Budget Specialist 2 positions
Boston Public Health Commission - Boston, MA

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SALARY: 55,000 – 65,000 annualized range, DOE . HOURS: FT salaried
The Budget Specialist will report directly to the Director of Budget and Grants Administration and is responsible for the development, execution and monitoring the BPHC budget and reforecast.
DUTIES: Examine budget estimates and proposals for completeness; accuracy; and conformance with established procedures, regulations, and organizational objectives.
Prepare and maintain Microsoft Forecaster budget data files during the BPHC budget cycle.
Setup and maintain Projects in Microsoft Great Plains throughout the year.
Analyze monthly department budgeting and accounting reports to maintain expenditure controls.
Direct the preparation of regular and special budget reports.
Consult with budget managers to ensure that budget adjustments are made in accordance with program changes.
Provide advice and technical assistance with cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation.
Summarize budgets and submit recommendations for the approval or disapproval of funds requests.
Review operating budgets to analyze trends affecting budget needs.
Perform cost-benefits analyses to compare operating programs, review financial requests, and explore alternative financing methods.
Interpret budget directives and establish policies for carrying out directives.
Compile and analyze accounting records and other data to determine the financial resources required to implement programs.
Work in a confidential capacity with director. Meet regularly with director regarding all aspects of program operations, including but not limited to matters pertaining to program staff and other confidential matters. Operate independently. Use independent judgment and discretion to make decisions. Develops, implements and manages projects and/or initiatives related to the program for the provision of services and/or to ensure effective operations and compliance with established standards and/or contracted goals and objectives.
Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:
BA / BS in Finance or Accounting required.
2-4 years experience in comparable setting; prior experience working with grants & city/municipal agencies.
Experience with budget development, forecasting and variance analysis; prior experience dealing with sizable budgets and financial modeling.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Must be self motivated with the ability to work effectively as an individual and as a member of a team.
Must possess independent judgment and confidentiality as well as demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in oral and written formats, and to analyze financial reports, regulations, contracts, etc.
Strong computer skills including Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft Forecaster budget data cycle and MS Great Plains
A Criminal Offenders Records Information request must be completed for this position. However, a record is not an automatic bar to employment but is reviewed in relation to the job applied for.
Boston Residency required, or willingness to relocate.

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