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Budget Analyst Budget, Planning and Forecasting at City of Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Posted in Finance 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

BUDGET ANALYST - Budget, Planning, and forecasting

Pay Rate Information – $51,000 to $58,000/year (Offer will be commensurate with experience)

Benefits offered with this position include:

* Defined benefit pension plan

* 401a with City match

* Optional 457 Deferred Compensation plan

* Reciprocal Pension Credit, available for pension-qualified applicants

* Retiree health reimbursement account

* Very generous medical/dental/vision/pharmacy plans

* Paid vacation, personal time, floating holiday, plus sick days. Unused vacation and sick time rolls over

* Short-term disability, life insurance, and AD&D insurance

* Flexible spending accounts

* Wellness Incentive Program in which participating employees can earn up to $500 annually. These dollars will be deposited into a health reimbursement account (HRA), which can be used toward eligible health care expenses

* Tuition reimbursement up to $5,000 annually; must be employed 1 year to be eligible

* Employee assistance program

* Voluntary benefits like Long Term Disability, accident coverage, critical illness, LegalShield, and Identify Theft


Duties are performed under the direct supervision of the Budget & Finance Supervisor and may include the following:

Essential Duties

  • Support the development of the annual budget

  • Assist in internal audit processes, procedures, programs, and examinations

  • Drive continuous improvement in financial reporting within the various service units

  • Prepare/review accounts payables, accounts receivable, purchase orders, bids and council resolutions

  • Generate timely budget/forecast statements

  • Monitor budget performance for service units to ensure their accuracy and create unique management reports as required

  • Independently analyze, predict, and solve problems

  • Conduct special studies affecting service unit financial performance including fee/rate analyses, overtime minimization, etc.

  • Analyze operational processes and procedures and recommend process, and operational improvements
Related Work

  • Support ad hoc requests for financial analyses

  • Perform related financial work and special projects as assigned

    • Including, but not limited to:

      • Bid opening support

      • Grant management/reporting

  • Assist with policy development and implementation of best practices

    Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry)

    • Managerial accounting principles, practices and procedures

    • Budget and planning methods and procedures

    • Sound internal control procedures

    • Computerized financial systems 

    • Computers and software applications used in business settings (e.g. Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat)

    • Advanced mathematical and statistical analyses

    • General office management and procedures

    • Outstanding customer service principles and practices

    Skills and Ability to: (position requirements at entry)

    • Properly utilize accounting, budget and planning principles, practices and procedures

    • Ability to interact effectively with both operating personnel and management and apply finance principles to help solve operational challenges

    • Accurately interpret and implement policies, procedures and regulations

    • Problem solve and demonstrate decision making and analytical capabilities

    • Analyze and organize financial information and prepare reports

    • Effectively communicate through oral and written communication

    • Develop and maintain non-partisan, respectful and effective working relationships

    • Analyze complex budget and planning issues and assist in developing alternative solutions

    • Set priorities, coordinate multiple projects, work independently and meet critical deadlines

    • Listen to understand the intended meaning of the message

    • Demonstrate excellent customer service techniques

    Training and Experience: (position requirements at entry)


    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university


    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, Public Administration or closely related field

    • Experience in Accounting, Financial Analysis – at least 1-3 years

    • Municipal experience

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