The City of Tucson is seeking a Budget Administrator for the Office of Budget and Internal Audit. This key position will assist the Program Director in the planning and oversight of the City's operating and capital budgets. The City of Tucson's FY 2015 budget is $1.2 Billion.
The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of principles and practices of municipal accounting and budgeting with five (5) years relevant supervisory management experience. Interested candidates should possess a Bachelor degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Business/Public Administration or related field. Highly desirable would be a candidate with a Master's Degree in Public or Business Administration; a Certified Public Accountant; or a Certified Governmental Financial Manager. The Budget Administrator is responsible for managing, directing, and supervising the budget staff and activities in preparation of the annual operating and capital budget and for preforming high level research and budget analysis. This position provides input to policy development and is expected to interpret policy to other City employees. Other responsibilities include: developing and coordinating the annual budget process and calendar; ensuring calendar, policies and practices adhere to City and State requirements; incorporating Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) guidelines in document preparation; and providing/coordinating departmental support in preparation for quarterly financial reviews between departments and senior management. Additionally, the Budget Administrator performs advanced budget and financial analysis; identifies trends and assists departments in analyzing data; assists in preparing the fiscal year-end forecast; and compiles and analyzes both statistical and financial data as the basis for preparing schedules, tables, charts and narrative summaries. The Budget Administrator position completes special assignments that are broad in scope, requiring considerable use of independent judgment and initiative in making difficult technical decisions. This position will report to the Program Director of Budget and Internal Audit.