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

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Closing: Open until filled, with first round of application reviews beginning 9/13/21
Salary Range: $54,712 – $84,712 annually

Job Description:

The purpose of this job is to assist in the preparation, development, and analyses of departmental budgets assigned to determine the accuracy and impact of budget requests. This position will conduct fiscal and management analysis to determine efficiency and effectiveness in fiscal and programmatic management.

This position works under general supervision of the Assistant Director of Budget and Management Services.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the preparation and distribution of the annual operating budget.
  • Advises and assists departments in the preparation and revision of their respective budget requests in conformity with county requirements and management expectations.
  • Receives budget transfers and amendments; reviews, edits, and analyzes departmental budget requests.
  • Compiles requests for review by Director of Budget and Management Services and County Manager.
  • Revises requests and helps produce the County Manager’s recommended budget based on management priorities and availability of revenues.
  • Provides information on budget alternatives and recommendations to Director of Budget and Management Services, County Manager, County department heads, County Commissioners and to the public.
  • Attends budget workshops, budget hearings with County Commissioners and related meetings.
  • Develops revenue projections under the supervision of the Director of Budget and Management Services.
  • Maintains records and budget materials for assigned departments.
  • Assists the department heads and staff in the preparation of budget requests.
  • Reviews and analyzes the departmental budget requests of assigned departments and recommend funding of program requests, including personnel, information technology, vehicle requests and capital requests.
  • Monitors department budgets and inform management and departments of unusual spending patterns and potential problems in budget expenditures.
  • Assists in the production of final budget document and budget ordinances.
  • Supervises and participates in specific research and related projects concerning budget issues.
  • Works with and monitors departments to review and analyze departmental performance measures (and related data) in support of Strategic Plan initiative application, and budget request alignment.
  • Provides policy and process analysis of departmental programs and/or activities related to identified performance indicators.
  • Provides estimated budget and financial ramifications of policy and/or legal changes
  • Develops and provides oversight of the Non-Profit budget process, Performance Management systems, and others as assigned.
  • Provides oversight of the enterprise-wide budget system (used to collect budget development information).
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Preparation and oversight of the enterprise-wide budget system (used to collect budget development information).
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and techniques of local governmental budgeting.
  • Knowledge of state laws and local ordinances applicable to budget preparation, approval, and administration.
  • Knowledge of the functions and operations of county agencies.
  • Knowledge of computer software and hardware essential to carry out budget related functions.
  • Ability to research, analyze and evaluate proposed programs and expenditures.
  • Ability to work with large amounts of data, interpret financial records, detects errors, and prepare financial reports.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the work with others.
  • Ability to conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others.

Qualifications:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, public administration, finance or a related field and at least five years of experience in budget administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public administration, finance, or a related field.
  • Budget experience in local government.