City of Maricopa, AZ
Maricopa, Arizona, United States
General Summary The City of Maricopa is seeking an experienced Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget Analyst to lead and serve as a key contact for the Department of Public Services CIP budget development process. Public Services is responsible for developing, managing and implementing the Capital Improvement Program as well as working with Park Maintenance, Fleet, Facility and Streets Maintenance operating budgets for the City of Maricopa. The CIP Budget Analyst will be responsible for a full range of capital budgeting and financing activities, including the development of project criteria, coordinating CIP project and funding plan development, and providing financial oversight to approved capital projects. This position will oversee Development Impact Fees (DIF) dispersment and tracking DIF projects. The right candidate is not afraid to wear many hats. This position is responsible for assisting the Director and Deputy Director of Public Services in the financial and administrative duties pertaining to CIP, Streets, Park, Fleet, Facility Maintenance and asset replacement planning. The Capital Improvement Program CIP Budget Analyst provides technical support involved in the financial planning, directing, organizing, leadership and administration of the Public Services Department, its initiatives, and mission. COME BUILD A CITY WITH US..... The City of Maricopa is an Equal Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation employer. The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age, disability, and United States military veteran status. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will make a reasonable accommodation(s) during the recruitment & selection process. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at email@example.com . Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Essential Duties & Responsibilities The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Analyzes assigned Budget and CIP submissions, program workload estimates, and unit costs. Demonstrates the effects of alternative decision options by using financial modeling, studies and analysis. Prepares and analyzes tables of actual and projected expenditures and workload data. Reviews and interprets proposed policy changes for fiscal impact and legislative reports. Serves as lead in ad hoc working groups and as department representative. Mindful of the City's broader, long-term objectives. Provides expertise and counsel to customers (e.g., Division Managers, CIP Engineer, CIP Manager, Management Analyst, etc.). Interprets and incorporates Federal/State laws and regulations as well as organizational policies that impact programs/activities, local government responsibility, or the public. Makes recommendations accordingly. Makes recommendations for efficiencies, strengthening internal controls, process changes and policy and procedure amendments as necessary. Coordinates closely with personnel involved in CIP and Information Only projects, and the Operating Budget. Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates budget and CIP submissions; gathers data; and confers with organization staff. Track Development Impact Fees (DIF) projects and expenditures while also securing projects that utilize these funds. Prepares tables, charts, and graphs. Completes assigned sections of the budget and CIP documents. Develops numerous displays, charts, and reports in response to requests for budget information from staff members of Public Services. Monitors expenses against approved budget allocations. Informs Director and management of current or projected significant variances. Performs many widely varying and functionally diverse assignments that require in-depth analysis and problem solving. Participates in coordinating plans, multi-year programs and objectives of the City with those of local government entities. Conducts or assists in a wide variety of financial studies. Communicates vision, mission and strategic priorities of the City when interacting with organizational stakeholders, including Directors, City Management, Council, and customers. Develops and delivers in-service training programs on budget and CIP submissions to assigned departments. Represents the Division in special projects and task forces both internal and external to the Department. Performs other related duties as required. Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications Education and Experience Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or any related field. Four (4) years of progressively responsible experience in CIP Accounting, Management, Finance or any related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, which together total 8 years. Any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Licenses or Certifications Possession of (or ability to obtain within one month of hire) an Arizona operator's driver license Preferred Qualifications A knowledge of Tyler MUNIS Certified Public Works Professional-Management (CPWP-M) Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties Knowledge of: Accounting Degree. Thorough knowledge of capital and project budgeting. Superior analytical and problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to apply these attributes in implementing solutions. Thorough knowledge of the products within the Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to use these and other computer software to expediently complete tasks and projects as well as to prepare concise and comprehensive/complex spreadsheets, reports or other documents for presentation both verbally and in writing. Principles of budget preparation and expenditure control. Principles and practices as applied to the field of operating and maintaining the city infrastructure. Technical, legal, and financial issues related to the conduct of municipal public works program. Strategic planning and environmental regulations for municipal utilities. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations. Ability to: Ability to synthesize data based on broad understanding of organization impact and professional expertise. Ability to conduct pertinent research and perform thorough analysis for sound management decisions when preparing clear and comprehensive reports. Ability to establish effective working relationships and to work tactfully, courteously, and effectively with M-NCPPC personnel, County official s, and the general public. Assist with the preparation of departmental operating and capital improvement budgets and control budget expenditures. Review and interpret cost estimates. Prepare clear and concise written reports and develop appropriate recommendations. Effectively manage assigned areas of the departmental program. Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work. Perform a variety of technical research and prepare reports of findings.
