ability to monitor programs and activities independently and to recognize when your work impacts others.
  • Ability to manage routine activities with little supervision.

Project Management

  • Ability to establish and carry out a timeline of tasks to accomplish an intended outcome and timeline.
  • Ability to ensure actions are performed to achieve intended project results.

Flexibility

  • Agility in adapting to change.
  • Resilience and persistence to continue to adapt in a high-growth environment.
  • Ability to adjust course when provided feedback or circumstances change.
  • Ability to triage priorities when responding to multiple deadlines.

Problem Solving

  • Ability to identify problems, determine appropriate and possible solutions, and actively works to resolve the issues.

Communication

  • Ability to convey information clearly and concisely to various audiences — from large groups to individuals — both verbally and in writing, ensuring they understand the information and the message intent.
  • Ability to listen actively and respectfully, to confirm mutual understanding, and to respond appropriately.
  • Willingness to ask for assistance and clarification.

Education and Experience

Required

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or Finance. Two years experience in finance, budgeting, policy or management analysis. Equivalent education and experience combination accepted.

Preferred

Experience working in a financial/budgeting role in a centralized budget office, a department/agency or in a City or County Manager Office in local, state or federal government. Master’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy or Business Administration.

Fiscal Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 6/28/19)

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Closing:  June 28, 2019
Hiring Range:  $47,902 – $65,000 annually

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 departmental fiscal oversight, accountability and procurement. This position reports to the Fiscal Supervisor for Solid Waste Services.

The Fiscal Analyst will prepare a variety of budget and operational data reports and complete complex analytical work in support of developing and implementing the department’s annual $37.8 million operating budget. The Fiscal Analyst will also 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.

The work of the Fiscal Analyst involves the independent performance of complex duties which frequently require independent judgment based on knowledge gained through experience and training. The Fiscal Analyst may be empowered to develop and refine working procedures for themselves and are required to exercise some initiative and independent judgment in carrying out their work to completion. Work is reviewed through oral and written reports to Solid Waste Services leadership and staff.

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.
  • 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:

  • Principles and applications of critical thinking and analysis
  • Modern budget practices
  • Financial analyses 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:

  • 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.

A Masters in Public Administration is preferred. Experience in government/public sector is preferred.

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.

Additional Qualifications

  • At least four years of professional experience performing complex analytical, financial functions, and/or program management functions, preferably in a public sector setting. Applicants may substitute additional relevant experience if desired.
  • Must be able to set priorities, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • 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; strong oral and written communication skills; and interpersonal and customer service skills.

Grants & Compliance Coordinator, Cape Fear Transportation Authority (closes 6/30/19)

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Closing:  June 30, 2019
Salary Range:  $37,620 – $47,026 annually

Description

Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority is seeking a Grants & Compliance Coordinator to supervise grants and compliance functions of the Authority.

Responsibilities

Oversee grants, compliance requirements and functions including but not limited to:  FTA grant applications, milestone progress reporting, federal financial reporting, and TrAMS administration. Other functions include NCDOT Partner Connect applications and reporting, National Transit Database (NTD) reporting, and other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Computer literate with a working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, accounting software
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Proficient in Assetworks
  • Proficient in CTS Software
  • Proficient NCDOT Partner Connect
  • Proficient in FTA TrAMS

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or associate’s degree in statistics, mathematics, data management and analysis, or related field is required
  • Four or more years in data analysis and/or reporting
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of governmental budgeting a plus
  • Must possess valid North Carolina Driver License
  • Pre-employment background check and drug screen required

Budget Analyst, City of Asheville (closes 6/12/19)

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Closing:  June 12, 2019
Salary Range:  $47,092 – $73,463 annually

The City of Asheville’s Finance Department is seeking a motivated and talented Budget Analyst to support the management and development of the city’s capital and operating budgets.  This is a professional position requiring strong analytical ability, effective communication skills and a penchant for collaboration. Budget Division staff work as a team to support city management, department directors and other staff in prioritizing goals, evaluating programs and policies, and planning service changes.

The ideal candidate will possess one (1) to three (3) years’ experience in governmental budgeting, management analysis or consulting and possess a bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, and/or business administration. Must be a self-starter, strong communicator, flexible, customer-focused, skilled in problem-solving and project management, and have the ability to work collaboratively.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working with departments to identify, analyze, prioritize and evaluate needs.
  • Providing professional consultation and guidance to departments in formulating budget requests, estimating costs, and projecting revenues.
  • Developing recommendations in response to questions from directors, city management, and City Council by analyzing financial, staffing and other data.
  • Supporting significant interdepartmental projects and plans by assessing financial and organizational impact.
  • Gathering and analyzing information for annual projects, including data for benchmarking, changes to fees and charges, and the cost allocation plan.
  • Reviewing departmental and capital project budgets during the fiscal year, including requests for budget revisions and amendments.
  • Developing and preparing internal and external reporting, including budget documents, presentations, staff reports and other publicly available information about city services and projects.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Local government financial and management concepts, including fund accounting, indirect cost allocation, program evaluation, strategic planning, performance measurement, personnel compensation and benefits, etc.

Skills:

  • Communicating effectively, including developing presentations, memoranda and summaries of complex data.
  • Analyzing programs and policies, synthesizing information, and presenting sound recommendations to management.
  • Providing complex financial analysis including debt modeling, multi-year budget projections and personnel cost projections.
  • Customer service to support departmental partners, management, elected officials, boards and commissions, and the public.

Abilities:

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with employees at every level of the organization, including collaborating with others from across the organization to assess options and optimize solutions.
  • Plan, initiate and manage complex projects simultaneously.
  • Clearly and concisely articulate policy recommendations based on advanced research of organizational policies, procedures, best practices and innovative techniques.
  • Work independently with limited supervision, delivering work products on time and meeting expected outcomes.
  • Conduct advanced research on organizational policies and procedures, best practices and innovative techniques.
  • Resolve complex issues involving multiple stakeholders or views, using independent judgment and tact in the workplace.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration or a related field, with one (1) to three (3) years of professional experience in governmental budgeting, management analysis and consulting.
  • A Master’s degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, or related field is desirable and may be substituted for experience.

Senior Strategic Planning & Performance Analyst, City of Raleigh (closes 6/14/19)

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Closing:  June 14, 2019
Hiring Range:  $51,822 – $80,000 annually

The City of Raleigh Budget and Management Services Department is responsible for leading organization-wide performance management and strategic planning efforts. By determining desired outcomes, collecting and analyzing data, and linking data to overarching priorities, the City of Raleigh leverages strategic planning and performance management to assist with allocating resources and administering services to benefit our community of 450,000+ residents.

Reporting to the Strategic Planning & Performance Manager, the Senior Strategic Planning & Performance Analyst will play a critical role in the success of the City’s performance management and strategic planning efforts. We are seeking an individual who will bring their strong interpersonal, analytical, and critical thinking skills, along with their passion and persistence for excellence, to contribute to our efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in consultations with organizational leaders, department directors, and key stakeholders on how best to measure success.
  • Assist departments with the development, analysis, and use of performance measures and related reporting.
  • Assist with preparing, analyzing, reconciling, and translating performance measures, benchmarking, and related data (qualitative and quantitative) into strategic recommendations and action plans.
  • Perform in-depth research and analysis, including the review of available datasets to analyze ways to enhance City operations and effectiveness.
  • Assist with the management of complex and significant strategic planning projects, including the City of Raleigh’s Strategic Plan and departmental business plans.
  • Support the City’s stat program.
  • Manage the City’s strategy planning software.
  • Assist with the development and delivery of classroom training and small team coaching related to performance measures, strategic planning, and related management techniques.
  • Assist with survey design and analysis of survey data.
  • Perform a variety of complex, diverse, and advanced level professional and technical duties in support of the City’s performance management and strategic planning efforts.
  • Analyst may assist the Budget team with the City’s budget process.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Public administration, performance management, strategic planning, and local government financial and management concepts
  • Project management and research principles and resources
  • Analytical and statistical concepts and tools (including Microsoft Excel)

Ability to:

  • Synthesize complex ideas and communicate them in an understandable way to others, both written and orally
  • Conduct comprehensive research
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness and creativity
  • Manage multiple and shifting priorities
  • Work independently, as well as, collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Establish constructive and effective working relationships with employees at every level of the organization

Skill in:

  • Using performance metrics and data to identify areas for improvement and facilitate solutions
  • Managing projects with multiple stakeholders and non-line authority

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, public policy, data analytics, business or public administration or closely related discipline and five years of professional experience in performance management, program evaluation, strategic planning, data analytics, or budget administration.

