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Budget Manager

at Adams County Government

Pay: $90,339.30 to $126,475/year
$90339.3 - $126475
Posted: 3/5/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2373587

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

What Success Looks Like In This Job

To manage the development, implementation, and administration of countywide budget goals, objectives, and policies. To provide responsible staff assistance to the Budget Director and Executive Leadership Team, Accounting staff, Department Directors, and Elected Officials; to prepare and present reports and serve as a liaison with other county departments, elected offices, and outside agencies for activities related to budgeting, fiscal planning, and analysis.  This position reports to the Budget Director.

Examples of Duties for Success

  • Manage the preparation of the county's annual budget document.
  • Manage and schedule the county's budget preparation calendar and materials.
  • Manage and coordinate responsibilities delegated to the budget section.  Meet with staff to identify and resolve problems. Make financial policy recommendations.
  • Assist in the selection, training, and motivation of assigned personnel.  Evaluate assigned personnel. Coordinate staff training.
  • Manage the development of revenue, expenditure and fund balance forecasts for budget development and long range planning.
  • Manage and present quarterly and year-end budget variance reports.
  • Process and analyze Department budget requests.
  • Manage, monitor, and maintain the annual budget to include: amending and balancing the budget, processing and analyzing Department budget submittals, processing supplemental appropriation requests, monitoring budget levels, and ensuring that all budgets are in compliance with applicable policies and procedures.
  • Conduct a variety of special budget related projects, ad hoc analysis and reports for various departments, elected officials, and outside agencies; collect, organize and analyze data; prepare and present reports.
  • Manage and coordinate the development and implementation of the 5-year Capital Improvement Plan, including the development and presentation of methods to finance such projects.
  • Manage the establishment of the performance measurements for County objectives.
  • Conduct a variety of special financial and accounting projects, including the review of existing financial/business systems and implementation of new systems and procedures.
  • Monitor and maintain computer based financial data, such as the county's chart of accounts, budget reports, and state and federal grants.
  • Prepare and update a variety of financial reports and ad hoc analysis; provide information, analysis and special reports to departments, elected officials and management.
  • Train County staff; answer questions and provide information related to budget/fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the county is in compliance with Colorado Statutes governing local government budgeting.
  • Coordinate the annual mill levy review and certification process.
  • Responsible for presentations to elected officials, county staff, residents, and others related to the financial status of the county.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Principles, methods and practices of fund accounting and governmental budgeting.
  • Colorado local government budget laws and revised statutes.
  • Principles and practices of mathematics, statistics, and financial analysis.
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Methods and techniques used in financial research and forecasting.
  • Generally accepted accounting principles and procedures.
  • Business letter writing and basic report preparation.
  • Proper English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Compile, analyze, interpret and report research findings.
  • Conduct a variety of technical finance studies.
  • Interpret and apply pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations to financial analysis, budgeting, and accounting.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Examine and verify routine financial documents and reports.

Qualifications for Success

  • Experience:  Minimum of five (5) years of professional general or governmental accounting and budgeting experience is required. 
    • Three years of prior supervisory experience is preferred.
  • Education and Training: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a related field is required.
    • A Master's degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration is preferred.
    • Must possess knowledge of Colorado Budget Law.
  • License or Certificate: None.
  • Background Check: Must pass a criminal background check.

Application Instructions

Please apply for this position by following the link provided below. A new window will open on your screen and you will be directed to the Adams County Government employment website. From there, please follow the application directions provided. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SAY YOU SAW THE AD ON JOBING.COM!