City of Austin, TX
Austin, TX, United States
Minimum Qualifications Education and/or Equivalent Experience: Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics, plus four (4) years of experience in a related field. Graduation with a Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business or Public Administration or other relevant field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two (2) years of experience. A five (5) year accounting (MAcy) degree or CPA designation may be substituted for one (1) year of experience. Notes to Applicants The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department ( PARD ) provides, protects and preserves a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the Austin community. Working with the City of Austin provides a number of health and welfare benefits, such as medical, paid leave time, a great retirement plan, training opportunities and more! Click HERE for more information. Position Information: The purpose of this Financial Analyst III position is to provide financial information to management by planning, developing, interpreting, forecasting, monitoring, processing and reporting financial and budget information for use by management. This position will also be responsible for: Coordinating and developing budget process deliverables. Reviewing financial and budget reports and performing financial analyses by managing compilation of appropriate information. Preparing, reviewing, and evaluating financial and accounting documents, reports, and statements. Ensuring that financial transactions are recorded promptly and properly. Application Instructions/Job Requirements: Application: A detailed, complete application is required, and applicants must include on their Employment Record all experience (work and/or volunteer) related to this job posting - up to 10 years or more; this will be used to determine your base compensation. Employment Record dates must include month and year. Verification of employment history dates on resume should match online Employment Application. Statements such as "See Resume" will not be accepted and a resume alone will not be accepted in lieu of a complete online application. Skills Assessments: Skills assessment(s) may be required as part of the recruitment process. Virtual Interviews: PARD may conduct virtual interviews. Driver Safety Standards: If you are selected for this position and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you will drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations. Military/Veteran: An applicant claiming Military/Veteran status must provide a copy of his or her DD-214(s), or valid comparable document, at the time of interview. Physical Requirements: Tasks may involve bending, lifting, walking, carrying or using a force equal to lifting up to ten (10) pounds. Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be physically and mentally able to communicate, respond and work with participant's needs and safety issues. Other Information: Posting Guidelines: PARD reserves the right to close posted positions prior to the advertised close date, based on recruitment strategies and business needs. This posting may be used to fill other vacancies in other divisions/work locations within the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. Decisions on assigned selection will be made at the time of hire based on the business needs of the department. Work/Location Schedule Notes: May be required to work during special events, evenings, weekends & holidays. Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs and programs. Travel: This position will require traveling to multiple sites throughout the work day. Tobacco and Vape-Free Workplace: PARD work site locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any PARD work site - including construction sites, parking lots, garages or in any personal vehicles located on the premises. Pay Range $29.69 - $38.59 per hour. Hours Work/Location Schedule Notes: Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. May be required to work during special events, evenings, weekends & holidays. Work schedule and location is subject to change based on department needs and programs. Job Close Date 11/23/2020 Type of Posting External Department Parks & Recreation Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location PARD Main Office, 200 South Lamar, Austin, 78704 Preferred Qualifications Preferred Experience Experience with advanced Excel tools (Vlookup, advanced conditional formatting, pivot tables and reporting, Macros and VBA , Data simulations.) Experience working with governmental operating and Capital Improvement Plan budgets. Experience with financial accounting, financial reporting, financial analysis, or related financial experience for a utility, governmental entity, or other similarly regulated entity. Experience with the City of Austin's financial systems and applications, including AIMS -Advantage 3, MicroStrategy, eCOMBS, and eCAPRIS. Experience interacting and/or communicating with executives, government officials, and project stakeholders. Other: Ability to travel to more than one work location. Duties, Functions and Responsibilities Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned. Assists with development of the operating or CIP budget for the department. Performs budget analysis by implementing the organization's budget process system, providing guidance and recommendations to management in the development and completion of their budgets; finalizing the organizations budget; and monitoring the budget by preparing or reviewing current year estimates and budget variance reports, reporting on budget variances; reviewing budget forecasts; and reviewing current and historical budget information and data. Prepares financial analysis, periodic, and ad-hoc reports by researching, compiling, monitoring, and summarizing current and historical financial information and data, reporting on variances and trends, and compiling financial information from various financial systems. Performs debt administration by monitoring debt service schedules. Provides financial support and monitors CIP projects. Processes and tracks task orders and other project requirements in eCAPRIS and other financial systems. Assists with the development of department's Business Plan and forecast. Prepares fund summaries to keep management abreast of the financial conditions of the department. Develops and maintains computer spreadsheets models and databases to support project data analysis and financial reporting. Reviews and approves accounting and financial transactions by verifying documentation and accurately completing transactions. Reviews documentation and funding information for accuracy and ensures that transactions are processed in accordance with City policy, applicable laws and regulations, and sound business practices. Assists departments and other customers by providing procedural and financial information and guidance with financial systems. Researches and provides information requested by City Council, City management, boards and commissions, vendors, the public, regulatory agencies, and other City offices. Monitors State and Federal regulatory processes and provides guidance to the department regarding the financial impact of new and/or proposed legislation, regulations, and standards. Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised: May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed. Knowledge of the processes and theories used for public budgetary and financial policies. Knowledge of accounting practices and concepts. Knowledge of internal control systems. Knowledge of preferred business practices. Knowledge of manual and automated financial systems. Knowledge of financial and budget reporting. Skill in designing and maintaining complex spreadsheet and database models and utilizing word processing and presentation software. Skill in effective oral and written communications. Skill in analyzing and interpreting financial records. Skill in gathering, analyzing, and presenting data to provide accurate information for management's use. Ability to resolve problems or situations that requires the exercising of good judgment. Ability to prepare accurate and complex financial reports. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other City employees and the public. Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation. EEO/ADA City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445. Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview. Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). * This position requires graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Finance, Accounting, or Economics, plus four (4) years of experience in a related field. Graduation with a Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business or Public Administration or other relevant field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two (2) years of experience. A five (5) year accounting (MAcy) degree or CPA designation may be substituted for one (1) year of experience. Do you meet these minimum requirements? Yes. No. * Please indicate your level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel. Beginner: skill level includes data entry, basic formatting (page setup, column width, etc.), creating spreadsheets, etc. Intermediate: skill level includes basic calculations, use of functions, complex formatting (cell manipulation, etc.), charts/graphs (static), etc. Advanced: skill level includes pivot tables, V Lookups, formula creation, use of functions for formula creation, etc. Expert: skill level includes macros creation, complex formula creation/manipulation, charts/graphs (dynamic), create database queries, etc. None of the above. * In reviewing the preferred qualifications section of this job posting, please describe in 500 words or less how you meet those preferred qualifications. (Open Ended Question) * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background check (CBI)? Yes No * This position requires traveling to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties. Will you be able to meet this requirement? Yes No Optional & Required Documents Required Documents Cover Letter Resume Optional Documents