Budget Manager

Budget Manager
City of Memphis
 Memphis, Tennessee
Job Description


Works under the direction of the Deputy Chief Financial Officer to manage the budgeting function for the City as it relates to the preparation and presentation of the City's operating budget. Develops and communicates the key budget assumptions and guidance for budget preparers. Manages the preparation and presentation of the City’s operating budget in an accurate and timely manner. Develops the timeline and identifies specific tasks and interim deadlines for producing Adopted Budget as mandated by City Ordinance. Coordinates the compilation of data, proofreading for accuracy, and publication of final Budget documents. Recommends policies and procedures for preparing budgets utilizing ability to research and apply City ordinances, governmental accounting standards, and City policy and procedures. Prepares timely and accurate reports to management for the evaluation and forecasting of financial results. Reviews year-to-date performance compared to current budget. Monitors budgets in accordance with ordinances and resolutions. Recommends budget revisions. Reviews resolutions for financial impact, accuracy, and documentation of allocations, appropriations, and transfers before routing for inclusion on Council agenda. Reviews and reports on the financial impact of management/financial policies. Manages staff responsible for the day-to-day functions, timelines and deliverables of the budget process while directing, mentoring and coaching team members. Manages and develops assigned staff in the development of Oracle budgeting applications, administering performance management, preparing citizen’s reports; and projecting revenue collection including coordination with outside consultants. Develops and updates the full year and quarterly revenue forecast for General Fund and Special Revenue Funds. Coordinates with other City personnel to accurately forecast revenues for all other Funds. Trains and assists budget coordinators in all Divisions. Documents reasons for budget variances and recommends corrective action. Attends City Council committee meetings as needed and responds to requests for information. Continuously improves efficiency and effectiveness within the Finance Division through communication, understanding of related activities, and sharing of resources. Coordinates related activities with Human Resources Division to ensure accuracy in personnel complement and personnel costs. Maintains compliance with State Comptroller’s Office reporting requirements, ensures timely completion and submission of budgets for Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) award program reviews, and maintains a process of continuous improvement that incorporates comments from the GFOA award program and other budget users.


Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.


Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing with staff, outside agencies, City and County officials. Requires the ability to operate general office equipment such as a personal computer, calculator, and telephone.


Work is performed in an office environment. Travel on occasion to meetings across the City and out-of-town travel as required and approved.


Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or Economics and nine (9) years professional experience in financial management to include leading/coordinating key financial or audit processes with three (3) of the nine (9) years in a lead or supervisory capacity. Master’s degree in Public Administration, Finance, Accounting or Economics and/or CPA preferred. Working experience in local government budgeting/accounting, project budgeting/ accounting, federally or state funded projects, and/or bond debt preferred. Working experience with computer-based budget data collection and reporting preferred.