The Performance & Budget Department is looking for a detailed and productive senior budget analyst to take a key role developing and monitoring the City’s annual operating budget and 5-year capital improvement plan. In addition, this position will conduct numerous special assignments (i.e. developing various financial models, conducting benchmark studies, analysis of financial indicators, citywide initiatives).
This position will be active in the City’s reengineering of business and budgeting processes to achieve the City’s vision of being “the most livable and best managed city in the county”.
This role will work closely with peers in the Budget & Analysis division to execute the budget processes within the City, publish the City’s Annual Budget Documents, and monitor the operating and capital budget performance throughout the year. The Senior Budget Analyst will provide operating and capital budget support to departments including ongoing budget monitoring and forecasts. This position will also be involved in numerous projects that will provide key analysis to executive management and to the City Council.
As innovation and continual improvement drive the services provided to citizens, so too must deep innovation and a desire for continual improvement drive how we support operations. This role will be a front row seat for some of the most exciting and challenging work in municipal government.
Ideal candidate will be able to:
Provide high quality and insightful analysis, make recommendations to solve budgetary, fiscal, or operational concerns and issues; lead team members in assigned projects; interact and communicate clearly with staff from all levels of City employment; able to determine root causes of problems, develop solutions, and lead the implemented solution.
Prior budget and fiscal analysis experience with both operating and capital budgets; a working understanding of municipal government; the ability to take complex data and prepare comprehensive / coherent reports for the general public and executive management; can adapt their work style to constantly changing priorities and work deadlines; and the ability to work with staff with varying levels of understanding and stature within the organization.
Preference may be given to candidates with:
Advanced Excel Skills
Hyperion Budget Software Skills
Education and Experience Requirements: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Public Administration, Finance, Business Administration, or related field and four (4) years of experience in budget management, finance, research analysis or related field.