Budget Analyst I or Budget Analyst II

Budget Analyst I or Budget Analyst II
City of Austin Budget Office
 Austin, Texas
Job Description

The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Budget Analyst performing a variety of budget functions involving the formulation, execution, and/or analysis of department/division budgets and economic and cost analysis studies for programs and support activities.

This position is posted at multiple levels. For Duties, Functions and Responsibilities, please select the appropriate job description below. Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Budget Analyst I

  • Prepares operating/grants/capital budgets with departments by basing budget on actual performance, previous budget figures, estimated revenue, expense reports and other factors.
  • Monitors and tracks operating/grants/capital budgets for financial reporting.
  • Develops current year estimate on department expenditures and revenue.
  • Writes and reviews financial documents.
  • Monitors and tracks performance measures and provides internal review and assessment of department measures to confirm data and trend accuracy and the appropriateness of the methodology used in measurement creation and tracking.
  • Reviews requests for council action (RCA).
  • Conducts research for special projects.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Maintains effective communications and good working relationships with all internal and external interfaces.

Budget Analyst II

  • Prepares operating/grants/capital budgets with departments by basing budget on actual performance, previous budget figures, estimated revenue, expense reports and other factors.
  • Prepares reports including narratives and fund summaries for stakeholders (i.e. the city council, management, and the public) that compares departments' actual revenue and expenditures to the budgeted and estimated amounts.
  • Monitors and tracks operating/grants/capital budgets for financial reporting.
  • Develops current year estimate on departmental expenditures and revenue.
  • Monitors and tracks performance measures and provides internal review and assessment of department measures to confirm data and trend accuracy and the appropriateness of the methodology used in measurement creation and tracking.
  • Writes and reviews financial documents.
  • Provides managers with planning and control information by assembling and analyzing historical financial data; identifying trends; providing forecasts; explaining processes and techniques.
  • Reviews requests for council action (RCA).
  • Provides financial/budgetary training to employees as needed to promote operational efficiencies.
  • Conducts research for special projects.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Maintains effective communications and good working relationships with all internal and external interfaces.

Budget Analyst I: $23.98 to $30.56
Budget Analyst II: $26.42 to $34.35

The position will be filled at one of the following levels depending upon minimum qualifications:

Budget Analyst I:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Budget Analyst II:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university plus two (2) years full-time experience working in the following (or closely related) fields: accounting, auditing, budget preparation/analysis, financial, statistical analysis.
  • A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the job may substitute for two (2) years of the required experience.
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