Budget Administrator

Budget Administrator
City of Hurst Fiscal Services
 Hurst, Texas
Job Description

Position Overview:

Under supervision of the Managing Director of Finance, this position oversees the development, publication and monitoring of the budget document and performs capital projects maintenance. The Budget Administrator has knowledge of governmental budgeting, accounting, and auditing principles, including performance measures and financial reporting.

Position Duties:

  • Coordinates the preparation, implementation, and maintenance of the City’s annual operating budget, line item budget and capital improvements plan (from project establishment to asset generation).
  • Develops and maintains budgetary and CIP policies and procedures to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and Local rules and regulations.
  • Ensures the City has an effective system to collect, organize, and present budget and CIP information.
  • Coordinates the preparation of the City’s strategies, action plans, goals, objectives, and performance measures.
  • Assists with multi-year financial planning.
  • Presents various budget reports and other information to the public, City Council, City Manager and staff as needed.
  • Submits the City’s operating budget to the Government Finance Officers Association before the published deadline each year in an effort to earn the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.
  • Evaluates the budget planning, preparation, and implementation processes on an ongoing basis to ensure the City has current, up-to-date, effective, and efficient processes.
  • Monitors budget versus actual activity throughout the fiscal year.
  • Prepares monthly financial reports and other requested financial projections/analyses.
  • Participates in the monthly Finance Committee meetings.
  • Assists with the annual external audit.

The Hurst Way Initiative:

The Budget Administrator will be part of a city that is committed to providing a high quality of life to its residents and a strong organizational culture. To create this citizen and employee experience, we recognize it begins and continues with daily delivery of exceptional service. We strive to live out the tenants of the organization outlined in the Code of Ideals and to have a mindset of continual learning. This understanding, called The Hurst Way, is driven by three ideas: having a passionate approach to work life, serving to the highest standard, and contributing to the sustainability of Hurst.

Education and Experience:

The Budget Administrator position requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance from an accredited college or university with 5+ years of related experience preferred, or a Master’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, or equivalent from an accredited college or university. Any combination of progressive and professional experience and training over 15+ years involving research and reporting of complex data including work with municipal budgets may be considered.

Compensation and Benefits:

The annualized salary range for the Budget Administrator will be offered depending on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. The City also provides a comprehensive benefits package for employees. These benefits include paid leave, medical, dental, vision, life, long term care, and disability insurance coverage, as well as additional voluntary programs. Healthy Hurst is available to all employees for robust resources and activities for promoting healthy living physically, mentally, and emotionally, and employees receive rewards for healthy choices and well-living. The City participates in Social Security and the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS).

City of Hurst is an Equal Opportunity Employer.