Budget Analyst/Senior Budget Analyst

City of Mesa
Published
January 7, 2021
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Salary:  Budget Analyst ($56,978.61 - $84,344.00 annually), Senior Budget Analyst ($65,964.27 - $97,635.20 annually)

Application period:  January 8, 2021 - January 14, 2021 11:59pm

The current recruitment will be used to fill two vacancies at either the Budget Analyst or Senior Budget Analyst level currently assigned to the Forecast and Operations Specializations.  There is also one other specialization in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) - Projects.  Budget Analysts and Senior Budget Analysts may have primary duties in one specialization, but still perform duties across all specializations, and may be reassigned based on the needs of the office.  This recruitment will also establish Eligible Lists for both Budget Analyst and Senior Budget Analyst that may be used to fill future vacancies.

Budget Analyst ($56,978.61 - $84,344.00 annually):  A Budget Analyst is responsible for assisting in the overall process of preparing and administering the City's annual operating budget, five-year Capital Improvement Budget, and multi-year revenues/expenditures projection.  Budget Analysts compile and analyze both statistical and fiscal data as the basis for preparing specific schedules, tables, and narrative summaries that are included in these various budget documents.  This class is responsible for performing related duties as required.

Senior Budget Analyst ($65,964.27 - $97,635.20 annually):  A Senior Budget Analyst performs advanced budget preparation, analysis, and administrative work in the City's Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  Senior Budget Analysts serve in a process leadership role, which includes oversight, coordination, and process improvement responsibilities.  General responsibilities include:  compilation and analysis of data, and the preparation of tables, charts, and summaries to be used in the City's budget documents and presentations; training City staff on budget procedures; surveying customers; performing site visits at City departments; preparing the annual operating and capital improvement program budget; assisting departments with activity based budgeting and costing; assisting departments with performance management, including the evaluation of budget requests based on related performance information; and providing staff support to quarterly management meetings.  Senior Budget Analysts are responsible for the analysis of one or many City departments and funds.

Senior Budget Analysts are responsible for the testing, documentation, and training of the Performance Budgeting system.  This includes the design and use of data queries to analyze data integrity as well as content conformity to set standards; and spreadsheet design, analysis of data linking, and formula integrity.  Senior Budget Analysts are also responsible for Citywide training for financial structure, database training, financial analysis techniques and general budgetary policy; and for producing and maintaining publications, presentations, and reference documents on the internet (external customers) and the intranet (internal customers).  This class is responsible for performing related duties as required.

Forecast Specialization

Senior Budget Analysts working in the Forecast area are responsible for producing the short-term, mid-term, and long-term financial forecasts.  Additional responsibilities include:  research and identification of economic influences on the City’s revenues and expenditures, performing advanced statistical analysis and comprehensive review of forecast model variables through the use of regression analysis, and statistical software packages, and preparing summary presentations and reports for City management.  Senior Budget Analysts are also responsible for the development and testing of the Forecast system.

Operations Specialization

Senior Budget Analysts working in the Operations area are responsible for leading major budget processes in support of the City’s budget preparation process and budget monitoring during the fiscal year.  This includes the production of the annual Executive Budget Plan document, the development of training for City staff, and providing analysis of contingency requests, position costs, and other operational issues.

Projects Specialization

Senior Budget Analysts working in the Projects area are responsible for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP).  This involves research, compilation, analysis, and summary of multi-year CIP related data such as:  monthly expenditures; bond reconciliations; project-based expenditure reporting; and preparation of tables, charts, and summaries used for the five-year CIP and seven-year forecast period. Senior Budget Analysts working in this area are also responsible for the compilation, analysis, and summary of multiyear Lifecycle and Infrastructure plans, as well as the set-up and management of projects in the City’s financial system.

Criteria Based Promotion Opportunity:  Progression from a Budget Analyst to a Senior Budget Analyst is accomplished through a non-competitive criteria-based promotional process.  The incumbent must be employed a minimum of one year as a City of Mesa Budget Analyst; have successfully completed original City probation; meet established work standards, demonstrate the level of competency necessary to independently perform assigned tasks; and meet the minimum qualifications of the Senior Budget Analyst classification.

 

Please refer to the link below for the full job description and additional information regarding assignments, preferred qualifications, and essential functions.

 

Employee Values:  All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.
Budget Analyst:

Minimum Qualifications Required.  Any combination of training, education, and/or experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or closely related field.  A minimum of three years full-time, professional level employment in accounting, auditing, budget preparation, or closely related financial/fiscal activity. Completion of a Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration or Business Administration will be considered qualifying experience for both work experience and Bachelor's Degree requirement.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.  Possession of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).

Senior Budget Analyst:

Minimum Qualifications Required.  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree.  A minimum of five years' full-time, professional-level employment in accounting, auditing, budget preparation, finance, statistical analysis, or closely related financial and/or fiscal activity.  Two years of full-time professional-level budget employment with the City of Mesa, or one year of full-time employment with the City of Mesa as a Budget Analyst will also be considered as qualifying experience.  A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration, Business Administration, or closely related field will be considered as two years of qualifying work experience.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications.  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Administration, Business Administration, or closely related field.  Possession of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).  For the Forecast specialization, regression analysis experience, as well as work with statistical packages like SPSS and Forecast Pro is preferred.

Budget Analyst:
apps.mesaaz.gov/JobDescriptions/Documents/JobDescriptions/cs4432.pdf

Senior Budget Analyst:
apps.mesaaz.gov/jobdescriptions/Documents/JobDescriptions/cs4628.pdf

Applications accepted beginning January 8, 2021.  Apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mesaaz

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