Senior Budget Analyst
This recruitment will remain open until filled. First review of applications will occur on May 23, 2022. The posting may close anytime following this date with or without notice.
This position supports the Town's Public Works and Utilities Departments
This position is assigned to the Budget Division of the Finance Department. Please note that Senior Budget Analyst is the working job title. The job classification is Senior Financial Services Analyst.
Pending final budget approval, the range for the Senior Budget Analyst will be moving to $75,115.54 - $108,917.53 as of July 1, 2022.
This is a full journey-level professional class. Incumbents are required to fully understand, interpret and apply the principles, standards and practices of governmental accounting, auditing, budgeting, financial reporting and financial forecasting. Incumbents prepare projections and conduct forecasting and must understand governmental accounting systems and the flow of transactions between systems in order to extract and manipulate data for required reports. Duties also include preparing monthly financial reports and formal budget documents including CIP, revenue and expense projections, final reports, presentations and other specialized reports and analysis for management, Town Council, and outside agencies.
Work requires considerable initiative and independent judgment in applying financial principles and analysis concepts specific to budgeting, accounting and financial systems.
- Examples of Duties
TYPICAL CLASS ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)
When assigned to General Budget Duties:
1.Collects, compiles and reviews town-wide budget submissions for accuracy, completeness and compliance with pre-determined targets, goals and policies, updates organizational charts, goals, and performance measures; prepares formal budget documents including capital improvement program, revenue and expense projections, and other specialized financial reports and analysis for management, Town Council and outside funding agencies; prepares monthly and annual closing of financials and corresponding budget reports;
2.Participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the budget process and develops strategies and alternatives that focus on continuous improvement, innovation and change;
3.Prepares budget to actual variance analysis for revenues and expenditures for operating and capital budgets;
4.Develops and updates forecasting models for revenues, expenditures and capital improvement projects (CIP) for short-term and long-term planning; prepares multi-year financial forecasts for operating and capital; provides estimates related to ongoing operating impacts for proposed capital projects;
5.Designs and conducts training seminars for staff, external attendees (Citizen Leadership, etc.) related to finance, accounting, budgeting, performance measures, and capital project management;
6.Analyzes and prepares economic impacts of proposed and final funding legislation; analyzes all components of the general formula calculations for the Town in coordination with the state funding units;
7.Presents financial analyses to council committees and at council meetings; presents policy analysis or other financial feasibility studies to senior management;
8.Assists Town departments in developing, evaluating and updating performance measures and benchmarks;
9.Prepares, with Human Resources assistance, annual salary and benefit projections for organization;
10.Maintains existing reports; creates new reports for departments, management and Town Council;
11.Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
- Typical Qualifications
Training and Experience (positions in this class typically require):
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration and four years journey level experience related to area of assignment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. Master's Degree preferred.
- Supplemental Information
Knowledge (position requirements at entry):
- Public sector accounting, budgeting, and finance principles;
- Fiscal analysis and research principles in relation to municipal budgeting;
- Financial statement preparation techniques;
- Customer service principles;
- Accounting procedures, including general ledger, budget, capital assets, and long-term debt;
- Statistical analysis, research techniques, and forecasting;
- Demonstrated expertise and experience in economic trends and forecasting;
- Economic impact studies;
- FLSA laws and regulations;
- Arizona sales tax laws and collection practices; Arizona property tax laws;
- Computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, financial and database applications including high level proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Access; statistical software.
Skills (position requirements at entry):
- Research methodologies and techniques;
- Developing financial data into useful reports and presentations;
- Forecasting and recognizing, following and analyzing trends;
- Tabulating, recording, and balancing transactions;
- Preparing financial statements and reports;
- Performing complex accounting calculations;
- Managing projects and contributing to or leading part of a multi-functional team;
- Working independently;
- Ability to effectively analyze, synthesize and draw conclusions from complex data;
- Using multiple computer and related software applications;
- Arranging information into report format and for the preparation of graphical establishments of research results;
- Providing customer service;
- Operating standard office equipment;
- Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.