Budget and Evaluation Analyst, City of Winston-Salem (continuous)

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Closing:  Continuous; first review of applications begins on 8/30/19
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.

Assistant Budget & Management Services Director – Strategy & Performance, City of Durham (closes 8/30/19)

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Closing:  August 30, 2019
Salary Range:  $92,937 – $111,524 annually

The City of Durham is seeking an experienced individual to serve as the Assistant Budget Director for Strategy and Performance. This position is located in the Budget and Management Services department and reports to the director. This position is responsible for coordinating the City’s strategic planning, performance management and continuous improvement initiatives and oversight of the City’s Innovation Team (I-Team). This is accomplished by providing leadership to the development and implementation of the Citywide Strategic Plan,  consultation and facilitation to departments on strategic planning methodology, plan development and implementation, and ensuring alignment of departmental plans to citywide goals and initiatives; coaching departments through linking Strategic Plans to Budget and Operational Plans; overseeing the City’s performance management program and overseeing the City’s I-Team in collaborating  with internal departments, other governmental organizations,  residents and other organizations to identify solutions to complex problems through qualitative research, human-centered design, behavioral science and data analysis.

Successful candidate will possess local government budget and strategic planning experience and will be an innovative, strategic and proactive leader, with a record of gaining results through collaboration, employee and community engagement and accountability. Strong leadership skills including high levels of consultation and collaboration with executives, employees and the community.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and coordinate the development and implementation of the City’s Strategic Planning, Performance Management and Continuous Improvement initiatives. This is accomplished by supervising staff, programs, activities and services, providing professional consultation to department heads and staff, and presenting status reports.
  • Manage and monitor work performance of a division including evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, establishing broad organizational goals and realigning work and providing information to Budget Director; City Management; City Council; coordinating public meetings; and leading resident and staff committees to help the City prioritize its needs based on the strategic plan and performance.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement efforts across the organization as well as help identify and address issues related to the financial health and operations of the City.
  • Provide oversight of the Bloomberg Innovation team by developing vision and projects, assigning work, and identifying internal and external partners. This work involves relationship building with community stakeholders and meeting with residents to develop problem definitions and solutions.
  • Support Citywide Initiatives such as coordinating Strategic Plan Goal teams, the annual Resident Survey, employee IdeaStarter campaign, IdeaLab, and serve as the  Alliance for Innovation Ambassador.
  • Provide executive leadership within BMS and citywide. Assist with strategies to accomplish the goals and mission of the department, while addressing emergent issues at the direction of the Budget Director and Executive Leadership Team.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

Education and Experience

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s degree in public administration or a directly related field and
  • Nine years of progressively responsible related professional experience that includes significant management and supervisory experience.

Preferred

  • Master’s degree in public administration or related field
  • Local government, budget and strategic planning experience

 

Budget and Management Analyst, Catawba County (open until filled)

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Closing:  Open until filled
Salary Range:  $51,322 – $84,682 annually

