THE POSITION As the Budget Manager you will have an opportunity to plan, organize, direct, and perform professional budgeting activities in conformance with the principles and procedures of public finance, budgeting, and budgetary control; will develop, coordinate, and maintain the City’s Annual Budget, Successor Agency Budget, and all non-departmental budgets; will research and analyze financial information to aid in executive management decision-making; and plan, develop, coordinate, and manage the work of assigned staff.
The Budget Manager will have extensive experience and a track record of providing clear vision and ongoing direction for the successful implementation and planning of the citywide budget process and related fiscal programs. A few of the projects he/she will be working on are: • Implementation of best budgeting practices. • Exploration of budget development programs and future implementation. • Implementation and use of financial transparency reporting. • Potential migration to a two-year budget process. • Continuation and further enhancement of a participatory budget process involving a number of internal and external stakeholders. • Refinement of budget document to ensure it is an easily understandable and useful document to diverse audiences at all levels.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE In addition to the requirements listed above, the ideal candidate will possess characteristics, competencies and styles to include these qualities: • Detailed-oriented and able to develop long-range financial forecasts and models using various data sources and assumptions. • Able to work collaboratively with and engage various stakeholders. • A skilled communicator, both verbally and in writing, able to effectively explain complex financial information to diverse audiences at all levels. • Excellent project management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines, working both independently and within a team-based environment. • Understands the interdependency between the operating budget and the capital improvement program.
The ideal candidate will also possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business or public administration with major course work in finance, accounting or a closely related field. Five years of increasingly responsible administrative experience in municipal finance. A Master’s degree, supervisory experience and designation as a Certified Public Accountant are highly desirable.