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Sr. Budget Analyst

Company: The City of Falls Church Virginia
Location: Falls Church
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSenior Budget Analyst (Finance Department)The City of Falls Church Financial Services Division has an immediate vacancy for a full time Senior Budget Analyst. This position will advise upper management in the creation, development, analysis, implementation, and adaptation of budgetary matters and financial management policy. The position reports to the Deputy Director of Finance.The City is an independent city six miles from the nation's capital. It is small in area (2.2 square miles) and population (about 16,000 people). The City is known for its urban village community, quality customer service, nationally ranked school system, environmental activism, and endless community activities.Responsibilities

  • Primarily responsible for the development of the City of Falls Church's overall budget, including preparing necessary budget worksheets for revenues and expenditures, gathering budget information from departments and CIP numbers used to formulate the respective budgets; verifies data received by departments; ensures all pertinent data is received by department heads and is verified for completeness and reasonableness.
  • Examines all operating budget and capital requests and recommends funding levels to the CFO; prepares initial draft of the City budget with supporting data and summaries; participates in budget meetings; compiles draft City budget for review by the CFO; manages the complete budget cycle for both the operating and capital budgets.
  • Prepares and gives presentations in the areas of budgeting, financial reporting, projections, forecasts, and analysis
  • Prepares budget information for City Council meetings including staff reports, PowerPoint presentations, budget memos, and any other requests by the City Manager and the City Council.
  • Participates in accounting procedures including the reconciliation of transactions, the preparation of financial reports and annual audit. Assists in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
  • Conduct various surveys, research, data analysis, cost-benefit analyses, and expenditure and revenue forecasting.
  • Reviews actual revenues and expenditures against budget; coordinates with departments for changes throughout the year and prepare and provide recommendations for revisions to original budget.
  • Executes transactions within the integrated budget, accounting, and purchasing system, which may include purchase requisitions, contract payment vouchers, budget data entry, appropriation revisions, and salary and budget imports.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned including assisting with the Finance Department's other functions such as payments to vendors and employees.
  • Assists in the creation and further development of the revenue manual, budget preparation manual, budget policies and procedures manual, and other documents as needed.
  • Assists with projecting future financial needs and collaborates with various other management personnel to prepare long-term financial plans, and other budget and financial reports.
  • Makes recommendations to improve the City's fiscal efficiency based on interpretation and organization of financial information.
  • Develops, organizes, and maintains files, documents, and materials relating to budgetary practices according to company's policies.
  • Attends and actively participates in committees, professional groups, and seminars to stay current regarding new developments and trends in budgeting and finance.
  • Monitors changes in the local, state, and federal tax laws, and actively monitors the local economy.Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Budgeting, Accounting, or related field.
    • At least five years of experience in budgeting and accounting, preferably in the public sector.
    • Certified Public Accountant preferred.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Proficient in accounting software and Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
    • Thorough understanding of accounting and budgeting principles and practices, statistical methodology, generally accepted accounting principles, and generally accepted auditing standards.
    • Basic understanding of and ability to conduct cost-benefit analysis.
    • Skillfully performs detailed statistical analyses of budget activities.
    • Prepares and presents clear, concise administrative and financial reports.
    • Ability to work independently and complete work on schedule.
    • Interprets financial data contained in reports and ledgers.
    • Develops and maintains cooperative working relationships across departments, with vendors and other stakeholders.HoursThis is a full-time position with the opportunity to work partially from home.Salary & BenefitsThe annual salary range is $80,000-$95,000, depending on qualifications. The benefits package includes pension plan, health insurance, dental insurance, deferred compensation plan, flexible spending account, college savings plan, life and long-term disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, credit union membership, free parking, and more. City uniforms are supplied for wear while on the job. See more details on benefits here.Equal Opportunity EmployerThe City of Falls Church does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability.Reasonable AccommodationDuring the selection process, applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation with the agreement of the Human Resources Division. Requests should be directed to the Human Resources Division. The City of Falls Church does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability.All City facilities are smoke free.

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