The City of Manassas Finance Department is accepting applications for our Budget Analyst position! We are seeking a detail-oriented finance professional who possesses experience with technical budget preparation and/or analysis work. If you are ready for your next opportunity, apply! A wonderful team of dedicated and talented professionals await you!
The Budget Analyst is responsible for performing budget and financial reporting and analytical work and technical and administrative tasks in the processing and maintenance of budgetary and related data.
Essential Job Functions
Assists in developing and preparing the annual operating budget and capital improvement plan (CIP); reviews departmental budget and CIP requests; makes recommendations regarding funding levels; analyzes and estimates revenue and expense trends; identifies and recommends alternatives; presents recommendations to direct supervisor; assists in the development of budget office publications; maintains budget related software programs and databases.
Monitors budgetary compliance; performs regular reviews comparing budget to actuals; ensures compliance with approved budget; updates and maintains related records and spreadsheets; identifies problems; informs superiors of potential problem areas; formulates and recommends solutions; compiles related reports; prepares necessary amendments to the budget.
Develops, designs, and conducts special studies and research; develops analytical approaches and related reports; participates in field research projects; conducts research; assists departments with programs and procedures related to financial policies; makes recommendations to increase efficiency and accuracy; monitors new or changing legislation for budgetary implications.
Additional information is found on the application website.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in a finance or public administration related field from an accredited four-year college or university; supplemented by at least two years of technical budget preparation or analysis work; or, any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Master’s degree in Public Administration
Superior Microsoft Excel and financial and budget software skills required.