Directs the development and oversight of the City's budget. Performs related work as required.
It is understood that every incidental duty connected with operations enumerated in this job description is not always specifically described, and employees, at the discretion of the City, may be required to perform duties not within their job description.
Certain essential city services are required to be maintained in any civil emergency or declared disaster. Depending upon the type of emergency, any and all employees may be activated as essential employees in the event of an emergency or disaster.
This is a highly specialized responsible administrative and managerial position responsible for planning, preparing, analyzing, reporting, monitoring and forecasting budgets for the City in a manner consistent with mandated City budgetary procedures. An employee in this position works under limited supervision and must exhibit a high level of sound independent judgment. Supervision may be exercised over administrative, clerical and specialized employees
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Directs the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of the City's annual budget; Provides assistance and advice to departments regarding budget formulation, program operations and control of appropriations; Evaluates departmental supplemental budget requests for need, appropriateness and fiscal impact, and prepares recommendations for administrative review; Prepares annual expenditure projections; Prepares ad-hoc analyses for senior management; Develops and maintains spreadsheets to monitor and control expenditures and other operating expenses; Maintains historical revenue and expenditure cost data; Complies with “Truth in Millage” guidelines; Assures that the operating budget is balanced; Assesses the impact of the Capital Improvement Plan on the operating budget; Prepares official documents for tax and budget certification; Conducts research on issues that may impact the financial standing of the City; Supervises budget analysts; Assists with the City Manager's budget presentation to the City Council; Assists in the preparation of mandated advertisements and documentation required for public hearings and the adoption of the final budget by City Council; Reviews department budget transfers; Attends Council meetings, community meetings and public hearings; Attend City staff meetings; Makes oral presentations when required; May be required to work nights and/or weekends.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in public or business administration or a related field plus five (5) years professional experience developing, monitoring and reviewing budgets.
SKILLS: Extensive knowledge of budget preparation methodologies and ability to apply such to the City's budgeting system; Thorough knowledge of municipal governmental accounting practices and generally accepted accounting principles and reporting requirements; Good knowledge of research techniques and the sources and availability of current information; Excellent analytical, reporting, presentation and communication skills; Good knowledge of computer spreadsheet applications; Ability to use objective and analytical processes to project revenues and expenditures; Ability to apply and interpret related administrative policies and procedures; Ability to work independently in a high pressure environment and meet deadlines; Ability to exercise sound judgment in analyzing facts and arriving at conclusions; Ability to carry out complex oral and written instructions; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public; Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; Ability to operate a computer; Ability to handle stress; Physical ability to perform duties.