Budget Manager

  • City of Grand Prairie, TX
  • Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance
  • Salary: $82,960.00 - $125,271.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Job Summary

The purpose of this position is to prepare, manage and oversee, in the support of the Chief Financial Officer, the budget process and operational practices of the City’s Operating, Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) and Debt Funds, including all financial components related to the City. Responsibilities include preparing, analyzing and reconciling; departmental and fund budgets, revenue and expenditure data on a monthly and annual basis; year-end reconciliation of fund balances to the Annual Financial Report, Prepare and Publish the Annual Budget Document. This position supervises and provides direction to the budget staff.

Essential Job Functions

This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The following do not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent.

  • Prepares annual budgets and checking mathematical details, gather information from appropriate sources and compiles annual budgets for the City.
  • Prepares and analyzes revenue and expenditure reports; advising the supervisory personnel of revenue and expenditures trends, preparing periodic reports of revenue and expenditures to convey relationships of estimates to actual expenditures to supplement City budget reports.
  • Oversees periodic review of budgets by preparing comparative analysis of operational programs; analyzing costs in relation to services performed during previous financial year, submitting reports to Supervisor with recommendations for budget revisions.
  • Aware of all legislative changes pertaining to the City’s Budget documentation and procedures.
  • Performs budget modifications by analyzing accounting records and personnel costs data to determine financial resources required to implement program and submitting recommendations for budget allocations.
  • Review City Council Communications for financial accuracy and assist departments with the financial aspects of both operating and capital improvement project budgets.
  • Serves as a liaison to city departments and committees on operational and/or business-related affairs relative to the assigned budget operations.
  • Assist in presenting annual operational and capital improvement projects budgets to City Management, City Officials, and/or the public as required.
  • Prepares and presents periodic financial and operational data to City Management, City Officials, and/or the public as required.
  • Perform complex calculations including developing financial models to support financial costs incurred such as utility rate models and cost allocation plans (indirect cost).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, with a Master of Public Administration preferred.
  • Experience: Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in a senior level management or budget administration, Finance or Accounting related position, preferably within municipal government. One (1) year of supervisory experience preferred.
  • Licenses: Valid Class C Driver's License required.
  • Certifications Required: None.
  • Reading: Advanced level with the ability to understand complex items such as literature, proposals, legal documents, financial documents, contracts, technical items and detailed reports. This level typically obtained at college level or above.
  • Math: Advanced level with the ability to apply fundamental concepts of theories, work with advanced mathematical operations methods, and functions of real and complex variables. This level typically obtained at college level or above.
  • Writing: Advanced level with the ability to write editorials, journals, speeches, manuals, or critiques. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
  • Managerial: The employee normally performs the duty assignment within broad parameters defined by general organizational requirements and accepted practices. Total end results determine effectiveness of job performance.
  • Budget Responsibility: Has responsibility for overseeing the preparations of department budgets, reviews and approves of expenditures of significant budgeted funds for the departments or does research and prepares recommendations for a city-wide budget expenditures.
  • Supervisory / Organizational Control: Work requires managing and monitoring work performance by directing subordinates, including making decisions on hiring and disciplinary actions, evaluating program/work objectives and effectiveness, and realigning work and staffing assignments, as needed.
  • Complexity: Work is governed by broad instructions, objectives and policies. Requires the exercise of considerable initiative and independent analytical and evaluative judgment.
  • Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills: Decisions regarding policy development and implementation are made and/or recommended. Interaction with City’s executive team, others within the City requires exercising participative management skills that support team efforts and quality processes.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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