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City of Plano

General Information


Job title: Budget Analyst, Sr.
Job location: Plano, TX 75074 United States
Requisition code: 213051
Date posted: 01/28/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: All information available on-line at http://plano.gov/index.aspx?NID=1077

Job Classification

Job Category:Finance/Purchasing

Job Description

Job description:
Coordinates the development of the Operating Budget, Sales Tax Rate Model, and Water & Sewer Rate Model.
Leads team projects, including the Revenue Management Program, Three-Year Financial Forecast, Core Business Matrix, Automated Financial System and Performance Based Budget.
Develops and maintains rate structures, rate and cost allocation and cost recovery plans, revenue forecasts, and other revenue-related components.
Analyzes revenue sensitive legislation for impact and recommendations.
Provides knowledge and trains Budget Analysts on an as-needed basis.
Completes and publishes the Budget in Brief and Revenue Manual.
Designs, administers, and oversees automation processes and provides liaison support with Financial Systems Administration regarding the Budget Department’s financial software system.
Develops analyses, comparative statistics and graphic depictions of trends, revenues, and expenditures; analyzes department operations for variance, efficiency and productivity, and develops recommendations.
Utilizes econometric modeling and impact analysis in order to develop financial projections; integrates financial and accounting information with budget decisions for projection of future patterns.
Serves as liaison with City departments in coordinating the preparation and development of the annual operating budget and three-year financial forecast including development of instructions, targets, fund summaries, financial and statistical analysis, cost of service and performance measurement development and long range financial planning.
Reviews Council Agenda items prior to submission to insure that funds are appropriately budgeted.
Prepares supplemental appropriation ordinances, budget adjustments, and transaction adjustments when necessary.
Provides staff assistance to the City Council, management and citizens regarding budget-related requests for information.
Evaluates Enterprise funds to determine their condition and make recommendations for needed actions, such as rate increases or expenditure reductions, necessary to maintain fund solvency.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending education workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Knowledge and Skills:

Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods of budget, financial, statistical, regression, and data analysis and control.
Thorough knowledge of the principles of econometric modeling and impact analysis
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and practices (GAAP) as they relate to the development and monitoring of operating budgets.
Excellent analytical skills; creative problem-solving skills
Ability to plan and organize work within context of long-term and complex assignments
Must possess strong organizational skills
Ability to perform multiple, concurrent tasks with frequent interruptions
Effective verbal and written communication skills to deal with City employees at all levels
Proficiency in utilizing personal computers, client servers systems and mainframe systems, programs, and applications.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Economics, Finance, Accounting, or other related field
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Accounting, Finance, or other related field preferred.
Four years experience in budget development of financial management.

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.
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