Budget Analyst/Sr. Budget Analyst
Garland, TX 
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Budget Analyst/Sr. Budget Analyst
Location US-TX-Garland
Job ID 2021-6953
# of Openings Remaining 1
Department Budget & Research
Job Family Accounting - Finance
Target Hiring Range Depending on Qualifications
Type Regular Full-Time
Position Summary

An individual will be hired EITHER as an entry levelBudget 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.

BudgetAnalyst:

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 tooversee 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

BudgetAnalyst:

    Assist departments with automated budget system operations.
  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. 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. Provide support through ad hoc projects, research and problem solving.

Sr. BudgetAnalyst:

  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

BudgetAnalyst:

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. BudgetAnalyst:

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

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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