The Budget Analyst positions primary responsibility pertains to the, analysis, preparation of internal and external reports, reconciliation, and monitoring of transactions associated with Division of Prevention Services and other funding sources. This includes preparing various advanced budget/fiscal reports involving detailed analysis of: expenses, use of funds, contracts, purchase orders and other comprehensive analyses. This position is critical in the on going efforts to provide all needed documentation/justification associated with the Federal and State statutory requirements. This position will interact with all levels of Agency leadership as well as Suppliers, State Agencies, and the State Procurement Office related to financial and budget matters pertaining to: budget, cash management, reconciliation, compliance with state and federal regulations, reports, forecasts, and monitoring. With minimal guidance, this position will lead this effort, coordinate cross-team initiatives, and perform ad-hoc analyses with quick turnaround.
- Function as backup to the DFM regarding budget related issues associated with the Division of Prevention Services, Bureau of Women's & Children's Health (BWCH). Attend formal and informal meetings to ensure the proper knowledge of all budget related actions/issues. Prepare appropriate materials/documentation related to agency finances.
- Research and analyze expenditures and budgets related to Division of Prevention Services, BWCH for the purpose of reporting our current fiscal position, preparing external and internal reports, and preparing forecasts with minimal supervision.
- Purchasing for the Division of Division of Prevention Services, BWCH.
- Identify, research, review, analyze, and establish possible impacts of identified inefficiencies. Establish standard work documents for processes associated with financial tasks.
- Participate in cross-team collaboration, problem solving sessions, and trainings.
-Budget, Accounting and fiscal principles
-Principles and practices of business administration, budget and fiscal management, and budgetary control;
-Statistical analysis and theory; report writing techniques;
-General office practices and procedures.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.
-Critical thinking skills, able to review, process, interpret, decide and implement policy and procedures
-Outstanding organizational and time management skills
-Advanced oral and written communications; initiating budget/expenditure corrections; computer utilization; and
-Analysis and interpretation of financial data;
-Evaluate and analyze programmatic and fiscal data
-Maintain complex record keeping systems
-Learn, interpret and apply Federal laws
-Work with various levels of staff
-Learn new information and programs quickly
-Communicate effectively and with great tact both in writing and verbally
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.
Combination of experience, education, and training that meets the knowledge, skills, and abilities as described. Minimum 5 years of relevant experience required. One year of work experience may be substituted for each year of required education. Associates degree or higher in accounting or equivalent is preferred. Preference given those with experience in Public Health.
Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.