Position Summary & Duties Responsible
Budget Analyst will audit, monitor, and report preparation for capital and operating budgets. Provide financial analysis, review administrative resolutions and ordinances on agenda items presented to the Board of County Commissioners. Prepare a diverse range of reports and analysis to include budget, accounts payable, and payroll planning and expenses.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES SUMMARY
- Performs professional duties related to the development, auditing, monitoring and report preparation for capital and operating budgets for assigned departments; examines budget proposals from departments for completeness, accuracy and conformance with established procedures, regulations and organizational objectives. Formulate and provide recommendations to management regarding funding solutions, process improvements and reporting.
- Coordinates the annual budget process with assigned departments including in-depth meetings to review budget requests; recommends funding adjustments necessary to meet the balanced budget requirements of the Department of Finance and Administration; prepares a diverse range of reports detailing payroll, operating and capital totals including a breakdown of recurring and non-recurring funding types; evaluates the most effective way to distribute funds and other resources among the various departments.
- Provides technical assistance to assigned departments and/or divisions on quarterly budget reviews and periodically throughout the fiscal year; receives and analyzes quarterly financial information submitted by departments; determines trending patterns; provides recommendations for correcting budget deficits and/or re-allocating excessive funds.
- Determines the most appropriate course of action to resolve budget related inquiries from departments related to budget conformance with established procedures, re- organizations, and budget impact on position transfers and re-classification of positions; advises and follows through on implementation of proposed adjustments necessary to meet department needs and County objectives. Provides recommendations regarding funding capacity and recommends funding solutions as necessary.
- Reviews administrative resolutions and ordinances on agenda items presented by departments to the Board of County Commissioners for completion and accuracy; analyzes information provided and recommends changes prior to submission.
- Provides current and accurate expenditure and revenue information and analysis to supervisors, Directors and Deputy County Managers through the use of financial management system software, databases, spreadsheets and reports.
- Works collaboratively with budget staff to create the Biennial Budget Book, the Budget in Brief and the external Budget Quarterly report for external use by the public and state agencies and County-wide internal use by County executives, elected officials and the Board of County Commissioners; prepares narrative and financial sections for these documents.
- Reviews contracts and grant agreements to ensure that funding, including grant matching funds, are available prior to execution.
- Assists with budgeting salary and benefit costs.
- Assists with revenue forecasting, including analyzing tax revenues; licenses and permit fees; investment income; charges for services, etc. Work with departments as necessary to work through assumptions making recommendations based on factors including but not limited to historical trends, legislative and economic changes, and departmental changes.
- Reviews and analyzes the impact of new or changed legislation from federal and state government.
- Conducts training sessions for County staff with respect to budget procedures, and the budget operating system.
- Analyzes past budgets; researches economic and financial developments that impact the County's revenue and expenditures.
- Prepares and submits a variety of mandated reports and documents to agencies as required.
- As assigned, conducts research and/or performs special projects,
- Performs other job related duties as required or assigned.
* The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or related field, plus two (2) years of increasingly responsible professional budget program experience. Any equivalent combination of related education and/or experience may be considered for the above requirements.
- Employee must successfully complete the post-offer employment medical examination and background investigation.
- Employee must comply with the safety guidelines of the County.
- Depending on assignment, some positions in this classification may require possession of a valid driver's license.
- Employee must complete required FEMA training(s) as assigned to position.
- All essential duties are performed indoors.
- Duties are performed in a temperature-controlled environment.
- Duties are performed on an even surface, which may be carpeted or tile. Working surface is typically dry.
- Worker often works alone both with and without directions from supervisor.
EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND MATERIALS
- Equipment typically used in the performance of office duties includes telephone, computer keyboard, computer printer, typewriter, photocopy machine, facsimile machine, and calculator.
- Materials and products handled in the course of performing essential duties include files, forms, reports, various other paperwork, and a wide variety of basic office supplies.
- Occasional use of County vehicle.
Equal Opportunity Employer
COUNTY OF BERNALILLO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER