Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Description

The City of Littleton is seeking an experienced budget analyst to assist in all aspects of budget development, oversight and monitoring of the city's annual budget. This person should be a strategic thinker with budget experience and a strong collaborative mindset.  The ideal candidate will be 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.

Essential Duties & Reponsibilities

  • Support and assist in the budget development process which includes: analysis of revenue and expenditures, and ensuring details are accurate, consistent and complete.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prepare budget document for review by management.
  • 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.
  • High level assistance in development of a capital improvement plan and ongoing analysis of capital improvement plans.
  • Assist in development and maintenance of key performance indicators.
  • Key point-person for priority based budgeting by maintaining programs, costing and scoring annually.
  • 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.
  • Performs other assignments and projects as required.
  • May serve as an Emergency Worker.

Education, Formal Training & Experience

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field; and a minimum of one year of related work experience in government or non-profit budgeting, to include analysis, or any equivalent combination of education and experience on a year for year basis.
  • Excellent problem solving and interpersonal communication skills preferred.
  • Experience in public budget/finance preferred.
  • Fund accounting experience preferred.
  • Advanced level Microsoft Excel a plus.
  • Priority based budgeting/budgeting for outcomes helpful.
  • Experience in process improvement helpful.

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.
  • Computer skills: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications with particular emphasis on experience/ability with Microsoft Excel.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

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