City of Tampa

Lead Fiscal Analyst (#025200) N35

$36.33-$54.48 Hourly / $6,297.20-$9,443.20 Monthly / $75,566.40-$113,318.40 Yearly


This is highly responsible lead and technical work in a centralized budget and financial planning office with responsibility for formulating and controlling city budgets.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for assignments of a complex nature to include leading budget staff and participating in a wide variety of budget-related assignments in a centralized budget and financial planning office. This is advanced professional work is of considerable difficulty and includes: 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 level differs from the Senior Fiscal Analyst in that employees facilitate and coordinate budgetary matters and may be expected to train budget staff in budget and city policies and procedures. Under direction, employees must exercise considerable initiative and independent judgment in the selection of methods and the performance of assigned tasks to ensure that timely, efficient and effective centralized budgetary services are provided to departments. Work is reviewed through oral and written reports, discussions, and observation of results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Leads, facilitates, and participates in preparation and control of annual municipal operating, capital improvement, and program budgets by: compiling and analyzing federal, state, and local financial data; coordinating the preparation of budget figures and expenditure details for assigned area(s) as well as program budget narratives and justifications; incorporates federally funded projects into the municipal budget; prepares schedule and cost information; prepares budget related documents and charts.

Prepares and facilitates the preparation of budget reports, plans, and projections for all city funds including municipal tax supported funds, enterprise funds, tax increment financing, special assessments, various other taxing methods, and state and federal grant funds.

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.

May serve as grant coordinator for a variety of federal and state grants obtained by the city, ensures compliance with grant provisions and timetables, and directs reporting and audit responses to external agencies; coordinates and supervises HUD Technical Workshops and Request for Proposal meetings; attends citizens community meetings.

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.

Prepares and/or facilitates preparation of Revenue and Expense Overview Reports, Capital Improvement Program Status Reports, and other budget related reports; presents findings orally and in writing to municipal personnel; consults with and informs municipal personnel on budget matters.

Participates in committees relating to budget and financial issues, providing technical input; consults with city officials and personnel on funding requests and justifications, organizational changes, expenditure levels, fiscal ramifications of proposals and enhancement of budgetary processes; monitors and coordinates the city position control system (Budget Positions System, BPS); reviews, analyzes and makes recommendations on various rates, fees and tax increases/proposals.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: municipal budget formulation and control; municipal organization and administration; statistical methods and quantitative analysis techniques.

Working knowledge: federal and state revenue sharing guidelines and procedures; accounting and data processing.

Ability to: plan, organize, review and coordinate the work of professional personnel; analyze reports and statistics and draw sound conclusions; organize and present factual findings in a clear and concise manner and make sound recommendations; prepare, review, edit, and finalize graphic, numerical, and other printed material; establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, 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 three (3) years of governmental budgetary/finance experience, with experience in the operation of computers for development of spreadsheets and other documents or an associate's degree in accounting, finance, public or business administration or a related field, and five (5) years of governmental budgetary/finance experience, with experience in the operation of computers for development of spreadsheets and other documents.

Licenses or Certifications

Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) certification is preferred.


Possession of a valid Florida driver's license 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: 025200; EST: 8/14/2013; REV: 2/1/2018;