Budget Analyst

  • City of Costa Mesa, CA
  • Costa Mesa, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administrative Analysis and Research
  • Salary: $6,272.00 - $8,405.00 Monthly USD


Essential Functions: Assists the Finance Director in planning and coordinating the installation of budgetary, and work measurement systems.  Prepares reports involving complex cost and statistical analyses, as directed, in response to specific requests of the City Manager and Finance Director.
Conducts surveys, performs research and analyzes results for use in design and installation of work simplification systems, cost control systems and revenue administration and control systems.
Assists department and division heads in developing work measurement, and work simplification systems.
Confers with administrative personnel of all departments regarding budgetary system installation and review, budget processes and budget requests.
Serves as a liaison to all City departments during the preparation, development and implementation stages of the budget processes and coordinates services with other City departments and divisions.
Plans, organizes, analyzes and communicates the City's annual and capital improvement  program budget development process; recommend and prepare budget amendments, analyze, cost and forecast trends related to City budget and assists in budget hearings.
Monitors compliance with the City's Operating and Capital Improvement Program Budgets; maintains continuing review of budget expenditures and recommends appropriate action in response to budget variances.
Assists in planning, prioritizing, assigning, and monitoring the work of other budget personnel; provides or coordinates staff training, coaches employees to improve job performance and to correct deficiencies.
Provides excellent service to internal and external customers; receives and investigates complaints and recommends corrective action, as necessary to resolve complaints
Prepares and delivers oral and written presentations to department heads, City Manager, City Council, boards, commissions and the general public.
Performs research and analysis and prepares reports on various pay and employee benefit proposals advanced by management and employee labor organizations.
Prepares reports analyzing and evaluating various budget proposals under the direction of the Finance Director.
Performs various administrative and coordination tasks assigned by the Finance Director.
Performs other related work as required.

Job Description

  •  up to $100,860 annually (salary range: $75,264 - $100,860)

This is a responsible professional/technical position involving work in researching and developing budgetary and management reporting systems.
Work involves financial and statistical analyses, studies and reports; development of budgetary systems; development of work measurement systems; and preparation of financial justifications.  Work also involves research and development of:  work simplification systems; improved and new sources of revenue; and cost control systems.  Other duties will include responsibility for:  cost and benefits analysis of various proposals arising out of labor negotiations; cost versus benefit justification analysis and review of budget requests; program and special fund cost analysis; and assisting staff in preparing cost and statistical analyses required for presentation to staff, City Manager and the City Council.  Work is performed under the general direction of the Finance Director, and is reviewed through conferences and reports.
Confidential Employee Designation:  An employee in this classification may have access to decisions or the decision-making process of the City concerning matters related to employer-employee relations and may have access to or may prepare confidential materials and/or information and/or recommendations on behalf of the City in matters relating to employer-employee relations.

All applicants must complete an online City application and supplemental questionnaire. This recruitment may close at any time without notice, therefore prompt application is encouraged.

Candidates are requested to provide specific information regarding their education and experience as it relates to the position by completing all fields of the application.  Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Do not include text or attached resumes, as they will not be accepted or reviewed in the application process. Based upon the information presented on the application, a limited number of candidates who possess qualifications most pertinent to the position will be invited to participate in the selection process.  The selection process may include, but is not limited to, the following components:  application review and evaluation, written examination or exercise, physical examination, practical exercise and interview evaluation. Please notify the Human Resources Division 72 hours in advance of the test date if you have a disability which requires accommodation for the testing process. The eligibility list will be in effect for one (1) year, unless exhausted sooner.   The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be utilized to fill lower-level vacancies which occur during the life of the list.
Notifications during this recruitment will be sent by email only  (regardless of the notification preference selected during the on-line application process). Notifications will be sent to the email address that is listed on your on-line application.
All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process which may include, but is not limited to:  comprehensive background check, criminal history check (livescan fingerprint check), polygraph examination, post-offer psychological evaluation and post-offer medical evaluation (may include drug screen).
Note: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provisions contained within may be modified or revoked without notice.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Special Instructions


Additional Information

Please contact Human Resources for a summary of the essential tasks and environmental factors for this classification.      
Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Job Address

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