Director of Budget & Management Analysis

Recruitment #24-1011-001


Plans, organizes, coordinates, evaluates, and directs the District's budget planning, formulation, analysis, and management activities.

Typical Duties

Develops projections of revenue and expenditures and constructs alternative financial models for use in financial planning.

Develops and directs a program of financial analysis using a wide range of analytical methods such as cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness, trend analysis, marginality, and economy of scale.

Directs and reviews the results of studies in the field of educational institution finance, budgeting, and other forms of financial research used to develop financial forecasts.

Directs the analysis of operating budgets submitted by organizational units of the District for consistency with District objectives, policies, and procedures.

Directs the analysis of budget, financial and accounting reports to measure performance and identify deficiencies which affect the financial soundness and ability of the unit to meet financial and operational performance standards and goals.

Directs and participates in the development and revision of policies, procedures, practices and guidelines pertinent to the administration of the District's budget management and financial planning program.

Provides technical advice and guidance to District administrators on the development, implementation, and management of financial resources for their operations.

Advises the Vice Chancellor/Chief Financial Officer and District management through oral and written reports of objectives, critical problems, achievements, improvement recommendations, and on requirements and restrictions of laws, rules, and policies affecting the District's budget management and financial planning functions.

Coordinates the work of the unit with the colleges and other divisions.

Analyzes state legislative and administrative decisions, regulations, and policies to determine their impact on the budget management and financial planning operations of the District and makes recommendations on how to implement new requirements.

Directs the design, implementation, and maintenance of integrated information systems applicable to the District budget management and financial planning functions and recommends improvements.

Represents the District before state and local agencies on matters related to District financial planning and budget management.

Directs and prepares correspondence, reports, and presentations regarding financial planning and budget management activities.

Plans, schedules, and reviews the work of assigned budget and financial planning staff.

Develops and oversees the maintenance of the office budget.

May act on behalf of the Vice Chancellor/Chief Financial Officer on designated matters.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Director of Budget and Management Analysis is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating the District's budget and financial resources.

A Vice Chancellor/Chief Financial Officer is the executive head over the District’s financial and business management operations which include treasury, general and special funds accounting, budget, payroll, tax, risk management, procurement, and related activities. The incumbent in this class is also responsible for directing the establishment of financial and accounting system controls and standards and ensuring timely financial and statistical information for management and/or Board use.


General direction is received from the Vice Chancellor/Chief Financial Officer. General supervision is exercised over supervisory, professional, technical, and clerical staff assigned to the unit.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Principles, concepts and theories of financial planning and management

Principles, methods, and techniques of budgeting

Principles, methods, and techniques of accounting with an emphasis on governmental accounting

Principles, practices, and procedures of auditing

Banking and investment policies, regulations, and practices

Computer systems, applications, and hardware used in financial and budgetary management

Research, statistical, and forecasting methods used in financial analysis, planning, and management

Current trends and developments in financial planning and management and related fields

Sources and bases of funding for post-secondary educational institutions and programs in the State of California

Federal, state and local laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations related to financial management of a community college

State legislative processes and procedures

Organization, functions, and inter-relationships of operating units and programs of the District

Principles and practices of organization and management

Principles and practices of business and public administration

Principles of supervision, training, and human relations

Ability to:

Plan, direct, and coordinate the District’s financial planning and management activities

Develop, implement, and modify budget and financial plans to meet District objectives

Develop financial forecasts based on research data

Design and manage effective control, information and documentation systems

Interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, and policies related to financial management

Anticipate conditions, plan ahead, establish priorities, and meet schedules

Act independently and promptly to situations and events

Effectively utilize computer systems and software in the performance of duties

Recognize critical elements of problems, develop and evaluate data, determine solutions, and make logical recommendations

Prepare effective written and oral communications, reports, and presentations

Effectively communicate highly technical information concisely and in understandable terms

Provide leadership and technical assistance to others

Allocate and effectively utilize the human, fiscal, and physical resources of the department

Integrate technology into business decisions and operations

Motivate, direct, train, and develop others

Stimulate teamwork and promote cohesiveness to achieve unit and District goals

Maintain poise and exercise good judgement in challenging situations

Consistently use and promote professional standards and practices related to assignments

Maintain a focus on details, quality, and precision in the performance of duties

Actively contribute to a culture of constructive collaboration and innovation with colleagues

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrative District personnel and representatives of government agencies and various private organization

Travel to off-site meetings

Entrance Qualifications


A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university preferably with a major in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, public administration, or a related field, OR a valid license to practice as a Certified Public Accountant in California. An advanced degree in one of the aforementioned majors is desirable.


Five years of recent full-time, paid professional-level experience in a senior financial management position with responsibility for corporate/entity-wide budget development, analysis, and forecasting for an organization employing a minimum of 500 or more employees. Experience must have included the supervision of staff, which included professional-level employees. Public agency experience is desirable.


A valid Class "C" California driver's license must be obtained within 10 days of establishing residency in the State of California.
Travel to locations throughout the District is required.
Must meet the requirements for bonding.


  • Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
  • A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
  • New employees receive 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
  • 19 paid holidays per year.
  • 24 Vacation days annually. May accrue up to 400 hours.
  • Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
  • Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System. Employees are also covered by Social Security.
  • Employee Assistance Program

Selection Process

The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about their ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, they should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


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