Budget & Management Analyst I, Fauquier County, VA (open until filled)

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Closing: Open until filled
Salary Range: $57,408 – $101,634 annually

Job Description:

Performs intermediate professional work in the preparation and analysis of budgets and management issues including the development of financial reports for presentation to departments, County Administration, and Board of Supervisors, and grant management; does related work as required. Work is performed under general supervision.

Essential Functions & Typical Tasks:

Assisting with the review and analyses of proposed budgeted revenues and expenditures; assisting with proposed and adopted budget presentation; assisting with monitoring budget revenue and expenditures; preparing and maintaining budget and other related fiscal reports, records and files. (These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Assists with preparation, monitoring and administration of assigned budgets by providing research, analysis and recommended funding/staffing levels to ensure the most effective, efficient use of resources; responds to requests from County and School officials and citizens for information/assistance; provides interpretation and explanation of budget related information.
  • Assists in constructing, compiling, advertising and publishing the proposed budget; analyzes resource requests and needs; provides recommendations for funding support while ensuring use of resources maintains a balanced budget.
  • Provides support for Board of Supervisors’ Committees including Finance and others as designated; including attend meetings; prepares analysis including economic updates, spreadsheets and other documentation as needed; analyzes budget requests; makes recommendations on actions to be taken; tracks committee decisions and prepares Board of Supervisors’ resolutions, summary reports and budget transaction documentation.
  • Monitors and reconciles revenue and expenditures to ensure the budget remains balanced; performs varied analysis on budget data to include comparison of projections to actual expenditures and revenues; performs statistical, account and costs analysis.
  • Drafts resolutions, timelines, policies and procedures to be considered by the Board of Supervisors on budget and financial issues.
  • Assist in developing and implementing the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and County Asset Replacement Fund including development of submission guidance documents, departmental briefings, review submissions for accuracy and adequacy, coordination of documentation and providing updated financial and statistical data throughout the process; provides staff support to the Capital Review as necessary.
  • Reviews and approves Capital Improvement (CIP) Fund and County Asset Replacement Fund purchase orders; monitors the financial status and total costs of each project to ensure they remain within budget; resolves any year end CIP fund rollover funding issues and determines year end funding reserve for contracts and services encumbered.
  • Works with departments in the preparation, submission, and management of grants.
  • Prepares and collects data for benchmarking studies of the County through multiple communication networks, in coordination with the budget process.
  • Acts as a Liaison to accounting and administrative staff in County departments and agencies on budgetary processes and procedures, including providing training sessions.
  • Prepares clear and concise complex financial reports, with the ability to express ideas clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to adjust workload changes, to manage competing task requirements to meet deadlines.
  • Works with County department and agencies to address questions and concerns related to the daily budgetary transactions.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of the functions and operations of County organizations; thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of municipal accounting, finance and budgeting; thorough 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 conduct detailed research and prepare reports and findings; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, public administration or related field and considerable experience in budget preparation and analysis.

Physical Requirements:
This is sedentary work requiring the exertion of up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects; work requires reaching, fingering, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, and determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work; the worker is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.