This is a fully benefitted, full-time, limited-duration position with a duration through June 30, 2023.
The Budget Analyst performs a variety of budgetary and financial tasks and analyses that may include:
· Coordination: Creates and maintains the annual budget calendar including required actives for all Budget & Financial Planning staff and dates and coordinates the budget process resulting in a complete budget. Assists the Budget Manager in ensuring all legal publications, filings, and notices are complete and in compliance with appropriate laws and regulations. Attends Budget Committee meetings as required and making appropriate changes. Facilitates the creation of the Adopted budget document, Budget-in-Brief and other print and web-based publications.
· Budget Development: Develops the personnel budget reports based on budget assumptions, procedures, and other relevant materials, Create, verify, and/or analyze division budgets for decision-making. Develop and maintain appropriate budget and accounting computer systems to provide the budget system set-up and input of data needed to support budget decision-making. Maintain and reconcile position control.
· Analysis: Prepares complex reports and summaries requiring detailed research, analysis, and independent judgment and then presents reports and documents to appropriate management groups. Develops reports and assembles them into new budget formats, for distribution to appropriate staff. Works with other City departments, and government and non-government agencies to gather information or to complete a project.
· Advisor: Provides technical assistance to departments regarding the budget process, procedures, and computer programs. Develops recommendations for changes in procedures to ensure compliance with laws and regulations. Provides general financial information to other City departments within scope of authority.
· Research: Monitors City budget processes and policies for compliance with federal, state, and local laws and legislation. Complies and analyzes operating, financial, and economic data in support of budget and financial reporting requirements.
The successful candidate will embrace the City of Gresham’s core values by having the following qualities:
· Collaborative: Establish effective relationships and work with the assigned departments and Finance team, across the organization, and with the City’s external partners.
· Practical: Effectively apply skills and knowledge and use sound judgement and decision making.
· Inventive: Be curious, seek new ideas, and consider new approaches, enjoy new challenges.
· Nimble: Be flexible and adapt analysis and recommendations to reflect organizational and community changes and expectations.
Qualities we are looking for:
- Attention to detail
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others
- Outstanding communication skills for presentations, conversations with others, and in writing
- Ability to exercise good judgment and decision-making Solution focused
- Ability to maintain confidentiality Team player
Due to COVID-19, many positions with the City of Gresham are working remotely. The future of this position may involve a hybrid approach; however, it will be necessary for the selected candidate to be available with the department and various stakeholders to effectively perform job duties.
To be successful, this position needs to have knowledge of:
· Governmental Budget and accounting practices and procedures
· Oregon local budget law and other legal requirements and regulations applicable to assigned duties
· Research methods and procedures
· City policies and procedures regarding budget and financial functions
Minimum Qualifications (Budget Analyst):
· Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or a related field
· 3 or more years of municipal accounting, budgeting, or financial management experience
Additional education or experience may be substituted for a total required combined minimum of 7 years of qualifying education, training, and/or experience.
Minimum Qualifications (Budget Analyst Trainee):
· Associate’s degree in finance, accounting or a related field
· 3 or more years of administrative support, accounting, budgeting, or financial management experience
Additional education or experience may be substituted for a total required combined minimum of 5 years of qualifying education, training, and/or experience.