Assists in the preparation and coordination of the City Manager's recommended operating budget including capital, grants, trusts, and debt service budgets to ensure effective oversight and financial management. Monitors and analyzes expenditures, revenues, and changes in financial status in complex funds and budgets on a city-wide basis to ensure proper accountability and financial management. Prepares routine monthly, quarterly, and annual reports such as cost analysis, performance data, financial target analysis, and expenditure and revenue status reports to provide appropriate monitoring for effective decision making. Provides non-routine reports and responds to special requests for reports on financial and organizational information including complex statistical forecasting models, trend analysis, impact studies, financial projection methods, issue papers, briefing materials, and bond rating notebooks to provide management information. Communicates with city departments, managers, auditors, and service providers to obtain or provide information, integrate activities and resolve problems such as reconciling department submissions with approved budgets. Reviews council agenda items and contracts to ensure proper format and procedures, accuracy in financial and budgetary information, and resolve problems with client departments.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field. Master's degree in Business, Public Policy or Administration or a related field is preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills, analytical and problem-solving abilities, and an understanding of public policy analysis and finance principles required.