Budget and Management Analyst

Budget and Management Analyst
City of Fort Lauderdale Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Job Description

Performs administrative and professional work as a fiscal and management consultant to departments in a collaborative nature and acts as staff advisor to the City Manager's Office. Responsible for coordinating and developing recommendations for resource allocation activities and issues throughout the year.

Work performed also includes budget monitoring, forecasting, and operational analysis. Work requires close attention to detail and a high level of analytical ability to provide input in the formulation of the City's budget as well as a strong aptitude for innovation.


This position will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which offers an investment option and a pension option, and requires a 3% contribution from employees. New hires are automatically enrolled in FRS.

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This job classification is in Management Category IV for benefits purposes, which includes five (5) additional Management Vacation days per calendar year and a monthly Employee Expense Allowance of $120.00.

This is an "at will" position and not subject to Civil Service Rules or any collective bargaining agreement.


Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.

  • Conducts in-depth administrative and operational studies; develop and perform statistical and research studies
  • Advises departments regarding budget issues, draft policies and procedures
  • Assists in the maintenance of proper budgetary controls; prepare special financial and budget reports; and participate in a wide variety of related complex special assignments and projects.
  • Participates in the evaluation of work measurement/productivity studies, management control, plans of service, fiscal accountability, methods analysis, and other elements of management and administration.
  • Assists in compiling statistical and financial data in order to examine budgets, and to justify funds requested.
  • Conducts complex revenue and expenditure forecasts; coordinates and conducts sensitive and complex budgetary policy, financial, statistical, and programmatic research; analyzes spreadsheets and financial data for the purpose of making a financial recommendation leading to the efficient use of funds and to facilitate short and long range planning.
  • Performs financial and operational analysis of a department's organizational structure, management systems, and manpower staffing needs to assist in the development of departmental-wide strategies and plans in support of the City's strategic objectives.
  • Examines all budget estimates for completeness and conformance with procedures, regulations and prevailing policies, quality control, impact on and/or duplication with other departments, and inclusion of City Commission priorities; analyzes the need for budget amendments and carry forward requests and prepares the appropriate City Commission agenda items.
  • May support the Community Investment Plan development process; the Citywide Grants Management process; and/or assist with the quarterly budget-to-actuals projection report
  • Performs related work as required


  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, statistics, economics, business or public administration, or other appropriate field.
  • Possess at least one (1) year of responsible professional experience in budgeting, accounting, auditing, or in performing related fiscal or management analysis work. Governmental experience is preferred.
  • A qualifying Master's Degree in a job-related field is preferred and may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.
  • Expert level proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Office Suite.

Special Requirements:

  • Non-Essential Employees will not be required to work during a declared emergency but may be required to work in some capacity after the declared emergency. The employee’s Department Head will determine when the employee will be required to work.