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BUDGET ANALYST

  • 512806
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF WATER RESOURCES
  • Full-time

DEPT OF WATER RESOURCES

The mission of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) is to safeguard the health, safety, and economic welfare of the public by protecting, conserving, and enhancing Arizona's water supplies in a bold, thoughtful and innovative manner. ADWR is for seeking a Budget Analyst for the Finance and Administration Division.

BUDGET ANALYST

Finance and Administration Division

www.azwater.gov

   

Job Location:

Hybrid: remote and 1110 W. Washington St., Suite #310 - Phoenix, AZ 85007

Posting Details:

Salary:  Min: $70,000 - $79,000

Grade: 21

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

The Arizona Department of Water Resources is currently seeking a motivated, innovative and solutions driven individual to work as our new Budget and Grants Analyst. The Budget and Grants Analyst will provide support for ADWR's annual operating budget and annual budget request, prepare regular budget reports as well as perform general accounting duties. The position will also take an active role in managing ADWR’s federal and State grants. The position will also be trained in other areas of Accounting and Finance, including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Travel, and Payroll.

The position will require in-office work multiple days a week. There is potential for Telework.

Job Duties:

Responsibilities include: 

Prepare a variety of annual/quarterly/monthly departmental expenditure reports based on actuals and estimates; utilize the Arizona Financial Information System (AFIS) and InfoAdvantage reports for all budget and expenditure tracking.

Being the primary point of contact within Finance for grants from the Temporary Groundwater and Irrigation Efficiency Projects Fund, to include evaluate applications, review documentation, track invoices, and make final recommendations to the Chief Financial Officer.

Assist in the preparation, development, compilation, and submittal of the ADWR Executive Budget Request including preparation of previous Fiscal Year actual expenditures, a current year expenditure plan, research of potential requests for increased funding, and revenue and expenditure projections for ADWR’s multiple funds.

Be fully proficient in all functions within Accounting and Finance, including Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Travel, and Payroll. Assist in the establishment and ongoing maintenance of the agency’s operating budget within AFIS.

Other duties as specified.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):
 
Knowledge of:
  • General understanding of accounting principles and functions, including payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Travel.
  • A working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles; a working knowledge of the State of Arizona Accounting Manual (SAAM) is preferred.
  • Budget concepts and methodology, including revenue projections and expenditure projections.
  • Arizona Revised Statutes related to program funding.
    General understanding of the State budget process.
  • An introductory knowledge of grant development and principles of federal grant administration.
  • A working knowledge of the Arizona Financial Information System (AFIS) is highly preferred. Knowledge and understanding of automated accounting system is required.
  • Laws and guidelines surrounding the use of federal funds, working in tandem with ADWR’s current grants supervisor to be fully functional in the management and oversight of all ADWR grants.

Skilled in:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Application of budget and accounting methods and techniques.
  • Financial analysis and forecasting, and critical thinking.
  • organization for generating numerous reports with varying complexity.
  • Spreadsheet usage

Ability to:

  • Interpret grant-related policies & guidance related to state and federal laws and rules.
  • Research, analyze, compile, and effectively report on complex financial data.
  • Creatively represent financial data through effective visuals.
  • Identify areas for potential improvement.
  • Interpret and follow statute, rules, and accounting guidelines
Selective Preference(s):

Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, statistics or a related field and one year of experience in governmental budgetary and finance activities.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • General understanding of accounting principles and functions.
  • Budget concepts and methodology, including revenue projections and expenditure projections.
Benefits:

The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
  • Top-ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
  • Accrued vacation days and sick days
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Credit union membership
  • Wellness plans
  • LinkedIn Learning membership
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee discounts

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

Positions in this classification participate in the Arizona State Retirement system (ASRS). Please note, enrollment eligibility will become effective after 27 weeks of employment. The current contribution rate is 12.17%.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact ADWR Human Resources Office at (602) 771-8500 for assistance. Persons with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language or an alternative format by contacting ADWR Human Resources.

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.