DEFINITION Under direction, develops, implements, and administers the annual operating budget and the five-year capital improvement plan, performs special analysis and management of projects, and proposes, implements, and administers processes to accomplish the budgetary goals of the City. This position must work well independently and with teams, while providing excellent, respectful customer service and human relations skills, which support the City of Brighton's mission and values.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED Receives general supervision from the Director of Finance. This position supervises others.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT/ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Prepares monthly and year-end financial reports for all funds, including Brighton Urban Renewal Authority. Develops and presents a budget that: adheres with all applicable Charter, state, and federal requirements, is fiscally responsible, reflects the high-priority goals of the community, and is implementable. Develops, implements, and administers the City's annual operating budget and five-year capital improvement plan. Directs the budget development process, including the development of budget preparation forms and guidelines. Works with other staff to develop budgetary goals to guide the annual budget process. Reviews and updates budget development policies and guidelines. Coordinates budget entry, including the personnel budget and internal service fund allocations, and assists departments with budget preparation and interpretation of guidelines. Assists departments in identifying community or organizational needs, and assists departments in preparing budgets to address issues. Manages, supervises and directs the activities of assigned staff and functions; makes recommendations regarding hiring, discipline, termination or advancement of employees. Schedules employees, assign work, and monitors progress; guides, trains and develops employees in the accomplishment of their duties and professional growth; evaluates performance. Incorporates long-term financial planning into the annual budget process, ensuring that the annual operating budget and five-year capital improvement plan can be implemented given available resources. Coordinates the development of a budget recommendation, including meetings with the City Manager and Executive Leadership Team. Works with other staff to present the annual budget to City Council and prepares Council deliverables, communications, resolutions, and ordinances. Responsible for preparation of the annual Budget Book, ensuring that all Charter, state, and federal requirements are met. Coordinates application for the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Award. Provides information, analysis, and policy consultation services to city departments related to departmental budgets. Monitors expenditures against the adopted budget and identifies potential budget issues. Monitors budget appropriation throughout the year, develops, recommends, and prepares budget amendments when necessary. Responsible for citywide position control. Monitors filled and vacant positions, over hires, and other temporary personnel arrangements. Represents the City and/or Budget Office at a variety of meetings and initiatives as well as in meetings with other departments and outside parties. Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: City and departmental rules and regulations. Advanced computerized accounting systems, internal controls, and the principles and practices of finance administration. State and local statutes, ordinances, resolutions and charter relating to municipal finance. Principles and practices of public administration, including public finance, organizational development, group facilitation, management, budgeting, employee supervision, and training.
Ability to: Develop, manage and maintain budgets. Analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper courses of action to be taken. Express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, the public and other agencies. Prepare a variety of financial statements, reports and analyses. Monitor overall financial condition of the City. Train user staff in the use of financial computer system hardware and software. Maintain confidential information and handle sensitive or political situations with tact and diplomacy.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, accounting, public administration or a closely related field. Five years' progressively responsible experience in local government, including three years' supervisory.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Ability to complete FEMA ICS 100 and IS 700 training within six (6) months of hire.