Associate Agency Budget Analyst
The City and County of Denver - Denver, CO

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The City and County of Denver and Denver Human Services seek an experienced, talented Associate Agency Budget Analyst . The Associate Agency Budge Analyst provides professional analysis of revenue and expenditure projections, and assists in the preparation and monitoring of an agency budget.

The successful candidate will be someone who is:
Experienced working at all levels in a complex organizational setting

Comfortable presenting complex information to senior level management

Tactful and diplomatic at all times

Comfortable working in a deadline-driven environment

Detail oriented

Customer service focused
This is a great chance to grow your skills at one of the most dynamic and innovative agencies in Denver.
DHS Vision : Partnering with our community to protect those in harm's way and help all people in need.

DHS Mission : Denver Human Services helps and protects people of all ages. Our dedicated staff listen, advise and help people apply for public assistance programs. We protect abused and neglected children and adults by making sure they live in safe environments and help both individuals and families in crisis. In addition, we help connect people to community resources that can help them in a time of need.
Interested? At the City and County of Denver and DHS you can apply your expertise and contribute directly to the community. Please review the required qualifications and submit your application/resume for consideration by clicking the ‘Apply’ button at the top of this posting and/or visit www.denvergov.org/jobs .

For a complete job specification, please click here .

Job Responsibilities:
Budgeting and Projecting (50%) :
This position is responsible for working with assigned divisions to formulate their annual budgets. This includes meeting individually with Division Directors and Program/Grant Managers and understanding the upcoming projects, contracts, and forecasting appropriate spending. The selected candidate will also:

Confer with the Directors on what their intention of spending is and recommends where and how it will be coded to the appropriate account line. Also recommends appropriate changes in spending, appropriation of funds, processes, etc.
Responsible for researching the previous year’s spending, understanding the changes that occurred and will occur for the next year, as well as forecasting new changes that may be implemented by the state so as to have an understanding of and being able to explain the significant budget increases or decreases versus the previous year. Reviews and interprets financial reports, including general ledgers, to provide divisions and programs with appropriate future spending projections. Projections include reviewing budget data from PeopleSoft and comparing them to the spending schedule.

Reviews and monitors grants to ensure spending is at an adequate level. Periodically reviews for spending trends and impacts for under spending.

Reporting and Monitoring (50%):
Builds comprehensive financial reports and use existing reports such as estimated spending schedules for the year, contract encumbrance and total amount spent to identify and explain under or over spending by division. Monitors the expenditures of contracts and grants of each divisional budget according to a spending schedule established by DHS based on the City and State fiscal years. The selected candidate is also:
Responsible for monitoring and reporting on position maintenance for DHS. This includes monitoring vacancies, adjusting personnel budgets, managing approvals, reviewing salaries, and reconciling between PeopleSoft and SBFS/BRASS on annual budgets.

Monitors staffing levels and spending to ensure that personnel costs and vacancy savings costs are within reason and if necessary can, with Executive Management approval, recommend the movement of funds from one control budget to another and changing of account lines especially if a division is significantly overspent in one area and under spent in another.

Qualifications:
This position REQUIRES:
Baccalaureate degree in finance, accounting, business or a directly related field.
AND
Two years of professional level experience analyzing budgets and financial statements, preparing and justifying budget requests and allocating funds according to spending priorities.
OR
A master's degree and one year of experience may substitute for the minimum education and experience requirements.

Appropriate experience in addition to the required experience may be substituted for the required education on the basis of one year of experience for one year of education.

This position PREFERS:
Baccalaureate degree in finance, accounting, business or a directly related field.

Additional Information:
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The City and County of Denver values leadership that influences the commitment, ability and willingness of employees to provide quality service to the citizens of Denver.
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Pay Grade: 807 V
Agency: Denver Human Services
To Apply: please select the apply button at the top of this posting / visit: www.denvergov.org/jobs

Background Check/Drug Testing: Candidates must pass a criminal background check, 10 year employment verification and education verification. Additional checks such as credit and drug testing may be required.
Probationary Period: The successful candidate will be required to complete a minimum six month probationary period (benefits will be active during this time) prior to attaining Career Status with the City. As part of probation, employees complete a series of internal training classes which may include supervisory training based on the specific role.
Recruiter: CW

We offer a competitive benefits package including:
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plans (multiple programs)
  • Paid Time Off (combined vacation/sick leave)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement (Pension Plan & 457 Deferred Comp Plan)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical Parking, Dependant Care)

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