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Senior Budget Analyst

Company: House of Representatives
Location: Washington
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

SummaryWe are seeking a talented and energetic program/budget analyst to join and support our team. The ideal candidate will be someone who takes initiative, enjoys finding solutions when presented with challenges, is self-motivated, fosters strong working relationships with key stakeholders, is very detail-oriented, and takes pride in their work.ResponsibilitiesDo you have stellar analytical skills, love to crunch numbers, pride yourself on finding innovative solutions to business challenges, and enjoy fostering relationships with customers and key stakeholders to ensure effective communication? The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is seeking a mission-driven candidate to join our teams charge to provide excellent administrative, technical, and operational solutions so the Members of Congress can perform their Constitutional duties. Bring your talents to the Hill!Who You Are:A senior program/budget analyst with a proven track record of providing analytical and subject matter expertise on developing strategic financial plans and turning financial requirements into executable budgets. We would love it if you have prior House of Representatives/Federal Government experience. To be considered for this role, you have:A minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting, finance, and/or the federal budget.A Bachelors degree, with concentration in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or Public Administration.A Masters degree, preferred.Strong oral and written communication skills, and proven experience in writing budget narratives and justifications.Advanced understanding/experience in financial systems/software, such as PeopleSoft, OMB MAX, and/or Hyperion, strongly preferred.Working knowledge of the Anti-Deficiency Act, Appropriations Law, and GAO's Red, Green and Yellow books, a plus.Intermediate or better knowledge of computer applications, specifically Microsoft Excel.A proactive attitude and ability to solve problems independently and meet deadlines.A cooperative work ethic, which enables you to work well under pressure in a professional environment, while collaborating with others.The ability to secure and maintain Federal Government security clearances as deemed appropriate by senior management, required.While no two days are the same, in this role you will be trusted with:Leading budget formulation and execution activities, providing assistance to customers, support to management/stakeholders, and guidance to junior analysts.Periodically providing reports and briefings to stakeholders, interpreting and translating complex financial analysis and clearly articulating assumptions and recommendations.Compiling and/or assisting with the compilation of standard detailed annual budget justification tables and narratives for inclusion in the House Budget Justification.Providing prompt and effective consultative solutions to complex financial inquiries from Congress, Leadership, stakeholders and others, as appropriate.Preparing and/or assisting in the preparation of various forms, report and schedules for official Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch Appropriations submissions.Coordinating and/or contributing to Office of Management & Budget (OMB) submissions.Responding to audit inquiries, implementing audit recommendations, and ensuring timely compliance with audit findings.Analyzing and providing authoritative guidance on the interpretation and application of relevant laws, rules, and regulations to determine the impact on financial practices and program operations, and to recommend and implement changes to policies and procedures as needed.Ensuring all financial transactions and records are prepared and managed in compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.Preparing and updating standard operating procedures, to codify repeatable processes.Performing transactions in the financial system, ensuring accurate and timely financial data is recorded and reconciled, in accordance with established legislation, precedents, and fiscal policies of the House.Conducting historical research on appropriations law issues and coordinating with Budget Director and/or Counsel on legal interpretations, as appropriate.Identifying, gathering, and documenting functional/technical requirements, to support program development.Initiating quarterly budget execution reviews to identify surplus or shortage in funding.Performing trend and variance analyses to identify material changes in funding outlook due to changes in operations and/or business practices, ensuring adequate funds for program coverage.Managing execution activities, including development of projections, spending plans, and justifications.Assisting customers in the preparation of budget estimates for new programs and unprecedented requirements due to newly enacted legislation or unforeseen requirements.Fostering relationships with customers and key stakeholders to ensure effective communication.Your TeamThe Office of Budget, Planning and Analysis (BPA) serves as a key strategic business partner, responsible for planning, formulating and implementing the budget, and providing budget guidance to the House. BPA places strong emphasis on analysis, customer service, and optimal resource management to aid Leadership decision making.RequirementsConditions of EmploymentQualificationsDo you have stellar analytical skills, love to crunch numbers, pride yourself on finding innovative solutions to business challenges, and enjoy fostering relationships with customers and key stakeholders to ensure effective communication? The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is seeking a mission-driven candidate to join our teams charge to provide excellent administrative, technical, and operational solutions so the Members of Congress can perform their Constitutional duties. Bring your talents to the Hill!Who You Are:A senior program/budget analyst with a proven track record of providing analytical and subject matter expertise on developing strategic financial plans and turning financial requirements into executable budgets. We would love it if you have prior House of Representatives/Federal Government experience. To be considered for this role, you have:A minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting, finance, and/or the federal budget.A Bachelors degree, with concentration in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or Public Administration.A Masters degree, preferred.Strong oral and written communication skills, and proven experience in writing budget narratives and justifications.Advanced understanding/experience in financial systems/software, such as PeopleSoft, OMB MAX, and/or Hyperion, strongly preferred.Working knowledge of the Anti-Deficiency Act, Appropriations Law, and GAO's Red, Green and Yellow books, a plus.Intermediate or better knowledge of computer applications, specifically Microsoft Excel.A proactive attitude and ability to solve problems independently and meet deadlines.A cooperative work ethic, which enables you to work well under pressure in a professional environment, while collaborating with others.The ability to secure and maintain Federal Government security clearances as deemed appropriate by senior management, required.While no two days are the same, in this role you will be trusted with:Leading budget formulation and execution activities, providing assistance to customers, support to management/stakeholders, and guidance to junior analysts.Periodically providing reports and briefings to stakeholders, interpreting and translating complex financial analysis and clearly articulating assumptions and recommendations.Compiling and/or assisting with the compilation of standard detailed annual budget justification tables and narratives for inclusion in the House Budget Justification.Providing prompt and effective consultative solutions to complex financial inquiries from Congress, Leadership, stakeholders and others, as appropriate.Preparing and/or assisting in the preparation of various forms, report and schedules for official Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch Appropriations submissions.Coordinating and/or contributing to Office of Management & Budget (OMB) submissions.Responding to audit inquiries, implementing audit recommendations, and ensuring timely compliance with audit findings.Analyzing and providing authoritative guidance on the interpretation and application of relevant laws, rules, and regulations to determine the impact on financial practices and program operations, and to recommend and implement changes to policies and procedures as needed.Ensuring all financial transactions and records are prepared and managed in compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.Preparing and updating standard operating procedures, to codify repeatable processes.Performing transactions in the financial system, ensuring accurate and timely financial data is recorded and reconciled, in accordance with established legislation, precedents, and fiscal policies of the House.Conducting historical research on appropriations law issues and coordinating with Budget Director and/or Counsel on legal interpretations, as appropriate.Identifying, gathering, and documenting functional/technical requirements, to support program development.Initiating quarterly budget execution reviews to identify surplus or shortage in funding.Performing trend and variance analyses to identify material changes in funding outlook due to changes in operations and/or business practices, ensuring adequate funds for program coverage.Managing execution activities, including development of projections, spending plans, and justifications.Assisting customers in the preparation of budget estimates for new programs and unprecedented requirements due to newly enacted legislation or unforeseen requirements.Fostering relationships with customers and key stakeholders to ensure effective communication.Your TeamThe Office of Budget, Planning and Analysis (BPA) serves as a key strategic business partner, responsible for planning, formulating and implementing the budget, and providing budget guidance to the House. BPA places strong emphasis on analysis, customer service, and optimal resource management to aid Leadership decision making.EducationAdditional Information

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