Catawba County, the hub of the Greater Hickory Metro area, is seeking a highly motivated and self-directed professional to serve as a Budget & Management Analyst. Catawba County is a progressive, professionally managed organization with a budget of over $250 million and 1,132 FTEs. With the Board of Commissioners recently undertaking a community-wide strategic plan, the Budget & Management Office is ideally positioned to assist in evaluating and implementing critical strategic initiatives to move the Board’s vision for the community forward.  If you want to be part of a dynamic team focused on driving positive community change, this position may be what you’re looking for. The successful candidate will perform advanced professional management analysis and evaluation in the preparation and administration of the County’s operating and capital budgets. The ideal candidate will have on point local government experience and a demonstrated passion for public service that supports the mission and values of Catawba County.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide departments and County Management with complex management and research analysis used to drive organizational and budgetary decision-making.
  • Perform thorough programmatic, service, and policy analysis of budget requests and make associated recommendations to County Management.
  • Work closely with department heads to understand services, assist in developing budgets and outcomes, monitoring progress, and developing solutions to budget issues that arise during the year.
  • Evaluate funding and program requests, develop alternatives in collaboration with department staff and recommend approaches.
  • Forecast revenues and expenses for the development of the annual budget.
  • Develop the budget document, presentations, performance dashboards, etc. used to message county services and performance.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Capacity to work collaboratively and build/maintain effective working relationships with staff in all levels of the organization, elected officials, and outside agencies.
  • Impeccable judgment in analyzing situations and making decisions involving a variety of fiscal and business areas, and the ability to carry out that judgment with considerable professional and managerial discretion.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, including strong command of grammar and the ability to concisely communicate complex information while ensuring important details for decision-making are accurately reflected.
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to turn complex information into easily consumable dashboards, infographics, etc.
  • Independent and self-directed initiative and drive, with the capacity to learn new things / appetite to take on new challenges over time.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, accompanied by a strong capability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.
  • Strong creative, analytical, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to formulate recommendations/alternative ways of doing business that takes into account relevant viewpoints, alternative approaches, pros and cons.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently as well as part of a team.
  • High proficiency in computer use, particularly Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat products.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Business Administration or a related field and one year of professional experience in public administration, budget, program or operational analysis; or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Public Policy or a related field and three years of professional experience in public administration, budget, program, or operational analysis

Finance Director, Town of Granite Falls (open until filled)

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Closing:  Open until filled
Recruitment Range:  $60,000 – $81,024 annually

The Town of Granite Falls is seeking a qualified professional for the position of Finance Director. The Finance Director serves as an integral part of the Town’s leadership team and reports directly to the Town Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Finance Director will have the skills to effectively manage staff and the accounting knowledge and abilities required to plan, organize, direct, and oversee all of the Town’s financial operations including payroll, treasury and investments, billing and collections of taxes, utilities, and other municipal services, financial reporting, purchasing, the annual audit and internal controls. The Finance Director will also assist the Town Manager with budget preparation and monitoring, updating the capital improvement plan annually, risk management, pay plan administration, and other duties as assigned. Work is performed in accordance with NC General Statutes, local ordinances, and municipal finance procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The successful candidate will have comprehensive knowledge and competence in the principles, practices and laws of accounting for local governments including but not limited to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), as well as the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Education and Experience

Minimum education requirements include a bachelor’s degree or higher in accounting, finance, business administration, or public administration from an accredited university and three to five years of experience in local government finance. Preference will be given to candidates that are Certified Local Government Finance Officers, Certified Public Accountants, and candidates with personnel management experience.

Town Manager, Town of Benson (open until filled)

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Closing:  Open until filled; first review of applications 8/15/19
Hiring Range:  $90,000 – $105,000 annually

BENSON, NC, population 3,500, is seeking qualified candidates for the Town Manager position.  Located in Johnston County, this growing town is just 22 miles south-southeast of Raleigh, situated at the intersection of I-95 and I-40, within a two-hour drive of the Atlantic Coast and three hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Town of Benson employs a full time equivalent staff of 70 employees, whom provide a full-service range of services including electricity, water, sewer, police, fire, parks and recreation, cultural arts facilities, planning/zoning and code enforcement, as well as public works.  The approved Fiscal Year 2020 budget is $12,063,258.

The town is governed under a Council-Manager form of government with the board consisting of a mayor, three district commissioners and three non-partisan commissioners.  The Town Manager is responsible for the general direction of the Town’s operations and recommending policies and programs to the Town Council and implementing their visions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

A successful candidate will be a strategic-thinker and a visionary with effective management styles.  The candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to raise the staff to the next level.  The candidate should have a strong commitment to enhancing the community and proactively marketing and growing the Town of Benson.  The candidate will possess the ability to work effectively with a wide variety of citizens, business leaders, elected officials and staff.

Minimum Qualifications

The Town of Benson is looking for a seasoned professional with five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in local government including experience in economic development, revitalization, and budgeting.  A Master’s Degree in a related field is preferred but the Board of Commissioners may consider a Bachelor’s Degree based on experience.