City of Garland, TX

  • Budget Analyst/Sr. Budget Analyst

    Location US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/13/2019 3:11 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-6051
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
    Department
    Budget & Research
    Job Family
    Accounting - Finance
    Target Hiring Range
    Depending on Qualifications
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job Code Category
    Budget
  • Position Summary

    An individual will be hired EITHER as an entry level Budget Analyst or experienced Sr. Budget Analyst who is most closely aligned to the following criteria and is able to recognize how strategies, decisions, and business situations impact outcomes to maximize value added to the organization. 

     

    Budget Analyst:

    The primary function of the Budget Analyst is assist with the development, compilation and administration of the City’s Annual Operating Budget and/or Capital Improvement Program.

     

    Sr. Budget Analyst:

    The primary function of the Budget Analyst is to oversee and assist with the development, compilation and administration of the City’s Annual Operating Budget and/or Capital Improvement Program.

     

     

    Target Hiring Range: $51,563/yr - $74,859/yr

    Essential Job Functions

    Budget Analyst:

    1. Assist departments 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 City 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 citywide allocations, such as insurance, G&A, support service, and salary projections to adhere to internal controls of the Budget Department.  
    6. Provide support through ad hoc projects, research and problem solving.

     

    Sr. Budget Analyst:

    1. 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.
    2. Research and analyze major funds/areas of the City Annual Operating Budget and/or Capital Improvement Program.
    3. Reconcile audit to budget reporting methodology. Formulate trend projections; identify variances and other budget issues and concerns to make recommendations.
    4. Develop, improve and implement citywide allocations, such as insurance, G&A, support service, and salary projections to adhere to internal controls of the Budget Department.
    5. Assist and train departments with automated budget system operations.
    6. Provide support through ad hoc projects, research and problem solving. Develop financial forecasting techniques through computer models.
    7. Provide backup support for budget and finance systems maintenance. 

    Minimum Education & Work Experience

    Budget Analyst:
     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.

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

    Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Budget Analyst:

     

    Education/ Experience:

    • Bachelors degree in finance, accounting or similar field of study
    • 3-5 years professional experience governmental finance, accounting, budgeting and/or auditing

     

    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 

     

    Sr. Budget Analyst:

     

    Education/ Experience:

    • Bachelors degree in finance, accounting or similar field of study
    • 5-7 years professional experience governmental finance, accounting, budgeting and/or auditing

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:     

    • Extensive knowledge of government budget preparation and analysis concepts and practices, fund accounting, Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) policies and standards
    • Advanced 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.

    Competencies

    Models Organizational Values
    Customer Focus
    Communication
    Adaptability/Flexibility
    Results Focus/Project Management

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