Budget Analyst I/II/III

Budget Analyst I/II/III
City of Greeley Finance Department
 Greeley, Colorado
Job Description

Job Summary:

2021 Hiring Ranges:

Budget Analyst I
Hiring Range: $49,836.96 - $59,804.35
Full Pay Range: $49,836.96 - $69,771.75

Budget Analyst II
Hiring Range: $59,194.70 - $71,033.64
Full Pay Range: $59,194.70 - $82,872.58

Budget Analyst III
Hiring Range: $69,266.01 - $83,119.21
Full Pay Range: $69,266.01 - $96,972.41

The City of Greeley is accepting applications for Budget Analyst I / II / III. This position is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of current and long range City-wide budget policies and procedures. The City anticipates filling two positions with this solicitation.
Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Education:

Level I:

  • 0-2 years' experience as a budget analyst.
  • Bachelor degree in finance, accounting, public policy, or a related field gained through a 4-year accredited college/university.
  • Ability to follow defined policies, principles, and departmental objectives, and work within established professional standards, available resources, and program objectives developed by Finance Department.
  • Knowledge and experience in using data analysis, financial modeling, presentation development and data base software.

Level II:

  • 2-4 years' experience as a budget analyst or equivalent experience.
  • Level I qualifications.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. “Self-learner” able to ramp up quickly on City financial systems, procedures, and operations; able to identify and implement opportunities for improvement to existing processes and procedures.
  • Strong communication skills; ability to summarize important financial information into clearly and succinctly; ability to communicate such information to both financial and non-financial audience.

Level III:

  • 5 years' experience as a budget analyst or equivalent experience.
  • Level I & II qualifications.
  • Ability to develop, modify, and interpret long range financial models for utility rates, bond issuances, operational funding, and capital planning.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong interpersonal skills.

All Levels:

  • Experience with utilizing financial systems and data reporting tools.
  • Experience providing budget support, oversight, and financial analysis.
  • A creative approach to creating presentations.
  • The ability to think strategically while paying attention to details.
  • Motivated self-starter with a solution-oriented mindset.
  • The ability to be innovative and process improvement focused.
  • The ability to complete multiple tasks with varying deadlines while remaining organized.
  • Experience in the public sector is helpful.
  • Master's degree or related experience preferred.

Essential Functions:

  • Support the planning and development of the City’s annual operating and capital budget.
  • Assists the Budget Manager and Finance Director with the City budget process which includes; preparing data/reports for budget kickoff; reviewing department budget submissions, and working with departments to make changes and corrections; entering new cost requests as they are approved; preparing various fund budgets, and publishing the Annual Budget document.
  • Develop deep working knowledge and expertise on assigned City department(s) operations, serve as a resource to the Budget Manager and Finance Director on department operations and department budget request, and identify opportunities to increase efficiency and effectiveness of department operations and budget execution.
  • Frequent communication and collaboration with City Department(s) to better manage financial aspects of operation and capital programs and projects, including review of project portfolios and implementation of budget and finance training
  • Create and implement policies and procedures to guarantee responsible and effective financial management of Department operations and City financial transactions.
  • Perform one-time requests from Finance and other departments as needed; this includes assistance with navigating budget Software and financial software, managing user access to the database, questions and clarifications about the budget, and analytical assessments of City revenue or expenditure trends.
  • Perform analysis and research relating to the development and review of the budget which may require examining causes of revenue trends, creating and uploading budget changes to the City’s financial systems, and other projects as they are assigned.
  • Ability to understand and incorporate market research, analysis of department materials, economic forecasts, government reporting, and recommendations into current and long range financial documents.
  • Ability to incorporate Council Priorities, Imagine Greeley, and rankings into the Capital Improvement Plan and Long Range Financial Plan of the City.