City of Tampa

Senior Fiscal Analyst (#025100) N33

$33.18-$49.77 Hourly / $5,751.20-$8,626.80 Monthly / $69,014.40-$103,521.60 Yearly


This is responsible budget preparation and analysis work in a centralized budget and financial planning office.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of budget related assignments of more than average difficulty in a centralized budget and financial planning office, which include preparing annual and multi-year budgets; formulating, analyzing, and controlling individual departmental and/or federal program budgets; making budget projections; suggesting cost-cutting measures; reviewing expenditure requests; and, preparing various financial reports. This is skilled professional level work which differs from that of Fiscal Analyst in scope, complexity and independence. Employees might be required to act as a lead analyst and to inform or advise less experienced personnel of budget processes and procedures. Under general supervision, employees must exercise reasonable initiative and independent judgment in ensuring that timely, efficient and effective centralized budgeting services are provided to departments, selecting work methods and performing assigned tasks. Work is reviewed through oral and written reports, discussion, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Prepares and controls the city’s annual operating, capital improvement, and program budgets by: compiling and analyzing federal, state, and local financial data; preparing budget figures and expenditure details for assigned area(s) as well as program budget narratives and justifications; entering budget information into the BPREP system; reviewing and correcting computer generated reports and print-outs; preparing schedules and cost information; and, preparing budget-related documents and charts.

Prepares annual and monthly budget reports, plans, and projections for all city funds including municipal tax-supported, federal revenue sharing and enterprise funds; prepares or assists in the preparation of HUD Action Plan Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report, Capital Improvement Program Status Reports, and other budget related reports; monitors and controls the Law Enforcement Trust Fund.

Consults with and elicits input from departmental representatives while formulating, analyzing, reviewing, and controlling individual department budgets; makes budget projections; suggests cost-cutting and efficiency alternatives; reviews expenditure requests and prepares budget resolutions.

Conducts cost analysis and budget impact studies and surveys; analyzes procedures and work methods to enhance operational efficiency; gathers budget information for use in union negotiations and provides to Employee Relations personnel; analyzes information to develop recommendations for various rates, fees and tax increases/proposals.

Reviews various personnel requests, organizational changes, budget resolutions, and payroll changes for accuracy and conformance with contractual, federal, and municipal requirements; reviews state and local legislation for budgetary impact; checks status of accounts to determine rate of expenditure/availability of funds; identifies problem areas and provides various options to resolve the problem(s).

Develops recommendations regarding approval, disapproval, or modification of budget based upon conformance to strategic initiatives, established goals and objectives.

Participates in cross-training to acquire proficiency to perform tasks of other budget personnel.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of: municipal budget formulation and control; municipal organization and administration, including management principles and practices; statistical methods and quantitative analysis techniques; accounting and data processing.

Some knowledge of: federal and state revenue-sharing guidelines and procedures.

Ability to: analyze reports and statistics and draw sound conclusions; organize and present facts in a clear and concise manner and make sound recommendations; prepare, review, edit, and finalize graphic, numeric, and other printed materials; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, municipal officials, and the public.

Skill in: operation of computers and development of spreadsheets and other documents.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, public or business administration or a related field and one (1) year in governmental budgetary/finance experience or three (3) years in private sector budgetary/finance experience, with experience in the operation of computers for development of spreadsheets and other documents; OR- Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree in accounting, finance, public or business administration or a related field and three (3) year's in governmental budgetary/finance experience or five (5) years in private sector budgetary/finance experience, with experience in the operation of computers for development of spreadsheets and other documents

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid drivers license may be required.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 025100; EST: 8/10/2013; REV: 2/27/2018;