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Budget Administration Director at City of Atlanta

Budget Administration Director

City of Atlanta Atlanta, GA (Onsite) Full-Time
At the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our police officers, firefighters and building inspectors keep our citizens safe. Our Public Works staff keeps our City clean and helps maintain, build and improve our City’s infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life. Our engineers help keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you are seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer. Posting: Open Until FilledSalary: Commensurate with experience JOB SUMMARY
  • Manages, coordinates, and participates in the development of the City’s annual budget.
  • Reviews revenue projections.
  • Develops preliminary and final budget documents.
  • Participates in budget hearings.
  • Analyzes revenue and expenditure variances relative to the adopted budget and prepares monthly management reports including recommendations.
  • Reviews revenue and prepares five-year expenditure projections.
  • Reviews staff reports relative to their budget impact and works with other managers to resolve problems and discrepancies.
  • Prepares various related staff reports, resolutions, and ordinances as required.
  • Implements, monitors, and evaluates budget policies and procedures, and makes recommendations as necessary.
  • Provides expert and professional assistance and support to City management and staff on budget and other related matters.
  • Researches, analyzes, evaluates, and develops findings and makes recommendations involving complex budget and financial management issues.
  • Performs high level, complex special projects and studies as assigned.
  • Prepares reports and correspondence associated with projects and studies.
  • Makes presentations to City Council, its committees, and other agencies and organizations as needed.
  • Evaluates and formulates recommendations for enhancing the City budget development process and budget documents.
  • Reviews the capital improvement plan for consistency with the annual operating and capital budget.
  • Resolves problems and discrepancies with department representatives.
  • Reviews cost allocation and fee analyses and works with consultants to produce related studies.
  • Understands all operational and programmatic aspects of all city agencies and funds. Defines and identifies problems or weaknesses effecting budget or operations and offers solutions.
  • Attends and supports Committee meetings, as necessary. Attends and supports all quarterly budget and management review meetings; critiques and reviews materials prepared for meetings.
  • Oversees, coordinates and performs or delegates the budget review and analysis of major, complex special projects and programs.
  • Researches relevant information required for the preparation and forecast of projections for the development of future budgets.
  • Ensures budget recommendations are based on thorough analyses, research, and supporting documentation.
  • Develop and train staff members to provide feedback, training, and coaching as well as opportunities for growth.

  • Knowledge of:
  • Accounting, auditing, financial forecasting, and budgeting principles and practices.
  • Governmental accounting principles, applicable laws and regulations, and financial reporting practices.
  • Basic Management Information Systems applications for accounting functions.
  • Office management principles and practices.

  • Skill in:
  • Communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Performing complex analytical activities.
  • Maintaining accurate records and making accurate arithmetic calculations.
  • Working on several assignments simultaneously, setting priorities, meeting deadlines, and working independently within established guidelines.
  • Use of common office software including Microsoft Office and applicable specialized finance software applications.
  • Providing outstanding customer satisfaction (internally and externally).

  • Ability to:
  • Understand and interpret City, State, and Federal laws pertaining to governmental accounting and budgeting.
  • Examine and verify financial documents and reports.
  • Analyze complex problems, evaluate alternatives and implement creative recommendations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Use independent judgment, within established guidelines, in the course of undertaking assigned responsibilities.
  • Organize work, set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Minimum Qualification Education and Requirements
    Education & Experience:
  • Possess a Bachelors degree from an accredited college in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, or closely related field. Master’s degree in a related field is desired.
  • Five years of responsible, professional experience in budgeting, accounting, or related finance field with at least one year of experience with local government including budget responsibilities.
  • Three to Five years of supervisory experience desired.
  • Additional local government experience is desired.
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