City of Garland, TX

  • Budget Analyst (Fire)

    Location US-TX-Garland | US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4/23/2019 3:30 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Fire Department
    Job Family
    Accounting - Finance
    Target Hiring Range
    Depending on Qualifications
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Code Category
  • Position Summary

    Responsible for assisting with the development, compilation and administration of the Fire Department’s Annual Operating Budget and/or Capital Improvement Program including oversight of State and Federal grants and reimbursements.  Also responsible for the preparation of annual budget reports that may be required.  Also serves in a capacity to help manage work flows by identifying, reviewing, and making recommendations to resolve fiduciary challenges.



    Target Hiring Range: $51,563/Yr - $65,666/Yr

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Assist Fire Department Command Staff and division supervisors with automated budget system operations.
    2. Assist the budget process including analysis of budgets throughout the year. Review submissions and develop recommendations for revenue enhancement and maximum utilization of financial resources.
    3. Research and analyze major funds/areas of the Fire Department Annual Operating Budget and/or Capital Improvement Program.
    4. Reconcile audit to budget reporting methodology. Formulate trend projections; identify variances and other budget issues and concerns to make recommendations.
    5. Improve and implement department wide allocations, such as insurance, G&A, support service, overtime, and salary projections to adhere to internal controls of the Budget Department.  
    6. Provide support through ad hoc projects, research and problem solving.
    7. Develop short, mid, and long term financial plans for the Garland Fire Department.
    8. Ensure operational objectives and key performance indicators are in alignment with funding priorities.
    9. Coordinate with the Budget department representatives for the fire department regarding general fund, bond fund, and capital improvement program budgets.

    Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Education/ Experience:     

    • Bachelors degree in finance, accounting or similar field of study
    • 3-5 years professional experience governmental finance, accounting, budgeting and/or auditing
    • Project management experience is a plus
    • Knowledge of fire department operations is also preferred

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:           

    • Comprehensive knowledge of government budget preparation and analysis, concepts and practices,  Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) policies and standards
    • Intermediate analytical skills and attention to detail 
    • Proficient skill in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook)
    • Proficient skill in utilizing budgeting, financial and third-party reporting software
    • Ability to work independently and prioritize time-sensitive assignments to meet critical deadlines
    • Ability to learn and understand administration of financial and/or budget software systems
    • Ability to learn and understand grant and multi-year budgeting requirements
    • Ability to develop forecasting and modeling 

    Licenses & Certifications

     Valid Class C Texas driver's license

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    The incumbent works in a typical office environment; relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards.


    Customer Focus
    Problem Solving/Analysis
    Project Management
    Results Focus

    Minimum Education & Work Experience

     Four year college degree
     3 years related experience
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


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