|Job: Senior Budget Analyst
| Job Description
Under direction, perform complex and detailed professional level analytical work related to preparing, reviewing, analyzing, evaluating and administering the City budget. Evaluate fiscal impact of budget submittals and related issues on departmental budgets and Citywide budget; and assist with division management functions.
The Finance Department is responsible for overseeing the financial management of the City. The Department supports the financial needs of a complex governmental organization and maintains the financial integrity of the City in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies. The Department is comprised of three divisions: Accounting, Administration/Budget, and Financial Services.
The ideal candidate is a creative, analytical, customer-service and detail oriented government finance professional possessing experience gained in a government finance organization, at the state, county, local or special district level with specific experience in governmental fund budgeting being preferred. A sense of humor is valued and welcomed in the Finance Department.
Tentative Interview Date: May 23, 2018
This position is designated as confidential management with excellent benefits, including: •Scheduled salary increases of 4% in the first full pay periods of July 2018, July 2019, and July 2020.
•Generous contributions to medical, dental and vision plans.
•In addition to vacation and sick leave accruals, 144.86 hours of personal leave annually, which is 100% cashable.
•A 9/80 work schedule with the 1st and 3rd Fridays off each month.
Work is generally performed in an office setting. Pressures may be generated by deadlines, volume of work, frequent interruptions, or seasonal work periods.
Work is primarily sedentary requiring the ability to work at a desk for prolonged periods of time. May include light to moderate lifting, reaching, stooping, pulling and pushing. Manual dexterity, clear speech, visual and hearing acuity are required. The need to transport files, paper and documents weighing up to 25 pounds is also required.
The Budget Analyst Senior is the advanced journey-level classification in the series. Incumbents are expected to independently perform the most complex duties associated with the performance of professional budget activities. This classification is distinguished from the Budget Analyst II by responsibility for a higher degree of knowledge, expertise and the ability to independently handle progressively difficult assignments. This classification typically involves the lead of subordinate professional budget personnel.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED:
General supervision is provided by the Budget Manager. Responsibilities may include direct or indirect supervision of lower level professional accounting/budgeting or administrative personnel.
•A Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in business administration, public administration, finance, accounting or closely related field is required.
•Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in public administration, business administration, finance, accounting or a closely related field, are required.
•Experience in a California municipality with emphasis on budgeting and financial modeling is preferred.
LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE:
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License is required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Duties may include, but are not limited, to the following:
Participate in the activities and operations of the Finance and Technology Department including preparing the City's budget.
Participate in office management functions including scheduling and prioritizing work assignments; oversee and serve as a resource to lower level staff.
Provide responsible professional administrative, technical and analytical assistance in the development, implementation, and administration of major City programs; assist in formulating policies, goals, and procedures; collect and compile relevant data supporting recommendations.
Develop and maintain budget-related reports; prepare monthly financial reports to include budget-to-actual revenue and expenditure information; analyze significant variances and present information to City management.
Oversee and monitor special program accounts, including grant programs, special assessments, capital projects, internal service and enterprise funds for a department or on a City-wide basis.
Prepare a variety of financial statements, reports, and analyses.
Assist project managers and management in projecting costs and revenues associated with long-term projects.
Develop project and program budgets; make recommendations for inclusion in the City's budget; analyze budget recommendations.
Conduct complex financial studies, analysis and prepare summary reports, spreadsheets, and charts; present data in an easy to understand format to the City Manager, City Council, department heads, and the public.
Serve as a liaison with outside consultants to conduct financial studies; prepare a variety of periodic and special financial and other reports as required.
Prepare and administer complex contracts, grant applications, leases and/or bond issues.
Assist in the development of capital budgets, operating budgets, short and long-term financial forecasts; and communicate financial information.
Prepare agenda items; make presentations to the City Council and other committees as required; represent the City or a department in a wide variety of meetings with local community groups, professional associations, and other local entities as required.
Work on special projects as assigned.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:
Principles and practices of budget development and financial accounting and reporting.
Pertinent local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations related to area of assignment.
Budget administration and evaluation.
Advanced statistical and fiscal analysis.
City policies, codes and ordinances.
Automated financial and information systems.
Principles and practices of supervision, training and evaluation.
Equipment used in modern offices including computers and software, especially as related to spreadsheets, databases, graphic presentation and word processing.
Statistical research and analysis techniques.
Prepare complex reports and make oral presentations to a variety of internal and external audiences.
Manage and organize large amounts of data in an accurate and easily understandable manner; effectively design accurate and complex spreadsheets.
Perform advanced analysis using complex spreadsheets.
Understand the organization and operation of the City and/or outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities.
Interpret and apply administrative and departmental policies, laws, and complex rules and procedures, and adopt appropriate and effective courses of action.
Prepare and administer program and project budgets; evaluate existing procedures and policies; develop and recommend modifications.
Supervise, train, and evaluate personnel.
Exercise initiative and sound judgment in resolving difficult and sensitive issues,
Maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information encountered during the course of work.
Operate a personal computer with proficiency to effectively produce complex reports, charts, spreadsheets, and related documents.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
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