Closing: continuous; however, priority consideration will be given to applications received through June 14, 2018
Hiring Range: $71,699-121,837 annually
New Hanover County is seeking a Budget Officer to become part of a dynamic, professional county organization with a clear vision as a vibrant, prosperous, diverse coastal community, committed to building a sustainable future for generations to come. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this position will oversee the development and implementation of the more than $300 million enterprise-wide budget. The ideal candidate is a collaborator and trusted advisor who possesses excellent communication skills, critical thinking abilities, and personnel management skills. Strong governmental budgeting, finance, accounting, and technical skills are vital in this position.
- Oversees the development of the County operating budget to include reviewing department spending requests; examining revenue estimations; and recommending changes in revenue rates and sources.
- Prepares/oversee the preparation of long-range financial projections including overall operating projections, capital improvement plans, capital outlay and long-term repair/maintenance needs. Recommends to the Chief Financial Officer possible financing plans to accommodate identified long-range needs.
- Prepares and analyzes monthly financial projections through analysis of current operating expenditures and the estimation of future expenditures to include evaluating the impact on the County budget.
- Makes recommendations to the Chief Financial Officer and/or the County Manager regarding proposed cuts and increases in service programs.
- Advises departments on matters of budgetary management and control including addressing current and forecasting future financial problems.
- Plans and prepares policies, guidelines, and instructions to be followed by County staff in the formulation of the annual operating budget and capital improvement plan.
- Makes presentations related to budget and other needed areas.
- Contributes to cross-functional work team by collaborating to solve problems.
- Identifies gaps and needed system enhancements.
- Supervises staff to include prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, ensuring staff is trained, and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
- Performs other duties of a similar nature or level and performs work during emergency/disaster situations.
Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field and seven (7) years of progressively responsible finance/budgeting experience that includes management level experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.