Senior Budget Analyst

City Of Bellevue, WA Bellevue , WA 98009

Posted 1 week ago

Job Summary

The City of Bellevue provides a dynamic working environment committed to providing exceptional public services to the City and communities that we serve through our five core values: exceptional public service, stewardship, commitment to employees, integrity, and innovation. We strive to be a welcoming workplace that reflects the diverse nature of our community.

In this role, you are a key member of the Information Technology Department's Business Operations unit which provides financial support services for the IT lines of business which include Network Security Services, Client Technology Services, Technology Business Systems, Applications Development, Graphics, and Geospatial Technology Services. In addition, the team provides financial services for the eCityGov Alliance. You'll performs analysis and evaluation for IT long-range budget and financial forecasts, operations and replacement reserves analysis, rate models and cost of service studies. Incumbent works with large amounts of data to prepare complex information, conduct research and analysis on IT-related projects. You share responsibility for developing the biennial budgets for the IT Department and the eCityGov Alliance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

You're responsible for examining existing accounting operations to multi-faceted financial analysis on fiscal and financial policy issues. Evaluate financial information, prepare reports indicating trends, provide recommendations to management and respond to inquiries related to financial information. You may lead in the development and implementation of new/revised procedures, and in coordinating and executing special projects that often require an expert knowledge of the linkages between systems, operations and processes. Advanced knowledge of the principals and practices of budgeting and financial analysis skills required to examine complex financial activities and independently formulate conclusions. Much of the work is executed using modeling techniques that display financial and technology assets data in a variety of ways.

You'll serve as a resource for direction, training, and guidance to team members as well as department staff. Audiences include department management, inter and intra department financial personnel and external agencies to provide or exchange financial information, advise on budget and financial matters or defend budget recommendations.

  • Conducts accounting-based research and analysis to provide definitive financial data and advice for use in administering specific programs and processes.

  • Gathers data from departments; analyzes statistical data; updates periodic report information; identifies and corrects errors.

  • Performs financial modeling and forecasting; rates analysis and recommendations; defends and monitors complex operating, replacement reserves and capital budgets.

  • Updates financial management system; prepares special reports as needed.

  • Assists in the department's planning, coordination and administration of Budget One process; ensures accuracy of allocations and monitors the operating, reserves and capital fund expenditures.

  • Performs technical analysis and evaluation utilizing multiple data sources to holistically analyze fiscal management practices across the Department's lines of business. These practices may include but would not be limited to contracts, performance measures, costs pools, and Service Level Agreements (SLA).

  • Ensures compliance with established procedures, requirements and policies; completeness of data and adequacy of documentation.

  • Performs routine routing of the Department's contracts and purchasing to ensure consistent application of City and Department guidelines and policies.

  • Analyzes the Department's contractual obligations including but not limited to: contractual obligations' impact on rate sets, ongoing hardware and software maintenance and, financial impact and options analysis.

  • Provides expertise and training to IT Department customers in the use of financial systems, tools, and templates during critical planning and reporting cycles.

Supervision Received and Exercised:

  • Work is performed under broad supervisory oversight and greater independence of action with regular opportunity to apply independent judgment, decision-making and recommendations.

  • Incumbent is accountable for the integrity of the analysis performed.

  • Position Reports to the Business Operations Manager.

Qualifications

Knowledge of:

  • Financial analysis and administration of budget management process; develop and modify queries, reports and spreadsheets; business operating procedures and management control.

  • Financial modeling tools and procedures for examining financial data; technical consultation and assistance to management in preparing budgets, proposals and contracts.

  • Methodologies and techniques employed in effective business modeling as applied to the maintenance of functional operations models.

  • Concepts relating to the development of operational controls and standards.

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and methods of accounting analysis.

Ability to:

  • Perform numerical analysis; evaluate large amounts of data;

  • Analyze, evaluate and summarize financial and management records for accuracy and conformance to procedures, rules and policies.

  • Ability to provide information correctly and concisely, both orally and in writing to explain, clarify, analyze and resolve sensitive and/or complex accounting support issues.

  • Monitor and oversee daily operations and work flow of assigned function.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees.

  • Provide effective training and guidance to less experienced employees.

  • Provide positive customer relations skills and business acumen.

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in written documentation complex financial concepts to varied audiences across the City of Bellevue.

  • Ability to convey the financial implications of technical information technology operations in simple and clear terms.

  • Handle sensitive and confidential financial and programmatic information in a discrete and professional manner.

Education, experience, and other requirements:

  • Graduation from a 4-year college or university with a degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or Public Administration.

  • Five or more years of professional related experience in budgeting or accounting, preferably in the public sector, or related field.

  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Advanced skill level using Microsoft Excel preferably with experience in creating, maintaining, balancing, and reconciling complex spreadsheets.

  • Experience with Access database and/or working with large amounts of data.

  • Demonstrated experience in preparing, coordinating, and tracking annual budget development in a complex environment.

  • Experience using ERP systems, the City's system is JDE.

  • The final candidate must pass a criminal background check prior to hire

Other

For questions regarding this position please contact Evan Phillips at 425-452-2831. For assistance with the online application contact 855-524-5627.

The City of Bellevue supports workplace diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status. Persons needing assistance in the application process may call the Human Resources Office, at 425-452-6838.


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