Posted On 11/22/2023
The Budget Analyst assists in the creation, distribution and explanation of the County's annual operating and capital budgets. The work is performed under the supervision of the Budget Director. The work requires considerable initiative and the ability to visualize, gather information, articulate, analyze, solve complex problems, make decisions, and exercise independent judgment. The position requires non-traditional hours during the budget season.
Examples of Duties
- Assists in preparing, maintaining, and monitoring budgets, amendments, and capital improvement projects.
- Performs all necessary financial reporting for the American Rescue Plan Act funding as required per guidance, under the direction of the Budget Director.
- Assists in the preparation, administration, and reporting of the American Rescue Plan Act budget and performs related research as required.
- Monitors American Rescue Plan Act subrecipients.
- Assists in risk management activities of the County.
- Prepares, reviews and coordinates reports on the status of the budget in terms of expenditures, revenue, and performance.
- Supports presentation of complex financial information to management and other groups.
- Conducts research and analysis on projects that have significant impact on the department.
- Compiles, reviews, and analyzes data submitted by departments for inclusion within the County's annual budget, amendments, and capital improvement budget.
- Attends budget meetings and public hearings.
- Works with the Budget Director to improve budget methods and communication with departments.
- Performs account analysis, research and other projects as required.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in accounting, business, or other related fields; and any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work
Knowledge and Skills:
Considerable Knowledge of:
Accounting and auditing principles and procedures.
Applicable laws, regulations and procedures governing expenditure of public funds.
Critical thinking, judgement and decision making.
Complex problem solving.
Laws and regulations pertaining to federal funding.
Good Knowledge of :
Data processing principles and practices.
Modern office practices and procedures as they apply to accounting.
Governmental accounting, purchasing and tax in an automated environment identifying and applying for grants.
Working Skill in:
Abilility to establish effective relationships with elected and appointed government officials, county staff, the business community, and other citizens and customers.
Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.