Financial Management Analyst
Alachua County, FL - Alachua County, FL

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Bachelor's degree in business administration, public administration, accounting, economics, or a related field and two years professional experience in budgeting, finance, or accounting; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment. Applicants within six months of meeting the minimum education/experience requirement may be considered for trainee status. Experience in local government budgeting, budget preparation, financial planning and management, contract administration, systems analyst desirable.

Position Summary:

This is professional work performing detailed analysis of the operations of County departments and agencies as they relate to the formulation and administration of the budget and assisting in analytical management studies.

An employee assigned to this classification analyzes current and past budgets, prepares and justifies budget requests, allocates funds according to County spending priorities, and analyzes business and operating procedures to devise efficient methods of accomplishing goals and objectives.

Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of results obtained.

Examples of Duties:


Assists with the preparation of the annual operating budget and capital improvement program in compliance with County policy and Florida statutes.

Reviews and processes budget amendments, ensuring compliance with budgeted programs and long-term planning.

Provides technical assistance in establishing department/agency performance objectives and performance measures.

Prepares and analyzes quarterly revenue and expenditure forecasts to identify current and future trends affecting financial condition.

Prepares analytical reports on various management issues, including cost impacts.

Analyzes and evaluates organizational work methods to improve department productivity.

Develops, installs, and maintains the system of budgetary control prescribed by the OMB Director.

Conducts operational/management audits to ensure functional or project systems are applied and functioning as designed.

Develops or updates operational manuals outlining established methods of performing work in accordance with County policy.

NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Thorough knowledge of current governmental accounting, budgeting, and fiscal management principles and practices.

Thorough knowledge of various budgeting techniques such as zero-based budgeting, line-item budgeting, performance budgeting, program budgeting, etc.

Thorough knowledge of organization, functions and financial problems of County governments.

Ability to accomplish assigned administrative tasks with limited supervision.

Ability to prepare complex memoranda, detailed analysis and statistical reports.

Ability to work independently to solve problems and make sound decisions on knowledge at hand.

Ability to collect facts and analyze facts and statistical information.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to design and conduct efficiency studies; ability to perform operational audits at all levels of the organization.

Ability to elicit useful information through audits and research of documents.

Ability to gather data and perform statistical calculations for feasibility studies.

Ability to research new methods and procedures for possible application to County operations; ability to implement new methods and procedures independently.

Ability to prepare complex reports' and prepare and present oral and visual presentations to various groups, boards and committees.

Ability to organize and maintain sufficient resource materials.

Ability to display appropriate attention to detail; ability to follow long term projects through to completion.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other

county employees and the public.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach and to be mobile.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level is the work environment is usually quiet.