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Want to make an impact on your community by helping to fund services that will benefit your neighbors and friends? Come work for the “Best in Class” Mecklenburg County Government in its nationally renowned Office of Management & Budget (OMB). OMB, which is often sought out by other governments for our best practices, is recruiting to fill a Senior Budget Analyst position.
Bring your skills to bear in innovative ways to enhance the quality of life for residents in your community. In addition to having a positive impact on public service, we invest in our employees! Our team has a long track record of serving on numerous boards and committees including the NC Local Budget Association and the Government Finance Officers Association.
OMB is an organization that develops leaders. Our office consists of a credible team of experienced budget analysts who are great advisors, mentors and quality trainers.
We take pride in having a vibrant diverse workplace culture that ranges in ethnicity, gender, and generations. We have a workplace culture that is based on an inspirational set of organizational values that include trust, creativity, teamwork, and empowered employees who are involved in decision making.
- Conducts non-routine, complex data analysis and research on budget, performance, and policy issues, as well as proposing recommendations.
- Analyzes and reviews complex budget requests and makes recommendations to the County Manager or designee on the validity of the request and proposed alternatives using logic and data.
- Performs complex budgetary, financial, and operational analyses with limited technical guidance, while considering far reaching impacts throughout the County.
- Monitors actual expenditures and revenues compared with budgets through the fiscal year, including year-end projections for assigned areas
- Analyzes data sets to identify trends and calculate scenarios.
- Prepares data visuals to help decision makers understand key issues.
- Prepares and is responsible for highly visible written communications and presentations to others that effectively, concisely, and accurately describe budgetary issues, problems, analyses, solutions, conclusions, and recommendations. Information must be presented in a way that facilities decision making and considers all interconnected issues.
- Researches, gathers, and assembles disparate information from a variety of sources into usable formats with limited technical guidance.
- Collects and reviews holistic, historical data to develop short and long-range expenditure and revenue forecasts.
- Reviews data to analyze trends affecting financial, programmatic, and personnel needs, and may review the analytical work of others to ensure accuracy and quality.
- Synthesizes large data sets and determines high-level key messages and gaps. Uses significant professional judgement to present findings effectively to management.
- Collaborates with departments on budget request development and submission. Supports all business case development.
- Assists departments in improvement efforts by providing analytical support in the areas of finance, processes, and communications. Fosters initiatives that involve changing current business practices. Offers critical feedback to ensure viability of proposed initiatives. Provides advice and technical assistance.
- Assists the County Manager’s Office, Board of County Commissioners, and other departments with special projects which may include procurement review, public relations, special studies, and developing customized and high-quality solutions to specific problems.
Education/Experience: Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field and four years of experience in financial, budgeting, management, or policy analysis.
Equivalent Experience for Education Accepted? Yes
Licenses and Certifications: Certified Budget Officer certification issued by the North Carolina Local Government Budget Association (NCLGBA) preferred, or a similar certification from another state.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Business English, spelling and arithmetic.
- Overall functions, responsibilities, and services in assigned area.
- Project management and research principles and resources.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
- Querying data, writing reports and publishing dashboards in Power BI.
- Enterprise Budgetary Analysis and Principles.
- Policy Analysis.
- Statistical analysis and conducting research.
- Communication – Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
- Collaboration – Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships.
- Initiating Action – Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals; being proactive.
- Project Management –Plan, Manage and track tasks to complete individual and group research/analysis projects.
Compensation & Benefits: In addition to a competitive salary, Mecklenburg County offers a generous benefits package which greatly increases your total compensation. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, short term disability, long term disability, accident, cancer, critical illness, medical bridge and pet insurance; dependent care, healthcare and commuter flexible spending accounts; health savings account; paid holiday, vacation and sick days; near site clinics for preventive care and illnesses; an employee discount program which provides discounts for retail, dining, shopping, travel, tickets and more; an employee assistance program including financial and legal counseling; access to Mecklenburg County fitness and aquatic facilities; paid family leave; tuition reimbursement; a 5% employer match on retirement savings plan contributions and a defined benefit plan for retirement.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.