Budget Manager

Budget Manager
City of Oxnard Finance Department
 Oxnard, California
Job Description

FILING DEADLINE: Open until filled
SALARY RANGE: $86,715.62 – $150,039.76 Annually

THE POSITION(S)

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Budget Manager plans, manages, organizes, directs, supervises, and performs professional budgeting and capital improvement plan development and monitoring activities in accordance with the principles and procedures of public finance, budgeting, budget control and grant management. This includes direct supervision of a team of five professional, technical, and clerical staff within assigned activities.

Essential functions include but may not be limited to the following:

  • Accepts management responsibility for assigned activities, operations, and services of the City’s Budget Division.
  • Oversees and/or participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of divisional goals, objectives, policies and procedures; ensures that divisional goals are achieved.
  • Manages, coordinates, and participates in the development of the City’s annual budget.
  • Develops preliminary and final budget documents.
  • Analyzes revenues and expenditure variances relative to the adopted budget and oversees the distribution of monthly budget reports.
  • Implements, monitors and evaluates budget policies and procedures and makes recommendations as necessary.
  • Researches, analyzes, evaluates and develops findings and makes recommendations involving complex budget and financial management issues.
  • Reviews and/or prepares various related staff reports and resolutions, as required.
  • Prepares and presents reports, documents, or correspondence to appropriate boards, groups and/or committees.
  • Approves requisitions, agreements, and contracts to verify budgets are sufficient to fulfill requested agreements, requisitions and contracts.
  • Reviews financial impact of agenda reports and assists departments with the preparation of special budget appropriation.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE(S)

The ideal candidate is an experienced, innovative, and motivated finance professional who enjoys challenges, finding creative solutions and has a mentorship approach to managing employees. The Budget Manager will be expected to support a collaborative and transparent organizational culture. The successful candidate will have strong analytical skills and a background in varied, complex municipal budgets. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to build and foster positive staff and interdepartmental relationships, as well as provide clear presentations and reports to leadership, various committees, and community groups. This position will require flexibility, patience, and a willingness to exchange and encourage new ideas while building a culture of continuous improvement and high performance, and the ability to build consensus while helping to move the City in an exciting new and prosperous direction.

Key Attributes, Skills, and Characteristics

  • A “roll up one’s sleeves” type of leader who can foster strong, collaborative working relationships with all levels of City staff.
  • The ability to creatively communicate complex financial information to non-financial audiences verbally and in writing, using graphics, and simple, practical terms.
  • A willingness to leverage effective management and motivation of the Budget staff to research and recommend financial strategies and develop long-term finance plans; and perform complex financial analysis as required.
  • A management style that looks for continuous ways to improve processes and utilizes technology to create efficiencies to ensure continued fiscal responsibility.
  • A charismatic and humble leader who demonstrates confidence and high integrity, while providing excellent customer service.
  • An active listener, calm under pressure, possessing a positive attitude and a good sense of humor.

WORK SCHEDULE

The normal workweek is Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, and alternating Fridays, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. This position may be required to be available to work additional hours as needed to respond to workload needs.

For more details about this opportunity, please visit the job brochure at:
https://koffassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Rev3-Oxnard-BM.pdf.

To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and fiveprofessional references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) at: https://koffassociates.com/budget-manager-3/.

Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed.

For additional information, please contact:

Frank Rojas at: (510) 495-0448 or Email: frojas@koffassociates.com
OR
Carlo Zabala at: (510) 342-3233 or Email: czabala@koffassociates.com
Website: https://koffassociates.com/

The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability, or sexual orientation.

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