Budget Analyst

Harris County Houston , TX 77020

Posted 3 days ago

Position Description

The Harris County Attorney's Office (HCAO) is seeking a Budget Analyst to join our Office which represents the nation's third largest county, its elected officials, and 18,000 employees in state and federal litigation. The HCAO employs over 280 professionals and administrative personnel and administers diverse budgets exceeding $40 Million across multiple fund types including: general, special revenue, internal service funds, as well as a Federal pass-through grant. The Budget Analyst will collaborate with multiple County departments to prepare, administer, and monitor the budgets and positions, procure goods and services, and process vendor payments.

In addition to the ability to earn compensatory time for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per workweek, the selected candidate may be eligible to participate in the HCAO telework program.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Works with the Office of Budget Management to understand the County's budget methodology and HCAO executive management to implement the methodology in the budget preparation process.

  • Works with HCAO executive management to understand their initiatives impacting the budgets.

  • Develops, prepares, analyzes, and presents budgetary projections and financial reports to maintain expenditure control and for review by HCAO executive management.

  • Collaborates with HCAO executive management and the Office of Budget Management to prepare the annual budgets for presentation to Commissioners' Court.

  • Monitors and analyzes budgets and work with HCAO personnel to ensure budgetary compliance and fiscal accountability.

  • Collaborates with other administrative personnel to assess the financial impact such initiatives may have on the various budgets.

  • Develops and effectively communicates viable options for implementing management's initiatives within the budgetary constraints.

  • Reviews contracts, purchase orders and invoices, and approve as needed.

  • Reviews and approves purchase requisitions to ensure available resources and proper budget allocation.

  • Coordinates with quasi-government entities regarding third party funding and billings.

  • Performs and submits State Asset and Forfeiture Audit.

  • Effectively work with County departments and third-party personnel to resolve budgetary and financial issues impacting the HCAO.

  • Performs activities necessary to track and dispose of department assets and inventory.

  • Provides financial analysis as needed by executive management.

  • Performs multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining an effective balance of priorities and high productivity.

  • Responds promptly to phone calls, emails, and other correspondence.

  • Participates in one-on-one sessions with the supervisor and/or manager to give and receive feedback.

  • Participates in Division staff meetings.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Other Duties:

  • This Job Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. Management may, at its discretion, assign, or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email

ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net.

This position is subject to a criminal history check.

Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.

Requirements

Supporting Job Application Documents:

  • Applicants should provide a cover letter and resume with references with their application.
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field from an accredited college or university; and
  • A minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in financial reporting, budgeting, accounting or financial analysis.
  • A Master's degree in a field directly related to the job may substitute for two years of the above experience requirement.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Principles and practices of fiscal administration and budget techniques.

  • Governmental accounting, statistics, and management analysis.

  • Accounting procedures, County Personnel Regulations, and budget forecasting for multiple funds.

  • Must understand grant funding, fund accounting, and correcting & reclassifying entries.

  • Utilize Microsoft Office products, including but not limited to, advanced level Excel and PowerPoint, Outlook, and TEAMS.

  • Gain an understanding of the Harris County Personnel Regulations, Purchasing rules, and accounting procedures and forms.

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Learn, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

  • Meet reporting requirements.

  • Prepare budgetary recommendations.

  • Make timely and accurate decisions.

  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

  • Ability to adapt quickly, identify and recommend areas in need of corrective action.

  • Ability to work independently and function effectively in a team-oriented environment.

NOTE: Qualifying education, experience, knowledge and skills must be documented on your job application. You may attach a resume to the application as supporting documentation butONLY information stated on the application will be used for consideration. "See Resume"will not be accepted for qualifications.

Preferences

  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in governmental budgeting.

General Information

Located in downtown Houston, the Harris County Attorney's Office represents Harris County government, the Harris County Flood Control District, the Harris County Toll Road Authority, and the Greater Harris County 9-1-1 Emergency Network in all civil matters, including lawsuits. The office also provides legal advice to county officials and employees.

Compensation:

The base compensation for this position will be determined on the candidate's qualifications and the pay of other employees in the job function. Total compensation includes attractive paid leave programs, health benefits, and retirement plans.

In addition, the position is eligible for the accrual of compensatory time off for hours worked over 40 in a workweek, consistent with Harris County personnel policies and procedures.

Position Type, Typical Work Schedule, and Work Environment:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with occasional weekends and holidays as necessary.

This job typically operates in a professional office environment, and the employee in this role uses standard office equipment such as computers, printers, scanners/copiers, and phones.

Physical and Mental Demands:

This is largely a sedentary role that requires standing or sitting for prolonged periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body, repetitive motions requiring dexterity such as keyboarding that may include the wrists, hands, and/or fingers, communicating with others to exchange concepts and information, problem-solving, decision-making, organization, the ability to read/write, and the ability to manage workplace stressors such as adversarial interactions.

Employment is contingent upon passing a background check and drug screen.

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date or at the discretion of the Hiring Department.


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Budget Analyst

Harris County