Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Senior Budget Analyst
Salary:$70,539.82 - $102,282.82 Annually
Job Type:Full-time
Location: 22358 S. Ellsworth Road, Queen Creek, AZ 85142, Arizona
This recruitment will remain open until filled with the first review of applications on 5/1/19 and weekly thereafter.  This recruitment may close at any time after 5/1/19 without notice.

The ideal candidate will be known as a collaborative partner to solve problems, not regulate. Must be a highly organized individual, a creative problem solver who seeks viable alternative solutions whenever possible, committed to continuous quality improvement, innovation driven, a strong analytical thinker and detail-oriented.  The ideal candidate will be known for their ability to focus on details while maintaining a global view of the organization's operational needs. Must have the ability to manage a varied workload with competing deadlines, and perform complex assignments with minimal direction.

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.

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. When assigned as the CIP Analyst, incumbent also performs accounting and analysis work in the areas of capital projects and long-term debt, utilizing knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements, and industry standards and best practices. 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 Budget Division:
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 crystal reports; create 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):
Knowledge of:
  • 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;
  • Economic impact studies;
  • FLSA laws and regulations;
  • Computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, financial and database applications;
  • Public purchasing and materials management policies and procedures;
  • Contract laws relating to public purchasing with emphasis on Model Procurement Code or similar statutes in public procurement.
Skills (position requirements at entry):
Skill in:
  • Research and analysis;
  • Developing financial data into useful reports and presentations;
  • Forecasting;
  • 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;
  • Using multiple computer and related software applications;
  • 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.


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