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Senior Budget Analyst

Company: City of Sarasota
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


Performs intermediate-level technical, professional and analytical work in the preparation, analysis and monitoring of the City's budget. Assists the Budget Manager in the analysis of departmental budgets and in the presentation of the budget to the City Commission.

Essential Functions

  • Provides guidance and support to departments to develop and administer their budgets; reviews and analyzes departmental budget requests and makes recommendations for best business practices.
  • Assists with calculating the millage rate, preparation and submission of all related forms to the Florida Department of Revenue, County Property Appraiser and County Tax Collector.
  • Ensures the City's compliance with the State of Florida's Truth in Millage (TRIM) process.
  • Conducts in-depth and advanced research to compile information, cost of services/programs and benefits of services/programs.
  • Assists with the development of written procedures for the City's budget process.
  • Coordinates aspects of the budget process and reviews departmental submissions for accuracy and appropriateness.
  • Performs research and prepares budget/financial/trend analysis for both revenues and expenditures accounts.
  • Maintains a computerized data base of annual budget information for trend analysis and forecasting.
  • Monitors, analyzes and resolves complex budget issues.
  • Uses technology skills to analyze and make recommendations to improve departmental/organizational functions.
  • The intent of this class description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that would be required of classifications given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of and particular position. The incumbent may be required to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in the job description.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university in finance, accounting, business administration or related field.
  • Five (5) years experience with a county or municipal government in finance or budgeting or the equivalent in education, training and experience which would provide the necessary knowledge, skills and ability.
  • Certification as a Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) or Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) is highly desirable.

Job Based Competencies

  • Thorough knowledge of budgetary and accounting principles and methods and knowledge of governmental fund accounting.
  • Ability to plan, organize and carry out work assignments sometimes under strict legal requirements to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to research and compile data, analyze results and develop recommendations and solutions.
  • Ability to research, assemble, analyze and organize complex data to complete accurate budget and financial reports.
  • Proficient in modern office practices and standard computer software with considerable knowledge of spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, subordinates, other employees, public officials and the general public.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of government budgeting, and best practices in government budgeting.
  • Knowledge of local, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations regarding budget adoption and Truth in Millage (TRIM) compliance.

Keywords: City of Sarasota, Sarasota , Senior Budget Analyst, Other , Sarasota, Florida

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