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.

Purchasing Agent, Orange County (closes 6/16/19)

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Closing:  June 16, 2019
Hiring Range:  $46,362 – $61,165 annually

The Orange County Finance and Administrative Services Department has an opening for a Purchasing Agent. Under general supervision, an employee of this class is responsible for directing the competitive bidding process and overseeing the management of contractual agreements for the purchasing of equipment and supplies for County in compliance with County, State and Federal requirements; responding to a range of inquiries regarding procurement processes or bid status and has a leading role in procuring goods and services. Responsibilities involve implementing public purchasing policies to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws, rules, procedures and regulations, interpreting policies, regulations pertaining to purchasing and disposal of surplus property; coordinate the process by determining the need for bids, developing the specifications, overseeing the advertisements, the evaluation, and making recommendations as necessary.  The work is performed under the general supervision of the CFO/Finance Director with considerable leeway for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative in work methods. Considerable latitude is given for the exercise of independent judgment. Supervision is not an essential duty of this position. Does related work as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directs and controls the operation and management of the County’s centralized purchasing system to provide for the efficient acquisition of County goods and services;
  • Implements public purchasing policies to ensure compliance with all Federal, State and local laws, rules, procedures and regulations;
  • Coordinates with County Departments on the issuance of Request for Proposals and Request for Qualifications;
  • Ensures County compliance with state laws and regulations pertaining to purchasing and disposal of surplus property and coordinates the process by determining the need for bids, developing the specifications, overseeing the advertisements, the evaluation, and making recommendations as necessary;
  • Serves as the Purchasing Card Administrator for the County;
  • Provides guidance to County Departments on purchasing requirements;
  • Supervises the preparation of competitive bids on all purchases of materials, supplies and on all contracts for the purchase, repair, maintenance, rental and service of equipment to ensure compliance with State and County laws, goals and policies;
  • Establishes and enforces standard specifications for County equipment and supplies, to ensure quality and foster competition;
  • Conducts research and market studies in order to recommend more efficient alternatives for meeting County goals and objectives;
  • Establishes priorities for the assignment and completion of routine and special purchasing projects for County departments;
  • Monitors departmental purchases to ensure consistency with County objectives;
  • Authorizes and directs transfers of supplies, materials and equipment among departments;
  • Sells or leases any surplus, obsolete or unused supplies, materials, and equipment under rules and regulations established by Local Law of the County Board;
  • Oversees the maintenance of a perpetual, automated inventory of supplies and equipment;
  • Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, email and database software in performing work assignments;
  • May perform other incidental tasks, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of modern purchasing methods and procedures;
  • Thorough knowledge of the public competitive bidding process;
  • Thorough knowledge of acceptable and legal business practices dealing with vendors including the understanding of legal aspects and procedures as they relate to the competitive bidding process and contracts;
  • Knowledge of purchasing best practices, policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of strong functional and moderate technical skills in business system applications and Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to effectively communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to apply and interpret established Federal and State rules and regulations; maintain records and prepare reports on tabulations from purchasing records;
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff exhibiting professional discretion, confidentiality, and high ethical standards;
  • Ability to build consensus, work in a collaborative manner while promoting a culture of teamwork, customer service excellence, and integrity;
  • Ability to demonstrate strong time management skills and a demonstrated understanding of expected delivery dates and the tasks necessary to achieve objectives;
  • Ability to provide prompt, high-quality customer service to members, staff, vendors, and internal/external customers;
  • Ability to help team members and customers embrace processes, procedures, methodologies, and solutions;
  • Ability to thoroughly research issues in a timely manner, identifies and suggests solutions, and proactively implements corrective steps;
  • Ability to analyze work, set goals, develops plans of action, and utilizes time effectively;
  • Ability to train and guide the work of others;
  • Ability to analyze and resolve complex problems;
  • Ability to understand and interpret statistical report;
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality; good judgment; resourcefulness; professional and personal integrity; dependability; tact; and courtesy.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, business administration, finance, or other closely related field, and five (5) years of high level public procurement and purchasing experience including the writing and negotiating of procurement and contractual agreements or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certifications as a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) or Certified Procurement Professional (CPP) or other related certifications are preferred.

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.