County Administrator HR Clerk of the Circuit Court

Budget Analyst

Recruitment #1911-BUDGANCPR5-001

Introduction

WHY JOIN US

Hillsborough County Government provides employees with careers that are both professionally and personally rewarding. With a wide range of independent agencies to choose from, the opportunities within Hillsborough County Government are endless! You are not just an employee within the government, you are an ambassador and business partner making a huge impact within our community that helps shape our future.

WHY WE EXIST

Our mission is to provide effective quality service at a reasonable cost with courtesy, integrity and accountability in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of our diverse population.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Accounting, or Finance, or equivalent, and at least four years of experience as an Accountant, Budget or Fiscal Analyst. Ideal Candidate will demonstrate strong Fiscal, Analytical, Problem Solving, and Process Improvement skills. The ideal candidate will have Excellent Customer Service Skills and the ability to work on a high functioning/high output Budget Team, will be a self-starter, and display initiative along with the ability to resolve complex processes and issues. Ideal candidates will have the ability to adapt to a demanding and ever-changing work environment as well as short-notice deadlines.

JOB OVERVIEW

Performs professional duties analyzing, advising, and providing technical assistance in preparing budgets. Reviews proposed financial plans for completeness, accuracy, conformance with established procedures, regulations, and organizational objectives, and seeks new ways to improve efficiency and lower costs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public administration or any related business field; AND       
  • Four years of experience as a professional accountant, economist, budget or fiscal analyst, or internal auditor;       
  • OR
  • An equivalent combination of education (not less than a high school diploma), training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • 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

WORK CATEGORY

Sedentary work - 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.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • This position is primarily sedentary.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    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:

    • Develops budget schedules and procedures to assist agency and department staff in submitting budget requests.
    • Prepares draft budget resolutions and amendments for approval by the Board of County Commissioners and advises department staff on updating appropriations and budget documents.
    • Analyzes current and anticipated revenues, expenditures, continuing costs, and other relevant data to assist department directors and managers in identifying funding sources and in developing a budget.
    • Coordinates the improvement of internal systems and procedures with directors, managers, and supervisors to develop accounting, recording, and reporting structures.
    • Conducts annual and special user charge and capacity fee rate studies in compliance with bond, ordinance, and regulatory requirements.
    • Analyzes and evaluates short and long range departmental operational and capital budgetary requests to see they are commensurate with the County's goals and objectives.
    • May conduct studies of other agency/department's business processes, policies, procedures and organization and recommends changes to improve organizational and operational effectiveness.
    • Examines financial statements of outside agencies doing business with the County.
    • Reviews new laws and regulations to determine impact on county operations.
    • May supervise subordinate personnel.
    • Performs other related duties as required.

      JOB SPECIFICATIONS

      • Knowledge of the laws and regulations related to fiscal policy, budget and expenditures.
      • Knowledge of the methods and techniques used to develop revenue projections and expenditure forecasts.
      • Knowledge of current government budget principles, practices and procedures.
      • Knowledge of organizational accounting and reporting requirements.
      • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, practices and procedures.
      • Some knowledge of operational policies, rules, regulations and ordinances.
      • Ability to research, collect, organize and analyze fiscal and non-fiscal data and develop logical conclusions. 
      • Ability to use a computer and related software.
      • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
      • Ability to work effectively with others.

        Conclusion

        WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU

        We offer much more than the competitive pay you expect. We value our employees and Hillsborough County Government is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. And because we understand that no two people are exactly alike, you can choose what best suits the needs of you and your family.

        • Health Plan: The County pays towards health insurance premiums for all employees. Employees can select from two (2) healthcare plan options. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
        • Dental Insurance: Employees are eligible to enroll in the dental coverage and choose from four options: High DMO, Low DMO, a network Open Access Plan, and a PPO. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
        • Vision Care: Employees and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the vision coverage. Co-payment coverage includes exams, lens and frame, as well as an allowable contact lens expense. Coverage is effective the first of the month following thirty (30) days of employment.
        • Employee Assistance Program: This program provides all employees and family members with professional, confidential counseling sessions. All employees and dependents are afforded up to six (6) free visits per Plan year. Coverage begins on the first day of employment.
        • Tuition Reimbursement: Employees may be reimbursed up to $1,000 (undergraduate), $2000 (graduate) per fiscal year for classes at an accredited college or university for courses that enhance your ability to perform your current job duties.
        • Holidays: Employees receive up to twelve (12) paid holidays per year.

        Visit our Benefits page for more exciting details.

        Veteran’s Preference:

        Do you qualify for Veteran's Preference? Preference will only be entitled upon initial appointment for eligible veterans and eligible spouses of veterans. Documentation that clearly shows dates of service, campaign awards or medals received, and character of discharge (DD-214 Member-4 or Service-2 copy) to support entitlement to preference must be provided at the time of application.

        Equal Opportunity Employer:

        Hillsborough County Government provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hillsborough County Government complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

        Hillsborough County welcomes and encourages applications from minorities, veterans, and persons with physical and mental disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons in the application and testing process. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation requests will be on a case-by-case basis.

        Hillsborough County Government expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Hillsborough County Government’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge

        Hillsborough County is a drug free workplace.

        Response/Recovery Activities:

        Employees are required to participate in response/recovery activities in response to an emergency or natural disaster affecting County operations and/or its citizens. In such situations, every effort will be made to maintain operations, but employees will be assigned to carry out response activities suited to their skills and capabilities. *MON*

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