Budget Officer- Office of Management and Budgets

Budget Officer- Office of Management and Budgets
Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Finance Department
 Nashville, Tennessee
Job Description

This position announcement is for Budget Officer-Office of Management and Budgets, a full-time Civil Service position in the Metro Finance department. This position directs and oversees Metro’s annual operating and capital budget processes, monitors and reports on financial performance, conducts extensive financial analysis on strategic initiatives, develops long-range financial forecast models and fiscal sustainability strategies and develops, implements and ensures compliance of budget policies and procedures, regulations and standards.

The Budget Officer performs the managerial and professional duties involved in overseeing the day-to-day operation of the Office of Budget and Management in the Finance Department and leads a committed and talented team consisting of sixteen budget professionals. The Division provides financial and program planning analysis and administration of an annual three-billion-dollar operating budget and monitoring and reporting for one-billion-dollars of debt funded capital projects. The Budget Officer is a member of the Finance Leadership Team.

Metro Finance has several divisions, including procurement, treasury and management and budget. Department employees provide financial management, information and business products to policy makers, departments, investors and the Nashville community to give them confidence in our government and to help them make informed decisions.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

  • Directs and oversees the budget process by planning and implementing the annual budget preparation process, performing analyses and forecasts, addressing policy and procedure issues applicable to budget presentation, contracting internal and external sources for data needed to develop the budget, meets with organization executives, provides data and input for financial models, presents budget information, writes and compiles budget reports and provides recommendations to the Finance Director and Mayor’s Office with regards to department budget requests.
    Recommends budgetary adjustments and develops narrative justification to support unanticipated changes in operations and/or funding to include preparation, analysis and administration of budget transfers and appropriations.
    Directs the monitoring and operating budget expenditures and provides status reports for the purpose of providing direction and support, making recommendations, maximizing use of funds and ensuring overall operations are within budget.
  • Coordinates, directs and prepares revenues and expenditure projections and available funding and analysis of historic and current operating revenues and expenditures to assist in developing future years operating budgets and provides forecasts and trends for departments to assess current and future needs.
  • Provides recommendations, consultative services, advice, training, briefing materials, etc., to the Finance Director and leadership, concerning the cost and effect of fiscal/policy proposals related to the budget, proposed legislation and management initiatives.
  • Identifies opportunities for improving reporting, tracking and operational process and implements policies and procedures to guarantee responsible and effective financial management of Department operations and Metro finances.
  • Develops and maintains financial policies of the Metropolitan Government in partnership with the Chief Accountant.
    Leads, motivates and develops staff by setting the tone, climate and vision of the Finance Department and provides direction and oversight for staff, including hiring, coaching, training and evaluating.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Business Administration, Accounting or other related field, and eight (8) years experience in budget administration, to include five (5) years of supervisory experience

OR

  • Master's Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Accounting, or other related field, and six (6) years of experience in budget administration, to include five (5) years of supervisory experience.

*No Substitution*

LICENSES REQUIRED

  • Valid driver license

Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply.

Note: Per Metro Ordinance No. SO94-1078. All employees of the Metropolitan Government shall be residents of the State of Tennessee or become residents of the state within six (6) months of employment as a prerequisite to employment with the Metropolitan Government.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Substantial budget background and experience in local government or highly related public budgeting organization
  • Significant experience having served in a senior finance leadership role in a complex local government or highly related public budget organization
  • Basic knowledge of principles and procedures of governmental accounting, particularly involving financial statement preparations and methods of financial control and reporting, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles,
  • General Accounting Board standards and other standards and requirements applicable to local government
  • Experience with developing and maintaining financial policies and tracking various financial metrics
  • Demonstrated experience in the principles, practices, laws and regulations applicable to local government financing and the management of public funds
  • Proficiency and experience in evaluating diverse revenue sources including taxes, fees, grants and federally-sponsored funding
  • Skill in preparing and giving public presentations with confidence and professionalism and to summarize important financial information succinctly to both financial and non-financial audiences

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Metro Nashville Government respects the religious beliefs and practices of all employees and will make, on request, an accommodation for such observances when a reasonable accommodation is available that does not create an undue hardship on business operations.

Requests for ADA accommodation for the recruitment process should be directed to Human Resources at 615-862-6640.

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