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BUDGET ANALYST

  • 509216
  • PHOENIX
  • REMOTE OPTIONS
  • DEPT OF ADMINISTRATION
  • Full-time

DEPT OF ADMINISTRATION


BUDGET ANALYST

Job Location:

Office of Business & Finance 

Central Services Bureau (CSB) 

1740 W. Adams 

Phoenix AZ 85007

This position may be available for a hybrid remote work environment within Arizona

Posting Details:

Salary: $55,000 - $63,000 

Grade: 21

Closing Date: Open until Filled

Job Summary:

The Central Services Bureau (CSB) contracts with several state agencies, boards and commissions to provide budgetary services and expertise. The budget analyst will be responsible for performing complex work related to creating projections, performing analysis, generating reports and assisting in the submission of the annual executive budget request.

The State of Arizona strives for a work culture that affords employees flexibility, autonomy, and trust. Across our many agencies, boards, commissions, many State employees participate in the State’s Remote Work Program and are able to work remotely in their homes, in offices, and in hoteling spaces. All work, including remote work, should be performed within Arizona, unless an exception is properly authorized in advance.

Job Duties:
  • Oversees, plans, coordinates, and prepares budgets to include personnel, professional outside services, long term encumbrances, contracts, and operating costs. Tracks, analyzes, and reports actual and projected fund revenues, expenditures, and cash positions. 
  • Performs analysis combining multiple data sets from various systems, such HRIS, AFIS, and InfoAdvantage to provide financial analysis, forecasting, and reporting tools. Recommends actions based on analysis of budget impacts and maintains compliance with various budgeting financing, and accounting standards and rules. 
  • Evaluates and prepares annual/monthly departmental expenditure reports based on actuals and estimates. Creates reports and analysis ranging from basic to advanced reporting for management. 
  • Provides accounting and budget guidance and direction for program staff to ensure agency compliance with state and federal policy and procedures including technical support and troubleshooting relating to the state financial system (AFIS) and state procurement system, Arizona Portal (APP).
  • Participates and facilitates the preparation of the agency’s annual budget request by compiling past expenditure figures, estimating future costs, researching fiscal impact, developing strategic plan initiatives and making determinations of new budget figures.
  • Monitors funds, revenue and available cash/fund balance to determine program longevity. 
  • Drafts and prepares monthly and quarterly financial reports and confers with executive leadership on all program area financial matters to identify financial impact, propose budget reallocations and forecast adjustments as needed. 
  • Organizes, and executes internal controls/reconciliations; reviews and analyzes new or proposed legislation to determine fiscal and organizational impact. 
  • Other duties as assigned as related to the position
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Principles, practices, tools, and techniques of budget and financial analysis and project management
  • Principles and practices of governmental accounting and research methods applicable to the budget process 
  • Financial analysis techniques in the public sector, including projection and forecasting methodology
  • Methods and techniques of automated accounting systems, including use of applicable software packages 
  • Reference materials such as federal regulations, Arizona Revised Statutes, applicable agency manuals, and policies and procedures

Skilled in:

  • Problem solving, problem analysis, and resolution 
  • Business writing 
  • Continuous process improvement 
  • Mathematics and forecasting 
  • Organizing and presenting clear and concise reports of findings and recommendations related to assigned activities 
  • Communicating effectively both orally and in writing 
  • Developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships 
  • Managing multiple tasks and assignments Use of financial reporting tools

Ability to:

  • Oversee, prepare, and monitor assigned budgets 
  • Use sound judgment and analytical skills in making recommendations on budget requests, budget and invoicing problems, and general budget questions 
  • Understand, interpret, apply, and explain complex laws, rules, and regulations related to governmental budgeting 
  • Prepare and interpret complex financial reports and statements 
  • Comprehend assigned program goals, objectives, and operations and relate these to budget and program analysis 
  • Establish priorities and solve complex problems
  • Adapt to changing work priorities while meeting timelines and deadlines
Selective Preference(s):
  • A Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, statistics or a related field or equivalent years of experience and/or education.
  • Experience in monitoring, developing, analyzing, and overseeing budgets in a public agency.
Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • Background and reference check, including a state and federal criminal records check 
  • Requires possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driving training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).
Benefits:

The Arizona Department of Administration offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 

  • Sick leave

  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year

  • Health and dental insurance

  • Retirement plan

  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

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.
Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Shelia Wiggins-Wayne at shelia.wiggins@azdoa.gov or 480-645-2290 for assistance.

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.