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Senior Budget & Management Analyst

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SUMMARY: Responsible for performing fully proficient, professional budgeting and management analysis work such as assisting with the annual budget and multi-year budgeting; assisting with managed competition studies: and, coordinating Performance Management Plan maintenance and reporting. Work requires limited supervision and the use of independent judgment and discretion.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Participates in preparing the City’s annual budget and related supporting documentation, which includes: preparing multi-year budget documents; benchmarking tax base data; preparing budget agendas; preparing budget presentations; reviewing departmental budget submissions; participating in departmental and executive team budget reviews; participating in City Council budget work sessions and meetings; preparing and distributing final budget documents; responding to budget inquiries; reviewing budgets on a monthly basis; and/or, performing other related activities.
  • Participates in analysis activities associated with managed competition studies, which includes: coordinating select activities with the Managed Competition Director; running detailed cost effectiveness analysis; performing benchmarking; allocating costs for plan development; performing cost or service studies and research; analyzing data; participating in related meetings and presentations to provide recommendations and suggestions to improve performance or reduce expenses.
  • Coordinates performance management plan maintenance and reporting, which includes: ensuring timely and accurate submission of plans; preparing key indicator reports for the Executive team; developing performance metrics and indicators; reviewing and updating measures for consistency and applicability; and/or, performing other related activities.
  • Performs budget analysis activities, which includes: researching and analyzing operational, fiscal, and other data for applicable processes; conducting interviews and operational observations; developing reports and making recommendations based on findings; reviewing and analyzing departmental performance management plans; and/or, performing other related activities.
  • Participates in a variety of special projects in support of departmental operations, which may include: analyzing vendor contracts; performing special studies; providing guidance and recommendations to departments to ensure organizational sustainability and maximize organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and performance; recommending cost-conscious decisions and actions; and/or, performing other related activities.
  • Reviews and participates in audits of the City’s purchasing card program, which includes: reviewing monthly statements to ensure compliance with applicable guidelines and policies; auditing selected department’s purchasing history to ensure sound financial practices; auditing travel expense reports for accuracy and compliance with applicable policies; and/or, performing other related activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY/BUDGET RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • None.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of government budgeting principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of government operations and processes;
  • Knowledge of process improvement principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of data analysis techniques;
  • Knowledge of management principles;
  • Knowledge of research and analysis methods;
  • Knowledge of strategic planning principles;
  • Knowledge of outcome-based management principles;
  • Knowledge of program analysis methods;
  • Knowledge of purchasing and fiscal policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of auditing principles and practices;
  • Skilled in developing performance metrics;
  • Skilled in evaluating quality and reviewing final work products;
  • Skilled in conducting interviews and investigations;
  • Skilled in conducting fiscal audits;
  • Skilled in conducting on-site process evaluations;
  • Skilled in analyzing, interpreting, and documenting vendor contracts and pricing agreements;
  • Skilled in analyzing business processes;
  • Skilled in preparing budget documents and analysis;
  • Skilled in working with large electronic documents;
  • Skilled in reading and interpreting technical documents;
  • Skilled in assessing cost efficiency and effectiveness of municipal operations;
  • Skilled in conducting benchmark surveys;
  • Skilled in conducting best practice research;
  • Skilled in analyzing budget data and information;
  • Skilled in applying independent judgment, personal discretion, and resourcefulness in interpreting and applying guidelines;
  • Skilled in reading, interpreting, applying, and explaining rules, regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • Skilled in preparing clear and concise reports;
  • Skilled in providing customer service;
  • Skilled in gathering and analyzing information and making recommendations based on findings and in support of organizational goals;
  • Skilled in operating a computer and related software applications;
  • Skilled in communicating effectively with a variety of individuals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, General Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Two years experience in either budgeting or conducting research.

PREFERENCES:

  • None.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Frequent reaching, sitting, talking, seeing, hearing, and manual dexterity.
  • Occasional climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, and crouching.
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 10 pounds.
  • Work is typically performed in a standard office environment.
  • Work is occasionally performing in an outdoor environment, with potential exposure to adverse weather conditions.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Must pass pre-employment drug test.
  • Must pass criminal history check.
  • Must pass motor vehicle records check.

PAY RATE: $52,733 Salaried




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