Closing: November 11, 2015
Hiring Salary: $56,929 – $70,000
The Cary Budget Office oversees a $300 million operating and capital budget. The Budget Office is staffed by the Budget Director, a Capital Program Manager, two Senior Budget and Management Analysts, a Budget Technician, and a part-time Intern. The Senior Budget and Management Analysts are responsible for the Town’s operating budget and this position currently is assigned Police, Utilities, Public Works, Fleet, Finance, Human Resources, and the Town Manager’s office. The position also develops the budgets for the Health & Dental Fund and Workers Comp/Self Insurance Fund.
- Prepares annual operating budget; assists departments in formulating their budget requests; forecasts revenues; estimates and projects expenditures; prepares budget documents;
- Addresses budget execution questions and issues from departments; analyzes and monitors current year revenues and expenditures; handles budget adjustment requests;
- Completes special studies and analytical projects; prepares information for Council budget reviews and work sessions;
- Responds to budget questions from the Council and public;
- Works with the Finance Department to complete the budget rollover process at the end of each year;
- Completes submission to the School of Government’s Benchmarking Project;
- Responds to surveys;
- Coordinates the maintenance and improvement of our in-house budget software;
- Sets up and maintains library of historical budget data in Excel format;
- Serves as Pay Plan Manager; develops, maintains and improves the Town’s database used to calculate the annual compensation;
- Maintains Operating Budget Database; directs, coordinates and resolves issues associated with the technical aspects of Microsoft Access database;
- Conducts training for the operating budget database and pay plan database;
- Handles reversions; analyzes the Town’s reversion (budget remaining at the end of each year) including which departments, key accounts, and estimating the future amounts according to trend data;
- Undertakes specialized projects including (projects currently assigned to the open position are shown in italics, but assignments are subject to change):
- Analyzes and projects health and dental insurance claims costs for the Town;
- Analyzes, projects, and allocates insurance and bond costs for the Town;
- Budgets for the utility expense; analyzes, projects, and allocates utility expenses for the Town involving rate assessment, allowing for new facility impacts, and ensuring actual charges are posted to the responsible departmental accounts;
- Oversees nonprofit organization management; issues requests, handles those requests for funding upon receipt, and organizes all information received in an organized fashion;
- Maintains staffing document; administers and maintains the Town’s official staffing document that is adopted as part of the budget ordinance each year;
- Calculates the numbers and prepares all tables needed for the Koka Booth Amphitheatre annual report;
- Updates the Transit summary each year that calculates ridership, budget and cost per trip;
- Maintains Wake County Schools fee report;
- Maintains the permit database; tracks monthly permit data for all Wake County jurisdictions as provided by the Wake County Revenue Department;
- Completes required information for the Government Finance Officers Association Budget Award; answers all questions and addresses all issues related to the application.
- Performs other job-related tasks as required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal administration and governmental budgeting; thorough knowledge of the laws and regulations governing municipal financial practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of research techniques and sources and availability of information; thorough knowledge of revenue forecasting and expenditure analysis; thorough knowledge of municipal operations; thorough knowledge of microcomputers and appropriate software packages; ability to analyze budgets, financial information, policies and procedures and make recommendations; ability to be organized and systematic in the work; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department directors, supervisors, and employees; ability to express ideas clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
Minimum & Preferred Qualifications
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in business administration, public administration, management science, or a related field and a minimum of five years experience in public finance or budget administration. A master’s degree in public administration, business administration or related field is desirable and may be substituted for experience.
Requires drug testing and background check (which may include criminal check, education verification and credit history review) prior to employment.