Associate Budget Analyst- Department of Finance

City and County of Denver
Published
September 28, 2019
Location
Denver, CO
Job Type
 

Description

About Our Job

This position will close on 10/13/19 at 11:59 pm. Please be sure to apply as soon as possible.

To be considered for this position, please submit a copy of your resume AND a cover letter that includes a description of your work experience and how it prepares you for analyzing and preparing budget requests, allocating resources to spending priorities, and performing financial analyses. Candidates selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be required to answer several supplemental questions that will be used to determine which applicants move on to the interview stage.

The Department of Finance is seeking an Associate Budget Analyst to join its highly motivated and energetic team within the Budget and Management Office. In the Department of Finance, our vision is to be the trusted partner in fiscally-sound decision making, for the City and County of Denver. In Denver's Budget and Management Office, employees can contribute and make a difference. The high-paced work environment facilitates skill development through involvement with unique and diverse projects.

The Budget Management Office believes in:

  • Curiosity. BMO Team members are curious and are self-motivated to learn more and dive deeper because learning motivates us. We are driven through knowledge and how we can improve our constantly changing environment.
  • Taking initiative. We are continuously improving our processes and strive to be the best. We support our team members innovation that lead to better results and make a difference.
  • Accountability and ownership. We are a goal driven organization and hold one another accountable to ensure we achieve. It is critical that our team members take ownership on project and relationships. This drives our success and the reputation of our organization.
  • Teamwork. We pride ourselves on efficiency. With different minds approaching the same problem, we embody creativity and create a learning space that allows for our team members to learn from each other and support each other. We thrive together and build trust.
  • Integrity and credibility. As an organization, our commitment to public service ensures we are doing the right thing in all circumstances.

We are seeking a detailed oriented generalist with a background in public administration and policy analysis, management analysis, economics, or political science, who is motivated to apply their training, along with their common sense, to resolving both big and small issues within the City.

As an Associate Budget Analyst, you will work with assigned agencies to understand their operations and resource needs. This position will work with the rest of the BMO team and leadership to facilitate resource allocations to meet agency and citywide priorities and goals. Please note that this is not an accounting position.

In order to accomplish these goals as an Associate Budget Analyst, your job responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting and advising agencies in the development of their annual budget requests, making annual budget recommendations.
  • Monitoring and projecting agency expenditures and revenues against appropriated budget.
  • Implementing and maintaining financial management projects and function(s) primarily by applying standardized work practices under the guidance of general oral or written instructions.
  • Exchanging explanatory and interpretive information requiring the exercise of discretion and judgment with the public, colleagues and agency leaders.
  • Performing work assignments involving research, data interpretation, analysis, formulation of recommendations and both ad hoc and periodical report preparation.
  • Assisting and supporting city agencies in the completion of both financial and personnel transactions.
  • Providing financial analysis of agency or city-wide expenditures and revenues.
  • Analyzing agency operations or citywide systems and making recommendations to deliver services more efficiently and effectively.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

About You

Our ideal candidate is or has:

  • Master's Degree in Public Administration, Economics, Public Policy, Urban Affairs, Political Science, or Finance
  • Public sector budgeting or finance experience
  • Strong interpersonal, self-initiation, analytical, facilitation, and problem-solving skills
  • Comfort with numbers, numeric reconciliation, and spreadsheets
  • Is prepared to 'roll up their sleeves' to provide agency support through detailed transactional work
  • Is motivated by teamwork and working in the public sector
  • The ability to prioritize and the knack to jump between projects in order to meet client demands.

We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics, Public Administration, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Experience: One (1) year of professional level experience analyzing budgets, financial statements, preparing budget justification requests, and allocating funds according to spending priorities.
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for experience requirements.
  • License/Certifications: None

About Everything Else

Job Profile
CV1823 Budget Analyst Associate
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Position Type
Unlimited

Position Salary Range
$59,953.00 - $95,925.00

Starting Pay
Hiring range is $60,000 - $70,000, depending upon experience and education.

Agency
Department of Finance

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

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