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Budget & Finance Analyst #2401-223700-01

Budget and Purchasing Specialist

Date Opened
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 11:00 AM
Close Date
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 11:59 AM
  • $56,011-$63,013/ year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


The Budget & Finance Analyst – Budget & Purchasing Specialist is responsible for general accounting and/or purchasing activities for operating and special funds.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Act as the department Procurement Card (P-Card) Accountant to complete weekly/monthly reconciliations
Enter, review and/or approve purchase orders and change orders in the City’s financial system
Enter requests for check (RFC) and fixed assets into the City’s financial system
Assist with financial and procurement card training
Performs other duties as assigned
Assist with P-cardholder maintenance
Assist with Fixed Asset Reporting 
Assists with enforcing the City’s P-card Policy 
Performs Open PO Analysis
Responsible for the CMPD Financial System Accounts Payable Discrepancy Queue
Responsible for daily deposits and custodial funds expense statements. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of accounting, budget and procurement principles
Meticulous attention to detail
Ability to analyze reports and data, identify trends, and formulate recommendations
Ability to prepare and present clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying departmental policies and procedures
Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to identify and effectively respond to issues, concerns and needs
Good computer skills; knowledge of various software applications and the continual ability to acquire additional skills as the tools become enhanced

ADA and Other Requirements
Positions in this class typically require: fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Physical Requirements:
Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, climbing, or walking extended periods of time
Light to moderate lifting and carrying; some crouching, stooping, squatting, crawling, reaching, pushing, and pulling when performing tasks
Adequate vision, hearing, and speech required

Sensory Requirements:
Concentrated and attentive use of one or more senses (visual, audio, and other sensory modalities) for proof reading, data entry, tabulating data
Ability to operate in an environment with frequent interruptions from people and or noises, which in return could result in some level of stress, fatigue, or strain
Comprehensive of written information in work related documents
Ability to hear, understand, and distinguish speech

Working Conditions:
Work is performed in an indoor office environment with moderate exposure to atmospheric conditions; moderate exposure to environmental conditions (such as officers, community members, victims, etc.); and frequent exposure to computer screens, files and phone.  

Minimum Qualifications

High School graduate or equivalent with three (3) years of related experience
OR Associate’s Degree with one (1) year of related experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

Anyone seeking an accommodation to apply for a job may call (704) 336-2285 for assistance or you may email questions to


The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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