Budget Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
Valley Water Budget and Financial Analyses Unit (Position Code 0116)
Location of position: 
San Jose, CA
$12,233.87 – $15,624.27 Monthly
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 6, 2019
Job Description: 


$12,233.87 – $15,624.27 Monthly

Budget and Financial Analyses Unit (Position Code 0116)

Overview: Valley Water (district) seeks experienced, qualified applicants for the position of Budget Manager, a middle management position that reports to directly to the Chief Financial Officer. This position is responsible for the development and administration of the annual budget in the Financial Planning and Management Services (FPMS) Division at Valley Water.

FPMS is a business division under the Chief Executive Officer. FPMS is responsible for providing oversight, leadership, and strategic support to ensure effective and efficient financial planning and performance, the generation of cost efficiencies, and fiscal accountability district wide. The division consists of 4 units and 2 programs: Treasury/Debt Management, Revenue Management, Budget and Financial Analyses, General Accounting, Continual Improvement, and Financial Planning.

The Budget Manager will be responsible for managing a team of budget analysts to ensure the timely and efficient preparation, compilation and production of annual operational and capital budgets. This includes reviewing revenue and expense estimates prepared by departments, rationalizing proposed programs in terms of district priorities and existing commitments, and coordinating cross-divisional projects as it relates to budget/finance. The Budget Manager will monitor project and division expenditures and indicate appropriate action; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; and provide recommendations, within departmental policy, on appropriate service, and staffing levels.

Additionally, the Budget Manager will be responsible for maintaining effective working relationships with other special districts, city agencies, county offices, and state and federal departments involved in the budget related activities of the district, and is responsible for legislative review of those items which have budgetary or capital improvement impact; serve as the liaison for the assigned unit with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Management of annual budget development and administration. • Ensuring the financial sustainability of Valley Water. • Budget system administration. • Successful supervision of professional staff. Ideal Candidate's Background includes: Applicants whose experience and background best match the ideal experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education are considered ideal candidates for the position. To determine the top candidates, each applicant will be assessed based on the ideal candidate criteria listed below.

Ideal Experience: • Seasoned/experienced manager with more than 2 years of direct management and leadership of a team of at least 3-5 budget analysts. • More than 5 years of public agency experience managing organizational budgets in the capacity of preparation, compilation, and production in addition to directing, reviewing, and advising department budgets to meet organizational standards and policies. • Proficient in Microsoft suite products. • Strong ERP/budget system implementation, upgrade or system administration experience. • Experience reviewing and analyzing government revenue and expenditure proposals. Ideal Knowledge: • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of public sector budget preparation, analysis, forecasting, monitoring and control. • Knowledge of practices of researching budget issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting effective staff reports. • Knowledge of computer software applications, such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, PeopleSoft, Budget Tool, and other specialized software and databases. Ideal Skills and Abilities: • Proven leadership ability and outstanding “soft skills” which include qualities such as remaining visible and approachable, interacting with others on a regular basis, promoting a cooperative work environment, allowing others to learn from mistakes, and identifying a clear, motivating, challenging vision. • Excellent verbal communication (presentation, public meetings, facilitation); Excellent written communication (reports, memos, presentation). • Proven financial acumen with a track record of implementing financial strategies and recommendations. Ideal Training and Education: • Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in finance, business or public administration, or a related field. • Master's degree preferred in any of the following disciplines: Accounting, Finance, Financial Management, Economics, Business Administration. • GFOA certification in Budget Management is a plus. CPFO (Certified Public Financial Officer) or CPA is a plus.

Closing Date for Applications: Closing Fri. 09/06/19 11:59 PM Pacific Time

For detailed information regarding requirements and qualifications for this opening and to apply online, please see the job posting by clicking on the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/scvwd

Please visit our website: www.valleywater.org