Budget Analyst

Pinal County - Florence, AZ (30+ days ago)3.5

Provide budget development, maintenance, research, forecasting and reporting services for the County, works under the general direction of the Community Development Director, and works directly with the Department to plan, organize, and coordinate the development and monitoring of the annual budget, serve as the direct point of contact for technical assistance, resolving budget problems, budget training, and monitoring of the budget, and may conduct research of economic indicators, perform trend analysis, and make recommendations regarding the County's ability to fund operations as directed.

  • Develop the Annual Budget for adoption, set and implement policies and procedures, communicate and coordinate with department directors, make presentations to the Board of Supervisors, monitor budgeting for all funds and departments including non-departmental, supplemental funding, researching impacts, information system development, compiling and checking property tax rates, and developing and reconciling schedules to adopt.
  • Assist with the development of the annual budget document, compose narratives, graphs, charts, tables, and schedules and compile and present departmental information that includes both financial and performance information.
  • Develop and process budget amendments, work with departments for mid-year adjustments and needs, resolve mid-year issues and supplemental requests, reconcile supplemental budgets and grant budgets, implement budget revisions if there is a significant change in forecast, reallocations, monitoring revenues and expenditures, analyze variances, hiring freeze exemption requests and general fund contingency requests, and enforce budget policies and procedures.
  • Provide the department support and training, provide departments with an understanding of their budgets, position, and staffing analysis, provide consultations via meetings and telephone, and provide financial advice and guidance on financial processes.
  • May manage, train, and schedule staff, monitor work and evaluate performance, explain rules, policies, and procedures, and meet regularly with staff to discuss and resolve priorities, workflow, special assignments, special projects, problems, schedules, cross-training, and client service issues.
  • Manage and administrate the County's Development Fee Program.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, customer records, and restricted County information.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Statistics, or related field.
  • Three (3) years of budgetary and finance experience that includes budget analysis, forecasting, and budget preparation.
  • Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience may substitute for the minimum requirements.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Valid Arizona State Driver's License.

Supplemental Information Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and practices of government finance, budgeting, and accounting.
  • Knowledge of automated information systems for accounting.
  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations as they apply to area of assignment.
  • Knowledge of effective data research techniques, statistical analysis, report writing, and presentation skills.
  • Skill in utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing budget and financial reports.
  • Skill in research methodologies, data gathering, and analysis in order to perform budgetary and policy analysis.
  • Skill in conducting employee training and briefing sessions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, management, outside agencies, community groups, and the general public.
The work is light and requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects. The work also requires the ability to finger, feel, handle, reach, perform repetitive motion, hear, speak, walk, operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment, and demonstrate mental and visual acuity.
Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires the ability to be sensitive to change and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs.