Budget Analyst II
The Budget Analyst II assists in all aspects of budget development, oversight and monitoring of the city's annual budget. They are well versed in government budgets, problem solving skills and interpersonal communication skills, while keeping up to date with the latest best practices, trends and technology with proven ability to multitask while working under crucial deadlines.
The ideal candidate is comfortable working independently and able to complete complex assignments that require minimal review, correction and supervision. This is an intermediate level position that provides for a broad scope of responsibilities and opportunity.
This position reports to the Deputy Director of Finance and is part of the Administrative Services Department which includes Finance, Human Resources and Information Services.
The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America’s Best Small Cities. Home to a charming and historic downtown, a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks to our employees. For more information, please see our Benefit Guide.
The City of Littleton believes in attracting and retaining the best talent and our strategies include hiring in at market pay and career development opportunities. In addition to your application, please submit a cover letter that describes why you are the best candidate for this position and the City of Littleton
Starting pay at or near 76,688
This full-time position is exempt per FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation.
This position is required to comply with state orders for COVID however will be required to hold office hours during and after initial onboarding.
Review of applications will begin 2 weeks after posting. Once a qualified pool has been established this recruitment may close at any time. It is imperative that if you are interested to submit your materials as soon as possible. Candidates will be notified of their status via email.
- Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Assist, coordinate and manage the budget development process which includes analysis of revenue and expenditures, and ensuring details are accurate, consistent and complete.
- Monitor and analyze fiscal trends and develop financial projections.
- Monitor current-year budgets by fund, by department, by division, and by cost center for the purpose of maintaining budget control; problem solving on behalf of any department or division, and ad hoc reporting.
- Prepare budget documents for review by management.
- Responsible for maintaining budget records in the financial system.
- Create budget specific reports, spreadsheets, and financial statements.
- Prepare accurate and organized reports, presentation materials, and other documents intended to communicate the annual budget, interim budget reports, and other relevant information to City Council, City management and the public.
- Prepare fund summaries for use in preparation of the City's annual budget.
- Ensure fiscal integrity and management of adopted budgets and compliance with appropriations.
- Maintain awareness of developments in the fields of budgeting, forecasting, public administration and public financial management.
- Prepare financial recommendations and suggestions for cost containment and/or revenue enhancement.
- Support complex development of a capital improvement plan and ongoing analysis of capital improvement plans.
- Serve as the Finance team liaison to HR for compensation and position management.
- Assist in development and maintenance of key performance indicators including effectiveness of programs and services as well as relevant policy analysis.
- Key point-person for priority-based budgeting by providing guidance while maintaining programs, costing and scoring annually.
- Promote and utilize priority-based budgeting as a decision-making tool throughout the organization; utilize priority-based budgeting to define and describe the cities priorities, and support decision making about adjustments to level of service.
- Conduct complex studies and surveys, collecting information pertaining to operational and financial challenges, compiling and analyzing information, developing and evaluating options, preparing and presenting recommendations for review by leadership.
- Periodic attendance and public engagement at council meetings and study sessions will be required.
- Other related duties as assigned.
- Minimum Qualifications
- Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field; and
- A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible budgeting experience in government or non-profit sector, to include analysis; or
- An equivalent combination of business education, training, or work experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the essential functions of the position.
- Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
- Public or not-for-profit experience, including local, county or other governmental budgeting experience.
- Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Knowledge and understanding of theories, principles, and best practices of government budgeting and accounting, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), as well as federal, state and department regulations.
- Knowledge of principles and methods of financial analysis in the public sector.
- Knowledge of Colorado local government budget law.
- Financial/budget expertise, statistical analysis skills, and policy analysis experience.
- Expertise with methods for use in financial or economic research for the purpose of revenue forecasting.
- Expert report writing and presentation using a variety of media or verbal communication.
- Ability to train others in budgeting, the budget process, budget development process, financial tracking and forecasting methods and the use of budget related software applications and systems.
- Ability to analyze data and situations, independently develop, effectively present and propose, and successfully implement solutions and alternatives.
- Ability to use data to aid in decision making and communicate to a wide range of audiences. Advanced computer skills: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications with emphasis on experience/ability with Microsoft Excel.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish, maintain and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted during work.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:
- Work is performed indoors in a standard office environment.
- Required to hold office hours in compliance with state orders.
- Long periods of sitting, standing or walking may be required.
- Occasionally lifting and carrying of files or other objects weighing up to 25 pounds with or without assistance.