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Hillsborough County Government

Fiscal Analyst (#FSANSTEPCS) EPCS
$26.97-$44.10 Hourly / $4,674.80-$7,644.00 Monthly / $56,097.60-$91,728.00 Yearly


Performs fiscal assignments of a complex nature participating in a broad variety of budget, project management and grant related assignments. This is advanced professional work and of considerable difficulty and includes: preparing program/project/department budgets; formulating, analyzing, and monitoring budget reports; preparing and explaining budget projections including methodologies and variance analyses; suggesting efficiency and/or cost containment measures; developing cost effective service delivery methods and service expansion recommendations; reviewing expenditure requests; and, preparing various ad hoc financial reports as required by management, auditors, oversight boards and granting agencies. Under broad direction, employees exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in the selection of methods and the performance of assigned tasks to ensure that timely, efficient and effective services are provided to management and leadership. Work is reviewed through oral and written reports, discussions, and observation of results obtained.


A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Public or Business Administration, or a closely related field; and
Four years of governmental budgetary/finance experience.


An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Knowledge of GAAP, governmental grants, budgetary procedure and controls.
  • Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations controlling budgetary and fiscal record keeping.
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems to include automated accounting system applications.
  • Knowledge of the specific accounting and reporting requirements and the complete accounting cycle of the organization to which assigned.
  • Ability to analyze and audit accounting, fiscal, payroll and leave data, reports and statements.
  • Ability to prepare accounting and audit records, statements, and reports.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, interpret and apply job related laws, rules, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop computer based spreadsheets, graphs, summaries, and reports.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with others within and outside own organization.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Leads, facilitates, and/or participates in the preparation and management of operating, capital improvement, and program/grant budgets by compiling and analyzing federal, state, and local financial and programmatic data including statistical and performance measures of budget figures.
  • Prepares monthly program and department financial reports including projections, variance analyses and explanations.
  • Leads or assists in the development and reporting of program and/or department performance measures.
  • Identifies fiscal needs for budget amendments and prepares draft budget resolutions and amendments for approval by the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Performs financial analysis providing regular reports on all aspects of the department's budget to include budget versus actual revenue / expenditures and variance analysis, and environmental scan/trend analysis for impacts to the costs of services and/or productivity.
  • Prepares budget reports and projections, special assessments, and reports for state and federal grant funds.
  • Consults with and elicits input from departmental representatives while formulating, analyzing, reviewing, and controlling individual department budget.
  • Reviews various personnel requests, accounting and auditing reports, federal applications, contracts, grants, budget resolutions, and payroll changes for accuracy and conformance with federal, state, local, and contractual requirements.
  • Consults with county officials and personnel on funding requests and justifications, organizational changes, expenditure levels, fiscal ramifications of proposals, and enhancement of budgetary processes.
  • Prepares and/or facilitates preparation of Revenue and Expense Overview Reports, Capital Improvement Program Status Reports, and other budget related reports.
  • Suggests cost-cutting and efficiency alternatives.
  • May serve as grant coordinator for a variety of local, state, and federal grants obtained by the county or department; ensures compliance with grant provisions and timetables, and directs reporting and audit responses to external agencies.
  • Monitors the fiscal aspects of grants and capital projects to include set-up in the financial system, creation of task structure, projections and cash flows, reimbursement requests, and internal and external reporting.
  • Presents findings orally and in writing to department management and/or outside departments.
  • Consults with and informs Department Director and management on fiscal position, budget, and/or grant matters and participates in committees relating to budget and grant issues, providing technical input. 
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual financial and status reports for management to include customized Business Intelligence (BI) reports, cost recovery reports, rate studies, and statistical information.
  • Prepares programmatic monthly financial reports that may include analyzing multi-funding sources and bond/grant requirements, attends oversight board meetings, departmental leadership meetings and other meetings as required to provide financial and program reports and information. 
  • May participate with franchise acquisitions and revenue bond compliance.
  • Provides assistance to auditors during local, state, federal and annual financial audits.
  • Performs other duties as needed, including those performed by subordinate fiscal, financial, and clerical staff.      

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.