Budget Management Analyst II

Budget Management Analyst II
City of Alexandria Office of Management and Budget
 Alexandria, Virginia
Job Description

Budget Management Analyst II

The City of Alexandria is located in Northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. About one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Budget Management Analyst II (mid-level) position.

An Overview

The Budget Management Analyst II (Mid-level) position performs a wide variety of budget and management analysis work for their portfolio of departments and agencies. The work performed is fast-paced and often time-sensitive. A significant aspect of the work involves performing fiscal analysis and producing annual operating budget documents.

What You Should Bring

The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, possess outstanding multi-tasking abilities and bring a variety of technology related talents (ERP experience, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint). Some previous work with budgeting and analysis is preferred.

The Opportunity

  • Assists departments in developing budgets, and reviews departmental budget submissions;
  • Monitors departmental operating budget expenditures to include expenditure and revenue projections;
  • Writes, develops, recommends and interprets financial policies;
  • Prepares summaries, analysis and recommendations on budgetary requests and programs;
  • Analyzes and recommends reductions, increases and alternative methods for meeting departmental and budget goals;
  • Researches and writes memoranda and management analysis regarding policies, procedures, budget items and capital improvement projects as directed, and prepares charts, graphs and statistical tables to aid in the presentation and consideration of the budget and programs;
  • Makes detailed projections and analysis of City revenues/expenditures and monitors revenue and expenditure trends for budget and cash flow impact;
  • Attends City Council work sessions and public meetings, as needed, to answer questions and justify recommendations;
  • Answers procedure and policy questions from departments;
  • Uses intermediate and/or advanced features of Microsoft products, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and SharePoint;
  • Participates and assists in the design, implementation, and installation of new and revised programs, systems, procedures, methods of operation, and forms;
  • Reviews and monitors federal and state grant funds;
  • Provides leadership, training and direction to less experienced analysts; and
  • Performs related duties as required.

About the Department

The Office of Management & Budget (OMB) prepares and implements the annual operating budget and capital improvement program and performs on-going fiscal and management analyses of City programs while conducting research and analysis in such areas as improving operational efficiency and cost effectiveness, performance measures, organizational structure and processes, and the acquisition and use of state and federal resources. The office comprises of 11 staff and has an annual operating budget of $1.3 million.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

To minimally qualify for the Budget Management Analyst II (mid-level) you must possess a bachelor's degree and three (3) years of experience in budget and management analysis; or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

Preferred Qualifications

To be considered an ideal candidate, applicants will possess the above as well as a Master's degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance or a directly related field of study, experience in budget and management analysis in a municipal or other government environment, advanced skill level in Microsoft Excel, experience working with a financial Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (ex. Tyler Munis), possess a process improvement and/or project management certification, and experience building complex financial models.

Notes

A cover letter detailing the reasons for the candidate's interest in the position and the candidate's relevant experience is strongly preferred as part of the application. Please include and address all qualifications listed above in the cover letter.

This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks to include, but not limited to a criminal records screening.

This is a standard full-time position; however, work hours may at times include weeknights and weekends.

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