Budget Analyst III

Department/Agency of position: 
San Mateo County Transit District Finance Department (Budget & Financial Analysis)
Location of position: 
San Carlos, CA
$89,949 – $134,924
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 24, 2019
Job Description: 

Budget Analyst III $1,730 – $2,595 per week ($89,949 – $134,924 estimated annual salary)

This position closes on Friday, May 24, 2019.

The San Mateo County Transit District is the administrative body for public transit and transportation programs in San Mateo County, California: SamTrans bus service, including Redi-Wheels paratransit service, Caltrain commuter rail service and the managing agency for the San Mateo County Transportation Authority. The District transports approximately 32 million customers a year and is one of the nation’s top transit agencies. We look forward to continuing our leading role in meeting the transportation challenges of the future.

The San Mateo County Transit District’s Finance (Budget & Financial Analysis) Division seeks a Budget Analyst III to be responsible for analyzing and preparing the operating and capital budgets for three agencies: the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans), the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (Caltrain), and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA).

The Budget Analyst III will receive, review, and monitor cost center manager budget requests for SamTrans, Caltrain, and TA capital and operating programs, prepare the budget report in the monthly financial statement and staff reports for Board approval, review and verify budget authority for both operating and capital projects for all three agencies, including monthly and quarterly staff reports, review and analyze year-over-year budget changes, historical and future trends, and project budget assumptions, liaison with internal staff and external stakeholders to provide and/or retrieve budget information, assist with development of annual budget process; development of baseline budgets, and processing new budget requests for approval by executive team, analyze and process the activation of funds for capital projects, monitor the implementation of the funding plan for capital projects, provide operating and capital analysis for current budget year activities, conduct training for Cost Center Managers for the budget process and process budget transfer requests.

The Budget Analyst III will also prepare the monthly financial statement presented to the Board of Directors, as well as prepare the annual budget book based on the Government Finance Officer Associations’ (GFOA) standards and best practices. S/he will be responsible for preparing budget presentations for Citizen’s Advisory Committees and Board of Directors approval, preparing funding applications to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for State Transit Assistance and Transportation Development Act funds and preparing the statistical portion of Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for all three business units.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or related field with three years full-time increasingly responsible experience in budgeting or financial analysis. Experience with grant budgeting is desirable. Experience in the public sector is desirable. Experience with automated financial management system (e.g. PeopleSoft) is desirable. Must have effective written and oral communication skills. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite programs.

To apply for this position, please visit our website at http://www.smctd.com/jobs.html, and follow the related application instructions.

The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.