Budget Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Aspen Finance Department
Location of position: 
Aspen, CO
Wage/Salary: 
$34.39 – $48.46
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Closing Date: 
Friday, January 3, 2020
Job Description: 

The City of Aspen Finance Department is looking for an individual with professional budget development experience to lead and manage our City’s financial planning process.

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

The deadline for the first review of applications is November 15, 2019 @ 5:00pm. ​Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date.

​The application must be filled out completely; stating “see resume” anywhere in the application, is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application. Additionally, please note your salary expectations as you complete your application – incomplete applications may not be considered.

Who We Are:

Aspen is one of the most beautiful and prestigious small towns anywhere. You’ll find a distinctive small-town character with 6,700 year-round residents, thousands of second homeowners, and an infrastructure to support a city of eighty thousand. Known for more than its world class skiing, Aspen has become a four-season destination for outdoor adventures along with a vibrant cultural and arts scene.

The City of Aspen Finance Department is responsible for administering all financial record keeping and reporting functions for the City of Aspen. Several of the functions handled by the Finance Team include:

Developing and presenting the fiscal budget and financial statements for the City

Maintaining debt and treasury management, tax audits, budget control, purchasing accounting activities and general administrative functions

Providing support and advice to other City departments, the City Manager, and City Council in matters related to financial issues, policy and strategic planning

The Job:

The Budget Manager provides expert-level customer service and consultation to City Departments and in the management of the City budget. In addition, this role provides specific oversight to the financial planning operations to generate and monitor the financial outlook of the City. Additional responsibilities include supporting the procurement process and team leadership overall.

This position provides hands-on support for timely completion of budget documents and is responsible for creating and presenting materials of the annual budget to City Council and the public. Overseeing a budget team of two staff, this position also manages the City’s ERP system as it related to budget development and capital planning modules. The Budget Manager works in tandem with the Controller to identify and facilitate the development of needed financial reports for the organization and works on special projects related to the financial cost benefit analysis for departments/funds.

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Minimum Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Mathematics or related degree.

Experience: Four years of progressively responsible professional experience in Finance or Accounting, at least two years of which should be in public sector budgeting. Previous experience should at least one year of supervisory experience.

Technical Knowledge: Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel (highly proficient), governmental accounting systems, and Email.

Licenses & Certifications: Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of start date.

Essential Physical Requirements:

Lifting & Carrying: Occasionally up to 25 lbs. such as files, boxes, etc.

Physical: Reaching with hands and arms, standing, walking, sitting, typing, talking, crouching, kneeling, grasping, seeing and hearing.

Work Environment:

Indoors: Office environment.

Outdoors/Off-Site: Meetings, trainings, and conferences at a variety of city facilities and areas.

Benefits Package:

The City of Aspen offers a competitive benefits package including: medical, dental and vision plans, health savings account or health reimbursement arrangement; flexible spending accounts; cafeteria option; goals and outcomes bonus; homeowners assistance loan program; wellness program; basic life, AD&D and mid-term and long-term disability insurances; supplemental life and AD&D; employer retirement contributions into the ICMA-RC 401(a) plan, 457(b) deferred compensation plan (optional); PTO and ESL (extended sick leave) days, and eight holidays; up to eight EAP visits annually; tuition reimbursement program, Aspen Recreation Center passes and other discounted programs. (See 2019 Benefit Roadmap)

The City of Aspen is an equal opportunity employer.