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Senior Budget & Finance Analyst #2402-223800-01

Date Opened
Tuesday, February 06, 2024 8:00 AM
Close Date
Monday, February 19, 2024 8:00 PM
General Services
  • $64,841 - $81,051
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The goal of the City of Charlotte’s General Services Department is to guide agencies through innovative and efficient deployment of resources to meet their missions and fulfill the needs of the City in a rapidly evolving and complex environment.  The Department will design and deliver expanded, shared services across departments and for the City of Charlotte to improve performance and save taxpayer money.  General Services consists of capital project management, fleet services, procurement, environmental services, property management and other support services. 


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 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 Senior Budget and Finance Analyst is responsible for assisting in managing the General Operating Fund. He/she also provides general financial support within the Finance and Administrative Services Division of the Department of General Services. In addition, this position performs accounts payable (AP) activities and processes financial transactions in the City’s ERP system (Munis). 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor operating budget activity for department’s general fund budget 
  • Act in lead role for operating AP activities including, but not limited to, vendor invoice payments, one-time vendor payments, and other payments to financial partners 
  • Serve as primary approver of requisitions and purchase order change orders against operating funds
  • Provide guidance and support to department staff related to operating budget financial issues including research, training and other assistance  
  • Coordinate training for Munis end users in the department and provide direction on accounting practices and city policies. Training may involve one-on-one instruction and/or small and large group settings
  • Troubleshoot issues that arise with Munis and provide timely responses and solutions
  • Lead the annual year-end closing and reopening process for department:
    • Develop departmental schedule and provide training 
    • Monitor and manage financial transactions during transition period. Transactions include, but are not limited to, invoices, contracts, purchase orders and journal entries. 
  • Assist with operating budget development and associated reporting
  • Provide analysis of complex data and trends to develop reports for senior level management
  • Create and submit reports on financial information regarding purchasing, spending, and account balances
  • Prepare journal entries to transfer budget and/or expenses to appropriate accounts in operating fund
  • Serve as a Procurement Card Accountant for the Department 
  • Perform other special projects as assigned by Operating Budget and Finance Analyst Lead

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Effective training skills in one-on-one and small and large group settings
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of local government finance and accounting  
  • Advanced Microsoft Word and Excel skills with an ability to master other job- related software such as ERP systems and the finance components of other systems
  • Strong critical thinking and strategic analytical skills

Preferred Qualification

  • Combination of accounting degree, MPA or MBA
  • 3 – 5 years of relevant experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate degree and five (5) years of related experience or a Bachelor's degree with three (3) years of relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties


  • $64,841 - $81,051 Commensurate with 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

Apply online.

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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.

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